Rec Sports Expo


Experience the energy of the Expo

More than 160 exhibitors under one roof!

Your one-stop shop for comparing new and the innovative products and services that are necessary to build, equip, renovate, or operate your campus facility.

The Recreational Sports Expo, which grows bigger every year, is your all-access pass to a one-stop-shop for the latest cutting-edge collegiate recreation products. Thanks to face-to-face meetings, hands-on demonstrations, and networking among peers, the Expo Hall is a can’t-miss aspect of the NIRSA Annual Conference!

Come by and check out all the exciting vendors, and don’t forget to pick up your free duffle bag from the NIRSA Booth in the back of the Expo Hall!

Expo Hall Schedule of Activities

Sunday, April 3


  • Complimentary snacks and a cash bar

  • NIRSA Hoop Shoot Contest: Located at the end of the 1000 row

    Open during all Expo hours

    $1 to shoot as many free throws as you can in a 45-second period

    NIRSA basketballs and cash prizes will be awarded to the top male and female shooter

  • Fitness Forum presented by Life Fitness

Sunday, April 3


  • Unified Sports Experience: Let’s Play Bocce

    This Special Olympics Unified Sports® Experience (USE) brings Special Olympics athletes and people without intellectual disabilities together in a competitive environment. USE provides participants with a feature event to experience an inclusive competitive event. Let’s play Bocce!

Monday, April 4


  • Early Morning Workout

  • NIRSA Hoop Shoot Contest

  • Coffee Break sponsored by Core Health & Fitness

  • Learn to play pickleball in the USE Booth

  • T-Shirt Exchange

  • Unified Sports Experience: Let’s Play Bocce
    10:00am–11:30am & 12:30pm–2:00pm

  • Grab-n-go lunches available for purchase

    Come grab a quick bite from the grab-n-go food cart located along the 1300 aisle of the Expo Hall. The Hall will have plenty of tables to ensure seating for all your friends.

  • (Free) Ice Cream Social sponsored by Sasaki Associates

*Unopposed time

Thanks to our
Hoop Shoot sponsors!

Interested in Exhibiting or Sponsoring?

More information coming soon!



I have been attending the NIRSA tradeshow for over 20 years and although there have been many moments that have been memorable I have to say my best moment was last year, 2014, in Nashville, TN. Last year we presented our first year award winners of the Star Trac Stipend Scholarship. This award done through the Foundation Board provided professionals the opportunity to come experience all of the great things that NIRSA has to offer that had either never been or had not been in several years. What a great connecting moment on several levels.
John Brey, Educational Market Manager, Star Trac
It’s like surfing on a sea of smiles. I’ve been going to fitness expos for years. The combination of desperate vendors, nervous members, and impossible promises typically leaves me drowning in disappointment. NIRSA is different. It’s about relationships, connections, and building a global community. It’s proof that fitness can be fun.
Garret Garrels, Founder/Co-owner of Pink Gloves Boxing