Events With an Impact in the South

Lexington, Kentucky, may be best known for basketball and horse racing, but the University of Kentucky has other notable venues including Commonwealth Stadium. Photo courtesy of David Stephenson/AP Images
Lexington, Kentucky, may be best known for basketball and horse racing, but the University of Kentucky has other notable venues including Commonwealth Stadium. Photo courtesy of David Stephenson/AP Images

By Greg Mellen

Rich in history, culture and resources, destinations in the South have what it takes to host a wide range of memorable sporting events.

To many, it may seem the South is all about Roll Tide, Razorbacks, Ragin’ Cajuns and all things football. But there’s so much more to this region’s athletic landscape. A warm climate, genuine hospitality, charming cities, knockout cuisine and music, and easy access to destinations with venues both large and small make any sports event here a favorite with organizers and participants alike.

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