Sports & Recreation

Most people know that Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas Razorbacks. In fact, Fayetteville is Named the No. 4 Best College Town in the Nation and Fayetteville is ranked #1 place to live in the SEC. While the region packs the stadium to call the Hogs, enthusiasm for sports goes beyond college team spirit.

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 in doing so 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.

August, 2019

Big plans involving major facility upgrades were recently announced for two of the most successful athletic programs at the University of Arkansas, with the goal of significantly enhancing the training and performance development environment for student athletes.

The University’s legendarily winning track and field program that has earned record-breaking success with more than 40 National Championships is receiving a $15 million track operations center. The new facility will dedicate approximately 22,000 square feet to combining and expanding many of the program’s daily operations and training needs that serve over 100 male and female student athletes.

July, 2019

International cyclocross comes to Northwest Arkansas with the inaugural event Fayettecross on October 5-6. 

Fayetteville is ranked the #1 place to live in the SEC for good reason—and the month of May is an absolutely beautiful backdrop for this year’s NCAA Golf Championship at the challenging and perfectly maintained Blessings Golf Club. When it’s time to come off of the course for a bit to find some local havens or enjoy some Razorback retail therapy, we’ve got some great suggestions:

Fayetteville will be the home to some of college’s best golfers when it hosts the 2019 NCAA Golf Championship for the first time in University of Arkansas history at Blessings Golf Club May 17-29, 2019.

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announced that the 2022 Cyclo-Cross World Championships will be held in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Jan. 29-30, 2022.  This will be only the second time that the championships have been held in the United States. Local nonprofit BikeNWA will lead a coalition of community partners, including Experience Fayetteville, in organizing the World Championships.  

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