Why Columbus Sports

Softball, soccer, tennis, swimming—whatever the sport, Columbus, Georgia. is the place for your next event. Just 75 miles south of Atlanta with easy access via U.S. Interstate 185, Columbus promises a top-notch experience, hosted by the award winning Columbus Sports Council and T.E.A.M. Columbus.

With T.E.A.M. Columbus, Together Everyone Achieves More. The Columbus Sports Council’s experienced staff and cadre of loyal volunteers work harmoniously with Visit ColumbusGA and Columbus Parks and Recreation to ensure smooth, successful events.

Columbus boasts more than 4,700 hotel rooms and offers a multitude of event venues, including a recently renovated eightfield softball complex originally constructed for the 1996 Olympic fastpitch softball competition, the world’s longest urban whitewater course and more.

In your down time, tour the awe inspiring National Infantry Museum, explore the stars at the Coca-Cola Space Science Center, see a play at State Theatre of Georgia, the Springer Opera House, hear a concert at the RiverCenter for the Arts, or take some time to meander along our 22-mile RiverWalk.

The roster of restaurants in Columbus has exploded recently, offering something for everyone from barbecue connoisseurs to the most finicky foodies. If shopping is on your to-do list, the Chattahoochee Valley offers a wide array of unique local boutiques, complemented by a host of familiar chains.

Successfully Hosted Events
  • 1996 Olympic Softball
  • Georgia State Cup Soccer
  • Burger King Southern 16s Clay Court Championships
  • NFCA Leadoff Classic
  • GHSA State Softball, Rifle, Golf & Cheerleading Championships
  • Aflac Outdoor Games
  • STIHL TimberSports
  • NBBA World Series
  • Southeastern Amateur Golf
  • USBC Intercollegiate Team Bowling
  • USA Softball International Cup
  • NCSA World Series
  • BSC World Series
  • GHSA Dance Championships
  • and more...
Mission Statement

The Greater Columbus Sports & Events Council, Inc.’s mission is to foster economic development in the City of Columbus through the recruitment and facilitation of local sporting events, the promotion of healthy lifestyles and the support of recreational facilities in the community.