What does the Durham Sports Commission do?

Our focus is on three areas right now:

  1. The first is locally owned and operated events. Local event owners have been working hard to advance sport in Durham over the years and the DSC will ensure that they are taken care of and supported.

  2. The second is the recruitment of sporting events to the community. Since the DSC is funded through the occupancy tax via the City and County of Durham, we will bring in more outside events that can positively impact the community while promoting overnight stays within Durham.

  3. The last area of focus is community recognition. The DSC is a new organization and working with the DCVB, business partners, media outlets, and local advocates will help raise awareness of DSC's important role in the Durham community.

What can the DSC do for my event?

The DSC offers a wide range of services from assisting with negotiated hotel rates to marketing your event and providing funding. To determine what services are available for your sports event, please contact the Durham Sports Commission. There will be an application process for those requesting funding and the form will be sent to you on request.