Visit Baton Rouge

Team Louisiana - Runner at Finish line in Louisiana Marathon Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge Baseball Field

Welcome to Baton Rouge, or as we also like to call ourselves, the Red Stick. Here in Sportsman’s Paradise, we’re also proud to call ourselves Louisiana’s State Capital. While we’re pretty well known in the sports arena for our two universities, Louisiana State University and Southern University, both are pretty well-respected schools in the SEC and SWAC. So, whether a Tiger or Jag fan (or both) there’s always a season at play and enough reason to come on down and take in a game, match, or tournament or two. 

To say the Red Stick gets serious about sports is an understatement, we take it to the next level. Proof of that came in 2020 when we were awarded the SportsETA’s 2019 Sport Tourism Organization of the Year, Population Over 500,000

Aside from being a spectator, Baton Rouge has numerous venues that can accommodate a variety of sports, ranging from baseball and soccer to waterskiing and golf. If you’re looking beyond professional venues, Baton Rouge offers several recreational options through various parks, including skating, biking, boating, and kayaking, to name a few.

As your partners, Visit Baton Rouge is proud work alongside you – from helping to secure and service large-scale sporting events in Baton Rouge we can also connect you with our area hospitality industry partners that specialize in the services you’re in need of to produce a successful and safe event. We’re also here to offer site visits, free event marketing, local attendance building, connecting with local media, signage and more. 

Here are a few groups that have recently called on Baton Rouge to host their events: 

  • The Louisiana Marathon
  • US Youth Soccer Southern Regional Championships
  • Tiger-Rock Martial Arts World Championship
  • United States Bowling Congress Women’s Championships
  • USA Track and Field Masters Outdoor Championships
  • Marucci World Series
  • National Pro Fastpitch Softball Championship Series
  • National Collegiate Waterski Championships

We’re ready to connect when you and are whether we’re talking about touchdowns to tailgates, Baton Rouge have you covered. For more information, check out Visit Baton Rouge and be sure to reach out to Zach Ebarb, National Sports & Convention Sales Manager, at [email protected] or (225) 382-3584.


359 Third Street

Baton Rouge, LA 70801

800-LA-ROUGE | 225-382-3584