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From Little League to NCAA National Championships, we have our fingers on the pulse of everything your tournament needs to shine. In the past two years alone we have hosted the New York State High School Wrestling and Girls Basketball Championships, the ECAC Men's Hockey Championships, and the MAAC and America East Basketball Championships. Remember Siena's mesmerizing run to the Sweet Sixteen? It started in Albany. How about Syracuse's path to their first ever NCAA Basketball title? It went through Albany. Add that to the huge number of youth and club tournaments in the area, and you have a championship pedigree that can stand on its own against the toughest of competition.
Why not bring your amateur athletes to the City where their favorite professional athletes get their start? With minor league affiliates in the MLB and NHL, as well as semi-pro basketball and football teams and Division-1 programs in 40 sports across four colleges, Albany is a true training-ground in the Northeast.
You don't need to play an organized sport to enjoy Albany's countless other recreational activities, either. Golf, skiing, hiking, curling, and fishing are just a few of the numerous recreational opportunities in our county. Albany is also the perfect affordable "hub and spoke" destination, and is a short distance away from Cooperstown, Saratoga, Syracuse, and even Boston!
For information on sporting venues, accommodations, and everything going on with Albany Sports, please browse our website. To speak with us directly about your tournament or event, please contact Gina Mintzer, CMP, MHA (518) 434-1217 ext. 301.
"Young saints, old devils"
Be an angel and cheer on the Siena Saints basketball team at the Times Union Center, or witness fire on ice at an Albany Devils hockey game. Albany is also home for the Albany Legends basketball and the NY Giants summer training camp (with practices and events planned throughout their stay). Take yourself to the ballgame by traveling over the Hudson River to watch the Tri-City ValleyCats baseball, or head out to left field (west of Albany) and visit the Cooperstown National Baseball Hall of Fame. You'd be out of your scull to miss the Albany Rowing Center make waves on the Hudson. With great sports facilities and events, and four seasons of recreational activities, the Capital Region is your place for fetching indoor and outdoor adventure, day or night, season to season. The area frequently hosts various outstanding high school and collegiate sports championships. Keep your eye on the ball at albanynysports.com or for 5K runs and more sporting events, please visit our events calendar.
Sporting Championships Held in Albany: NYSPHSAA Wrestling Championships (2/25-2/26/2011), America East, and NCAA, and more.
Along with our great sports facilities and events, we offer four seasons of recreational activities and beautiful parks and gardens. Take the family out to the ball game or get up out of the stands and go boating on the Hudson, swimming or waterskiing at any of the area lakes, play a round of golf on warm weather days, or take the short 40 minute drive to Saratoga Race Track during the thoroughbred racing season, (July-September). Take in the scenic Erie Canalway (map), hop on your bike or take a jog along the Hudson River path. Don't let the cold weather stop you in the winter, get out there and enjoy ice-skating, snow-shoeing, or skiing at Albany's nearby skiing resorts. Albany holds the ticket for all kinds of sports action! Visit our Albany Sports page for more sports coverage.
The Albany Bicycle Coalition (ABC) is made up of a group of dedicated cyclists whose goal is to promote bicycling as a viable means of both transportation and recreation in the Capital Region. We
Albany Riverfront Park at the Corning Preserve is home to an 1,000-seat amphitheatre which hosts numerous events from Spring through Fall. In addition, the visitors center houses an explanation of
The Albany Devils Hockey Team, which plays at the Times Union Center, is the top developmental club for the three-time Stanley Cup winning New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League. The Albany
Located within New York's Capital District, the Albany Pine Bush Preserve is one of only twenty inland pine barrens left in the entire world and widely considered to be the best example. The
Founded in 1984 as the Organization of Adirondack Rowers and Scullers, the Albany Rowing Center (ARC) is located on the Hudson River in downtown Albany, and is committed to providing recreational and
Supervisor William Nichols Phone: (518) 438-2166 This stadium is a multi-purpose sports complex of ten acres. It includes a professional size baseball diamond, a football-soccer field, a
A rolling hilly challenge is the origin of the course name. Back tees play from 6179 yards and provides a formidable test of golf. The course borders the Norman´s Kill creek on six holes. The course