Sports Planner Guide

Auburn-Opelika is the perfect spot for your tournament, offering activities for all ages. Enjoy convenient lodging, dining, and entertainment to make your trip unforgettable both on and off the field.


Welcome to Auburn-Opelika, the ultimate destination for your next sporting event! Our vibrant community offers a wealth of activities for all ages, making it the perfect location to host your tournament. With easily accessible lodging, diverse restaurants, and numerous entertainment options, your stay will be enjoyable both on and off the court or field.

Explore the area's diverse cuisine, outdoor activities, and entertainment. From hiking and biking in Chewacla State Park to discovering the charm of downtown Auburn-Opelika, there's something for everyone. Whether it's a one-day trip or a week-long tournament, Auburn-Opelika is where champions are made. Experience the excitement and make your sporting event a success!

Effortless Travel and Exceptional Value 

Auburn-Opelika, Alabama is strategically located in the heart of the Southeast, making it easily accessible from major cities like Atlanta, Birmingham, and Montgomery. Just off Interstate 85, our region is a short drive from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, offering seamless travel options for visitors. With excellent road connections and proximity to key transportation hubs, Auburn-Opelika is ideal for sports events and gatherings. Experience the convenience of a location that blends southern charm with modern accessibility.

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Sports Services

Let the staff of Auburn-Opelika Tourism take the weight of event planning off your shoulders. We know how challenging planning a sporting event can be, and we are here to assist every step of the way. From the kickoff to the 9th inning, we are here to make your event a winning experience.

Sports Facilities

Auburn-Opelika is the home of Auburn University and the premier sports venues in the nation. Not only do we feature the cutting-edge sporting facilities of Auburn University, both cities also offer state-of-the-art accommodations for adult and youth tournaments play in tennis, swimming, softball, soccer, and much more.

Planner Resources

Planning an event in Auburn-Opelika is a breeze with our comprehensive planner resources. Our dedicated team provides tools and support to ensure your event's success. From venue selection and guest accommodations to vendor recommendations and event services, we have you covered. Our resources include detailed guides, planning checklists, and local contacts…

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Let us help you make it a success! Our team is dedicated to providing comprehensive support, from venue selection to accommodations and local amenities. Reach out today to discover how we can bring your vision to life and create an unforgettable experience for athletes and spectators alike.


"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 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