MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: LAVAL
ORGANIZING A SPORTING EVENT IN LAVAL:
A WINNING GAME PLAN!
There are many cities in Canada that are perfect to welcome sports events, but we truly believe that Laval is more than perfect and an exceptional destination! Why? Laval has a wide range of facilities to welcome sports events of all types. In fact, Laval is a sought-after destination where to host large-scale events thanks to its high-end multidisciplinary sports.
For instance, this year, Laval has welcomed Escalade Canada’s Youth National Boulder and Lead Championships at Le Crux Climbing Centre. Also in 2022, Laval will host Canada Deaf Games from July 4 to 10, the 55th Final of Quebec Games from July 22 to 30, and several other events throughout the year.
Add to those special events the home games of the Rocket of Laval, an American League professional hockey team affiliated to the NHL Montreal Canadiens team, that are played at Place Bell. Attending a Rocket game is a great opportunity to see in action very talented young players that will be NHL’s heroes of tomorrow!
Laval SportCité, the organization promoting our sports city
Laval is definitely a sports city, not surprising that the organization responsible for the welcoming of large-scale events has been named Laval SportCité. In addition, at Laval SportCité, fun is also our sport!
Conveniently located 20 minutes from downtown Montreal and Pierre-Elliot Trudeau International Airport, Laval is a welcoming vibrant and safe region with a multitude of unique tourist attractions, hotels from major chains, a diversified restaurant offering and high-quality sports facilities.
Plus, Laval is close to the place of residence of 50% of the Quebec population, between Montreal and the North Shore and Laurentians areas, which makes it the perfect place to hold an event and have some fun after the competitions!
Of course, we would love you to stay around here in Laval after your event, but we also understand that you will love to explore the Laurentians and its natural sites or to discover Montreal’s urban attractions just south of our city. One thing’s for sure: in Laval, your sports event will reach new heights!
Here are some facilities, venues, and other attractions and services you will find in Laval:
- More than 800 restaurants
- 20 attractions and hotels in a 20 km radius
- 3 subway stations
- Plenty of free parking spaces
- Place Bell, an exceptional multipurpose complex with an Olympic-size ice rink and a 10,000-seat amphitheatre
- Complexe Multi-Sports de Laval with FIFA-approved soccer fields
- Tennis 13 Fitness recipient of an Excellence Award for Best Indoor Club in Canada
- Place Sports Experts, a multipurpose hall of about 90,000 square feet
- Carrefour Multisports (racket sports, soccer, water sports, etc.)
Call upon the expertise of our Certified Simplifiers
Laval SportCité offers you the opportunity to work with the top players that are our Certified Simplifiers. They offer numerous free services, in both English and French, to help you organize your event, namely:
- Help in the preparation of bid proposals
- Search for competition sites, and suggestions according to your needs
- Promotion support for your event
- Access to a personalized mobile application to communicate your program of activities
- Suggestion of fringe activities and accommodations during our event
- Search for regional contacts working in your field of activity / line of business
- Help with press relations
- Help in organizing eco-friendly events, and much more
An Example of a Prestigious Event:
The 55th Finals of the Jeux du Québec to be held in Laval
The Jeux du Québec are a major provincial competition that gathers young athletes under the age of 18. From July 22 to 30, 2022, approximately 4000 young athletes from 19 regions of Quebec, 800 coaches and 400 officials representing 20 sports will be in Laval for the 55th edition. Interesting fact: last year, in 2021, was the 30th anniversary of Laval hosting the Finals 27th Edition of the Jeux du Québec in 1991.
Hosting this great sporting event in Laval is mainly possible thanks to the City’s new sports facilities and venues as well as the numerous upgrades of sports facilities that were made in the past years. Laval’s efficient transportation network and many nearby accommodations, plus numerous dedicated volunteers and employees also guarantee the success of major events.
The athletes, their families and friends, organizers and visitors will enjoy their stay in Laval thanks to the various attractions the region has to offer. Plus, everything is nearby.
The opening and closing ceremonies of the 55th Finals of Quebec games will be held at Place Bell, two events not to be missed!
Now that you know why Laval is more than perfect to welcome large-scale events, make sure to add our destination to the list of your first choices in Eastern Canada. We guarantee that you won’t be disappointed!
Sports in Laval, figures that speak for themselves
Laval has on its territory several multidisciplinary sports venues with close to 700 sports facilities, including 30 soccer fields, 100 tennis courts, 60 baseball fields, 30 outdoor or outdoor pools, 10 arenas, 10 double-sized gymnasiums, and much more.