Why Grand Island? 

With a population of nearly 50,000 Grand Island, Nebraska is the perfect sit for sporting competitions. Our central location makes us easy to get to – and our common-sense price structure makes Grand Island affordable.

A track record of performance – Grand Island has hosted dozens and dozens of regional and national competitions — equine, shooting, wrestling, basketball, archery, bowling, cheer leading, soccer and more. Better yet, we have a high rate of return events — proving that Grand Island knows how to make sporting competitions and tournaments successful.

First-rate venues – Grand Island offers a diverse array of top-notch venues from an arena that can seat more than 7,500 to a state-of-the-art shooting park. We’re equipped to handle competitions in virtually any sport — from equine to archery, from trap shooting to wrestling, from dance to basketball.

Easy access – Grand Island is located right in the middle of the US — right off Interstate 80. Our airport connects us daily with regional jet service to Dallas/Fort Worth — and another regional airport just 40 minutes away serves Denver. Once you’re here, getting around is simple — you can get across town in about 15 minutes. In fact, there are more than 1,500 hotel rooms within five minutes of all major venues.

Family friendly – When your teams and fans aren’t busy with your event, there is plenty for them to do — from great shopping to recreation, from museums to theaters, from restaurants to outdoor fun.

Affordable – Your dollar goes farther in Grand Island — from hotel rooms to dining out. Better yet, you don’t sacrifice quality while you’re saving money. Competitors and fans alike will leave Grand Island with more money in their pockets — and great memories of an event like no other.

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