2017 and Beyond

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Big-time sporting events bring big-time dollars to Columbus. The Greater Columbus Sports Commission works with community partners to land events that attract thousands of visitors and generate millions of dollars in visitor spending. The Sports Commission constantly works to secure multiple events by turning bids into bookings, submitting new bids and identifying future opportunities. Below you will find the national/non-annual events and bids for the Sports Commission over the next five years.

Greater Columbus Sports Commission Upcoming Sporting Events

2017

USA Fencing January North American Cup | January 6-8, 2017 | Greater Columbus Convention Center
USA Volleyball Girls’ National Qualifier | February 2-6, 2017 | Greater Columbus Convention Center
Barbasol PBA Players Championship | February 6-12, 2017 | Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl
Big Ten Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships | February 14-17, 2017 | Ohio State – McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion
American Collegiate Hockey Association Championships | March 9-19, 2017 | OhioHealth Chillers
National Collegiate Rifle Championships | March 10-11, 2017 | Ohio State – Converse Hall/ French Field House
NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship | March 21-24, 2017 | Ohio Dominican – Alumni Hall
USA Synchronized Swimming Collegiate National Championships | March 22-25 | Ohio State – McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion
NIRSA National Basketball Championships | April 21-23 | Ohio State – Recreation and Physical Activity Center
USA Diving Region 5 Meet | April 27-30 | Ohio State – McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion
USA Track & Field Half Marathon Championships | April 29, 2017 | OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon
NCAA Division I Softball Tournament | May 1-2, 2017 | Ohio State Buckeye Field
National Collegiate Men’s Volleyball Finals | May 4-6, 2017 | Ohio Sate – St. John Arena
North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA) Cup – Softball | May 6-7, 2017 | Berliner Sports Park
NCAA Women’s Golf Regional Championships | May 8-10, 2017 | Ohio State – Scarlet Course
North American Gay Volleyball Association Championships | May 26-28, 2017 | Greater Columbus Convention Center
Junior Volleyball Association SummerFest | June 3-4, 2017 | Greater Columbus Convention Center
USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships | July 1-8, 2017 | Greater Columbus Convention Center
USA Track & Field Annual Meeting | November 29-December 2, 2017 | Hyatt Regency Columbus & Greater Columbus Convention Center

2018

Big Ten Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships | February 14-17, 2018 | Ohio State – McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion
American Collegiate Hockey Association Championships | March 8-18, 2018 | OhioHealth Chillers
NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming & Diving Finals | March 15-17, 2018 | Ohio State – McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion
NCAA Women’s Final Four | March 30 & April 1, 2018 | Nationwide Arena
Women’s Basketball Coaches Association National Convention | March 30 & April 1, 2018 | Greater Columbus Convention Center
NIRSA National Basketball Championships | April 12-15, 2018 | Ohio State – Recreation and Physical Activity Center
National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Regionals | April 7, 2018 | Ohio State – St. John Arena
NCAA Men’s Golf Regional Championships | May 14-16, 2018 | Ohio State – Scarlet Course
Junior Volleyball Association SummerFest | June 2-3, 2018 | Greater Columbus Convention Center
USA Track & Field Annual Meeting | November 28-December 2, 2018 | Hyatt Regency Columbus & Greater Columbus Convention Center

Greater Columbus Sports Commission Future Bids

2018

USA Swimming Arena Pro Swim Series | July 6-8, 2018 | Ohio State – McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion
Minor League Baseball Triple-A All-Star Game | Summer 2018 | Huntington Park
Minor League Baseball Triple-A National Championship Game | Fall 2018 | Huntington Park
USA Fencing December North American Cup | December 2018 | Greater Columbus Convention Center

2019 & 2020

USA Fencing National Championships & North American Cup | 2019 | Greater Columbus Convention Center
USA Powerlifting Collegiate Nationals | 2019 | Greater Columbus Convention Center
USA Volleyball Adult Open National Championships | 2019 | Greater Columbus Convention Center
USA Volleyball Annual Meeting | 2019 | Greater Columbus Convention Center
USA Volleyball Boys Junior National Championships | 2020 | Greater  Columbus Convention Center

These are the NCAA bids for future championship events that the Sports Commission is currently pursuing:

Division I Men’s Basketball Championship – First/Second Rounds | March 2019-2022 | Nationwide Arena
Division I Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships | March 2019-2020 | OSU – McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion
Division I Women’s Basketball Championship – Regionals | March 2019-2022 | OSU – St. John Arena
Division II Women’s Basketball Championship | March 2019-2022 | Ohio Dominican – Alumni Hall
Division III Women’s Basketball Championship | March 2019-2020| Capital University – Capital Center
National Collegiate Women’s Bowling Championship | April 2019-2022 | Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl
Division I Men’s Lacrosse Quarterfinals | May 2019-2022 | OSU – Ohio Stadium
Division III Women’s Lacrosse Championship | May 2019-2022 | Capital University – Bernlohr Stadium
Division I Men’s Basketball Championship – Regionals | March 2020-2022 | Nationwide Arena
Division I Women’s Golf Championship – Regionals | May 2020-2022 | OSU Golf Club – Scarlet Course
Division I Men’s Golf Championship – Regionals | May 2020-2022 | OSU Golf Club – Scarlet Course
Division III Women’s Volleyball Championship | November 2020 | Capital University – Capital Center
Division I Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships | March 2021-2022 | OSU McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion
National Collegiate Rifle Championship | March 2021 | OSU – Converse Hall
National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships | April 2021 | OSU – St. John Arena
Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship | December 2021 | Nationwide Arena
National Collegiate Fencing Championship | March 2022 | OSU – French Fieldhouse
National Collegiate Men’s Gymnastics Championships | May 2022| OSU – St. John Arena