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.
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.
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.
Whether you’re a hardcore gridiron expert bent on critiquing every play on the field or you’re all-in to continue your family’s generations-long tradition of Razorback sports fandom—or perhaps you’re really just focused on finding the most epic tailgating experience—make no mistake, the University of Arkansas has got serious game when it comes to college football culture. There are plenty of reasons why U.S. News & World Report has repeatedly ranked Fayetteville the best city to live in within the Southeastern Conference and the fourth-best city overall in the entire nation, and the fan experience certainly reflects that.
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.
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