Much work goes into planning a sporting event-pondering location options, determining transportation, worrying about facilities and many other considerations. What you need is a location with great resources and an established sports tradition. Maryland Heights, St. Louis’ backyard, offers a cornucopia of great facilities, superior lodging, fascinating eateries and plenty of non-sports entertainment. There are also two professional sports franchises, the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues, with proud sporting traditions, to solidify your marketing, enhance your event and make you look good.
Notable Recent/Upcoming Events
- Sporting STL Premier Cup at Sportport International (May 18-20, 2018)
- Scott Gallagher Gateway Memorial Classic at Creve Coeur Soccer Park, Lou Fusz Soccer Complex & Sportport International (May 25-28, 2018)
- St. Louis Triathlon at Creve Coeur Park & Lake (May 20, 2018)
- Gateway Field Hockey Classic Tournament at Sportport International (August 31-September 2, 2018)
- US Youth Soccer Midwest Presidents Cup at Creve Coeur Soccer Complex (June 25-30, 2021)
CVB/Sports Commissions Services Offered
- Volunteer Staff
- PR/Media Assistance
- Site Visits
- Transportation Assistance
- Lodging Services
- Grant Programs
- Welcome Bags/Gifts
- Itinerary Development
- Event Planning Assistance
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- Creve Coeur Park Soccer Complex
- Lou Fusz Soccer Complex
- Sportport International
- Creve Coeur Park & Lake
- Upper Limits Rock Climbing Gym
- The St. Louis Community Ice Center
Creve Coeur Park Soccer Complex
This complex contains 13 synthetic turf fields (11 lighted), including a standalone championship field with permanent seating for up to 500 spectators and two smaller, youth-sized natural grass fields. The complex features ample concessions, restrooms and lighted parking areas.
Sports: Soccer, lacrosse, flag football, ultimate Frisbee and more
Lou Fusz Soccer Complex
This complex is a large facility with 10 soccer fields, two of them grass and the rest featuring a synthetic grass surface. The complex also includes the Back Post Grill & Tap, a team store, pavilion and ample parking.
Sports: Soccer, lacrosse, football and more
Sportport International is St. Louis’ premier 90-acre multi-sport facility located in Maryland Heights that can play host to soccer, lacrosse, field hockey and cross-country events. It has a total of 15 fields, including six state-of-the-art turf fields and a GreenFields watered turf stadium built for play at the International and World Championship levels. An additional eight lighted grass and three full-sized unlighted grass fields.
Sports: Soccer, field hockey, lacrosse, cross-country, ultimate Frisbee and more
Creve Coeur Park & Lake
Creve Coeur Park and Lake offers a six mile path around the 320 acre lake for walking and hiking. The bike path also joins the Katy Trail which is perfect for hosting marathons, triathlons and more! There is a total of 11.9 miles of trails within the park. In addition Creve Coeur Park has archery, Frisbee disc golf, sand volleyball and horseshoe pits.
Sports: Marathons, triathlons, archery, Frisbee disc golf and more
Upper Limits Rock Climbing Gym
With 14,500 feet of climbing surface, Upper Limits Rock Climbing Gym may be the only full-service climbing gym in the nation. The facility can host your event’s scheduled program or you can use the regularly scheduled programming, such as Rocky Gym 101 which includes rental gear and 2 hours of instruction. Other programs include team challenges and a women’s climbing clinic. A climbing wall, called the Spire is 24 feet tall and a 60 x 20 feet base that can be transported to your event.
Sports: Rock climbing
The St. Louis Community Ice Center
Opening in 2019, the St. Louis Community Ice Center will provide ice time to the growing demand of ice sport lovers. Local, youth and adults teams, as well, visiting tournaments on every level, will schedule here. The key item is three new indoor rinks, including an event center with 2,500 seats. The Ice Center will be the first facility – anywhere – in which all hockey levels share training and ice facilities. The 275,000 square feet of ground floor and mezzanine square footage with four ice sheets, including an outdoor rink. Shared training facilities include medical, taping, pre- and post-therapy injury rooms and weight training.
Sports: Ice Hockey, ice skating, ice dancing
Things to do in Maryland Heights
Maryland Heights, Missouri is all about outdoor adventure, but when weather is less than permitting, the city still offers a variety of indoor activities fun for the whole family.
Aquaport, Maryland Heights’ municipal outdoor waterpark, opened in May of this year and features an 8,000-square-foot family-friendly pool with bubblers, sprinklers and fountains. For the most adventurous visitors, check out the park’s Extreme Bowl, an exhilarating waterslide sending riders straight down an enclosed tube-slide into a funnel-shaped bowl, then splashing into a giant pool below!
Whether you prefer water or land sports, Creve Coeur Lake Rentals has what you’re looking for. Spend a day here and rent kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, quadricycles or bicycles, an ideal way to get around the lake’s scenic bike path.
Become a real-life George of the Jungle at Go Ape Zip Line & Treetop Adventure, located within Creve Coeur Park. This two to three-hour journey through the forest canopy takes you on a wild ride through suspended obstacles, Tarzan swings and stunning zip line views.
A classic family-friendly activity, Maryland’s Heights’ Dave & Buster’s provides all the fan-favorites, including arcade games, billiards, Dance Dance Revolution and virtual reality experiences.
An outdoor music venue with a capacity of 20,000 guests, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre hosts an extensive live music schedule during summer months, known for staging some of the most popular bands and live acts across the globe.
In 2015 MSE Racing had recently received approval to do something that had not yet been done – to bring an Olympic length triathlon to St. Louis County. This was a new and large endeavor, some people were doubtful that it was possible, but Visit Maryland Heights was supportive from the beginning. Their enthusiastic nature and dedication to the community and entire region was something that we could continuously lean upon. Without Visit Maryland Heights there would not be a St. Louis Triathlon and the unique culture that comes from it, nor the stories of people overcoming challenges to meet their goals, and for that we are eternally grateful. Karen Krispin and Laura Brahan with Visit Maryland Heights kindness and disposition is something that has affected me personally, my company’s positive outlook, the endurance community’s hopefulness for the future, and the pride we all feel in living here. Karen and Laura are a compliment to Maryland Heights, a model for the mission of all CVB’s, and a gift to the community.
St. Louis Triathlon: Rich Adams (St. Louis Triathlon)
One of the things that keeps me coming back to Sportport is the fact that they treat my tournaments like their own. They’re always very accommodating and do whatever it takes to make sure the tournament is a success. Another huge plus is Sportport is located in Maryland Heights which is such a family-friendly and affordable area in St. Louis! There’s so much for our participants to do after games in Maryland Heights whether it’s hopping on a zip line, trying their skills at an Escape Game, or having a blast at Dave & Busters! And it’s just a short 15 minute drive to most everything St. Louis is known for!
Sporting STL Premier Cup: Robyn Gross (Tournament Director)
How to Get to Maryland Heights
By Car: The destination is easily accessible by car, Maryland Heights is less than a day’s trip from major cities like Chicago, Indianapolis, Memphis, Kansas City, and many others. Drivers from greater distances can reach Maryland Heights via I-70 (both east and west) I-55 (north and south) and I-44 from the southwest.
By Air: Lambert – St. Louis International Airport is a six mile drive to Maryland Heights, with many hotels that offer complementary shuttle service to and from the airport and all hotels offer complementary parking.
Company Name: Visit Maryland Heights
Sports Sales Manager: Laura Brahan
Title: Sales Director