New trail makes it fun to experience sports happenings across the city
COLUMBUS (August 24, 2017) – The Columbus sports scene is booming and to celebrate its 15th anniversary, the Greater Columbus Sports Commission (GCSC), in collaboration with the region’s sports organizations, is launching the Columbus Has No Offseason Trail. Much of the diversity and breadth of Columbus’ sports scene will be on display within the trail, from five professional sports teams, to three collegiate athletic programs to marquee events and championships such as the Arnold Sports Festival and 2018 NCAA Women’s Final Four.
Columbus has some of the best sports fans in the world and the Columbus Has No Offseason Trail will let them show of their Columbus sports pride as it’s easy to catch a game, support the home team and show your spirit all year long. The inaugural trail features 18 opportunities to engage in sports-related happenings across the city. Fans can start by visiting the GCSC’s new website at http://www.columbussports.org/trail for details about the trail, including a special video and the chance to purchase tickets for events where applicable.
After making four stops and sharing a photo on social media at each stop with #CbusHasNoOffseason, sports fans can redeem their posts for bragging rights and their free Columbus Has No Offseason t-shirt at the GCSC offices (155 W. Nationwide Blvd. Suite 125) in the Arena District.
Since its inception in 2002, the GCSC has worked with all of its sports partners to bring more than 425 new sporting events that have generated over $535 million in visitor spending, while retaining annual events that have generated an additional $250 million. In addition to economic development, the sports community’s work has led to numerous national and international image-building opportunities for the region and increased the quality of life for local residents.
The Columbus Has No Offseason Trail stops include:
Columbus Clippers vs. Toledo Mud Hens | Huntington Park │Aug. 30
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, a Web.com Tour Event |The Ohio State University Golf Club, Scarlet Course │Aug. 31- Sept. 3
Columbus Crew SC vs. Sporting Kansas City | MAPFRE Stadium │ Sept. 10
Columbus Lesbian & Gay Softball Association - 2017 Buckeye Softball Classic | Berliner Park Sports Complex | │Sept. 29- Oct. 1
Ohio Dominican University Women’s Volleyball vs. Malone | Ohio Dominican University, Alumni Hall | Oct. 6
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon | Downtown Columbus | Oct. 15
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. L.A. Kings | Nationwide Arena | Oct. 21
Countdown to Columbus- NCAA Women’s Basketball Showcase | Nationwide Arena | Nov. 12
USA Swimming- 2017 AT&T Winter National Championships | The Ohio State University, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion | Nov. 29 - Dec. 2
Ohio Valley Region of USA Volleyball - 2017 OVR Molten Boys Holiday Tournament | Greater Columbus Convention Center | Dec. 15-17
Rivalry Renewed: Capital University Men’s Basketball vs. Otterbein University | Capital University, Capital Center | Jan. 20
Ohio State Wrestling vs. Iowa | The Ohio State University | Date TBD
The Arnold Statue | Selfie with statue | Greater Columbus Convention Center
Otterbein University Women’s Basketball vs. Baldwin Wallace | Otterbein University, Rike Center | Feb. 3
Big Ten Conference - 2018 Big Ten Women's Swimming & Diving Championships | The Ohio State University, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion | Feb. 14-17
The Women’s Sports Report | Greater Columbus Convention Center | Feb. 16
OHSAA Gymnastics State Tournament | Hilliard Bradley High School | March 2-3
NCAA Women’s Final Four | Nationwide Arena | March 30 and April 1