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Albuquerque Sports Commission


Our dedicated sports & services teams will help make your event go the distance. Learn more about why Albuquerque is the perfect destination for your next event.

  • Knowledgeable, Friendly and Dedicated Albuquerque Sports Commission and Services Team
  • In-house marketing and public relations support
  • Accessible: centrally located with ample air and ground access
  • Affordable: hotels, facilities, amenities and attractions
  • Mild year-round weather

Albuquerque is a welcoming Southwest destination with stunning landscapes, 310 days of sunshine, gorgeous sunsets, blue skies and low humidity.

Rich in culture and tradition, Albuquerque will be a unique and incredible destination for your sporting event participants.

Albuquerque has several hotel districts, all within 20 minutes of the airport. Many hotels offer a distinct New Mexican atmosphere that allow attendees to immerse themselves in the rich culture and hospitable charm of the city. With over 17,000 hotel rooms in the Albuquerque area, no event is too large.


Albuquerque is home to many high quality sporting venues with the Sandia Mountains creating a magnificent backdrop for your event. The Albuquerque Sports Commission will help you find the perfect site. For more information on additional venues and how to book a venue, contact the Albuquerque Sports Commission.



Albuquerque Indoor Track Facility
  • 200-meter banked Mondo track
  • Infield events: Oval - 6 lanes; Sprints - 8 lanes
  • Field events: Vertical and Horizontal jumps; Throwing Pit
  • Located inside the Albuquerque Convention Center
  • Bleacher seating for 2,000
  • TV ready lighting
  • Learn more about the facility and view upcoming track meets here.
Jennifer Riordan Spark Kindness Sports Complex
  • 5 collegiate level baseball fields with high school level field lighting
  • Modifiable to accommodate baseball and softball
  • Fully synthetic turf 
  • Two bullpens and dugouts per field
  • Bleacher seating with shade canopies at each field
  • Multi-purpose building with a full concession stand, press boxes, locker rooms, and an event room
Balloon Fiesta Park
  • 86-acre multi-purpose grass field
  • Indoor command post available
  • Sid Cutter Pavillion: 12,000 sq ft multi-use indoor space
  • Dedicated staff on-site
  • Ample parking
  • Ideal for a variety of sporting events
Duke City BMX Facility
  • Covered BMX track
  • Bleacher seating
  • Concessions and parking
Jerry Cline Tennis Complex
  • 18 laykold courts (13 lighted)
  • On court benches (12 with shade structures)
  • Tournament command indoor facility
  • Locker rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Staff on-site
Manzano Mesa Pickleball Facility
  • 18 lighted courts 
  • Ample parking 
  • Auxiliary space for tournament needs
New Mexico Soccer Tournament Complex 
  • 22 grass fields (8 lighted)
  • Tournament command building available
  • Open space that can be utilized for vendors and food trucks 
University of New Mexico Sports Facilities
  • University Arena aka “The Pit”: 15,400 seat indoor basketball arena
  • Branch Field at University Stadium: 39,200 seat outdoor football stadium
  • Soccer and track complex: 6,200 seats
  • Indoor and outdoor tennis courts: 13 lighted outdoor; 6 indoor
  • Ample parking and concessions available

Located in downtown Albuquerque and minutes away from the Albuquerque International Sunport, the 600,000 sq. ft. Albuquerque Convention Center (ACC) is a versatile facility capable of handling sports from archery to volleyball. The staff of the ACC is very sports-friendly and eager to support your event.  A dedicated event manager will ensure that your needs are met and that your event is a success.

  • 167,562 total square feet of exhibit space (106,200 clear-span/30’ floor to truss)
  • 31,000 square-foot ballroom and balcony
  • Versatile public areas
  • Over 900 hotel rooms located within walking distance
  • Free Wi-Fi zones in lobby areas
  • Easy access to Interstates 25 and 40

Golf Digest and Golf Magazine have ranked several Albuquerque, New Mexico golf courses among the best in the country.  The natural attributes of Albuquerque’s landscape translate into a creative edge in golf design that offers parkland, desert, and mountain courses. 

The destination’s high desert setting provides mile-high elevation, varied landscape, sunny days, low humidity and an endless blue sky for a perfect golf experience.

  • 15 courses in the Albuquerque area
  • 9-, 18-, and 27-hole courses available
  • Lighted driving ranges available
  • Pro Shops and Dining available


The Albuquerque Sports Commission has considerable experience hosting a wide range of sporting events both large and small and understands the significance of collaborative efforts and the importance of cooperation from a multitude of organizations to create a successful event.

Past Experience Highlights 

  • National Senior Games - 2019
  • NCAA Regional and National Championships
  • USA Roller Sports Speed, Figure, and Hockey National Championships - 2013 and 2015
  • USA Track & Field Indoor Championships - 2010–2014, 2017-2018, 2020
  • USA Track & Field Masters Indoor Championships - 2011, 2016 and 2017
  • USA Track & Field Junior Olympic Cross Country - 2003, 2012 and 2015
  • United States Olympic Committee events - USA Archery, USA Boxing, USA Climbing, USA Gymnastics, and USA Weightlifting
  • US Bowling Congress Open Championships - 2000 and 2008
  • Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - annually in October
  • New Mexico Bowl - annually in December