The Riverside Sports Commission generates leads, organizes site visits, coordinates venue/site inspections, and leads the request for proposal/bid process to attract sports competitions to Riverside.
The Riverside Sports Commission plays an important role in helping sports organizations with their pre-event planning and event co-production. In this way, the RSC acts as an extension of the sports organization itself.
Services may include:
Securing competition venues and acting as the liaison/mediator between event organizers and venue owners/managers
Obtaining estimates for services and equipment, contracting with suppliers, coordinating timelines, and overseeing the installation and removal of equipment
Planning and managing event transportation and parking
Obtaining competitive rates and room blocks at Riverside hotels
Designing hotel information sheets to post online or to distribute to event participants
Assisting with referrals and/or helping coordinate supplemental events, such as sports banquets, team dinners and award ceremonies
Providing VIP welcome amenities for coaches/officials and welcome bags for athletes
Providing discount coupons and fundraising opportunities in partnership with local restaurants
Securing public officials to officially “kick-off” events and welcome visitors
MARKETING ASSISTANCE INCLUDES:
Special Olympics BBQ at the Riverside Fairmont Park, July 22, 2015. (Eric Reed/Riverside Convention Center & Visitors Bureau)