Sport Tourism

Equipped for sports of all seasons, Fredericton is a top tier destination for athletic action.

With an impressive record of sporting events hosted here in the Capital City, Fredericton is ready to host your next athletic event, and share our hometown advantage with you.

Featuring a selection of state-of-the-art facilities to accommodate a variety of sports, Fredericton-hosted athletic events are growing in frequency and magnitude each year. Enjoy the novelties of a small town with big city amenities, and treat your athletes and supporters to a taste of Maritime hospitality.

Here are just a few examples of recent and upcoming Fredericton sport events:

2023Baseball Canada U13 AAA Atlantic Nationals
2023U17 Boys Canadian Fastpitch Championship
2023Eastern Canadian Gymnastics
2023 & 2022ITF Women’s Challenger Tennis
2022Men’s, Women’s Canadian Ball Hockey Championship
2022U19 Women’s Canadian Fastpitch Championship

Accessible by road or air, Fredericton is quick and easy to navigate, resulting in swift commutes to and from the rink, court, field or pitch. Our small geographic footprint and light traffic allows for less time en route, and more time to explore the culinary delights, historical sights, and vibrant culture of our city on the Wolastoq (Saint John River).  

To say we are sport fanatics is an understatement. Fredericton is proud to have raised some incredible athletes, including Willie O'Ree, Marianne Limpert, Danny Grant, Buster Harvey, Matt Stairs, Dave Durepos, Jake Thomas, and Jake Allen. Our community is eager to share our enthusiasm for sport as we welcome your teams, coaches and fans to our city, and help to cheer them on!

Fredericton’s ample selection of lodgings extends across the city, offering various price points and amenities. Let the Fredericton Sport Tourism Team leverage our strong partnerships with local universities (University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University) and the hospitality industry to provide you with the best facilities, logistics, accommodations and value for your event, its participants and supporters. Our facilities include:

  • Multi-use Grant Harvey Centre (2 Ice Surfaces)
  • Willie O’Ree (2 Ice surfaces)
  • 12 Grass Fields suitable for Soccer, Lacrosse, Ultimate Frisbee, and Football
  • 22 Baseball fields

Let our team help your teams. The Sports Tourism division is ready to work with you to secure the appropriate venues, assisting with site inspections and tours as required. Our team is experienced in writing competitive bids, and is ready to help you compose a professional, detailed package to demonstrate all that Fredericton has to offer. In addition, we are prepared to provide local marketing support, working to spread awareness of the event and fill the stands with fans of all ages.

Financial assistance may be available to non-profit local sport organizations in the development, operation and hosting of regional, provincial, national, and international sport events held within the City of Fredericton. For more information, check out the Hosting Grant Program Guidelines to learn if your organization’s event may be eligible.

Pat Olsen

For more information on sport events in Fredericton, contact Sport Tourism Coordinator Pat Olsen

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