When it comes to sports, Lawrence goes all out.
We love sports and we usually make it a party, while we’re at it. Throughout the year, the Lawrence calendar is full of sporting events.
So, what makes Lawrence the right fit?
- Lawrence loves sports, you’ll find a receptive audience here.
- World-class facilities for indoor and outdoor sports including basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball, baseball, tennis, cross-country, golf, disc golf, and more.
- City and county roads perfect for running and cycling – and supportive city and county officials who help make such events happen.
- Bodies of water, and miles of trails for outdoor competitions such as fishing, triathlons, paddling, and more.
- A team at eXplore Lawrence that is dedicated to making your Lawrence sporting event successful.
- Rebates are available for qualified events. View the rebate structure>
Events we host:
- Belgian Waffle Ride gravel cycling (2021)
- Reebok World Championships youth basketball tournament – Sports Pavilion Lawrence (2021)
- KC Pre-Nationals Volleyball tournament – Sports Pavilion Lawrence (2021)
- USECF Gravel Grinder Nationals (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
- Big 12 Conference Championship cross country – Rim Rock Farm (2006, 2014, 2020)
- 18U Mid America World Series baseball tournament – Hoglund Ball Park (2021)
- NCAA West Preliminary regional meet – Rock Chalk Park (2020-cancelled, 2016)
- Hardwood Classic basketball tournament - Sports Pavilion Lawrence (2017, 2018, 2019 0
- USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships – Rock Chalk Park (2017)