Spectator Sports

From novices to pros, Greater Akron is the place for sports. Cheer on the Akron RubberDucks at Canal Park, catch The University of Akron Zips sports teams or take in a pro basketball game with the Akron Aviators. The Akron Roller Derby also takes the city by storm. Feel the need for speed? Barberton Speedway hosts cars, while Northfield Park features horses. Marvel at professional golfers during the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship, or gravity-defying races at the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby Championships.


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  • Akron, Ohio
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    The Akron Aviators bring professional basketball back to the Rubber City as an expansion team in the iconic American Basketball Association (ABA)! The Akron Aviators played their inaugural season November 2017 - March 2018 at the LeBron James Arena in Akron, Ohio! 
    Akron Aviators
  • Akron Marathon Race Series
  • Canal Park 300 S. Main St.
    Akron, Ohio 44308
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    (330) 253-5151
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    Akron RubberDucks baseball is Akron's home of affordable, family fun! The Cleveland Guardians Double-A affiliate play in beautiful in downtown's 7,630-seat Canal Park, which has the largest HD video board in Double-A baseball. Six concession stands offer parkgoers delicious standard favorites and inventive new offerings. 
    Akron RubberDucks
  • 888.99.AKRON
    Akron, Ohio
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    Show your team spirit for the Zips, the University of Akron’s sports teams including basketball, baseball, golf, volleyball, soccer, track and field and the Zips football team, who play at InfoCision Stadium/Summa Field. Visit the website for the season schedule. 
    Akron Zips
  • 3363 Clark Mill Road
    Norton, Ohio 44203
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    330.620.7784
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    Located in Norton, Ohio, visit the web site for the latest race and special event information. 
    Barberton Speedway
  • Firestone Country Club 452 E. Warner Rd.
    Akron, Ohio 44319
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    The PGA TOUR announced that beginning in 2019, Bridgestone will become the title sponsor for the SENIOR PLAYERS Championship, one of five major championships contested annually on PGA TOUR Champions. The event will be played at Firestone Country Club’s South Course, ensuring professional golf’s 65-year tradition in Northeast Ohio will continue with golf’s legends competing each year.
     
    Bridgestone Senior Players Championship
  • 789 Derby Downs
    Akron, Ohio 44306
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    330.733.8723
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    Billed as the "The Greatest Amateur Racing Event in the World," the Derby welcomes the best racers from across the country and around the globe to compete in the world championship. 
    FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby
  • Gravity Racing Challenge
  • 10705 Northfield Rd. P.O. Box 374
    Northfield, Ohio 44067
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    (330) 467-4101
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    With live harness racing more than 200 days a year, and simulcasting year round. 
    Northfield Park