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
The city’s leisure and hospitality industry continues to suffer due to a severe decline in travel caused by social distancing practices in place to prevent virus spread. For April 5-11, hotel occupancy was at 21.2 percent, a decrease of 66.9 percent over the same period last year. Average daily rate was at $56.59, down 31.4
The Missouri State High School Activities Association announced today it is canceling a number of events, including events that were scheduled to take place in Springfield. The cancelations are due to the ongoing pandemic and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “As of today, the CDC has recommended that for the next
Due to continuing concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) canceled the remainder of the Show-Me Showdown for Classes 4 and 5. The decision was made in consultation with local and state officials, as well as the member schools. The most recent CDC recommendations of limiting gatherings played
The event planner for the National Christian HomeSchool Basketball Championships canceled the tournament that was scheduled to begin Monday in Springfield. With up to 10,000 people expected to attend, the tournament is the city’s largest annual group event.