Utica, Rome and the surrounding communities located in Oneida County, NY have a long history at both the professional and amateur levels of sports and sporting events as home to the Utica Boilermaker Road Race, Utica Comets AHL, Utica City Football Club MASL, Utica Curling Club, Utica Blue Sox and Adirondack Trailblazers of PGCBL and Rome Generals NYCBL, plus PGA ranked golf courses, roller derby, Lacrosse and more. The diversity in our sports community and venues is directly connected to the strength of our area colleges, universities, high schools, sports clubs and organizations, providing exceptional experiences for athletes and spectators alike.
Oneida County Tourism works with our local stakeholders to promote Oneida County through sports highlighting the important impact athletics and sporting events have on our community’s economic vitality and sense of place. Championship events, invitationals, and competitions hosted in Oneida County provide tremendous economic impact but also play an important role in defining the fabric of our communities. We invite sports investors and sporting event planners to discover Oneida County as a destination for new and existing events.
Utica, Rome, Verona & Sylvan Beach;
Visit Central New York's Getaway Region where you'll find world class entertainment at Turning Stone Resort Casino or tour Saranac; home of the first beer sold after prohibition, Utica Club. Swing the day away at one of our 29 courses within 29 minutes. Become an official trailblazer of the CNY Cheese Trail or Heart of New York Craft Beverage Trail. Spend a fun day with the kids learning and being hands on with a variety of animals at the Utica Zoo. Explore history and science at the Utica Energy Zoo. Take a scenic ride through the rolling hills of CNY on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. And don't leave without trying some Utica classics; tomato pie, Utica greens, half-moon cookies, and chicken riggies. Whatever your interest is, you'll find it in Oneida County!
With Oneida County being centrally located, we are easily reachable by air, train or highway. Fly into Syracuse Hancock International or Albany International Airport, hop on the Amtrak to Utica, or take 1 of the 3 exits located off from the NYS Thruway (31, 32 & 33). We're just under 4 hours from New York City, making us a conveniently located destination for all.
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