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Upcoming Sporting Events

Stay up to date with upcoming sporting events in Tucson, Pima County and the Town of Oro Valley. Find event info and press releases here.

2022 FORT LOWELL SHOOTOUT  - The shootout is Tucson Soccer’s biggest youth soccer tournament featuring the best soccer facility in the state of Arizona. The Shootout brings together top notch facilities, high level competition, and the unique team building experience of the soccer Olympics. January 14 - 16, 2022. Find more information here

CACTUS CLASSIC INVITATIONAL - The Cactus Classic Invitational is a three-day volleyball tournament held annually in Tucson, Arizona over MLK Weekend. The main objective of the Cactus Classic is to provide a high quality, competitive, and fun event – giving athletes the opportunity to play in a major tournament on the big stage. January 15 - 17, 2022. Click here for additional information.

2021/2022 FLOWING WELLS WRESTLING INVITATIONAL - This youth wrestling tournament will take place at the Tucson Convention Center Arena January 14 - 15, 2022. Flowing Wells Wrestling Invitational

24 HOURS IN THE OLD PUEBLO - Celebrating 22 years of riding single track in the Sonoran Desert, the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo presented by Tucson Medical Center is one of the largest 24 Hour events in the world. Ride the event the mountain bike community has been raving about for years! February 18 - 20, 2022  Click here for more info and to register

NARANJA PARK (ORO VALLEY) SELECTED AS US QUIDDITCH WESTERN REGIONALS IN 2022 - The 2022 US Quidditch West Regional Championships will be held at Naranja Park (Oro Valley) on February 26-27, 2022. View the USQ location announcement here. Date: October 1, 2020


Annual Sporting Events and Related Updates

For news on Tucson’s annual sporting events, organizational changes, and facility updates. See our Marquee Events to learn more about our major annual events.

TUCSON INVITATIONAL GAMES - The postponed 20th anniversary of the Annual Tucson Invitational Games (TIG) will resume in 2022. Softball will be at Lincon Regional Park, February 27-March 27, 2022.  Baseball will be at Kino Sports Complex, February 27-April 3, 2022.  Visit the website for more detailsDate: April 22, 2021

TUCSON BICYCLE CLASSIC - Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the 34th annual Tucson Bicycle Classic has been reborn for 2022! Maybe you’ll return to defend your championship, or perhaps you will return to redeem yourself from the sting of defeat. Or perhaps you’ve never raced TBC and want a chance to race where the pros train. March 4 - 6, 2022  Tucson Bicycle Classic

FC TUCSON DESERT SHOWCASE - In 2022 the Desert Showcase presented by Visit Tucson will bring top professional soccer clubs throughout the United States to Southern Arizona as part of the 12th annual event. The preseason training and matches are part of an expanded celebration of soccer and Tucson. January & February 2022 (match dates to be announced). Desert Showcase

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