Cleveland has a unifying vision for its downtown. The recently completed Cleveland Convention Center and Global Center for Health Innovation now connects to a 600-room Hilton Cleveland Downtown hotel. A $47-million pedestrian and bicycle bridge united an already pedestrian-friendly downtown to the lakefront and venues like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. The $40-million renovation of Public Square is the central hub that connects it all.  There are more than 15,000 residents living downtown – the most in over six decades – with an expected growth to 20,000 by 2020. Downtown Cleveland offers more than 5,000 hotel rooms within a 15-minute walk of Quicken Loans Arena and the Cleveland Convention Center. In addition to all this, the city comes alive at night with award-winning restaurants, clubs and nightlife.


Greater Cleveland Sports Commission offers a wide array of services to attract events to Greater Cleveland and to ensure their success. Our highly-specialized team will work hard to provide expertise at every step in the event process by offering the following services:

Event Management

  • Budget Management
  • Ticket Sales
  • Team/Athlete Recruitment

Marketing & Creative

  • Strategic Marketing Plans
  • Grassroots/Guerilla Marketing
  • Brand Development
  • Market Research
  • Attendance Building/Ticket Sales
  • Digital Marketing
  • Printing Services/Coordination
  • Media Placement/Buys
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Collateral Design/Coordination

Corporate Sales & Partnerships

  • Market Intelligence/Research
  • Lead Development
  • Corporate Partnership
  • Proposal Writing
  • Partnership Review
  • Merchandising/Vendor Sales

Media & Communications

  • Public and Media Relations
  • Event Recaps
  • Crisis Communication Plans

Hotel Coordination

  • Event Rights Holder Collaboration
  • Lead Development & Negotiation
  • Property Selection

Snapshot of What We've Done

  • 2018 NCAA DI Wrestling Championships
  • 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
  • 2016 Transplant Games of America
  • 2015 NCAA DI Men’s Basketball Midwest Regional
  • 2014-2017 NEOCycle
  • 2014 Fed Cup – USA vs. Italy
  • 2013 National Senior Games
  • 2012 NCAA Women’s Bowling Championship
  • 2011 USATF Master’s Outdoor Track & Field
  • 2010 NCAA DIII Men’s Tennis Championship
  • 2009 US Figure Skating Championship
  • 2008 US Synchronized Swimming US Open
  • 2007-2017 USA Wrestling FILA & Cadet Championships
  • 2007 NCAA Women’s Final Four
  • 2006 USA Taekwondo Senior Championship
  • 2005 USA Weightlifting National Championship
  • 2004 International Children’s Games
  • 2003 USA vs. Ireland International Boxing Dual
  • 2002-2004 Gravity Games
  • 2002 USA Gymnastics National Championship