Tuscaloosa Sports And Tourism Office

Sporting events are not just fun and games when it comes to Tuscaloosa’s economy.

To combat the economic woes of the coronavirus pandemic, the Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission is planning to coordinate several events.  The goal is to provide entertainment for local residents, while also giving businesses a much needed boost.

Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission Director of Sports Stan Adams said guests are sorely needed in the city’s hotels.

“We’re going to be filling up the hotels and I know that everyone, especially the hotels, have been on us,” Adams said.  “We’re trying to do the best we can.”

Fifteen events are planned between June and October, including softball, golf, baseball and bowling.

New guidelines from Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey open the door for sporting events.  TTSC officials have agreed to follow strict precautions to protect the health of athletes and spectators.

“Our biggest thing is making sure we’re safe and we’re following all guidelines possible,” Adams said. “We’re just trying to get a restart on Tuscaloosa and just get everything back to some normalcy.”

The first local event in the TTSC lineup is the RISE Golf Tournament of Champions happening June 18 and June 19.

For more information, call 205-391-9200.

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