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.

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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

Places to watch the College World Series

With the Razorbacks competing in the 2018 College World Series, many locals and visitors will be looking for a great place to watch the baseball games. Outside of Omaha, restaurants and bars in Fayetteville are the best places to watch the Hogs compete. The games will be played from June 16-27, and Arkansas’ first matchup is Sunday, June 17, with an old Southwestern Conference foe, the Texas Longhorns. The “Omahogs” and the ’Horns are scheduled to toss the first pitch at 1 p.m.. If you’re in need of a table or stool to watch, here are a few popular places in Fayetteville.

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Event date: June 11, 2018

NCAA Super Regional in Fayetteville

Fayetteville and the University of Arkansas Razorbacks baseball team are hosting an NCAA Super Regional as part of the 2018 NCAA Tournament to reach the College World Series. The “Diamond Hogs” and University of South Carolina will battle it out over the weekend (June 9-11) for a trip to Omaha, Nebraska. Whether you’re coming to town to root, root, root for the Hogs or Gamecocks, there a lot of other things to do while you’re here in Northwest Arkansas, so make sure to make the most out of your trip to Fayetteville.

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Northwest Arkansas Roller Derby

Looking for something new to do in Northwest Arkansas? Catch a NWA Roller Derby game and you won't be bored! Roller derby is a completely unique, high-impact sport that is known for being totally inclusive of age, gender, nationality and background. It consists of two teams of five players roller skating around a track trying to get a designated team member (the "jammer") to lap members of the opposing team.

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Things to Do on Game Day Weekends

Every fall, Razorback fans travel to Fayetteville to watch the Hogs play football. College game day is a staple of American culture, especially in the South and SEC, but the weekend fun is much more than a Saturday battle on the gridiron. Besides tailgating and cheering at Reynolds Razorback Stadium, here are some of the most popular traditions and things to do Friday through Sunday while in Fayetteville for a football game.

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What to do while in Fayetteville for the NCAA Regional Baseball Tournament

Date: June 2-5 The University of Arkansas Razorbacks are hosting one of the NCAA Regional Tournaments in Fayetteville this coming weekend as part of the Division I Baseball Championship. Missouri State University, Oklahoma State University and Oral Roberts University will be coming to town to compete against the Hogs for a spot in the College World Series in Omaha. With each team guaranteed to play both Friday and Saturday, and possibly Sunday and Monday, many fans will be staying in Fayetteville until their team’s season ends — or until they head to the Super Regionals June 9-12.

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Where to Play

Fayetteville is home to great facilities for baseball, basketball, biking, bowling, equestrian, fishing, football, frisbee golf, golf, gymnastics, ice skating, rock climbing, skateboarding, softball, soccer, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball and more! See a summary of our spaces below. We would love to help set up your team’s tournament or find the perfect facility for your next big game! For questions or a full list of our sports facilities, contact our sports sales manager or call us at 479-521-5776.

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