Category Archives: Sports

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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From Dairy Farmers to China Painters, Variety of Groups Coming to Springfield

The Convention & Visitors Bureau Sales Department represents the city at a variety of trade shows and events where they network with planners and showcase the city as a location where meetings, conventions and sports events can take place. Recent and upcoming trade shows include the St. Louis Chapter of Meeting Planners International EduCon, Professional […]
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Variety of Groups Booked by CVB in First Quarter of Fiscal Year

The Sales Department staff at the Convention & Visitors Bureau work year round to book group events in Springfield. Below you’ll find the groups that were booked during July, August and September, the first quarter of the bureau’s fiscal year. The number of attendees and room nights are estimates and are subject to change. Missouri […]
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Welcome These Groups on Your Marquee

The number of group events taking place in Springfield generally slows down as the winter season nears. This November, however, is an exception with at least seven group events scheduled. Check out the list below to see what’s happening in the city this winter and into early spring next year. We encourage businesses to welcome […]
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