Sporting Events & Tournaments

With multiple venues across the parish, Southwest Louisiana is the go-to place for any sporting or athletic event. Between high school state championships, pro sporting events, and recreational, youth, and collegiate events at McNeese State University. Southwest Louisiana is also the prime location for an assortment of local events like 5ks, bicycle races, golf tournaments, mud runs, fishing tournaments, and more!  Take a look at the schedule of upcoming sporting events open to spectators in Louisiana's Playground—where champions are crowned!

Contact the Sports team for details on planning your one-of-a-kind large-sporting event in Louisiana’s Playground.

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Eric Zartler

Eric Zartler, TMP, CDME Sr. Vice President of Sports

Manages/Oversees execution of vision & strategies of sports department, recruitment/procurement of sporting events to SWLA

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Aubrey Caldwell Sports Events Coordinator

Execution/coordination of large-scale sporting events, Meeting Max software

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Sam Moore Director of Sports Relations

Cultivate relationships with tournament organizers, facility managers, community volunteers, and industry organizations for hosting sports events in SWLA.

Where Champions Are Crowned

Outdoors & Recreation

Where Champions Are Crowned January 2024

  • 4 minute read

Louisiana’s Playground- Let’s play! It’s time to dribble, swing, throw, run, tackle, and cast into all the…

Outdoors & Recreation

Where Champions Are Crowned March 2024

  • 2 minute read

Some might say SWLA is in its sports era… March is arguably the busiest and best time of year for McNeese sports…