About the Sports Alliance of Greater Akron

Part of the Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Sports Alliance of Greater Akron is your starting point for organizing sports events in the area. Summit County is an easily accessible, affordable and attractive location for your next event. Regardless of the season, both amateur and youth events regularly take place in the area including soccer, softball, gymnastics, basketball and more.  We have team-friendly accommodations where players, contestants and spectators can expect heartland hospitality at any of the reasonably priced hotels and suites in the area. With more than 5,000 rooms, you can take your pick. 

Athletes and their families will have plenty of options for entertainment. Hike through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Summit Metro Parks. Visit Hale Farm & Village, a living history museum, or Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, the former home of F.A. Seiberling, cofounder of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. For animal lovers, be sure to check out the Akron Zoo. From theaters and museums to shopping and delicious culinary experiences, visitors are bound to have a great time! Greater Akron looks forward to hosting your next sporting event.

Our area is home to:

  • OHSAA Double Play State Softball and Baseball Championships
  • 2024 NCAA DI Great Lakes Regional Cross Country Championships
  • 2024 MAC and GMAC Softball Championships
  • Akron Marathon Race Series
  • PBA Tournament of Champions
  • Kaulig Companies Championship

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