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Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Athletes, whether professionals or youth, enjoy staying and playing on Alabama’s beautiful beaches, which also offer a large selection of facilities for every sport. The Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission has successfully worked with numerous organizations, such as the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Southeastern Conference (SEC), National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA), to bring a variety of sports events to the Alabama Gulf Coast.

Sports Media Contact: Ally Dorrough | 251-968-9327 | 334-391-7745

About the Sports Commission

The Sports Commission began in 2005 as a partnership among Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism (GSOBT), the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber and the cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach and became a department within GSOBT in 2007. In this role, the commission – along with assistance from the cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach – works to bring quality sporting events to Alabama’s Gulf Coast.


The area showcases a large selection of outstanding facilities suitable for a wide range of sporting events. From baseball, softball and soccer fields to natural venues like the beach and Gulf State Park, these sites are ideal for adult or youth competition.


From the exciting youth and collegiate tournaments to professional competitions and races, Alabama’s beach destination has successfully hosted a wide range of events. Check out the sports calendar of events for the latest on event details and the best lodging rates.

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