The Greater Columbus Sports Commission is a catalyst, driving the collaborative efforts of the Central Ohio region in attracting and hosting a wide variety of sporting events. The Sports Commission provides the experience and expertise in sports marketing and event management that has established our region as a premier sports destination. Since 2002, the Sports Commission has booked 386 new sporting events for the Columbus Region, generating an estimated $402 million in visitor spending*. Those millions of dollars are invested in our city, improving the quality of life for our community and generating economic growth.
Columbus is a bona fide year-round sports destination. We have no offseason and like it that way.
New Vision: To transform Columbus into one of the world’s best sports destinations.
New Mission: To rally Columbus to compete and win sporting events, providing a singular athlete and fan experience and positively impacting our image, economy and lifestyle.
Learn more about the Columbus sports community
Find out what the Sports Commission has been up to this past year by exploring the annual report.
Hospitality and Leisure: A Pillar of our Economy
Visitors spend $6.4 billion in Central Ohio. Visitors to Franklin County generated $1.13 billion in local, state and federal tax revenue, which provides $2,384 in annual tax savings to county residents.