Conveniently located just a short drive from Cleveland and Detroit, Lake Erie Shores & Islands has grown into a leading regional sports destination, loved especially by families who travel for sporting events. Teams appreciate participating in tournaments here, not only because of the championship facilities, but because families enjoy the variety of attractions and activities for everyone. Home to world-famous Cedar Point Amusement Park, consistently voted as the one of the best amusement parks in the world, the region also delights with a variety of indoor and outdoor water parks, recreational opportunities, islands and coastal communities to explore, amazing freshwater fishing, and more. It’s no wonder we’re known as America’s Sports & Family Fun Capital!
Surrounding Area Hotel Rooms 8,000
Largest Indoor Venue Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
Largest Outdoor Venue Sports Force Park at Cedar Point Sports Center on Lake Erie
Closest Airport Cleveland Hopkins
>Dragon Boat Races, Dragons & Bacon Festival
>Crews broken ground on a new indoor sports facility and the Lee C. Jewett Sports Medicine Center at Cedar Point Sports Center.
>Cedar Point Debuts Forbidden Frontier on Adventure Island will debut at the park in 2019.
>A new downtown marketplace, The Marketplace at Cooke, will open in 2019. It will include Sandusky Children’s Museum and Fancy Me Boutique.
Key Indoor Venues
Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
Resort Cedar Lanes
Key Outdoor Venues
Sports Force Park at Cedar Point Sports Center
Kalahari Resort & Convention Center
Kalahari Resort & Convention Center boasts 215,000 square feet of indoor, state-of-the art function space, built to accommodate a variety of indoor sporting events, competitions, and showcases. The 38,232 sq. ft. Kilimanjaro Ballroom, is unobstructed with 28' open span ceilings and 24'x24' ground level access. Likewise, the 17,200-sq.-ft. Kalahari Ballroom is unobstructed with 24' ceilings and 12'x12' ground level access. The all-under-one-roof African-themed resort includes 890 guest rooms and is home to one of America's largest and most popular indoor water parks, a large outdoor water park, numerous restaurants, XD theater, mini bowling, virtual reality experiences and more. Kalahari Resort is a natural draw for event competitors and their entire families, thus providing for increased participation and attendance.
Total Space 215,000 square feet
Largest Contiguous Space 38,000 square feet
Meeting rooms On-Site Yes
Permanent Seating No
Ceiling Height 28 feet
Hotel Rooms Within a 10-Minute Drive 2,000
Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center
Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center is a world-class tournament facility located just minutes from Cedar Point. The park’s ten synthetic turf fields host a wide variety of sporting events including baseball, softball, soccer, and lacrosse tournaments. Every member of the family will enjoy the park’s exciting amenities including Sky Bounce Bungee Trampoline, Sky Trail High Ropes Course, Putt-in-BayMini Golf, and two playgrounds. The Great Lawn is filled with family games and you can even test yourself with skills games! An action-packed tournament experience, top-notch food and beverage options and thrilling amenities come together to bring SPORTS. FAMILY. FUN. to life for every guest.
>Hotel Rooms Within a 10-Minute Drive 2000
>10 synthetic turf fields
>Have hosted baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse and flag football
>Free amenities for players and family members include: putt-putt, Sky Bounce, Sky Trail and multiple playgrounds and lawn games