Greater Cleveland Sports Commission

Frequently Asked

What is the mission of Greater Cleveland Sports Commission?

GCSC serves to measurably improve the economy of Greater Cleveland and enrich the community by attracting, creating, managing and enhancing significant sporting and competitive events.

What type of events do you host?

GCSC hosts large scale sporting events at the youth, amateur, collegiate, USA Sanctioned and professional levels. We work primarily with the NCAA, National Governing Bodies (USA) and major leagues (MLB, NBA, NFL and MLS) to attract major events to Northeast Ohio.

Current and past events hosted by GCSC can be found here.

Are you affiliated with the Cleveland sports teams?

Although GCSC is not directly affiliated with any of the professional Cleveland sports teams, we have very close partnerships with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns. Additionally, representatives from these teams sit on our Board of Trustees and on various GCSC committees. We regularly partner with these organizations to bring events to Northeast Ohio.

How can I bring my event to Cleveland?

Our organization is always looking for new sporting events that promote our mission and continue to generate economic impact to our region. If you feel your event may be a good fit in Cleveland, please feel free to contact us.

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How can I get involved?

We have many ways for our community to get involved with our organization. GCSC would not be able to continue to positively impact Northeast Ohio without the unwavering support of great community members. Check out some ways that you can get involved:

What events are coming to Cleveland?

We always have an awesome sporting event happening in our community. Check out our upcoming calendar of events to plan your weekend visit to Cleveland!

Does Greater Cleveland Sports Commission offer any youth programs?

Greater Cleveland Sports Commission’s YES (Youth Education through Sports) Program provides Northeast Ohio's underserved youth with experiences that illustrate how sports empower and prepare individuals for success in life. Find out how you can get involved with YES.

What else should I do while I’m in Cleveland?

Here in Cleveland, there’s no short list of things to do and places to see. Our friends over at Destination Cleveland can help create your custom itinerary for your trip to #TheLand.

What is the sports commission?

Re-founded in 2000, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission (GCSC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization responsible for attracting over 190 sporting events which provide nearly $686 million in economic activity to the Northeast Ohio.

GCSC supports the local economy, utilizes sports as a vehicle to forward community agendas and maintains a goal of producing events that are more successful when held in Cleveland than in other cities.

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