Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau

Sports Event Services

The mission of the Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau (GRCVB) is to strengthen the economic prosperity of the community through tourism development. Sports tourism is a very integral part of this vision with the GRCVB promoting Rome & Floyd County as a premier sports travel destination. Here is a look at our sports event planning services:

2015_RCA_LogoAward Winning Services:

SportsEvents Media Group, the leading sports event planner industry publication, announced Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau as one of its 2015 Readers’ Choice Award winners. “SportsEvents readers came out in force to nominate and then to vote for their favorite sports events destination and the host organizations that represent them,” said Kristen McIntosh, SportsEvents editor.“It is clear, based on our reader’s experiences, that these award winners are willing to go above and beyond typical service levels to help sports event planners produce outstanding events that participants, their families and spectators will want to experience again and again.  It is our privilege to announce their selection by sports event planners as among the best in the United States.”

Sports Event Planning:

The  GRCVB is a one-stop shop for all event organizers to successfully stage any type of sports event in Georgia’s Rome. The GRCVB Team is able to assist with bid proposals – from assessment & consultation for hosting a new event, to providing accolades, photos and other media materials for the actual bid package. Once an event is secured, we are able to assist with rates for hotel accommodations, press releases and event listings in calendars, web-sites and newsletters. The Rome/Floyd Visitor Center will provide you with visitor guides, coupon books, brochures for local attractions and access to the Rome REPS volunteer force.

Sports & Events Committee:

With our past successes, the GRCVB has an established “local organizing committee” in place to ensure the success of your event.   A Standard Operating Procedure is in place to assist those involved in sports event planning. The committee works closely with multiple city, county and government agencies – including  public safety, public works, local sports organizations, medical support, etc… We can guide you to the needed permits and city services. The right agency contact is key to efficient planning. Ensuring all authorities are informed and supporting the event reduces last minute snags on event day.

Many event planners have recognized the value of developing a partnership with the GRCVB, and include the organization as an in-kind sponsor, providing promotional benefits as well. This mutually beneficial relationship can help maximize marketing and promotional efforts for both the event organizer and the GRCVB.

Questions about sports event planning and standard operating procedures in Rome, Ga.? Please contact Ann Hortman, Rome Sports Commission, at 706-295-5576 or 800-444-1834 or email sports@romegeorgia.org.