Category Archives: Sports

Thousands Coming to Springfield for Summer Conventions and Sports

A variety of groups will be in Springfield over the next couple months, including several that are big enough the attendees are booking rooms at hotels throughout the city. Large groups coming to Springfield soon are: July 24-27 – Missouri Association for Career & Technical Education Join Summer Conference, 1,300 attendees, 1,576 room nights July […]
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Hundreds Expected in Springfield for Baseball Championships

Hundreds of the best youth baseball players in the nation will be in the Ozarks June 27-July 2 for the 2017 Premier Baseball Incoming Freshman Championship. Thirty-six teams and an additional 1,200 guests are expected for the tournament that will take place at 10 area baseball fields. For a complete schedule, visit www.premierbaseball.net and follow […]
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Event Alert: Premier Baseball and Jehovah’s Witnesses Convention

This Event Alert is provided by the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau to encourage the community to welcome large groups to the area. We also encourage the use of special promotions, banners and a welcome on your marquee. Premier Baseball Incoming Freshman Championship Date: June 27-July 2 Attendees: 2,400 Room Nights: 2,205 Headquarter Hotel: Citywide […]
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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 […]
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Event Alert: Weather-Related Cancellations

Many age divisions in the Lake Country Soccer Ozarks Coca-Cola Dr Pepper Cup soccer tournament are cancelled this weekend due to the weather. At this time, the only age divisions with tournament play are the following: Boys U14 Black, all Boys U15, all Boys 16/17 and all boys 18/19 brackets.  For status updates on the […]
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Thousands Expected in Springfield this Weekend for Amateur Sports Events

Heads up, Springfield! A record number of teams – 216 – are registered for the Lake Country Soccer Ozarks Coca-Cola Dr Pepper Cup tournament Friday-Sunday. The previous record was 188 teams, said John Markey, director at Lake Country Soccer. “That brings roughly 450 more families to the Springfield area than we had last year, which […]
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Event Alert: Lake Country Soccer and Spyderfest

This Event Alert is provided by the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau to encourage the community to welcome large groups to the area. We also encourage the use of special promotions, banners and a welcome on your marquee. Lake Country Soccer Ozarks Coca-Cola Dr Pepper Cup Date: April 21-23 Attendees: 8,000 Room Nights: 1,950 Headquarter […]
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Thousands of Visitors Coming to Springfield for Group Events

A variety of groups will be in Springfield over the next couple months, including several that are big enough the attendees are booking rooms at hotels throughout the city. Large groups coming to Springfield soon are: April 21-23 – Lake Country Soccer Ozarks Coca-Cola Dr Pepper Cup, 8,000 attendees, 2,000 room nights April 26-29 – […]
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Miracle League Needs Buddies

A record 194 youth and adult players are signed up to play Miracle League ball this spring, up more than 30 from last year, prompting the addition of six new teams. That means 30-45 more volunteer buddies are needed to make the spring season a success for players with disabilities. A total of 14 Miracle […]
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Check Out the Groups Coming to Springfield Soon

The Convention & Visitors Bureau sales department represents Springfield at a variety of trade shows and other events designed to connect meeting and event planners with destination marketing organizations. Recent and upcoming events the staff has attended include the following: Religious Conference Management Association Missouri Natural Resources National Tour Association Travel South Domestic Showcase (The […]
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