Aerial view of John Drew Tennis Center in Macon, Georgia

John Drew Tennis Center in Macon, Georgia

Macon Sports Venues

Macon offers the best of all worlds, combining Southern hospitality and plenty of soul with wonderful museums, historic houses, delicious restaurants, and an array of hotels and bed and breakfasts.

Popular Sporting Event Venues

John Drew Smith Tennis Center

Tennis

The 24-court facility is noted as one of the top 25 public municipal facilities in the nation by Tennis magazine and the U.S. Tennis Association.

Macon Coliseum

Weightlifting, volleyball, cheerleading, gymnastics

Attached to the Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center, this 9,000-seat arena offers up to 42,000 square feet of floor space.

Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center

Volleyball, basketball, gymnastics, cheerleading/dance

Built in 1996, the 102,000-square-foot convention center is attached to the Macon Marriott City Center Hotel and the Macon Centreplex Coliseum (built in 2010). The center can host gymnastics, dance, and cheerleading, and easily expand its footprint for volleyball and basketball.

View of Luther Williams Field in Macon, Georgia, from the outfield
Luther Williams Field in Macon, Georgia

Luther Williams Field

Baseball, softball

Built in 1929, this historic stadium is the second-oldest operating field in the United States. It was built as the centerpiece of Central City Park and is still popular for baseball/softball events, with additional fields adjacent. It is home to the Macon Bacon baseball team, and was featured in the movies "42" and "Trouble with the Curve."

Colleges and Universities

Football, basketball, baseball, cross country running

Macon is home to several colleges and universities, all of which offer sporting venues. Notably, Middle Georgia State University recently completed a dedicated cross country course on its Macon campus. The course offers certified distances for high school and collegiate meets.

Entry to Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in Macon, Georgia
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in Macon, Georgia

Other Area Attractions

Macon is home to many new and legendary musical artists, including Little Richard, Otis Redding, Jason Aldean, and The Allman Brothers Band. The Allman Brothers Band at the Big House, located in the rock band’s home from 1970 to 1973, houses the largest collection of Allman Brothers Band memorabilia in the world. Visitors can also dine at the Tic Toc Room (formerly Miss Anne’s Tic Toc) where Little Richard first performed. You can see the life-size statue of Macon’s native son Otis Redding at Gateway Park, and enjoy the great outdoors kayaking on the Ocmulgee River. Macon is also home to the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, the largest state sports hall of fame in the United States. It features a 205-seat theater, hands-on activities, and an exhibit about the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

How To Get There

Known as the “heart of Georgia,” Macon’s central location makes it the perfect place to host your next sports tournament. The city is a four-to-five-hour drive within most Southeast locations and 80 miles from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Atlanta’s airport is 75 minutes from Macon. The Middle Georgia Regional Airport, located nine miles south of Macon, offers round-trip flights to Baltimore, Maryland, and Tampa, Florida (December through March).


Contact

Visit Macon
450 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Macon, GA 31201
478-743-1074
visitmacon.org