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Albany Sports Venues

Outdoor adventure, the arts, shopping, dining, and the friendliest folks anywhere — Albany has it all. With so much to see and do, you’ll want to visit again and again.

Popular Sporting Event Venues

Albany James H. Gray Civic Center

Basketball, boxing, judo, wrestling, cheerleading, gymnastics, fencing, football

The Albany Civic Center is a 10,240-seat, multipurpose arena that is great for sporting events — from basketball to football and everything in between. The Civic Center has 46,000 square feet, 17,480 square feet of exhibit space, 6,000 square feet of meeting space, and 2,100 parking spaces. Services include a full-service box office with Ticketmaster’s computerized system and a productive non-union stage crew.

Albany State University

Multiple sports

Albany State University has two beautiful campuses that can meet your sport’s needs. The East Campus has fields/facilities for badminton, baseball, basketball, boxing, judo, wrestling, fencing, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, and volleyball; West Campus sports include all of the above, in addition to bowling, field hockey, racquetball, handball, and rugby.

Chehaw Park

BMX, disc golf, watersports

Chehaw Park is a park and zoo with more than 700 acres of fun. Designed by naturalist Jim Fowler of Wild Kingdom, the park has mountain bike trails and a nationally sanctioned BMX bike track. Also on the property is Lake Chehaw, a perfect spot to go boating, kayaking, or canoeing, and an 18-hole disc golf course.

Gordon Park Softball Fields

Softball

Gordon Park offers five fields for slow pitch and fastpitch softball. Additional features include a batting cage, a bullpen, dugouts, a concession stand, restrooms, and a press box.

Flint River Municipal Golf Course

Golf

With above “par” weather most of the year, Albany is an ideal location for any golf lover. This public, 18-hole course is located on the historic Flint River.

Family watching fish at the Flint RiverQuarium in Albany, Georgia
Flint RiverQuarium in Albany, Georgia

Other Area Attractions

After the games are played, Albany offers attractions sure to match your interests, whether you enjoy nature and the outdoors, history and heritage, sports, or the arts. Let the Flint RiverQuarium amaze you, or get close to native and exotic animals at Chehaw Park. Explore Albany’s heritage, from the legacy of the railroads to Albany’s key role in the American civil rights movement. As the cultural center of southwest Georgia, Albany supports a symphonic orchestra, a live theater ensemble, a chorale, and a ballet company, in addition to an impressive art museum.

Albany is a sportsman’s paradise. The Kinchafoonee and Muckalee creeks flow into the Flint River at Lake Chehaw, a 1,400-acre lake great for boating and fishing. Golfers will find a wealth of challenging courses in Albany and surrounding areas. Hunting opportunities abound, and marksmen from around the world aim for Albany during hunting season.

How To Get There

You can get to Albany by car and by plane. If you are coming by car, Interstate 75 is one way to go. This connects Albany to Atlanta and Valdosta. Interstate 85 South connects Albany to Alabama and Columbus. If you’re coming in from Savannah, take Interstate 16 West. Delta Connection Carrier operates three daily flights on 50-seat regional jets from Albany's Southwest Georgia Regional Airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.


Contact

Albany Welcome Center
112 North Front Street Albany, GA 31701
229-317-4760
visitalbanyga.com