Location: Salina, Kansas
Sports: Turf: Soccer, football, kickball, golf, baseball, softball, lacrosse
Courts: Volleyball, futsal, dodgeball, cheer, dance
Facility Details: Completed in the summer of 2017, the $9 million, 68,500-square-foot Salina Fieldhouse was built to help revitalize downtown Salina, including a resurgence of a 28-block area surrounding the complex. The fieldhouse serves 600 teams annually and hosts tournaments for multiple sports.
- The fieldhouse contains three hardwood high school-regulation basketball courts (22,833-square feet of court space with an occupancy of 540) and three synthetic high school-regulation basketball courts (23,743 square feet with an occupancy of 468).
Among the events the fieldhouse offers are a high school basketball league for 9th through 12th grade boys and girls; adult 5-on-5 basketball leagues of various skill level and a competitive youth basketball team league for boys and girls from 3rd through 6th grade.
- The courts are cross-lined to include eight volleyball courts and six futsal courts. The fieldhouse offers a high school indoor 5 v 5 futsal league for males or females in 8th through 12th grades.
- Optional, portable turf features include one regulation soccer field and three small-sided soccer fields. The fieldhouse hosts an adult indoor 5 v 5 turf league for males and females 16 and older. It also hosts 3 v 3 soccer for U10 and U12 competitors.
- Contains specialized equipment such as drop-down batting cages and pitching tunnels, enabling baseball players of all skill levels to practice their hitting, fielding and pitching.
- Bleacher seating is available for spectators and bench seating is available for teams.
Why should tournaments come to the Salina Fieldhouse? The fieldhouse was designed to be extremely flexible so it can accommodate the diverse needs that accompany tournament play for multiple sports, leagues, meets, clinics, special events or rentals.
- During a recent stretch, the facility hosted a gymnastics meet, a father-daughter dance and a homeschool basketball tournament and is so versatile it also hosts a winter golf program for ages 8 through 17, enabling golfers to hone their skills while staying warm in an indoor setting.
- The fieldhouse’s experienced staff, coupled with the facility’s multifaceted design, enables it to host most sports tournaments with ease.
Notable event at Salina Fieldhouse: The United States Specialty Sports Association’s Midwest Crossroads Regional (Basketball) Championship will take place June 1-3, 2018, at the facility.
- Boys and girls from grades 3 to 12 will compete on the fieldhouse’s six courts in an effort to become the best in the Midwest before heading on to compete for the USSSA national basketball championship.
Nearby facilities: Tony’s Pizza Events Center features a 7,500-seat multipurpose arena and an 18,000-square-foot convention center and is home of the Salina Liberty of the Champions Indoor Football League, the Salina Sirens roller derby team and the Salina Saints ABA basketball team.
- The Magnolia Soccer Complex features five full-size lighted regulation fields and has hosted the Mid-Kansas Cup Tournament for three consecutive years, attracting more than 60 teams to the two-day event. The complex also contains five full-sized lighted regulation fields, and is host to both youth and high school soccer leagues and tournaments.
Things to do in Salina: The city is proudly home to a historic shopping district that features more than 85 restaurants and 2,100 lodging rooms. Art galleries, theaters, museums and boutiques line an area filled with picturesque architecture that has been described as the “Terra Cotta Capital of Kansas.”
Quote: “The Salina Fieldhouse has been wholly embraced by the community since its opening last summer. It has not only been an integral piece to the downtown revitalization, but our department as well. The flexibility of the facility combined with its dynamic design, makes it a one of kind choice for tournaments, rentals, programs and events for Kansas.” – Travis Scheele, Salina Fieldhouse recreation superintendent