Sports in Irvine

If you are looking for a destination to host a sporting event, Irvine should be at the top of your list. With perfect Southern California weather year round — Irvine averages 280+ sunny days a year and an annual high temperature of 72.7°F — there’s really no “off season” here.

Irvine is also the center of Orange County – easily accessible to John Wayne Airport (SNA) providing ultimate convenience for the fly-in or drive-in participant. In fact, you can get to Irvine by car via interstates 5 and 405, and its proximity to the area’s popular beaches and famous attractions are also a key benefit.

Irvine has some of the most beautiful sports facilities in Southern California – many new, modern, and well maintained. We have a strong record of holding major events and our destination experts can offer complimentary assistance to secure event locations and hotel accommodations. In fact, Irvine has 22 hotels ranging from full-service to extended stay with nearly 4,900 sleeping rooms to offer something for every budget.

As “America’s Safest Big City” according to the FBI (since 2005), Irvine offers big city amenities, with small-town safety. Our well-planned city has the perfect combination of modern amenities coupled with wide-open spaces — over 16,500 acres of parks, sports fields and dedicated open space offering miles of trails for recreational fun.

For assistance planning your sporting event, contact Dave Lucey, Director of Sales, Destination Irvine at 949-502-4114 or

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