2017 Sports Facilities Guide: Mississippi Gulf Coast

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When you visit the Mississippi Gulf Coast, you’ll find that Southern hospitality truly is a way of life. We welcome you to come relax in the sun along 62 miles of coastline or practice your swing on one of our many championship golf courses. Explore the Gulf of Mexico on a charter fishing boat, then dig into distinct flavors after your freshly caught meal is prepared. Kayak or paddleboard our abundant waterways. Go on an excursion to enjoy the beautiful barrier islands for a day, or take a trip out on a working shrimp boat. Stroll, shop and enjoy our quaint towns and charming coastal communities. Marvel at our renowned museums located throughout the area and take time to explore historic sites. Visit one of 12 exciting casino resorts, featuring 24-hour gaming and entertainment. Once you are here you are going to want to stay awhile.


Craig Mackay, Sports Development Manager 228-896-6699 craig@gulfcoast.org gulfcoast.org

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention CenterMississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center is a 400,000-sq.-ft. beachfront facility that can handle groups of up to 6,000 people. Best of all, you’ll make the most of your attendees’ break times when you choose to hold your meeting in the heart of one of the fastest-growing resort destinations in the region. Hall E exhibit hall houses a 127,100-sq.-ft. space with lots of floor capacity and seven private meeting rooms. The exhibit hall has the latest in telecommunications, storage and F&B capabilities. In the new 17,100-sq.-ft. west lobby, you’ll find a very special niche perfect for registration, a continental breakfast or a reception.


Gloria Frey, Director of Convention Sales 228-594-3700 or 800-726-2781 gfrey@mscoastconventioncenter.com mscoastconventioncenter.com

Gulfport Sportsplex

Gulfport SportsplexThe Gulfport Sportsplex is a 250-acre recreational park conveniently located near Interstate 10. The Sportsplex has nine terraced baseball fields with hybrid sand-based turf, crimson-stone infields, scoring towers, four international-size soccer fields, and a control center with concessions and restrooms. An extra amenity on-site is Gulf Islands Waterpark featuring wild rides, miles of slides, plus much more. 

In 2016, the Sportsplex hosted 64 tournaments, 2,640 teams, and an estimated 80,000 visitors. Construction is currently underway on an $8.5 million dollar expansion to add a complex with six synthetic turf fields with LED lighting, two stadium fields for football and soccer, as well as new restroom facilities. The new complex is scheduled to open February 2018.


Rusty Ramage, Sportsplex Manager 228-832-4088 rramage@gulfport-ms.gov gptsportsplex.com