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Hamilton County Sports Authority: Our History

From its inception, the Hamilton County Sports Authority (HCSA) has worked from the core belief that sport has the power to unite, empower, and create lasting positive community impacts. Over the years, our sports event development program has evolved, attracting prestigious tournaments, boosting tourism, and fostering economic growth. Explore the milestones that shaped our path toward excellence in sports management and community engagement.

2005 — Hamilton County initiated its sports event development program and hired its first Director of Sports Marketing.

2006 — This year marked the beginning of a multi-year contract to host the Indiana Senior Games, featuring numerous championships throughout the county.

2009 — Hamilton County Sports Authority, formally established as a subsidiary of Hamilton County Tourism, Inc., co-hosted the Continental Amateur Baseball Association World Series.

2010 — HCSA Hosted the NCAA Division II Men’s Golf and 2010 MAC Golf Championship. 

2011 — Hosted the NSA World Series a partnership, a partnership that repeated in 2021

2012 — Hosted the BMW Golf Championship, a partnership that repeated in 2016

2015 — Co-hosted the NCAA Men’s Golf Regional, a partnership that repeated in 2021. Hosted the Big Ten Women’s Golf Championship and the GLVC Men’s Baseball Championship

2016 — Hosted the U.S. Youth Soccer Regionals and the U.S. Lacrosse National Championships

2017— Hosted the U.S.A. Archery National Championship

2019 — Youth and amateur sports tourism in Hamilton County surged and contributed $158.3 million to the local economy. Sporting events attracted nearly 900,000 attendees.

2020 — Hosted the AAU Diving National Championships

2021 — HCSA began the start of hosting the Indianapolis Colts Training Camp, which continued through 2024. This year, we also hosted the U.S.A. Football The One and U.S.A. Diving Open championship, NCAA Division I Men's Golf Regional, and NCAA Division II Women’s Golf. 

2022 — Hosted the U.S.A. Ultimate Elite Select Challenge Invitational, U.S.A. Basketball U.S. Open Championship, NCAA Division II Men’s Golf, and the UMOJA Games

2023 — Hamilton County introduced its E-sports program and crowned the first national champions in pickleball at the APP U.S. Collegiate Championship. We hosted the U.S.A. Ultimate Elite-Select Challenge & Club Sectional and Regionals, NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Regional, and the Adidas Crossroads MLK Invitational.

2024 — Hamilton County Sports Authority adopted a 3-year strategic plan. We hosted the U.S.A. Ultimate Elite-Select Challenge, U.S.A. Wrestling Girls Team Duals, NIKE EYBL Showcase, NCAA Women’s Golf Regional, MAC Men’s Golf Championship, and the APP U.S. Collegiate Championship and Amateur Open. 

 

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Record Book:

  • 2028 U.S. Senior Golf Open
  • 2024 U.S.A. Ultimate Elite-Select Challenge
  • 2024 & 2025 U.S.A. Wrestling Girls Team Duals
  • 2024 NIKE EYBL Showcase
  • 2024 MAC Men’s Golf Conference Championship
  • 2024 APP U.S. Collegiate Championship and Amateur Open
  • 2023 U.S.A. Ultimate Elite-Select Challenge & Club Sectional and Regionals
  • 2023 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Regional
  • 2023 Adidas Crossroads MLK Invitational
  • 2022 U.S.A. Basketball US Open Championship
  • 2022 NCAA Division II Men’s Golf
  • 2022 UMOJA Games
  • 2021–2024 Indianapolis Colts Training Camp
  • 2021 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Regional
  • 2021 & 2024 NCAA Division II Women’s Golf
  • 2020 AAU National Diving Championships
  • 2017 U.S.A. Archery National Target Championships
  • 2016–2018 Big Ten Men’s Soccer
  • 2016 U.S. Youth Soccer Regionals 
  • 2016 U.S. Lacrosse National Championships
  • 2015 NCAA DI Men’s Golf Regional
  • 2015 Big Ten Women’s Golf Championship
  • 2015 GLVC Men’s Baseball Championship 
  • 2012 & 2015 BMW Golf Championship 
  • 2011 & 2015 NSA World Series 
  • 2010 MAC Golf Conference Championship 
  • 2010 NCAA Division II Men’s Golf