Play Between The Beach And The Bay in Wicomico County, Maryland | Sports Destination Management

Play Between The Beach And The Bay in Wicomico County, Maryland

Mar 08, 2021

Located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay, Wicomico County is an ideal place for families to enjoy while here for tournaments and other sporting events.

Wicomico County is not just a beautiful Mid-Atlantic location – it’s a convenient one. Wicomico County is less than a three-and-a-half-hour drive for 25 percent of the U.S. population and within two-and-a-half hours of Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia.

Wicomico County's professional sports marketing team is experienced in hosting national and regional events, and its championship facilities are ready to accommodate any event.

A Transformative Indoor Venue

The recently-renovated Wicomico Civic Center offers a 30,000-square-foot arena, 10,000-square-foot secondary arena, meeting rooms, locker rooms, concession stands, free parking and other amenities.

The venue fills with high school basketball fans each December for the Governors Challenge high school basketball tournament – now the largest holiday basketball tournament in the nation.

The venue has also been a longstanding host of a 15-mat wrestling event that brings in more than 1,200 wrestlers each year. It also hosts large volleyball events, and cheer and dance events fit nicely into the venue.

Other Venues

The Henry S. Parker Athletic Complex was recently expanded and now boasts eight diamond fields, batting cages, concession stands, meeting rooms, free Wi-Fi, plenty of parking and a park-wide public address system. Built among trees, the facility is well-shaded.

Home to the Delmarva Shorebirds, a Class A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, the 5,000-seat Arthur W. Perdue Stadium has benefited from a number of improvements over the past couple years, including new seating, new video boards and the addition of a 360-degree concourse deck.

Wicomico County is also home to Salisbury University, a Division III institution. The recently-constructed $19 million Sea Gull Stadium is ideal for football, field hockey, soccer and lacrosse. It includes a new turf field, a video scoreboard and permanent seating.

The $3.2 million Sea Gull Softball Stadium features permanent seating for 500 fans, heated dugouts, a large press box, bullpens, four batting cages, new scoreboard and more. The skinned field now has artificial turf in the outfield, too.

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