5 Reasons to Make Savannah Your Summer Sports Event Destination

By: Genesis Leggett

When selecting a location for your summer sports event, numerous factors must be considered. Savannah, Georgia, is an outstanding choice, from ideal weather conditions to attractive surroundings. Savannah summers are about good food, live music, and great company. Pair that with its rich history, vibrant culture, and charming southern hospitality; Savannah offers the perfect blend of amenities, facilities and atmosphere to create lasting memories for your participants.

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1. Savannah is Always in Season

Savannah enjoys a sub-tropical climate, making it an excellent destination for outdoor events during the summer. Thanks to its location on Georgia’s coast, visitors can enjoy the abundant sunshine and average temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to low 90s Fahrenheit (mid-20s to low 30s Celsius). Savannah’s climate guarantees an enjoyable and comfortable experience for athletes, coaches, and spectators.

2. Premier Sports Venues

Savannah offers a wide variety of top-notch venues suitable for various summer events. Whether your sports event requires expansive fields, a state-of-the-art arena, pristine golf courses or well-maintained courts, the Hostess City has you covered. Savannah’s venues cater to many sports, including soccer, baseball, softball, tennis, golf, beach volleyball, and more. With excellent relationships with our City and Parks and Recreation partners, Savannah is committed to maintaining our sports infrastructure to ensure your event will be executed flawlessly.

3. ​Stay and Play

Looking for things to do after the final whistle?

Are you bringing a youth sports event? Savannah is a top destination for summer vacations, so encourage your parents and players to enjoy a summer break in Savannah! Enjoy the city’s picturesque coastline with various recreational options such as swimming, boating, fishing, and beachside relaxation.

For the above 21 participants, Savannah comes alive after the sun sets, offering a vibrant nightlife experience. Enjoy various food options, from upscale dining establishments serving Southern-inspired cuisine to eclectic food trucks and late-night eateries. There’s fun for everyone in the Hostess City!

4. Historic Charm and Cultural Richness

For the sports history buffs in attendance, Savannah has hosted premier sporting events dating to 1926 with the construction of Grayson Stadium (now occupied by the Savannah Bananas)., where legends like Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson once played. During the 1996 Olympic Games, Savannah became the first city to host its Opening Ceremony outside the host city (Atlanta). This event was highlighted by the lighting of the Savannah Olympic Cauldron, which can still be found on River Street. Take a guided tour through Savannah’s well-preserved historic district featuring 22 picturesque squares, beautiful architecture and historical landmarks.

5. Sweet Dreams in Sweet Digs

Savannah provides various accommodation options to suit every budget and preference. From hotels designed for champions to the economically reliable brands, we know and love. We can guarantee a cluster of hotel options within a 15-mile radius of our Savannah and Chatham County facilities. From historic inns to haunted stays, sweet dreams await you in Savannah.

Whether exploring the historic district or enjoying outdoor activities under the warm sun, Savannah has everything needed to make your event successful!


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