Sports & Recreation

You might know that Fayetteville is home to the Arkansas Razorbacks, but it’s also consistently ranked the #1 place to live in the SEC! Whether it’s football, baseball, basketball, volleyball or any of the other 11 sports at the University of Arkansas, die-hard fans pack the stadium rain or shine to call the Hogs. Our city’s enthusiasm for sports goes beyond college team spirit, too – we’re home to the NWA Roller Derby, future host of the 2022 Walmart UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, and a disc golfer’s paradise. Wherever and whatever you want to play, we can help you find it in Fayetteville!

Fayetteville is the ideal backdrop to host sporting events of all kinds and sizes. The north-south Interstate I-49 connects the largest towns in the region and expands the possibilities for larger events. We have the facilities, the know-how and all the resources to knock your sporting event out of the park. Interested in bringing your event to our incredible city? Connect with us.

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Razorback fans of and visitors to the University of Arkansas have the opportunity to attend sporting events year-round, as the school currently fields 19 total varsity teams — eight men’s and 11 women’s — in 11 sports. The men’s varsity sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, and of course, football; the women’s varsity sports include basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, soccer, indoor and outdoor track and field, swimming and diving, tennis, softball and volleyball.

Razorback Schedules

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Staying for a while? Fayetteville Parks and Recreation offers Adult Sport options in kickball, volleyball, soccer, and slow pitch softball. Youth leagues are available for fast pitch softball and soccer!

City of Fayetteville Parks and Recreation

Men's & Women's 2019-2020 Razorback Basketball Season

If watching top athletes play fast-paced Division I sports in one of the best college venues in the country gets your heart pumping, then Razorback Basketball is a superb reason to spend some quality time in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Home to the University of Arkansas’s Bud Walton Arena and affectionately called the Basketball Palace of Mid-America by thousands of loyal fans, the indoor action through the fall and winter months ensures Fayetteville maintains its stellar reputation as a haven for catching highly competitive sports year-round.

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Event date: November 15, 2019

2019 NCAA South Central Regional Cross Country Championships

Distance running is a big deal in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The city and its surrounding countryside have a longstanding reputation as being one of the best places in the country to train and compete in cross country racing. A dedicated course designed for University of Arkansas male and female college athletes is one of just a few in the nation—and that, paired with the natural beauty and varied topography of the Ozarks, provides an outstanding experience for runners.

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Event date: October 26, 2019

So Fay 10k

There’s no shortage of year-round running, cycling and multi-sport races in Fayetteville, Arkansas to give active lifestyle lovers a chance to hit the city’s beautiful trails with plenty of other likeminded enthusiasts. However, when the race takes place during one of the prettiest times of year in one of the region’s most gorgeous locations—AND the event is designed for runners and walkers of all ages and abilities—taking part is a must.

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Arkansas Soccer – 2019 Season

This year’s Arkansas Razorbacks Soccer roster is full of talent, with the 2019 season already garnering a list of individual player accolades on the national level and some very exciting team wins—such as a huge defeat of No. 1 ranked North Carolina. The season continues through October, culminating in the SEC Tournament set for Nov. 3 in Orange Beach, Ala.

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