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Round Rock Is The Sports Capital Of Texas!

8 Aug, 2018


They say everything is bigger in Texas, and sports are no exception! Round Rock has made a name for itself as the Sports Capital of Texas, playing host to the biggest youth and recreational sports tournaments for athletes from all over the world. From their minor league baseball stadium, Dell Diamond, to the 10-field Multipurpose Complex to the 82,800 square-foot indoor Sports Center, they can handle tournaments of any size.

The Big Game
In addition to the numerous events that Round Rock hosted this year, they also held 5 national tournaments including US Quidditch Cup 11, iSet College Table Tennis National Championship, US Lacrosse Women’s Collegiate National Championship, USA Judo National Championship, and UIL State Baseball Championship. Not to mention, the Sports Capital of Texas is now the official home of the professional major league rugby team, Austin Elite Rugby, for the 2018 season!

Competitive Facilities
 

 

The Round Rock Multipurpose Complex
With over 60 acres of playable space, the new Round Rock Multipurpose Complex boasts four natural grass multipurpose fields, one natural grass championship field, four synthetic turf multipurpose fields, and one synthetic turf championship field. Players love this new landmark facility that provides configurations for every outdoor sport including rugby, football, soccer, lacrosse and more. This new addition to Round Rock’s collection of sports facilities brings a sense of luxury to the field with Musco sports lighting, shaded seating, abundant parking, playgrounds, plazas, and even a clubhouse with meeting rooms.

The Round Rock Sports Center
The Round Rock Sports Center is a world-class, highly flexible space which can be configured for any indoor sport including basketball, volleyball, pickleball, judo, table tennis, and more. Meticulous upkeep of the Round Rock Sports Center keeps it looking brand new so that every player feels like they're the first one ever to play on the court.With 82,800 square feet of space, teams will enjoy features like the Tournament Room, Players Lounge, Team Rooms, Referee’s Lounge, and Athletic training Room.

Old Settlers Park
The crown jewel of Round Rock, Old Settlers Park has it all! Visitors can enjoy a disc golf course, seven playgrounds, 40 picnic areas with barbecue pits, a remote-control airplane strip, seven soccer fields, a 12-court tennis complex, sand volleyball courts, cross country courses, 3.3 miles of paved trails and a three-acre area designated for special events, all spread over 645 acres. Don’t forget to pack you poles for a great day of fishing on the lake -- it’s stocked by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Fish Hatchery!

Champion Fields sits within Old Settlers Park. There, you’ll find 20 baseball fields, five softball fields, 18 batting cages, five covered playgrounds, and 39,000 square feet of shaded spectator areas. It’s 120 acres built for serious competition.

Dell Diamond
The Dell Diamond draws spectators from all around to watch the Texas Rangers’ AAA affiliate team, The Round Rock Express hit a home run. Dell Diamond has 8,722 seats and 3,000 more fans can lay out a blanket on the outfield lawn. Fans seated in the first row behind home plate are actually closer to the home plate than if they were standing at the pitcher’s mound! Between innings, enjoy tons of amenities like a pool, hot tub, basketball court, and climbing wall.

A Few Words From Our Fans
The Sports Capital of Texas is making fans out of sports planners all over the nation. Here’s what a few of them had to say about their experience holding their events in Round Rock:

“We are so excited to be able to come to Round Rock again, especially after such a successful tournament in 2016. It is called the Sports Capital of Texas and we see very much why that is the case. Round Rock provides what I like to say is the best recipe for sports tournament success: great hospitality, great venues and great people!” -Willy Leparulo, Board of Directors President, National Collegiate Table Tennis Association

“We chose the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex for this event because it exceeds both our quality and quantity expectations. Collegiate level play requires first-rate field conditions and larger field dimensions than most venues can accommodate. In addition to the quality of the sports complex, having enough fields for all games, practice areas and a championship setting all in one location is a win for us overall. After meeting with our accommodating hosts at the Round Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau and the operations staff at the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex, we knew that this was a place we wanted to bring the WCLA National Tournament, and we feel confident our participants will feel the same.” - Kim Rogers, Director of Special Events, US Lacrosse

See For Yourself
In Round Rock, teams have an experience that is unmatched. Round Rock is sure to meet every need of your sports teams and go out of their way to accommodate both families and teams while they are utilizing the top-notch sports facilities and when they’re exploring the city. When the game is over, visitors will find some of the best shopping around with the Round Rock Premium Outlets, Bass Pro Shops, and Ikea. Plus, fabulous restaurants await the entire family and team, with ample seating for the whole group to enjoy. For a little more action, catch the AAA Texas Rangers at the state-of-the-art Dell Diamond. With so many activities and year-round sunny weather, teams and athletes visiting the Sports Capital are accommodated from the moment they step on and off the field.

Rock Rock is conveniently located just 15 miles north of Austin and less than three hours from three of the 10 biggest cities in the United States, making it easily accessible for your team. When you get there, enjoy all the comforts of over 28 choice hotels, plentiful shopping and attractions, and over 300 restaurants. And, coming fall of 2020, Kalahari Resorts & Conventions will be opening with a 990 room resort as well as the nation’s largest indoor waterpark.

The Sports Capital of Texas
We take the Sports Capital of Texas title seriously in Round Rock, which is why we are dedicated to providing the highest quality service. Our staff has an extensive background in sports, and they know that teamwork is the key to success. We always think three steps ahead to ensure a smooth event and an easy experience for tournament planners, players, and attendees. Come visit us and see for yourself what a difference our first-class service can mean for your event.

Contact information:
Nancy Yawn, Director, Round Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau
(512) 218-7094
nyawn@roundrocktexas.gov
www.sportscapitaloftexas.com

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