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Welcome to the El Paso Sports Commission’s new website!
We hope that you will enjoy seeing all that makes El Paso a world-class, year-round sports tourism destination.

 

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The El Paso County Coliseum is the premier Hispanic entertainment venue in the Southwest. Luis Miguel, Mana, Alejandro Fernandez and Chayanne have all wowed El Paso audiences recently at the Coliseum, and the WWE chose the Coliseum as the venue for the May 2004 homecoming of superstars Eddie and Chavo Guerrero. Originally built in the 1940s, the Coliseum completed a major renovation in 2004. $9.5 million brought the El Paso community a state of the art heating and air conditioning system, new seating, expanded hallways, concession stands and restrooms. Promoters and entertainers enjoy comfortable dressing rooms, new staging, and the easiest load-in capabilities in the area. The Coliseum property includes an 850-space parking lot, the El Paso Events Center and an open-air El Paso Coliseum Pavilion. The Coliseum is managed by the El Paso Sports Commission.


El Paso, Texas is a proud sports community. With over 310 sunny days each year, locals enjoy a variety of outdoor pursuits including hiking, running, cycling, soccer and football. El Paso is an outstanding golf community with a number of public and private golf courses offering year-round golfing opportunities.

The University of Texas at El Paso has a long sporting tradition dating back to when the school was called the Texas College of Mines and later Texas Western College. Sports buffs may remember Texas Western winning the 1966 NCAA championships in basketball under legendary Coach Don Haskins. Haskins started five black players
the night Texas Western won the
title over the University of Kentucky, which was unprecedented for the sport at the time.

 


The El Paso Sports Commission looks forward to bringing in annual events such as Disney on Ice, Fiesta de las Flores, the Shrine Circus.


Is your organization or neighborhood group looking for an opportunity to serve your community while having fun and meeting new people? The El Paso Sports Commission is always gathering names of interested community members who are willing to help out with our sponsored tournaments and sporting events.
We will match you up with organizing committees and let you know of upcoming events. Some of your responsibilities may include assisting with registration, welcome packets, and other duties on the day of the event, or even during planning stages. Get involved and meet other El Pasoans and fun people from all across the nation!


 

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