Spirit, Energy & Passion
Mission: To increase our value to the city of Tuscaloosa by maximizing our economic impact.
Vision: To position Tuscaloosa as a premier destination for our targeted markets.
Whether you’re traveling to Tuscaloosa, Alabama for business or leisure, we hope you will make Tuscaloosa your first stop. If you’re looking to discover the perfect hotel for your next trip or wanting to experience exciting places to go and things to see, you’ll be happy that you decided to visit Tuscaloosa.
The vibrant staff at Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission (TTSC) is determined to make your next visit to Tuscaloosa the most memorable one yet! We strive to provide the best information regarding local attractions, activities and lodging during your stay in the “City of Champions”. Stop by the Visitor’s Center located on the banks of the Black Warrior River!
The TTSC staff will also be glad to assist event organizers throughout the planning and execution process of an event in the most professional manner. With world-class facilities located at the University of Alabama to the brand new cutting-edge Amphitheater, we are sure to find the best venue for your event. Please feel free to contact us if you have a meeting or conference, family reunion, group tour or sporting event that you would like to see hosted in Tuscaloosa, Alabama!
Plan with TTSC
The success of your event depends primarily on pre-planning; our staff will help all of your planning needs. We are happy to assist you throughout the planning process including: soliciting lodging and venue proposals, entertainment opportunities, itineraries, and visits to local attractions and site visits. We are here to ensure the best experience for you and your guests.
Lodging and Venue Selection
Let our experienced staff help you with lodging or venue selection. Tuscaloosa offers over 3,000 hotel rooms and many venues that can accommodate a group of 2 or 2,000.
Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission will provide your special event attendees with a visitors guide and map, which includes a complete list of area attractions, restaurants, entertainments and general information about the area. Specific brochures or information can be included upon request.
Group & Family Activities
Groups and families can enjoy many different tours and activities while visiting Tuscaloosa. Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission can assist you in planning half-day tours or a full-day excursions. Our staff can plan a customized group tour upon request.
Meet Our Team
- Gina Simpson, CEO & President
- Brandt Garrison, Manager of Communications and PR
- Jay Kasten, Director of Sports
- Tina Jones, Director of Corporate & Group Tourism
- Bill Buchanan, Director of Tourism Development
- Kelsey Colglazier, Director of Event Operations
- Ciji Bates, Accounting & Office Manager
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