National Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament of Champions

Lafayette, Louisiana

April 30 - May 06, 2017


About the Championship:


Many former Golden Gloves® amateur boxing champions have gone on to become outstanding boxers and role models in our country. Former Heavyweight Champion of the World, Joe Louis was a Golden Gloves Champion in 1934. Many other champions including Muhammed Ali (1959 and 1960); Sugar Ray Leonard (1973); “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler (1973); Michael Spinks (1974); Thomas “Hitman” Hearns (1977); Johnny Tapia (1984); Mike Tyson (1984); Evander Holyfield (1984); Oscar De La Hoya (1989) and Jermain Taylor (1998 and 1999) all got their start in the Golden Gloves tournaments.


Several of the winners in different weight classes from Louisiana have won this championship such as Eric Griffin, Russell Roberts, Donald Stokes, Aristead Clayton Jr., Roman George and Anthony Stephens.


The 2017 National Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament of Champions is being sponsored by Townsquare Media, the Louisiana Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports, the Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission, the Lafayette Consolidated Government, CAJUNDOME and the Ragin’ Cajun Boxing Club.


Hall of Fame Banquet and Competition Facilities:

The Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on Sunday, April 30th at the Wyndham Garden Hotel and tickets are available for $50 by contacting Dawn Richard, dawn.richard@townsquaremedia.com. All daytime events including weigh-ins will be at the Wyndham Garden Hotel located at 1801 W. Pinhook Rd. in Lafayette. All evening bouts will be held at the CAJUNDOME Convention Center beginning at 6 p.m. nightly from May 1-4 and at 7 p.m. in the Cajundome Convention Center on Friday, May 5th. The championship bout will be in the CAJUNDOME arena at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 6th. The CAJUNDOME offers free parking and tickets for the tournament are available online at www.ticketmaster.com or save money by purchasing directly from at the CAJUNDOME box office located at 444 CAJUNDOME Blvd. in Lafayette.


Transportation:

Lafayette is located at the crossroads of I-10 and I-49, just two hours west of New Orleans, 3 hours east of Houston, 5 hours southeast of Dallas and 6 hours south of Little Rock. The city services include Greyhound Bus Lines, Amtrack and Lafayette Transit Service. Airline services into the Lafayette Regional Airport are provided by American, Delta and United Airlines. United Airlines has offered a discount for people traveling to this event in Lafayette, LA (Lft), visit www.united.com and enter code ZXQ7.


Vendors/Promotions/Sponsorships: Contact Frank Malambri with Townsquare Media at frank.malambri@townsquaremedia.com if you are interested in being a sponsor for this national boxing championship or would like to be an exhibitor during the bouts.

 

Accommodations:

Below is a list of all hotels offering discounted rooms during the tournament and the host hotel will be the Wyndham Garden Lafayette. All Lafayette hotels offer free parking and many have complimentary airport shuttle service. Complimentary transportation will be available each day from the host hotels only to the CAJUNDOME for the evening bouts for the boxers and coaches.

 

Host Hotels for the Tournament: 

All rates are plus taxes of 13% and all properties have complimentary parking for guests.

Complimentary shuttle service nightly to the Cajundome for evening bouts provided by Townsquare Media and Lafayette Transit Services from all host hotels for groups booked within the rooming blocks. 


Wyndham Garden Hotel (all daytime activities will be held at the Wyndham Garden Hotel-primary host property)

Address: 1801 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette 70508

Phone: 337-233-8120

Rate: $109 w/o breakfast, $119 w/breakfast 

Booking Codes:

General block code: 04307015NG 002

Franchise Owner block code: 04307015NG NGG

Amenities: Complimentary airport shuttle service, pool, fitness center and restaurant onsite


Courtyard by Marriott

Address: 214 E. Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette 70508

Phone: 337-232-5005

Rate: $110, includes breakfast for 2 guests 

Booking Code: Golden Gloves Championship

Amenities: Complimentary airport shuttle service, pool, fitness center and Starbuck’s onsite


Doubletree by Hilton

Address:  1521 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette 70508

Phone: 337-235-6111

Rate: $119 

Booking Code: Golden Gloves of America

Amenities: Complimentary airport shuttle service, pool, fitness center and restaurant onsite


Fairfield Inn & Suites

Address: 1606 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette 70508

Phone: 337-233-5558

Rate: $109, includes breakfast for 2 

Booking Code: Golden Gloves Tournament

Amenities: Complimentary airport shuttle service, pool and fitness center onsite


Hampton Inn & Suites 

Address: 1819 S. College Rd., Lafayette

Phone: 337-266-5858

Rate: $149, includes breakfast for 2 

Booking Code: Golden Gloves Boxing

Amenities: Complimentary airport shuttle service, pool and fitness center onsite


Hilton Garden Inn 

Address: 2350 W. Congress St., Lafayette 70501

Phone: 337-291-1977

Rate: $129 

Booking Code: GLOVES

Amenities: Pool, fitness center and restaurant onsite

Homewood Suites

Address: 201 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette 70508

Phone: 337-264-6044

Rate: $129, includes breakfast and dinner on weekdays 

Booking Code: NGG

Amenities: Complimentary airport shuttle service, pool and fitness center onsite and suites with kitchens 


Home2 Suites by Hilton Parc Lafayette

Address: 1909 W. Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette 70508

Phone: 337-706-8610

Rate: $119, includes breakfast for 2

Booking Code: GGB

Amenities: Pool and fitness center onsite and suites with kitchens


Residence Inn by Marriott

Address: 128 James Comeaux Rd., Lafayette 70508

Phone: 337-232-3341

Rate: $139, includes breakfast for 2

Booking Code: National Golden Gloves Tournament

Amenities: Complimentary airport shuttle service, pool and fitness center onsite