Springfield, Illinois: Host With the Most

Springfield, Illinois, provides a unique experience for your next sporting event. 

Springfield, Illinois: Host With the Most

Award-winning sites and hotel accommodations, hundreds of special events, an amazing culinary array, Historic Route 66, world-class Abraham Lincoln sites and attractions and our Bank of Springfield Convention Center are just a few reasons you want to put Springfield, Illinois, on your list of “must host” places! 

The Visit Springfield team serves as your full service partners. From start to finish, we are by your side and ready to make your planning stress free and your event legendary. 

Personalized site inspections to assisting you in finding the perfect location or venue are provided. Boost your attendance by utilizing customized literature, e-blasts and digital companions, supplied by the CVB, to reach out and engage your members.  

Concierge services like information booths and registration assistants can be arranged, as well as post event statistics for next year’s planning! 

Springfield offers three unique event areas. The southeast corridor is conveniently located off I-55 and I-72 with plenty of dining and entertainment options. Near the University of Illinois at Springfield, SASA Soccer Complex with 10+ fields and the LOLJOS 8-plex Softball Complex this area offers over 1,300 hotel rooms and is situated near Lake Springfield.

Historic Downtown offers the flexible Bank of Springfield Convention Center with 40,000 square feet of main hall space ideal for basketball, volleyball, wrestling, cheer, tumbling and more!  Adjacent to 700 award-winning overnight rooms. This location is in the heart of historic sites including the world-class Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, Lincoln’s home and the Dana-Thomas Home, a Frank Lloyd design. For the young or young at heart, the Kidzeum Museum of Health and Science is located in the downtown area.

Northeast Corridor is located off I-55 and is close to the oldest and most renowned fairgrounds which boasts more than 60,000 square feet of multi-use space and the fastest one-mile dirt track.  Also, on this corridor is the Nelson Center, a two sheet ice arena perfect for hockey and figure skating.  Ample hotel rooms, restaurants and shopping abound in this area.

Consider Springfield, Illinois for your next event and your attendees will thank you!

Contact Terry Truman at the Springfield CVB to get started exploring Springfield today!