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City’s Largest Annual Group Event Extends Contract by Three Years

After being forced to cancel the 2020 event due to the pandemic crisis, the organizer of the National Christian HomeSchool Basketball Championships signed a contract to bring the event to Springfield for an additional three years. That’s much needed good news for the local leisure and hospitality industry, said Tracy Kimberlin, president/CEO of the Convention

Report on Sports Tourism Strategic Planning Project Available

The Springfield Sports Commission recently released the Springfield Sports Tourism Report. The report, part of the commission’s strategic planning project, assessed the city’s sports facilities and how the sports commission operates, and made recommendations for improvement. It was prepared by the Huddle Up Group, a consulting company focusing on sports tourism, venues and events. For more

Cardinals Announce Staff Changes

Congratulations to Dan Reiter, the new vice president and general manager for the Springfield Cardinals and farewell to Matt Gifford who has served in the position since 2004. Reiter began working for the organization prior to its inaugural season in 2005 and moved his way up to his most recent position as vice president of

Amateur Sports Lead the Pack for Tourism in Springfield This Spring

While the nation celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week May 7-13, Springfield will be cheering about an influx of visitors in the city for amateur sporting events in May and June. The people attending those events will be doing the things that make tourism worth celebrating: staying at hotels, dining, shopping and visiting attractions. In