Savannah has served as a scenic destination for many sporting events throughout its history. The city’s wide variety of sporting events appeal to all types of people who visit. Whether you’re a runner, a hockey fan, a gymnast or a baseball and softball enthusiast, Savannah is the destination for you. Take a look at our great venues that could support your event!
Popular Sporting Event Venues
Savannah Convention Center
Numerous indoor sports
Located in the vibrant Hostess City of the South, the Savannah Convention Center is a unique and memorable venue for successful sports competitions, meetings, trade shows, and special events. The facility sits across from the Historic District on the Savannah River, offers spectacular waterfront views, and features more than 230,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space.
Jennifer Ross Soccer Complex
Soccer, lacrosse, football
The Jennifer Ross Soccer Complex has 11 lighted soccer fields that have served many uses from lacrosse, soccer, and ultimate frisbee over the years. The complex is home to Savannah United and Tormenta FC as well as other rec leagues throughout the year.
Historic Grayson Stadium
Home to the world-famous Savannah Bananas, historic Grayson Stadium serves as a time machine to Savannah’s baseball past, which saw baseball legends such as Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle and Jackie Robinson grace the field at the corner of Bee Road and Victory Drive. Grayson Stadium has seating for 4,500 fans.
Hockey, basketball, gymnastics, and other indoor sports
Enmarket Arena is a multi-purpose complex. It opened in February 2022 with a 9,500-seat arena, including 12 luxury suites, five lodge boxes, and a party suite. Enmarket Arena will be home to the Savannah Ghost Pirates of the ECHL, scheduled to begin play in the 2022–23 season.
Football, soccer, lacrosse
Memorial Stadium is a 5,000-seat stadium that was completely rebuilt in 2018 and used for a variety of sports and events. The stadium features state-of-the-art artificial turf as well a fieldhouse in the south end zone with locker rooms, a training room, and a second-floor hospitality area.
Savannah Softball District
The Savannah Softball District is comprised of 16 softball fields within a one-mile radius of each other. It includes five fields at Allen E. Paulson Park, four fields at Ambuc Park, three fields at Scarborough Park and four fields at Guy Minick Park.
Other Area Attractions
Whether your ideal pace is strolling around the famous Forsyth Park fountain or a wild night of cabaret and karaoke, Savannah provides the perfect playground. History buffs swarm Savannah, taking in the rich, significant sites like Old Fort Jackson, Fort Pulaski National Monument and Bonaventure Cemetery. Fashionistas comb Broughton Street for high-end designs, and foodies crave specialties in gourmet shops. Art lovers enjoy the renowned Telfair Academy and the SCAD Museum of Art, as well as an eclectic variety of art galleries and home decor shops. No trip is complete without a visit to the beaches of Tybee Island, located 20 minutes from Savannah’s Historic District.
How To Get There
Whether you and your guests will be driving, flying or riding the rails into Savannah, getting here is a breeze. The Savannah Airport is located 15 minutes from the Historic District and offers daily non-stop service to more than 35 destinations. By car, Savannah is easily accessible from all points along the East Coast via Interstate 95, or from the west by Interstate 16. By train or bus, Amtrak rolls through Savannah on its Palmetto and Silver Service lines, and we’re a hub for Greyhound Bus Lines, as well.