The Gainesville Sports Commission.
Our Mission is to be the leading voice of the sports tourism industry in Alachua County; to add to our community’s quality of life through sports; to recruit and create sustainable sports recreation, and entertainment events that have a positive community impact; to build an understanding in the community of the importance of sports, recreation and tourism and to skillfully do so while meeting all industry professional standards and best practices
Salaries and Benefits
Meals and Entertainment
Advertising and Marketing
Funds Contracted Services Required in Event Contracts All Funding Based on Daily and Overnight Out-of-Town Visitation All Funding for Only Approved Costs Based on State Statutes
The Gainesville Sports Commission constantly reviews bid
opportunities through our network of rights holders, sport
volunteers, attendance at national meetings, on-line notifications
of bid availability through the National Association of Sports
Commissions, Florida Sports Foundation, Sports Event Magazine,
Sports Travel Magazine, and other sources.
Often bids are due this year for events that will be held in two or
three years from now. When bidding on these events, we
must restrict our bids to those events where NCAA or UF schedules
don’t prevent submission of our bids. We can’t bid on events if we can’t
guarantee facility availability.
Nine out of Ten events we look at don’t even get to the bid stage—by our
choice. We know our market and self-select for those that can be held
here and limit our considerations of others.
11,820 Room Nights
8,863 Room Nights
15,846 Room Nights
9, 548 Room Nights
20,942 Room Nights
22,265 Room Nights
2003 ActivitiesEvents Hosted or Assisted by GSC
25,191 Room Nights
22,153 Room Nights
19,142 Room Nights
32,398 Room Nights
24,517 Room Nights
25,252 Room Nights
33,844 Projected Room Nights when Reports Complete
Expanding from four day event format to a six day format “Spring Training” for archers.
30,000 Projected Room nights