Choose Delaware

Choose Delaware!

Why Delaware?  The State of Delaware's rich sports history, modern facilities and central location make the First State the ideal location for your next sporting event. Enjoy tax-free shopping, pristine beaches, and delicious restaurants while avoiding the price tag that comes with other locations. 

Location! Location! Location!

Delaware’s ideal location is perfect for all types of events. Over 25 million people live within a 3-hour drive of Delaware which means attendees, officials and spectators incur less travel expenses, which often leads to increased attendance.

Proximity - Miles from Major Cities

 

Wilmington

Dover

Rehoboth Beach

Philadelphia*

32 miles

83 miles

124 miles

Baltimore*

69

83

111

New York City*

126

165

206

Washington DC*

123

96

112

Virginia Beach

243

192

168

Newark, NJ*

118

157

199

Wilmington, DE**

0

51

92

* = Major International Airport
** = Frontier Airlines commercial airline accesible

Heart of the Mid Atlantic

Map of DelawareDelaware is located in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic, right off of major Interstate I-95, within Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor, and in close proximity to multiple major international airports. It's easy to find your way around the region.  In addition, commercial flights fly out of the New Castle Airport, which is less than fifteen minutes from the Wilmington Riverfront and University of Delaware campus (Newark, DE).

Fields of Dreams or Game On or Cutting Edge Venues or Home Court Advantage

Whether you prefer a pitch, diamond, rink, court, track or trail, Delaware has you covered.  NCAA Division 1 athletic facilities, a minor league baseball park and some of the finest youth sports complexes on the east coast are located in Delaware.

Convenient, Affordable Lodging

With more than 14,000 hotel rooms to choose from, you'll find all types of affordable lodging to accommodate your group. Award winning sports-friendly hotels at all price levels are available for your event.  Plus, don’t forget, there is no sales tax!

We Make Event Planning Easy

We can help you secure a venue that satisfies your event requirements, and work with you to respond to proposals and prices. We arrange site inspections and help you get affordable rates on accommodations, entertainment options, meals and other services.  Once the event location is selected, we will help you to make your event safe, memorable and successful, down to the last detail.

Competition Ends, Fun Continues…

Dining...

Delaware is home to a variety of culinary wonders.  Whether you are looking for a family-friendly restaurant that will overwhelm your palette, but not your bank account, an upscale establishment to celebrate or an exciting place to watch the game, you won’t have to travel far from the venue or the hotel.

Hit the town in style...

From the newly revitalized Wilmington Riverfront, to the award-winning Main Street Newark and historic Dover, and right down to the boardwalk in Rehoboth, there are plenty of things to do and see while on your sports-cation.

Shop 'til you drop...

Three words…”NO SALES TAX.”  Delaware is a shopping destination, not only because of the savings, but because of the options.  The Christiana Mall is a super-regional mid-range/upscale shopping mall that has recently undergone million-dollar renovations.  Also, the Tanger outlets in Rehoboth offer all sorts of deals! 

Tee it up...

FORE!  Delaware has some of the nicest greens in the country.  Beautiful golf courses up and down the state allow golfers of all levels to enjoy a day on the links.  From the DuPont Country Club in Wilmington (which has hosted the LPGA), to Baywood Greens (referred to as the “August of the north”), you will find no shortage of top notch golfing options.

Can’t get enough sports?

Can’t get enough sports?  Delaware is home to two of NASCAR’s Sprint Cups Series races at the Dover International Speedway’s Monster Mile.  Buy some peanuts and cracker jacks while cheering for the local minor league baseball team, the Wilmington Blue Rocks (home of the world famous, Mr. Celery).  Experience the thrill that of Division 1 Sports at the University of Delaware or Delaware State University.

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