Sports

Sports Development

Visit North Carolina continued to enhance the SportsNC.com website, promoting North Carolina's appeal as an attractive destination for sporting events of all kinds and providing sports-event rights holders and planners an easy connection to North Carolina Sports Association’s (NCSA) 39-member destinations and organizations.

Working with NCSA, Visit North Carolina coordinated and led a cooperative effort with sports sales directors and managers from North Carolina communities to market the state as a premier sporting event destination at Travel, Events and Management in Sports (TEAMS) Annual Conference and the Connect Sports Marketplace. Visit North Carolina also sponsors Cycle NC’s Coast, Mountains and Mountains to Coast rides which bring thousands of cyclists to the state each year. Efforts also included providing contact information for sports organizations, motorsports teams and professional sports teams in North Carolina, and attending quarterly NCSA quarterly meetings, giving updates on Visit North Carolina activities.