As we close out a busy 2016, it is time to look forward to 2017 and what a banner year it will be for the City of Stockton as it relates to sporting events in town.
While there are sporting events in town each week in 2017, we’ll highlight five upcoming events that should be placed on your calendar now:
The city barely has enough time to recover from New Years Eve when we will welcome 300 baton twirling competitors to town from Japan, Australia, Canada and all over the US on Thursday, January 21th. These competitors will be competing in the first ever PanPacific Cup at the Stockton Arena from Friday, January 13th through Sunday, January 15th. The competition is FREE to go watch, make sure to stop by and see this international competition in action!
March 25 & 27:
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) brings their Division I Women’s Basketball Regionals event to Stockton and the Stockton Arena for the first time ever! This event, which will feature four of the nation’s best Women’s Basketball teams competing in the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight Rounds, will be televised nationwide and is Stockton’s true time to shine in front of the NCAA in hopes of being awarded additional events in the future.
You won’t want to miss all of the action. Games will be on Saturday, March 25th at 1:00pm and 3:30pm, and on Monday, March 27th at 6:00pm. Tickets can be purchased at the Stockton Arena Box Office or online at www.ncaa.com/wbbtickets.
The NCAA brings their Division II Men’s Golf Super-Regionals to Stockton at the Brookside Golf & Country Club. Come watch 17 collegiate teams compete in this three day competition at the beautiful golf course. Tournament play will begin each day at 8:00am each day and should conclude around 1:30 or 2:00pm. It is free for spectators to observe.
The West Coast Conference (WCC) once again brings their Conference Baseball Championships to Stockton’s Banner Island Ballpark. The West Coast Conference, home conference of the University of the Pacific, event will feature the top four collegiate baseball teams competing for a guaranteed spot in the NCAA post-season and a chance to make it to the College World Series in Omaha. Tournament schedule is yet to be released.
USA Racquetball, the National Governing Body of the sport of Racquetball, has awarded the City of Stockton the opportunity to once again host their Junior Olympic Competition. The event comes back to Stockton after a very successful stint in Stockton in 2015. Three hundred or more of the country’s best youth racquetball players (and their families) will converge on Stockton to play at the In-Shape Health Clubs in town. Tournament schedule has yet to be released, and it will be free for spectators to observe.
All of these events (and the others that occur in Stockton) are made possible because our city is so welcoming to the competitors and their families and fans. Please make sure to continue this spirit as we enter this busy year, and when possible….attend as many of the events as possible to show your appreciation for their choosing our city and spending their hard earned dollars in our community.
If you have any questions about these events, or any other events in Stockton, please contact the Visit Stockton Offices anytime at (209) 938-1555.