Sports Testimonials

Your next sporting event should be in Omaha - but don't just take our word for it. Take a look at what others are saying about Omaha, and you'll be ready to book your event today! 

"I found Omaha to be a very pleasant surprise as a destination. A friendly, clean, affordable, and centrally located city with decent downtown compression is not a commonly found package. A perfect fit for amateur sporting events!"

Aimee Roberts 
Midwest Basketball Showcase

"This is one of the greatest environments we have ever had at the Olympic Trials. Omaha embraced us. You could feel it. Athletes felt important; we felt important. We haven't seen the likes of this at the Olympic Trials before."

Jack Bauerle, 2008 Olympic Women's Swimming Coach
U.S. Olympic Swim Trials

"Omaha knows how to roll out the red carpet. From the pre-event planning meetings to all the intricate event details and execution – truly first-class and crucial to an all-around success. The proof is there from not only from a great event but also from the glowing reviews we have received from the 4,000+ athletes. Ever since the event was announced, the entire city provided their embrace regarding the event, made athletes feel welcome, and left them with a lasting impression putting Omaha on their map when it may not have otherwise been there. Looking forward to building on the success of 2016 as we look to 2017!"

Brian D'Amico
USA Triathlon

“The city of Omaha was a great fit for the American Volleyball Coaches Association Convention. The footprint of the downtown area with the close proximity of the convention center, arena, hotels and restaurants/nightlife was very popular with our attendees. Also, the general affordability of the city with low hotel rates and reasonable airfares was a key factor in helping make the convention in Omaha one of the best attended in the history of the association. The support and services provided by the Omaha CVB were significant factors in making our event a great success.”

Jason Jones
American Volleyball Coaches Association

"Omaha exceeded my expectations in providing an outstanding venue, from the Qwest Center Omaha {now CHI Health Center Omaha}, hotels and certainly hospitality." 

Craig Enenbach
National Veterans Wheelchair Games

"Even workers at Subway knew more about seeds, matchups, favorites, etc. It was really cool. Location is very important and I think Omaha was a great choice." 

Anonymous Wrestling Coach
2010 NCAA Wrestling Tournament

"It was our first visit to the city, and it exceeded all our expectations. Omaha was incredibly clean, modern, and packed with amenities you'd expect in a much larger city. Moreover, the traffic was minimal compared to other cities, and there was easy access to a variety of restaurants and entertainment options."

Steve Starnes
NCAA Men’s College World Series Attendee