Category Archives: Sports

Variety of Groups in Springfield this Fall

With fall approaching, we’ll soon see leaves drifting to the ground along with the visitors roaming around while they’re in the city for group events. September and October are busy months this year with a wide variety of events including conferences, seminars, reunions and sports. Check out the list below and be sure to post […]
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Cooper Tennis Complex Gets Kudos from USTA

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Cooper Tennis Complex was named the 2016 USTA Outstanding Tennis Facility Award, the second award of its kind the facility has earned since it opened in 1994. The award recognizes excellence in physical design, usage and programming at tennis facilities throughout the country. Cooper is one of 12 facilities earning […]
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Welcome These Groups on Your Marquee!

Hundreds of people who love street rods, sports, cows, education and more will be in Springfield this spring and summer. Check out the list below and make them feel welcome with messages on your business’ marquee and in other ways to show them you value their business and want them to visit again. The list […]
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Tournament Bringing in Record Number of Teams

More than 3,500 people are expected to be at the 2016 Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Cup at Lake Country Soccer when nearly 190 teams will compete April 22-24, a huge increase over the previous year. “It’s a big one, “ said John Markey, executive director at Lake Country Soccer. “We’re 60 teams over where we were […]
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Springfield Selected to Host MSHSAA Basketball and Football

The Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) announced late today Springfield will be the host city for the 2018-2022 Boys & Girls State Basketball Championships and 2016 State Football Championships. “We’re excited about coming down to Springfield,” said Kerwin Urhahn, MSHSAA Executive Director. “It’s a high-school rich environment and southwest Missouri supports high school […]
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Welcome Groups Coming to the City!

A variety of groups are coming to Springfield in the next few weeks. We encourage you to welcome them on your business’ marquee, on your social media accounts and in other ways that will make them feel at home and want to return for future visits. Not only do group events boost the local economy […]
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Former NCHBC Player Raising Awareness of Marfan Syndrome

When Isaiah Austin, the prospective first-round selection in the 2014 NBA draft, revealed he had been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, he thrust a little known but deadly condition into the national spotlight. Suddenly, the connective tissue disorder was grabbing headlines and people from all walks of life learned about the signs of the condition. For […]
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Sales Staff Busy Booking Groups

The Sales Department at the Convention & Visitors Bureau attend multiple trade shows and events throughout the year to network with meeting planners and talk with them about bringing events to Springfield. In the next few weeks, staff will represent the city at: Missouri Natural Resources Conference at Lake of the Ozarks Craft Beverages Unlimited […]
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Welcome Groups Coming to Springfield!

A variety of groups come to Springfield and the Convention & Visitors Bureau encourages local businesses to welcome them on their marquees and in other ways. We want them to feel appreciated so they will return to Springfield for future visits and a hearty welcome is one way to do just that. Coming soon: Jan. […]
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