Event Attraction & Planning

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 execution.

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 

Looking to promote your upcoming event in Riverside?  We are pleased to offer assistance in the marketing of your upcoming event. We offer strategic opportunities to promote your event, supported by our strong local relationships with news media and the City of Riverside. We optimize marketing efforts through press releases, publishing your event on the city’s Community Calendar, and featuring a large digital ad on two, city-managed, electronic billboards.We leverage additional outlets such as the Riverside Weekly e-News and Outlook Community Calendar. Rounding out our marketing initiatives to promote your event, we utilize our own social media accounts to disseminate your event details to a broader audience.  We've got you covered with all the resources you need to drive attendance and create buzz.  Download your marketing form here to get started!

The Riverside Sports Commission team is without parallel in working collaboratively with event organizers, venue managers, and city personnel to attract and co-produce major sporting events. Its attention to detail, understanding of event management, creativity in…