Next Up on Pittsburgh's Roster: Pickleball | Sports Destination Management

Next Up on Pittsburgh's Roster: Pickleball

Aug 02, 2022

SportsPITTSBURGH has some notable sports events, planned through Dec. 31, that will drive business into Pittsburgh’s communities.


  • GAMMA Pickleball Classic | Aug. 5-7 | David L. Lawrence Convention Center | Hosted by GAMMA Sports
    • The 6th Annual GAMMA Pickleball Classic, one of the premier indoor tournaments in the United States, expects more than 800 participants competing for $30,000 in prize money.
    • A portion of the proceeds from the GAMMA Pickleball Classic will go toward the Parkinson Foundation of Western Pennsylvania, which actively promotes the sport as a therapeutic exercise for those diagnosed with the disease.


  • USHL Fall Classic | Sept. 22-26 | UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry Township, PA | Hosted with Pittsburgh Penguins
    • This event features some of the best junior hockey across the United States and returns for the 6th time to Pittsburgh. In 2021, the event had 5,500 attendees, all 16 USHL teams, 80+ youth teams and scouts from every level of hockey. Last year’s Fall Classic contributed $3.9 million in visitor direct spending.


  • EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler | Nov. 6 | Downtown Pittsburgh | Hosted by P3R
    • An estimated 4,500 runners are projected to race in the 10th anniversary of the EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler, dubbed “The Most Pittsburgh Race Ever.” New this year is a 10K race option.


  • NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball Championship | Nov. 17-19 | UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse
    • Co-hosted by SportsPITTSBURGH and Saint Vincent University, the top eight collegiate teams will qualify for Pittsburgh, with quarterfinal play to follow. In 2018, the event contributed $324,700 to the local economy.
    • This championship is the first of 11 NCAA events Pittsburgh will host from Fall 2022 – Spring 2026.


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