"The Southern state hosts a wide variety of sporting events each year, whether more traditional sports such as basketball, baseball and volleyball or niche events such as disc golf and kayak racing. Making each and every one of these events so successful is the fact that The Bluegrass State also boasts a large population of sports fans and superb athletic facilities.


Water-skiing championships, fishing tournaments and cycling events are commonly held in Paducah. The western Kentucky city offers many natural features for such events.

Major Facilities: The Ohio River Boat Launch is a lighted facility with a five- to six-lane boat ramp. Brooks Stadium is an 1,800-seat Minor League ballpark. Twin Oaks Lake is a 50-acre lake ideal for water skiing."

By Paige Townley, SportsEvents Magazine

Learn more about local sports facilities and planning your next event or tournament in Paducah!