Category Archives: Sports

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 […]
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Sports Commission to Present Report on Local Sports Travel and Tourism

The Springfield Sports Commission is hosting a forum on sports travel and tourism, facilities assessment and strategic planning from 10:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 17 at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. The commission, managed by the Convention & Visitors Bureau, enlisted The Huddle Up Group to assess current sports initiatives with the goals of analyzing current offerings, […]
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Event Alert: Missouri State High School Activities Association and National Christian HomeSchool Basketball Championships

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. Missouri State High School Activities Association State Basketball Championships Date: March 6-16 Attendees: 40,000 Room Nights: 6,500 […]
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Spring Brings Big Groups to Springfield

Several groups will have events in Springfield in the coming weeks, including conventions, conferences and sports. And some of those are BIG! The largest – those generating 1,000 room nights or more at area hotels – are highlighted in bold below. Mark your calendars! If you work at an attraction, hotel, restaurant or retailer in […]
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MSHSAA Baseball Returning to Southwest Missouri

The Missouri State High School Activities Association State Baseball Championships will have a new home starting in 2021. The MSHSAA board of directors designated U.S. Baseball Park as the State Baseball Championships venue from 2021 through 2025. The stadium in Ozark was selected in a competitive bid process over other strong venues from throughout Missouri, […]
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Travel Helps CVB Staff Connect with Event Planners

CVB staff attend a variety of trade shows and other events that provide opportunities for networking with event and convention planners and tell them about Springfield. Educational conferences are also attended to help staff hone their skills. Upcoming and recent travel include: Religious Conference Management Association Event Services Professionals Association Professional Convention Management Association National […]
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Summer Convention Season in Full Swing

A plethora of conventions, sporting events and other activities that bring groups to Springfield are underway this summer. Among the largest are the following: July 5-8 – Jehovah’s Witnesses Summer Regional Convention, 3,000 attendees, 1,100 room nights July 23-26 – Missouri Association for Career & Technical Education Joint Summer Conference, 1,200 attendees, 1,411 room nights […]
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Event Alert: Premier Baseball

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 28-July 1 Attendees: 2,400 Room Nights: 2,460 Headquarter Hotel: Multiple […]
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Event Alert: Special Olympics Missouri

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. Special Olympics Missouri 2018 Summer Games Date: June 1-4 Attendees: 1,800 Room Nights: 305 Headquarter Hotel: Multiple […]
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Summertime Brings Groups to City

Religious conferences, sporting events and a conference for educators are some of the largest groups coming to the city in June and July. June 8-10 – Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church, 1,500 attendees, 2,438 room nights June 26-July 1 – Premier Baseball, 2,400 attendees, 2,460 room nights June 28-July 1 – Jehovah’s Witnesses, […]
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