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Athletes can explore without boundaries in Tucson, surrounded by mountain-and-desert terrain, abundant sunshine, and state-of-the-art facilities. Pros in training and weekend warriers alike will find challenges that test their limits. If you're an athlete, you'll be amazed at the stories you can tell with Tucson as your playing field. cycling, soccer, golf, tennis, baseball, endurance events, college sports, and outdoor adventures.

2015-2016 Signature Events

Major League Soccer (MLS) Preseason Training: Desert Diamond Cup

February 18-28, 2015 (Wednesdays and Saturdays)
Kino Sports Complex: North Complex
10-12 Major League Soccer teams training for 7-10 days
Projected room nights: 2,000-3,000

Tucson Association of Realtors: Ft. Lowell Soccer Shootout

January 15-27, 2016
Various multipurpose facilities throughout City of Tucson and
Pima County
Targeting 400 total teams
Projected room nights: 1,500-2,000

Tucson Invitational Games (TIG): Collegiate Softball and Baseball

February 22-April 4, 2015
City of Tucson: Lincoln Park Complex and
Pima County: Kino Sports Complex
62 total softball teams and 68 total baseball teams in 2014
Project room nights: 10,000-12,000

PGA TOUR's Champions Tour - Tucson Conquistadores Classic

March 16-22, 2015
Omni Tucson National Resort: Catalina Course
Championship no-cut format: March 20-22, 2015
Pro-Am Events: March 18-19, 2015
Broadcast on the Golf Channel
First-year event

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Angel Natal, Director of Sports Development

Lauren Isely, Administrative Assistant


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