Located in the Kansas City metro area, Overland Park, Kansas, provides sports planners and visitors the perfect blend of metropolitan amenities and Midwestern hospitality alongside the nation’s finest athletic facilities. Overland Park has played host to hundreds of national and regional events for more than 20 different sports. Our city has been likened to an amateur sports mecca based off its convenient and close proximity to 34 hotels, athletic facilities, attractions, shops and restaurants. Additionally, Overland Park is within a day’s drive of more than 60 million people and located 15 minutes from downtown Kansas City.
Overland Park Convention Center
The award-winning Overland Park Convention Center provides convenient highway access and a location in the heart of the KC metro area. The center includes free parking, access to 1,000 hotel rooms within walking distance, easy load-in and load-out for courts and equipment, plus built-in concessions. Sporting events often have several components (competition, education, award banquets, etc.), and the flexible space available at Overland Park Convention Center is the perfect fit for it all. The center is attached to the 412-room Sheraton Overland Park Hotel and is within a short distance of 33 additional hotels. Coaches, athletes and their families have access to nearby restaurants, family-friendly attractions and world-class shopping.
Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex
The nationally recognized Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex features 12 state-of-the-art synthetic turf soccer fields with tournament-quality lighting and scoreboards. All fields have an in-ground cooling system, as well as 51 evaporative coolers. Additionally, the complex offers a 16,000-sq.-ft. field house with tournament and official coordinator offices, a referees’ lounge, a large meeting room with high-res digital signage, Wi-Fi coverage and free parking. According to Elite Tournaments’ Matt Libber, “This is one of the best all-around soccer facilities I have been to. The 12 turf fields are perfectly placed in groups of four, and there’s plenty of parking for large events. It’s very easy to get in and out and navigate around the complex from field to field. It’s also right smack in the middle of the country with plenty of hotels in the area. You know when you go to an event at Overland Park you will have a good experience.”