California is welcoming back visitors which means, Irvine, is ready to play! From soccer, and baseball, to ice hockey, and water polo Irvine offers a wide array of venues and facilities for virtually any sporting event. Some of the most beautiful sports facilities in Southern California are located in Irvine, including the 194-acre Orange County Great Park Sports Complex.
The Complex is drawing players of all ages for youth and adult team practices and games; local, national and international tournaments; and professional teams and club games. The Sports Complex is on track to become one of the largest public multisport facilities in California and one of the largest in the United States.
Sports Complex Highlights:
- 5,000-seat Championship Soccer Stadium
- 280,000 sq. ft. ice facility
- 3 National Hockey League size rinks
- 1 Olympic size rink
- 2,500-seat arena
- 24 soccer fields
- 25 lighted tennis courts
- 5 sand volleyball courts
- 4 basketball courts
Irvine has a strong record of holding major events, including:
- 2021 & 2017 USA Water Polo National Junior Olympics
- 2020, 2019 & 2018 LA Rams Training Camp
- 2019 & 2018 NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship
- 2017 Softball Champions Cup 18-under Junior Olympics Showcase
- 2016 USA Synchro West Zone Championships
- 2015 World Cup of Softball
- 2014 USA Swimming Junior Nationals
Irvine boasts 21 hotels ranging from full-service to extended-stay with more than 4,300 sleeping rooms, providing accommodations for various budgets.
Being located in the center of Orange County, makes Irvine easily accessible for fly-in or drive-in. Just 45 miles south of Los Angeles and 90 miles north of San Diego.
Irvine is serviced by John Wayne/Orange County Airport (SNA), located minutes from the majority of Irvine’s hotels and sporting venues.
By car, visitors can travel via Interstates 5 and 405. Getting around is easy, as routes 73 and 55 can take you nearly everywhere in the area.
Visitors appreciate Irvine being recognized as “America’s Safest Big City” by the FBI since 2005.
Irvine averages 280+ sunny days a year! Temperatures range from highs between the mid 60s to mid 80s and lows from the 40s to 60s, with an annual high temperature of 72.7°F — there is really no “offseason.”
Irvine features over 16,500 acres of parks, sports fields and dedicated open space offering miles of trails for recreational fun.
Family activities abound in Irvine including K1 Speed, Boomers, Pretend City, Adventure Playground, the Great Park Balloon and carousel, and the Giant Wheel at the Irvine Spectrum Center.
Irvine’s close proximity to the area’s popular beaches and famous attractions, make it an ideal destination for any sporting event.
Destination experts provide complimentary assistance in helping you secure your event location and hotel accommodations.
Incentive to book – Destination Irvine will provide a $100 Amazon gift card to tournament directors whose event meets the following qualifications:
- Minimum 25 contracted room nights (cumulative)
- Group booked at one of Irvine’s 21 hotels
- Must work with Destination Irvine to book rooms
- Irvine must be competing against another host city.