2014 Springfield Sports Meeting Planner Guide - page 2-3

Work out the best option for sports event fun.
Strengthen your
position with an all-star array of fields, stadiums and other sports
venues. Figure in deep bench support from affordable Midwest
value. For games, races, tournaments, sports clinics and more,
Springfield turns on excitement with quality venues and attentive
event support. Consider the Springfield Convention & Visitors
Bureau your MVP for building a winning event. From learning
leadership from Lincoln, to Route 66 post-game fun, to great dining,
fun attractions and more. For sports events that earn a top score,
we’re ready to go to bat for you.
Near the center of the country,
close to the heart of a nation.
Top reasons to
choose Springfield
Excellent facilities
for soccer, baseball, softball, volleyball,
tennis and more at the University of Illinois at Springfield, Lincoln
Land Community College and the Springfield Park District
Illinois State Fairgrounds
is a city unto itself, encompassing
366 acres, 29 major buildings, a rodeo arena, and the world’s
fastest dirt track with 8,912-seat grandstand
The 65,000 square-foot
Prairie Capital Convention Center
has seating capacity for up to 9,000 cheering fans
Lake Springfield
for regattas, triathlons, fishing tournaments
and much more
SCVB’s fine-tuned
in assisting with sports competitions
A full range of
affordable accommodations
Event support
from the Capital Area Sports Commission
Increased attendance
with a destination that’s within driving
distance from anywhere in the Midwest
Two entertainment Centers and a water park
the adrenaline pumping and spirits high after the big game
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
and other world-class
Lincoln historical sites
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