“One of the five best competition pools in the world”
– Tyler Clary, Olympic Gold Medalist, 200 backstroke, London 2012
Opened in 2011, the Riverside Aquatics Complex has quickly become one of the top aquatics complexes in the world. Featuring a 65-meter all-deep competition pool, a 3, 5, 7.5 and 10- meter dive tower, moveable bulkhead, two warm-up pools and wet and dry-land practice diving areas, the Complex has hosted numerous national and international aquatics competitions, including FINA, AAU, UANA-Pan Am, and many aquatics national championships. The Riverside Aquatics Complex was also the location of choice for ABC Television’s series Splash.
Located only one mile from downtown Riverside, the new Riverside Cross Country Course is 5,000 meters in length and features hard-packed dirt trails and 13 elevation changes. The course has hosted numerous cross country events, including the CIF Southern Section Preliminary Championships, the venue includes a clubhouse and parking for 550 cars on site, with another 1,200 space lot located on an adjacent property.
Located only one mile from downtown Riverside, Ab Brown features over 40 acres of prime soccer fields. Combined with four universities, seven highs schools, and over ten major parks featuring athletic fields, Riverside can host the largest soccer tournaments in the United States. In 2014 the city successfully hosted the AYSO National Championships.
Home to thousands of acres of parkland – including the 1,500-acre Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park, the 377-acre California Citrus State Historic Park, and historic palm and rose-lined Victoria Avenue – Riverside is able to host the largest running and biking competitions. An annual fall tradition for nearly four decades, the Mission Inn Run – including 1/2 marathon, 10k, and 5K runs – takes place among downtown Riverside’s historic streets, parks and neighborhoods.
Riverside Community College’s historic Wheelock Field, home to one of the nation’s top junior college football programs, offers a top-notch football field and facility for any major football competition, training, or camp. Twice, Wheelock Field has hosted the Under Armour Arizona/California High School All-Star Football Game.
Riverside is also home to seven high school stadiums and an exceptional football/soccer field at Bobby Bonds Park.
Situated adjacent to Riverside’s famed Mt. Rubidoux with access to the Santa Ana River Trail, Rancho Jurupa Park is a 200-acre county park set among cottonwood trees, meadows and two three-acres lakes. Twice, Rancho Jurupa Park has hosted Paintball Sports Promotions’ National Championships.
Offering 50,000 square feet of exhibit space, the new Riverside Convention Center is an ideal venue for indoor competitions, including gymnastics, wrestling, volleyball, cheerleading and dance competitions. In addition, the center is a perfect venue for sports conventions, as it is centrally located in one of America’s sports meccas, Southern California.