Located in the heart of one of the richest water adventure regions in the country, Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island is home to an impressive range of sporting events every year. The Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center has space for just about any type of sports or athletic event — from martial arts and dance tournaments to gymnastics and cheerleading competitions.
Our modern and spacious venue provides a total of 32,000 square feet of multi-use indoor space, which makes athletic event planning simple. The 21,200-square-feet Grand Ballroom features a 24-feet ceiling and column-free design for an unobstructed view of the competition, ensuring that your spectators won’t miss any of the action. Graduated seating is also available.
The Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center also includes five distinct breakout rooms, ranging from 425 to 1,575 square feet. These smaller meeting rooms can be configured to meet your event specifications as most can be divided by air walls. Spacious loading docks and direct room access allow easy setup and breakdown.
In addition, the convention center is home to Bayview Plaza, a massive 30,000 square feet outdoor venue situated on the Choctawhatchee Bay. This area is equipped with electricity, water, and tenting capabilities to provide additional space for large athletic events and competitions. The center also features an additional 128,000 square feet of flexible outdoor space for a variety of event needs.
Whether you are planning an awards banquet or gymnastics tournament, the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center has the space for you. Our team is available to answer questions and offer assistance with unlimited pre-event coordination.
Contact our team at 850.609.3800 to schedule your next sports event.
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