Why Winnipeg?

Great reasons to choose Winnipeg for your next sporting event

Everyone knows that being part of a winning team is more than just hoisting the cup at the end of the day. It’s countless hours, tireless practice and a dedication to perfection that make the ordinary simply extraordinary.

We have a proven track record of hosting events, both big and small, and a reputation for working together to create a warm, welcoming environment for athletes, participants, delegates and fans. Our city offers great value through competitive accommodation pricing, first-rate facilities, event expertise, experienced volunteers and a tremendous sense of enthusiasm.

Winnipeg has world-class facilities

From the brand new Investors Group Field stadium, offering up to 40,000 seats, to the state-of-the-art MTS Centre in the heart of downtown, Winnipeg features high-calibre facilities. The city is also home to the new 172,000 sq. ft. MTS Iceplex, boasting four regulation-sized ice rinks and a Hockey Canada Centre of Excellence. We’ve also got the Winnipeg Soccer Federation’s new Indoor Soccer Complex, and its refurbished Outdoor Soccer complex that offers synthetic grass soccer fields.

Winnipeg raises the event bar

From the Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships to the Taekwondo Nationals to a series of cable wakeboarding events—such as the Monster Energy Triple Crown—Winnipeg loves to exceed expectations. Organizations depart the city having achieved a new level of success, proving once and again, that Winnipeg can deliver high-quality measurable results for their event.

Winnipeg’s Special Event Fund

Find out how Winnipeg’s special event tourism fund can provide financial assistance to your major national and international conventions, including sporting and special events.

To qualify, the event must be national or international in scope and nature, and must generate set levels of hotel room nights. Some regional events may qualify for funding if all other requirements are met.

An application form is available from Tourism Winnipeg by contacting Karen Goossen

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