Host An Event

The Sports Authority Opportunity Fund is an application process for funding support.  Each application is evaluated for economic benefits to the local community, partnership opportunities, and participation in generated revenues.  To help determine the best use of the opportunity fund, the following bench marks are used to evaluate and score each event application on its merits and ability to generate visitor spending in the Wausau area:

Participants: 60% of the athletes/participants live out of town (Distance of 90+ miles)

Event Days: 2 days of activities in the Wausau area

Economic Impact: $500,000

Overnight Stays: A minimum of a 2 night hotel stays

Room Nights: 500

Wausau Area Sports Facilities At A Glance
1 Kayak/Canoe Whitewater Course
4 Indoor Sheets of Ice
22 Basketball Courts
12 Baseball Diamonds
16+ Soccer Fields
3 Disc Golf Courses
13 Softball Fields - 6 with Lights
114 Bowling Lanes (60 Lanes in 1 Center)
2 Trap/Skeet Shooting Ranges
1 Curling Center - 8 sheets of ice
4 Quarter Mile Outdoor Track & Field Facilities
1 X-Country Ski Center (33 km of Trails)
1 Ski Hill: 74 Runs, 700’ Vertical
20 Volleyball Courts
5 Football Stadiums - 1 Artificial Turf Surface
1 Archery Range with Indoor & Outdoor Course
1 1/4-Mile Race Track

Wausau Area Information

  • Metro/County Population: 85,000/130,233
  • Hotel Rooms: 2,100
  • Interstate Access: I-39, HWY 29, HWY 51
  • Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA): Delta, American & United Airlines



Conveniently located in the center of Wisconsin, the Wausau area is connected by four lane highways…