Welcome to Durham, NC, a colorful, creative, and competitive community that is the proud home of Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and the Durham Bulls. With more than 8,000 guest rooms, two convention centers, two major baseball stadiums, three football/track and field stadiums, a wide range of sporting venues, and a prime location, Durham is truly a destination for champions.
While you may come to compete, we hope you stay to play. With many nationally recognized restaurants and dozens of unique local shops, there's plenty to do before or after your event. Enjoy one of the top public gardens in the U.S. when you stroll through Sarah P. Duke Gardens, or let the kids run wild at the Museum of Life + Science. Toast to your champions at one of Durham's craft breweries, or treat yourself with a shopping spree at The Streets at Southpoint.
Still haven't made up your mind? Just follow in the footsteps of these sports legends who called Durham home: Scott Riggs (NASCAR Driver), Rick Ferrell (Hall of Fame Baseball Player), David Garrard (NFL), David Noel (NBA), Ike Opara (MLS), Dewayne Washington (NFL), Seth Wescott (Olympic Snowboarder), and many more.