Destination Irvine Showcases Great Park as SoCal Go-To Sports Facility
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Dave Lucey, director of sports sales, Destination Irvine, met with representatives from 40 sporting event planning and hosting organizations during the Oct. 1-4 TEAMS (Travel, Events, and Management in Sports) conference in Louisville, KY.
Lucey was joined by City of Irvine staff members Chris Alfaro and Collum McLaughlin, and hoteliers Brittany Valverde of Hilton Irvine and Jeremy Yujuico of Doubletree Irvine. Together, they strengthened relationships with sports organizations such as USA Field Hockey, USL Soccer, and USA Rugby and provided updates on the newly completed sport facilities at the Orange County Great Park.
The sports facilities, which opened last year, include a 5000-seat Championship Soccer Stadium, six natural-turf soccer fields, 25 tennis courts, five sand volleyball courts, seven baseball fields, five softball fields, six synthetic-turf soccer fields, four basketball courts, and flex fields for lacrosse, rugby, cricket, and other uses.
“Having the opportunity to meet with these organizations allows us to offer the Great Park and its facilities as a sports destination for large-scale tournaments,” said Lucey.
Attendees of the conference had the opportunity to hear from keynote Shawn White, a professional snowboarder and Olympic gold medalist.
For information on sports sales in Irvine, contact Dave Lucey.
Category: Economic Development, Destination Irvine