Auburn-Opelika is for Sports.

A variety of activities for all ages make Auburn-Opelika the ideal location for your next sporting event. Easily accessible lodging, restaurants, and diversions make your trip enjoyable on and off the court or field. One-day trip or week-long tournament, Auburn-Opelika is where champions are made. 

  • Over 25 diamonds to knock ‘em out of, like the 10-field, lighted Duck Samford Park, host of the 2005 Dixie Youth World Series, and the 5-field, lighted Auburn Softball & Baseball Complex, host of numerous slow and fastpitch tournaments and voted one of the premier complexes in the nation by USA Softball. Opelika's West Ridge Park offers 9 youth baseball fields, 2 girls fastpitch softball fields, a Miracle League Field, and was the proud host of the 2023 Jr. Boys World Series.
  • Shred 30+ miles of trail at Chewacla State Park. Chewacla offers many types of trails to host a variety of outdoor events, ranging from mountain biking races to traditional trail runs and everything in between.
  • 18-hole golf courses including the world-famous Grand National, a Robert Trent Jones trail course featuring three different 18 hole courses: Lake Course, Links Course, and the Short Course (18 hole par 3 course). RTJ Grand National is the host site for many notable events such as the NCAA Men's Division I Championships and the Barbasol PGA Championship. Golf Digest listed all three courses at Grand National on their "Places to Play" list. 
  • Ace the competition with the advantage of hosting your next tennis tournament at the championship-level Yarbrough Tennis Center that provides 6 indoor courts, 16 outdoor lighted clay courts, including 1 stadium court, and 12 outdoor lighted hard courts. 
  • Make your next champion shot at our state-of-the-art Opelika Pickleball Facility. It’s kind of a big dill, with 12 covered tournament-style courts that are individually fenced for acing your next pickler.  
  • Make a splash by hosting your next swim or dive meet at one of our state-of-the-art aquatics facilities. Auburn University's James E. Martin Aquatics Center and Opelika SportsPlex have hosted numerous statewide, regional, and national meets of all sizes. The Opelika SportsPlex is also slated for a new Olympic size and styled swimming pool and aquatic center expected to be completed by the end of summer 2024.
  • The Opelika Community Archery Park is free and open to the public. The park includes a shooting house with 12 covered bays, with targets from 20-60 yards. The range also offers a raised platform that provides bowhunters the opportunity to simulate tree stand hunting conditions. 
  • Three PDGA sanctioned & designed, 18-hole disc golf courses perfect for hosting your next tournament. 
  • Energized local Volunteer AO team members ready to demonstrate Southern hospitality and assist event organizers.   
  • Over 3,500 beds for dreaming of tomorrow’s victory.
  • Right off I-85 in East Alabama, just a short drive from Atlanta.

In the downtime that teams and parents have before, in between, and after games, Auburn-Opelika presents endless possibilities to explore the area’s variety of cuisines, activities, and entertainment. Encourage team bonding with an array of activities for both athletes and parents to enjoy. Auburn-Opelika will be sure to relieve your worries with numerous recreation and relaxation options. Interested in learning more? Contact Anthony Terling at 



"The Auburn-Opelika team does a fantastic job of making our event successful for our participants and fans. Their hands-on service, attention to detail, and can-do attitudes continue to elevate the championships year after year after year." Steve Savarese, Executive Director, Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) 

"To say that the Auburn-Opelika Tourism is an incredible partner would be an understatement. When you work with them, you become part of the their community family. We are proud to have them as a partner and look forward to continuing the relationship." Shannon Dudzinski, Southeast Regional Manager, American Junior Golf Association 

"AOT and the Auburn Chamber of Commerce have always been indispensable partners to the Bo Bikes Bama team! Their team helps by providing meeting space, supporting advertisements for our event, and coordinating with local hotels on rooming blocks and discounts for our participants. In addition, both AOT and the Auburn Chamber each manage a rest stop on the bike course-- this is a ton of work that requires lots of organization, planning, volunteer recruitment and teamwork. We could not run this event without them and truly value and enjoy our longstanding partnership!" Rebecca Falls, Bo Bikes Bama Ride Director

"AO Tourism has provided wonderful support for the tennis tournaments that we have put on in Auburn. They have a wide variety of contacts to get the right resources to apply to our events." Bret Peterson