Delaware Sports Commission

Wilmington Grand PrixWilmington and the Brandywine Valley is a premier destination for sports-related events and conferences on the east coast, and the Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau is available to connect you with our members and other partners to host an event that everyone will remember.

We are committed to working to develop new sporting events and promoting existing teams and sports venues by:

  • Assisting organizations and event owners with the recruitment and placement of sporting events
  • Helping organizations and event owners coordinate and secure hotel rooms
  • Working with existing teams and statewide events to promote new initiatives
  • Using sports-related trade shows to promote awareness of Greater Wilmington & the Brandywine Valley area as a sporting event destination
  • Creating and distributing press materials to sports media contacts
  • Maintaining a photo library resource
  • Coordinating letters of support from governmental bodies for bid proposals

Our area has hosted U.S. Olympic Team Handball, U.S. Youth Soccer National Directors Cup, U.S. Club Soccer - National Cup VI Regional, NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament Sub-regionals, USA Women's National Team Exhibition Games, and the LPGA Tournament. The area has a strong corporate base for sponsorships and is home to the University of Delaware.

For more information about how to locate and promote sports activities, fill out the REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FORM or call at (800) 489-6664 or (302) 295-2213 to speak with a specialist.

You may also wish to contact the Delaware Sports Commission whose mission is "to bid, recruit, and host regional and national sporting events at all levels of competition in the State for the purpose of utilizing sports facilities in the State, enhancing the economic development of the State, and promoting Delaware as a destination for amateur and professional sports."