As the Maryland Sports Commission, we are proud to play a leading role in developing and highlighting Maryland as a destination for sports.

Our role in the Maryland sports community can be grouped in the following four pillars:
  • Event Services
  • Sports Development
  • Sports Marketing
  • Grant Funding

Event Services

We assist partners with a full range of services, from development of initial bids to on-site logistics. We also help with site coordination, sponsorship and event promotion.

Sports Development

We can assist with the development of recreational and competitive amateur sports programs in Maryland. This is done by leveraging and coordinating resources among partner organizations throughout the state.

Sports Marketing

As part of our mission, we work to unify the state’s sports community and strengthen Maryland’s presence in the global marketplace. Maryland Sports marketing efforts include:

Sports Partnerships

Partner with Maryland tourism industry leaders and sports entities to target and develop bids, coordinate volunteer efforts, and create sponsorship and promotional opportunities for new and existing sporting events.

Sports Marketing Activities

Develop and leverage marketing activities including web-based initiatives and collateral materials to build a strong presence in the worldwide sports community.

Targeted Outreach

Target key National Governing Bodies (NGB), Events Rights Holders (ERH), and International Federations (IF) in the sports industry; encourage the establishment of headquarters or satellite offices, and bring sports events and other related opportunities to Maryland.

Grant Funding

The Maryland Sports Commission monetarily supports high quality amateur sporting events in Maryland. Our focus is on events that generate a significant economic impact to our local communities through participant and attendee spending.

Groups eligible for financial support include local CVBs (Convention and Visitors Bureaus), Sports Commissions, Event Owners or governmental agencies in hosting amateur sporting events.

To be considered, the event should meet one or more of the following criteria: