Professional & Spectator Sports
Spectators at a hockey game (Kevin Arnold photo)
Kamloops is known as "Canada's Tournament Capital."
Facilities include a 6,400-seat arena, an Olympic-size hockey rink, a National Standards Baseball Stadium in addition to nine other diamonds, 45 tennis courts, and a race-calibre mountain-bike par. Kamloops is also home to the Western Hockey League's Kamloops Blazers, a Junior "A" division team.
Tournament Capital Centre
The Tournament Capital Centre, located on the Thompson River University campus, is a 41,148m sq/135,000ft sq multi-sport facility, accommodating court games, swimming, gymnastics, soccer and football, and track and field. The Tournament Capital Centre has in the past hosted the Federation Cup tennis tournament, and is scheduled to host the 4th World Masters Indoor Athletics (spring 2010), the Canadian Gymnastics Championships (spring 2010), and Western Canada Summer Games (2011).