Sporting events require a great deal of strategic event management especially with all the moving parts associated with planning tournaments. The saying “it takes a village,” explains all the support and decision making that relates to sporting events. Making the right decisions, especially when determining the location, is critical.
A destination can make or break your event. Locations with added value like Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are an easy decision for event planners. It’s easy to combine tournament play with family vacations, and that’s a win/win for all involved. In addition to location, activities and climate also weigh in on tournament decision making.
The Alabama Gulf Coast is conveniently located between two major metropolitan cities, Mobile, Ala., and Pensacola, Fla. The location is ideal for travelers with two regional airports within an hour drive of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. The area has been a popular vacation destination for many years, and has now become a hot spot for successful beach sporting events, as well. The spectacular beaches and well-kept facilities are the perfect combination for beach tournaments, on and off the sand.
There are so many activities to do off the fields and courts. Location is key and in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, attractions are plentiful. Deep sea-fishing, watersports, golf and nature trails are a few attractions visitors like to take advantage of while visiting. Whether guests are looking to relax in the sand, speed down the Hummingbird Zipline Course, shop at The Wharf in Orange Beach or dine at one of the many award-winning restaurants, the Alabama Gulf Coast provides something for everyone.
The climate along the coast is one of the many reasons sporting events are successful in the area. During the fall and spring, the days are warm with cool evenings. No need to worry about canceling a tournament because of snow, since the Gulf Coast lies in the southern subtropical area of North America. Enjoy fun in the sun and the appreciation for a great location for year-round sports.
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