Strategically bid on, attract, and host major sporting events that meet objectives such as: economic development, tourism impact, quality of life enhancement and international exposure for Music City. In addition, the Sports Council promotes the Nashville area nationally as a viable community to host sporting events, which is a competitive industry with more than 300 similar organizations around the country competing for the opportunity to host similar events.
The mission of the Nashville Sports Council is to positively impact the economy and quality of life of the Greater Nashville Area by attracting and promoting professional and amateur sporting events.
The Nashville Sports Council is a private, 501 (c) 6 non-profit, membership based organization that was established in 1992 to serve as the "quarterback" behind developing Nashville's sports landscape. The Sports Council has successfully recruited and staged hundreds of major sporting events that have yielded over half a billion dollars in economic impact since its inception. In addition, the Sports Council was instrumental in bringing professional sports to Middle Tennessee and continues to be the catalyst for sports development in the region. The Sports Council is The Driving Force of Sports in Nashville!
A volunteer Board of Directors whose leadership helps shape Nashville's future sports agenda leads the organization and assists staff. The lifeblood of the organization is the thousands of volunteers who work tirelessly to make the events that Nashville hosts a success for our community. The Sports Council has established a youth initiative focusing on health/wellness and education for youth via youth participation and/or involvement in each event. Our Good Sports Program directly impacts Middle Tennessee's youth.