Plan your Sporting Event in Hickory, NC!

SportsHickory, NC is home to many sporting events and tournaments year-round. The Hickory Metro Convention Center & Visitors Bureau team is here to assist in planning your next sporting event in the Hickory Metro.  The Hickory Metro Sports Commission partners with the CVB to assist in planning, hosting, and sponsoring events on the local, state, and national levels. 

Each year Hickory welcomes thousands of families, athletes, and spectators to our area to not only play their hardest but also enjoy their time in our city. To learn more about how to book your next event in Hickory contact or call 828.322.1335. 



HMCC rendering expansion

We are expanding and renovating! 

Once completed, the Hickory Metro Convention Center facility will be approximately 165,600 square feet all on one level with 132,000 usable square feet for meetings and events. There will be approximately 110,000 square feet of interconnected flat-floor exhibit space along with ancillary small meeting rooms and pre-function spaces. Details on the project are below.

An additional 46,194 square feet will be added and that includes:

• A 35,000-square-foot exhibit hall with 30-foot clear ceiling height and wood flooring which is space for an expo, public show, or meeting, as well as space for eight volleyball courts and four basketball courts, and ideal space for cheerleading, gymnastics, and wrestling events.

• An area that will highlight our furniture manufacturing history is a 2,500-square-foot space with self-contained restrooms, catering space, an outdoor terrace, and video display capability. 

• The remaining space is for hallways and lobbies, and back-of-the-house storage areas. 

 More details and updates can be found by clicking here.

Additional Sports Partners
Hickory Metro Sports Commission

The Hickory Metro Sports Commission is a non-profit (501c3) organization made up of volunteers to assist with hosting sporting events and tournaments in the Hickory Metro. The Commission also assists with the Sports Hall of Fame and more. 

Lenoir Rhyne Logo

Lenoir-Rhyne University partners with HMCC through sports tourism to host many sporting events and tournaments at LR’s new stadium, state of the art gym, arena, and fields.

City of Hickory Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism Logo

The City of Hickory Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism is a close partner and if more info is needed reach out to the Director Mark Seaman at (828) 322-7046. 


Catawba Logo

Catawba Valley Community College is in partnership with HMCC to help host tournaments and other sporting events at CVCC’s courts, fields, and even Lake Hickory. 


App State Logo

Appalachian State University is a sports tourism partner with HMCC to bring tournaments and other sporting events to the Hickory Metro area by allowing others to rent their facilities.