Thanks to good weather year-round, three breathtaking island beaches and a variety of available sports venues and natural conditions, Wilmington has become a sought after destination for sports events planners, offering many things to see and do before and after the event for athletes and spectators. Ranging from multiple indoor and outdoor athletic facilities like Miracle Field at Olsen Park (which is accessible for wheelchair athletes), to the largest convention center on the North Carolina coast, there are plenty of options for hosting sporting events in Wilmington. Signature events hosted in Wilmington include the IRONMAN North Carolina, Seaside Soccer Classic and Wilmington, NC Marathon Madness, a Boston Marathon qualifying event. Wilmington offers all the perks that come with a coastal destination along with the conveniences and amenities of a big city.
OrganizationWilmington and Beaches CVB
- Wilmington Convention Center
- Althea Gibson Tennis Complex at Empire Park
- Brax Stadium & PPD Miracle Field