Sports Watch Winter 2024
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Sports Watch: Winter 2024
Upcoming events, pickleball news and more highlights from the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance! READ ARTICLE
Greater Raleigh to Host Numerous Major Sports Events in 2024
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Greater Raleigh is one of the nation's top-tier destinations for sports championships and events, and 2024 is slated to be another monumental year! Mark your calendar for The Soccer Tournament, U.S. Open, EsportsTravel Summit and more. READ MORE
ACC Announces Future Neutral Site Championships to Be Held in North Carolina
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Great news! Cary and Raleigh, N.C., are set to host the ACC soccer championships at WakeMed Soccer Park and tennis championships at Cary Tennis Park through 2029. Additionally, Lake Wheeler Park will host the ACC Rowing Championship for five of the next seven years. READ MORE
Must-See: GRSA Releases New Video
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As part of its 25th anniversary year, GRSA has released a new promotional video highlighting major sports venues in Greater Raleigh as well as the myriad of competitive events that it’s able to host. WATCH NOW
The Soccer Tournament Announces $1M Women’s Prize in New Winner-Take-All Competition
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The Soccer Tournament will return to Cary, June 5-10, 2024. The event announced its plans for an expanded 2024 event—featuring the addition of an eight-team women’s tournament for a separate $1 million prize! READ MORE
USA Baseball Reveals 2024 National High School Invitational Field
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USA Baseball revealed the 16-team field for the 2024 National High School Invitational presented by GRSA and the Town of Cary. READ ARTICLE
Wake Tech League of Legends Team Wins NJCAAE Premier Series Championship
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Congratulations to Wake Tech's League of Legends team! The team captured the National Junior College Athletic Association Premier Series Championship, the third national championship for the college's esports program. READ MORE
Six Murals That Honor Black History and Culture in Raleigh, N.C.
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During your downtime, take a tour of important artwork in Raleigh, N.C. These murals are dedicated to Black history, community and culture, featuring triumphant depictions that bring color, life and essential stories to the city's streets. READ MORE
Raleigh's Booming Food Scene: Exciting New Restaurants in the City of Oaks
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An impressive lineup of new (and upcoming) restaurants has visitors and residents alike falling in love with new dishes and reconnecting with acclaimed Raleigh chefs. Take the whole team for a meal out at some of these great restaurants. READ MORE
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Raleigh, N.C., Dominates Global Esports Events 
Sports Destination Management featured Raleigh, N.C., in a roundup of destinations that prioritize gaming and recognize the lure of esports. READ MORE
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ICYMI: NHL Stadium Series Wins Champions of Economic Impact Award
The 2023 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series™ was named a 2023 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism by Sports Destination Management. READ MORE
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RDU International Airport Continues to Expand Flights
Beginning June 6, 2024, RDU will provide nonstop service from Mexico City. Mexico City will be the airport's ninth international destination. RDU will also begin nonstop service from San Diego International Airport and Westchester County Airport later this year. READ MORE (VIA RDU.COM)
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Follow #GRSA25 on Instagram!
In celebration of the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance's 25th anniversary, we are sharing a post each week on Instagram highlighting the organization's successes and turning points. LEARN MORE

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