2019 Sports Facilities Guide: Rockford, Illinois

2019 Sports Facilities Guide: Rockford, Illinois||||
Real. Original. Rockford. Rockford, Illinois, is a world-class city with a rich history in hosting regional and national sports tournaments. Located in northern Illinois, Rockford offers outstanding accessibility, affordability and adaptability as your next tournament host. Among the region’s many outstanding sports venues, Mercyhealth Sportscore One and Mercyhealth Sportscore Two are nationally recognized for hosting soccer, softball, lacrosse, Ultimate Frisbee rugby tournaments and more. In addition, the UW Health Sports Factory features flexible floor space for eight regulation-size basketball courts or 16 volleyball courts. Additional unique venues in the Rockford region include the wide-body Rock River for water sports and West Rock Wake Park, a one-of-a-kind cable wake park located in the heart of the Forest City. Best-in-class facilities are matched by our servicing capabilities, both of which aided Rockford in being twice named the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) Sports Tourism Organization of the Year (calendar years 2015 and 2017). And we aren’t resting on our laurels. We’re ready to raise our game to new heights. Are you ready to BRING YOUR GAME 2 ROCKFORD?
2019 Sports Facilities Guide: Rockford, Illinois

UW Health Sports Factory

The approximately 108,000-sq.-ft.indoor sports complex features flexible floor space for eight basketball courts or 16 volleyball courts and more, with a building capacity of 3,000 people. Other sports such as gymnastics, pickle ball, badminton and table tennis can also be accommodated. The UW Health Sports Factory name symbolizes the history of the site as it was once the former Ingersoll factory located in the heart of a major manufacturing hub in Rockford. The shell of the former factory still remains in place today. QuickFacts Total Space 108,000 square foot Meeting Rooms On-Site Yes Ceiling Height 30 feet Column-Free Yes Hotel Rooms Within a 20 Minute Drive 2,000+
2019 Sports Facilities Guide: Rockford, Illinois

MercyHealth Sportscore One

The 179-acre Mercyhealth Sportscore One facility, located along the Rock River, features eight premier soccer fields, nine regulation soccer fields and eight lighted softball diamonds complete with concession stands, restrooms, locker facilities and boat ramps. Other recreational activities that can be hosted here include Ultimate Frisbee, running, biking, boating and fishing. There are also two playgrounds for families to enjoy. QuickFacts Distance From Downtown Approximately 6 miles Total Space 8 softball fields; 17 soccer fields Permanent Lighting Yes Parking On-Site Yes Permanent Restrooms Yes Permanent Seating Yes Hotel Rooms Within a 10-minute Drive 2,000+ Contact rockfordsportscore.com/sportscore-one/
2019 Sports Facilities Guide: Rockford, Illinois

Mercyhealth Sportscore Two and Wedgebury Stadium

Mercyhealth Sportscore Two hosts soccer, rugby, pickleball, ultimate, football, basketball and adapted sports. Located on a sprawling 180 acre campus, the venue has 26 soccer fields (including 6 turf/lighted fields), 6 indoor fields and multi-sports surfaces and 3 outdoors and volleyball courts. Mercyhealth Sportscore Two is designed for year-round tournaments, camps and leagues. It also includes a playground and a brand new 4,500-sq-ft concession and restroom building with ample parking, convenient for families. Mercyhealth Sportscore Two is also home to Wedgbury Stadium, which seats 2,500 spectators and has hosted state high school soccer finals, pro football games, national rugby finals, and college rugby championships. The complex hosts over 1.4 million user visits per year between tournaments, leagues, trade shows and other annual events.

Quick Facts

Distance from Downtown approximately 9 miles Total Space 26 outdoor soccer fields, 200,000+ square feet of indoor multi-purpose fields Permanent Lighting Yes (six outdoor fields) Parking on Site Yes (3,000+) Permanent Restrooms Yes Permanent Seating Yes; 2,500+ Number of hotel rooms within 10-min drive 2,000+ Contact Louis Mateus, General Manager Sportscore Complexes 815-987-8870 louismateus@rockfordparkdistrict.org mercyhealthsportscore.com

Mercyhealth Indoor Sports Center (ISC)

The Mercyhealth Indoor Sports Center (ISC) is a 200,000+ square foot facility located on the Mercyhealth Sportscore Two campus, and includes space for six indoor soccer fields. Moreover, the recent addition of Field 3 represents the equivalent of a full-size soccer field playable to 75x120 yards with 80’ ceilings, providing a unique solution for customers of all kinds. QuickFacts Total Space 200,000 square feet Meeting rooms on-site Yes Permanent seating 1,500 capacity (non-permanent) Ceiling Height 80’ on Field 3; 30’ elsewhere Column free Yes Number of Hotel Rooms Within a 10-min. Drive 2,000+ mercyhealthsportscore.com
2019 Sports Facilities Guide: Rockford, Illinois

BMO Harris Bank Center

Rockford's downtown arena hosts a variety of world-class entertainment including concerts from the biggest stars in music and comedy, circuses, rodeos, motor sports, hockey games, expos wrestling tournaments, family shows and much more. The BMO Harris Bank Center is home to the Rockford IceHogs, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks. BMO Harris Bank Center also has options for those who desire a premium experience as they enjoy the world-class entertainment at the venue. Executive Suites, Club Boxes and Club Seats are available on a per event or annual basis. Enjoy a professional and courteous staff, convenient parking, and ATM machines and concessions on site. Downtown arena in close proximity to downtown sites, attractions and eateries 33,000 square feet of concrete floor space Hosts a variety of world-class entertainment: concerts to motor sports, family shows and home to the Rockford IceHogs, the American Hockey League affiliate to the Chicago Blackhawks.