The Springfield Sports Commission continues its winning streak with several new events booked, a successful fundraiser, and other successes that help the local economy grow through sports tourism.
Here are some recent achievements:
- The USA BMX National Championship Series is March 1-3, 2024. Over 4,600 people from all over the country will attend, including 1,100 athletes. The championship at the new Wilson Logistics Arena at the fairgrounds will have an estimated economic impact of $1.27 million on the local economy.
- Missouri Sports Exchange is a reverse trade show and marketplace set for March 4-6, 2024, at the University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center. It pairs regional and national sports event organizers with destinations and venues that can host them in Missouri. The event includes networking, educational sessions, and one-on-one business exchanges that will bring sports events to life in Missouri and expose event planners to the incredible facilities in Springfield.
- The Missouri Esports Federation Fall Brawl is Dec. 1 at Classic’s Yard and Dec. 2 at Ozarks Technical Community College. About 150 competitors will attend.
- With nearly 40 sponsors and 250 players, the annual Springfield Sports Commission Mini Golf Championship generated about $11,500 for the commission’s efforts to bring sporting events to the city.
Trade shows attended by the Sports Commission staff help connect them with planners and discover new events to bring to Springfield. Recent and upcoming trade shows include Connect Sports, the NCAA Bid Symposium, and TEAMS Conference.