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Albany has a proven track record of hosting nationally recognized sporting events! From the NCAA Division I Frozen Four, Sweet Sixteen and Wrestling Championships to the Annual USATF sanctioned Freihofer's Run for Women 5K, sporting events in Albany have a history of success! And, the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau team has been assisting sporting event planners for more than 35 years to ensure these events prosper. Our success lies in the expertise of our staff, the attention to detail for each and every event, and our commitment to ensuring a successful tournament for participants and fans. Bring it on ... our team makes your teams look even greater!

Albany brings your sport to a new level, serves as your one-call contact for all Albany facilities & services, and offers the following complimentary championship services:

  • Provide detailed Albany facility information tailored to your sporting event needs that includes development of comprehensive Albany proposals and accommodations presentations for your consideration.
  • Coordinate individual site inspections of Albany hotels, sporting venues, attractions, and points of interest.
  • Identify area activities, events and programs that suit your event's attendees.
  • Design and develop attendance building and event marketing - customized electronic support by combining your tournament message along with our Albany message helps you represent a dynamic sports tournament destination.
  • Prepare and provide custom tailored maps and directions for travel between venue(s) and hotels, as well as from the Albany International Airport and Rensselaer Rail Station.
  • Provide staffed, visitor resource center set up at your tournament site during peak hours to provide athlete and family assistance, travel information, tour suggestions, directions, restaurant menus, visitor guides and more.
  • Distribute Welcome to Albany posters to local business, host hotels, and restaurants.
  • Assist with public and community relations assistance: media lists, development and dispersal of press releases, welcome letters, proclamations, and/or appearances from local and bureau officials at your opening ceremonies.
  • Conduct post-tournament meeting to review recommendations for future tournament enhancements, generate post-event feedback from planner and venue hotel contacts.

"Albany is a central location for our statewide tournament with good transportation options and a variety of great restaurants and hotels...we were made to feel very welcome in Albany and our teams received a high level of personal attention that was unparalleled in the past. Albany has the feel of a 'good fit' for our state championship tournament!"
~Walter Eaton, Executive Secretary, NYS Federation of Secondary School Athletic Association

2011-2013 NYS Federation Basketball Championships

Albany's track record for athletic events includes:

NCAA Division I Ice Hockey Frozen Four, East Regionals; NCAA Division I Men's Basketball East Regionals; NCAA Division I Men's Wrestling Championships

MAAC Men's & Women's Basketball Championships

ECAC Hockey League Championships

NYS USBC Women's Bowling State Championships

NYSPHSAA Wrestling Championships

America East Men's Basketball Championships

AAU Karate National Championships

LPGA Futures Golf Tour

Journeymen Wrestling Northeast Collegiate Duals

Guilderland United Soccer Club Tournament 

Pugnacious Promotions Boxing Fight Nights 

Mohawk-Hudson River Marathon & Half Marathon 

America's Best Cheerleading Championships

NYS Volunteer Firefighter's Bowling Association Annual Tournament

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