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Yes, Lawrence

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)