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We have your sports needs covered in Concord. Whether there are 15 teams or 250, planning a sports tournament is hard work.

Finding a location with space to host multiple games that is in close proximity to dining and lodging — not to mention affordable and accessible, is no small task. Visit Concord can make planning a sports tournament a whole lot easier.

Visit Concord’s Executive Director, Elaine Schroth has been on a mission to ensure the City is recognized as a hub for travel and tournament play.

“As Concord continues to grow and make a dynamic economic impact on our community, I look forward to our focus on showcasing the evolving resources and amenities in Concord” said Schroth. “Concord has something for everyone while visiting for travel and tournament play – premier sporting events and venues, a water park, shopping, great restaurant and craft breweries, an energetic music scene, and an abundance of recreational activities on Mount Diablo.”

“The timing just seems natural," said SportStars President, Mike Calamusa, a Concord business resident for the past three decades. "I think it’s time that Concord gets the sports spotlight it deserves. For years we have been a hotbed for tournaments and youth sports. Looking toward future development in Central County [consider the Port Chicago Sports Complex], we stay one step ahead of the curve by means of our partnership giving us the opportunity to build for the future, for our youth and for sports in our community overall.”

Our event operators, those who chose to bring the events and tournaments to Concord stand to benefit also. Media support to announce and promote these events is a valuable benefit which Visit Concord can now offer. With impressive sports amenities, affordable lodging and accessibility to the best of the San Francisco Bay Area, Concord provides a premier destination for hosting a wide variety of sports events — everything from basketball, softball and soccer tournaments to swim meets, running races and triathlons.

“Our SportStars partnership helps us reach out to our community with news, schedules and updates and also reach throughout the entire state to showcase the myriad events we host here in Concord”, said Schroth. “This will support our efforts of bringing more youth-focused sporting events into the market on behalf of our business community.”

Under Schroth’s oversight, the City offers incentives, in the way of sponsorships and rebates, to attract would be event operators and to ensure their success while here.