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


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.

Four women talking between pickleball points at Rhythm and Rally in Macon, Georgia
Rhythm & Rally in Macon, Georgia. Photo by Matt Odom

Rhythm & Rally


Discover Rhythm & Rally, the world's largest indoor pickleball facility located in Macon, Georgia! The newly renovated, 150,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art complex spans over two floors and boasts 32 courts with USA Pickleball and PPA-certified Arcytech surfaced courts. The facility has hosted multiple large tournaments, bringing in more than 850 players. The complex also includes a pro-shop, locker rooms, showers, meeting space, and coming soon, food and beverage services.

Macon Coliseum

Weightlifting, basketball, volleyball, cheerleading, gymnastics, hockey, ice skating, BMX

Attached to the Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center, this 9,000-seat arena offers up to 42,000 square feet of floor space. When the Coliseum first opened in 1968, it was the largest arena in the state of Georgia. It has played host to the Atlanta Falcons, WWE, and has featured concerts from Elvis, Led Zeppelin, and Billy Joel. It was most recently updated in 2015.

Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center

Volleyball, 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 cornhole.

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, softball, soccer, lacrosse

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 dine at Downtown Grill, which was once named Le Bistro. It was here that Gregg Allman proposed to Cher. 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).


Visit Macon
450 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Macon, GA 31201

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