Yes, You Can Have It All in Plano, Texas
14 May, 2021By: Sports Destination Management Team
Talk about having it all! You must be talking about the sports facilities and services in Plano, Texas – the fields, courts, ice and courses are second to none in the nation. The incredible sports support infrastructure enables Plano to run the best tournaments in the industry, amateur and non-traditional alike. With the support of an experienced, award-winning athletics staff, Plano produces amateur youth sports tournaments at a professional level.
Tournaments return year after year to enjoy the safe, affordable park, fields, hotels, restaurants, and attractions modern families appreciate. Plano hosts everything from youth soccer to international cricket with equal aplomb.
Plano is ranked among the top five in The Sporting News “Best Sport Towns” and has been named a “Top Soccer City” by Livability.com. Plano routinely hosts 250-team soccer tournaments and is headquarters to the 850-team Labor Day Invitational hosted by Plano Youth Soccer Association.
Plano’s sports offerings are unmatched in quantity, quality and flexibility. Plano’s sports parks and facilities were strategically planned and built to accommodate both league play and elite tournaments large and small.
Collin College has 18 lighted tennis courts just a short distance from 20 lighted courts at High Point Tennis Center. LifeTime Fitness also has an indoor tennis facility with 10 indoor climate-controlled courts.
Plano Sports Authority has eight full-size courts and an indoor turf field, offering a one-stop shop for indoor sports leagues, lessons and tournaments. PSA primarily caters to basketball and volleyball, but also accommodates martial arts, dance and cheer, gymnastics, wrestling and badminton.
From cheerleading and dance to martial arts and boxing, Plano Event Center can host sports events in a column-free exhibition hall which also features a master stage with high-end audio-visual capabilities.
There are 83 public parks, 4,370-plus acres of green space, 82-plus miles of paved trails, 168 athletic fields, nine swimming pools, 133 public tennis courts, two public golf courses and five recreation centers.
Carpenter Park is a newly renovated, versatile multi-purpose facility that is ideal for lacrosse, soccer or baseball. Heritage Yards is Plano’s premier softball park for adult slowpitch or youth fastpitch.
High Point Park is one-stop-shop sport venue that plays host to soccer, lacrosse, football, softball and youth baseball.
Russell Creek Park is Plano’s premier soccer venue but is also the only park in North America to have seven cricket fields in a single location.
Plano is truly the land of plenty. Blending historic charm with modern luxury, on top of a superior sports infrastructure, the city brims with attractions that make it perfect for a tournament weekend getaway. Plano’s location just north of Dallas offers easy access to the area’s professional sports, performing arts, museums and the world famous Southfork Ranch.
But Plano is also a destination in its own right, with over 7,200 available hotel rooms from luxury to economical, more than 1,000 restaurants of every variety including a three-story European food hall, brewery and entertainment venue, world class shopping, a lively arts and nightlife scene and abundant natural beauty.
Plano’s outstanding airlift, drivability and location only 20 minutes from two airports, nestles your tournament into a safe and clean city offering Visit Plano support, unique dining options, and several outdoor walkable entertainment districts with patio dining, family-friendly attractions, shopping and outdoor live entertainment.
Discover Plano’s parks, fields, other sport venues and why It’s All Here at visitplano.com/sports. SDM