Acadiana is home to a range of activities and sporting events that take place throughout the year, where Lafayette sports fans have the opportunity to participate, spectate or do a little of both.
Lafayette’s sports at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette include a variety of competitive teams. The football team finished as conference co-champs in 2013 and the men’s basketball team was invited to the NCAA Tournament in 2014.
In addition to collegiate sports, the region features a variety of recreational leagues, intramural teams, organizations and facilities that provide residents with plenty of opportunities to participate in their favorite sports in Lafayette. Traditional team sports like football, baseball, soccer, basketball, softball, t-ball, volleyball and more are offered from “pee-wee” leagues up to adults and seniors. Lafayette Soccer brings soccer enthusiasts together and offers a variety of leagues and tournaments for players to compete in throughout the season. Louisiana’s mild climate makes golf a viable option year-round, and Acadiana has a variety of public and private courses for local golfers.