Rochester, NY is once again ready to welcome sporting events of all types and sizes to our community.  As you plan for the future, we wanted to provide you with a “triple play” of reasons why you should bring your next sports event to Rochester. 

1. Facilities for Every Event

No matter the size or type of your event, Rochester has a facility for you. With dozens of sport-specific facilities, a 100,000 sq. foot convention center and plenty of hotel space, Rochester has an option for your event. From golf courses to ice rinks, spaces for fencing bouts, outdoor grass and field turf complexes for soccer and lacrosse, outdoor winter sports, to volleyball courts and stadiums – Rochester has it all. Learn more about the different spaces in Rochester and find the right facility for your next event in our Facility Playbook.

2. Full Suite of Event Services 

Let us take on the community details, so you can focus on the competition. By working with the Rochester NY Sports Commission, your event will receive the full attention of Visit Rochester’s award-winning event services team, providing our clients with a full suite of services to ensure the success of your event in Rochester. Whether you are looking for ideas or assistance with enhancing your event through spectator and fan experience services, attendance building, volunteer support, local publicity assistance, design of promotional materials or anything else that your group may need assistance with, our team is here to help. See our full suite of event service offerings here

3. Easily Accessible 

Did you know that Rochester, NY is within a day’s drive of 2/3 of the U.S. population? Conveniently located on the southern shores of Lake Ontario, Rochester is easy to get to, and even easier to get around once you’re here. Clocking in at 6 hours from New York City or Boston by car, 90 minutes from the U.S./Canadian border, and 4 hours from Cleveland, Rochester is easily accessible for event attendees from throughout the northeast. Bringing in athletes from across the country? The Frederick Douglass – Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) is ten minutes away from downtown Rochester, and services 18 cities with direct routes, and countless others with a single connection.

And once you’re here, you will find a mid-sized city with little traffic, which means your attendees can easily travel between hotels, competition sites and dining/entertainment.