Event Expertise

​SportsPITTSBURGH works hard to attract and host a wide variety of sporting events in the Pittsburgh region.

Pittsburgh as a Destination

SportsPITTSBURGH Executive Director Jennifer Hawkins spent time with PUSH Sports magazine to discuss sports tourism in Pittsburgh. Read on to learn more about the iconic sports events hosted in Pittsburgh, the City of Champions. 


National Governing Bodies and Major Events

  • United States Golf Association Men’s U.S. Open
  • United States Golf Association Women’s U.S. Open
  • MLB All-Star Weekend
  • NHL Winter Classic
  • NHL Stadium Series
  • USA Karate National Championships & U.S. Team Trials
  • USA Gymnastics Championships and National Congress & Trade Show
  • National Veterans Wheelchair Games
  • Connect Sports Marketplace I Olympic SportsLink I NGB Best Practice
  • Bassmaster Classic
  • USA Hockey National Championships
  • NHL Entry Draft
  • National Senior Games
  • USA BMX Stars N Stripes Nationals

NCAA 

Division I

  • Men’s Wrestling Championships
  • Women’s Volleyball Championship
  • Men’s Ice Hockey Championship (Frozen Four)
  • Men’s Basketball Championship - First and Second Rounds

Division II

  • Men’s & Women’s Cross Country Regionals
  • Men’s & Women’s Soccer Championships
  • National Championships Festival
  • Women’s Volleyball Championship
  • Women’s Field Hockey Championship
  • Men’s & Women’s Soccer Championships
  • Men’s & Women’s Cross Country Championships

Division III

  • Women’s Volleyball Championship
  • Women’s Basketball Championship

Amateur Events

  • Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League’s American Showcase
  • DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
  • East Coast Volleyball Championships
  • Red Bull Berm Berners
  • Red Bull Flugtag
  • Hoop Group Pitt Jam Fest
  • GK Sports Steel City Freeze

Collegiate Conference Championships

  • PSAC Cross County Championships
  • ACC Wrestling Championship
  • A-10 Women’s Lacrosse Championship
  • A-10 Men’s Basketball Championship
  • A-10 Women’s Basketball Championship