Bill Franz

When the Time is Right

The game has changed. The one thing that hasn't changed is the Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau's commitment to you. We can't wait to welcome you back when the time is right. We are all on the same team. We are in this together.




As a leading destination for hosting sports events and tournaments, Dayton’s winning track record is impressive!


To name just a few, Dayton’s success ranges from hosting two large amateur youth soccer tournaments (the adidas® Warrior Soccer Tournament held each Memorial Day weekend, and the Mead CUSA Cup Soccer Tournament held each Labor Day weekend), the annual 40,000 attendee WGI Sport of the Arts Color Guard and Percussion & Winds World Championships, national bowling and softball tournaments, AAU basketball tournaments, AAU and ASA softball tournaments, SilverStick Hockey tournaments , and of course the annual  kick-off to March Madness®—the NCAA® Division I Men’s Basketball First Four® Tournament as well as Round I & II and Regional NCAA® Tournaments.  In fact the University of Dayton Arena has played host to more NCAA® events than any other venue in the nation!


To find out more about our sports offerings, including breakdown by sport, view our Sports Section or contact: