Things to Do

Round Rock, Texas is Much More Than Just Sports

By  | 

We hate spam too, we'll never share your email address

 

 

Located about 20 miles north of downtown Austin lies Round Rock, Texas, a settlement that was first called Brushy Creek. Established near a large, round rock in the middle of the creek, the community was renamed by its first postmaster in 1854 in honor of this now famous rock.

Known as the “Sports Capital of Texas,” Round Rock was also named by Money Magazine as the 7th best American small city to live. Round Rock is also home to the headquarters of Dell, which along with the presence of other major employers, provide a strong economic development for a growing city. Thriving in business, sports and entertainment, Round Rock is a must stop for a Texas road trip.

“Sports Capital”

rrexpress

Photo: sportscapitaloftexas.com

Round Rock is home to the Class AAA Pacific Coast League minor league baseball team Round Rock Express, which is an affiliate of the Texas Rangers. Home games are played at the Dell Diamond Stadium that is also a site for amateur sporting events, as well as musical concerts, craft shows and other events held year-round, as stated by its website.

With world-class parks, ball-fields, and the Round Rock Sports Center, this city is bustling with an array of tournaments, and sporting events year-round. From basketball showcases, to volleyball tournaments, soccer shootouts, table tennis matches, all-star softball tournaments, and Texas High School lacrosse regional championships, there is a something for everyone to enjoy.

“Round Rock’s Old Settlers Park is the City’s crown jewel of the park system and is a well-known sports destination in the youth and amateur sports leagues,” states its website. “It’s home to a 20 field baseball complex, a 5 field softball complex, 7 soccer facilities, 2 football fields, a new multipurpose field complex, and more.”

Round Rock’s History

8-Chisolm-Trail-Round-Rock-78681-Front-Home-Side-View-1024x683
Photo: sportscapitaloftexas.com

Page 1 of 3:123