The time has come to plan the next sports event, and with that comes the usual struggle: Picking the right destination. There are hundreds of options out there, how do you pick the perfect spot? The place that has all the amenities you require, along with the fun, excitement and entertainment that will make this tournament truly stand out from the rest. Rather than wrack your brain or spend hours researching, we’ll give you the answer: Wisconsin Dells.
The Dells is known as “The Waterpark Capital of the World!®”. But this escape in the heart of Wisconsin is more than just water slides and swimming pools. Over the last few years, it has grown its sports hosting capabilities with new flexible facilities, comfortable and abundant accommodations, and a supportive community of sports fans. Throw in over 90 attractions, nearly 100 restaurants, elite golf courses and plenty of shops, and you’ve got the makings of a sports event coaches, athletes and their fans will be raving about for years to come.
Notable Recent/Upcoming Events
- U.S. Open Qualifying (May 8, 2019)
- USA Wrestling Kids National Freestyle and Greco-Roman National Championships (June 28-29, 2019)
- 14th Annual Jimmy V Classic (July 19, 2019)
- Dairyland State Tournament (July 26-27)
- USA Jump Rope’s 2018 U.S. National Jump Rope Championship
CVB/Sports Commissions Services Offered
- Site Visits
- PR/Media Assistance
- Site Visits
- Travel Assistance
- Grant Programs
- Lodging Services
- Welcome Bags/Gifts
- Itinerary Development
- Event Planning Assistance
- Pre-event customized mailings to participants
- Digital photography and DVDs
- On-site information booth
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- JustAGame Fieldhouse
- Woodside Wisconsin Dells Center
- Woodside Sports Complex – Mauston
- Woodside Sports Complex – Wisconsin Dells
- Poppy Waterman Ice Arena
- Rotary Park
- Kaminski Park
JustAGame Fieldhouse is a 53,000-square-foot complex that can accommodate a range of sports events. The venue is home to the Court of Champions, an 1,800-seat arena which converts into two basketball courts. The facility consists of six basketball courts and 10 volleyball courts, all of which can be used for other events such as wrestling, cheerleading and martial arts.
Sports: Basketball, cheerleading/dance, gymnastics, martial arts, volleyball, wrestling
Woodside Wisconsin Dells Center
The Wisconsin Dells Center is a 90,000-square-foot complex that can be used for a variety of sports. It can accommodate 10 basketball courts, 16 volleyball courts, two softball fields and one full soccer field. It has hosted several athletic events, the latest being the USA Jump Rope Nationals Competition.
Sports: Basketball, volleyball, softball, soccer, wrestling, indoor softball, indoor baseball, lacrosse, football
Woodside Sports Complex – Mauston
The largest all-turf multi-sport facility in the Midwest, the Woodside Sports Complex in Mauston is just minutes from the Dells. The facility, opened back in 2013, features four all-turf baseball and four all turf softball fields. There’s also full concessions berm seating for about 200 spectators, an electronic scoreboard, outdoor lights and a PA system.
Sports: Baseball, softball
Woodside Sports Complex – Wisconsin Dells
A sister venue to the location in Mauston, the Woodside Sports Complex in Wisconsin Dells is another great multi-sport facility. It has six synthetic turf fields and four synthetic turf baseball and softball fields. In 2015, two additional grass soccer/multi-purpose fields were added, as well as onsite retail and concessions.
Sports: Soccer, baseball, softball, lacrosse
Poppy Waterman Ice Arena
Ideal for hockey tournaments and figure skating competitions of all sizes, the Poppy Waterman Ice Arena features a full-size NHL hockey rink. The rink is open from August 1 through May 1 for all ice related sports, with seating capacity of up to 500. From May 15 – June 30, the ice is removed, and the facility offers events 17,000 square feet of floor space.
Sports: Figure skating, hockey
Located in downtown Wisconsin Dells, Rotary Park was renovated a few years ago and has played host to several baseball events. The park features two youth baseball fields set up by Little League International Field. There’s also a concession stand, electronic scoreboard, picnic shelter and seating for 200 people.
Another prime location for baseball or softball events is Kaminski Park. The park features baseball and softball fields and seating capacity for up to 500 people. The facility features full concessions, an electronic scoreboard, outdoor lights and a PA system.
Sports: Baseball, softball
Wisconsin Dells Attractions
Sports competitions and tournaments push athletes to the next level. They work hard to perform at their very best. What better way to reward them than with some rip-roaring fun at some of Wisconsin Dells’ larger-than-life waterparks.
The first stop for any waterpark enthusiast should be Noah’s Ark Waterpark, known as “America’s Largest Waterpark.” It features the most waterslides in the Dells and over 80 family activities, such as The Scorpion’s Tail, Black Anaconda and Surfing Safari
If you want to splash in the wave pool and take a spin on a rollercoaster, Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park is the place to be. It features an indoor and outdoor waterpark, as well as an indoor and outdoor theme park. Thrill seekers will love riding Hades 360 roller coaster, which features the world’s longest underground tunnel. Take a break from all the action with a float along the enchanting Endless River. Kalahari Resort Waterparks is home to Wisconsin’s largest indoor waterpark, as well as some amazing outdoor attractions. Visitors can enjoy rides like the Master Blaster uphill water rollercoaster waterslide, or the Victoria Falls family raft ride. America’s largest waterpark resort, Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort features four indoor and four outdoor waterparks. It’s also home to the Wild Rock Golf Club, designed by Hurdzan and Fry. It’s the perfect place for visitors to enjoy a nice summer day on the green.
For those who want to sit back and enjoy some water action, the Tommy Bartlett Show is just the ticket. This must-see show features elite water-skiers performing fast-paced tricks, jumps, flips and boat maneuvers.
Our venue partners, Noah’s Ark and Tommy Bartlett were a pleasure to work with as was everyone at the Dells VCB. This is one of our easiest venues to work with. The police, fire and EMS departments are very easy to work with and very accommodating.
Revolution3 Triathlon: Eric Opdyke
How to Get to Wisconsin Dells
By Car: Situated along I-90 about 50 miles northwest of Madison, Wisconsin Dells is within a day’s drive of many major Midwest cities. It’s less than a five-hour drive from these locations: Green Bay, Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago and Minneapolis.
By Air: Wisconsin Dells is only a couple hours from two major airports: Milwaukee General Mitchell International Airport and Madison Dane County Regional Airport.
Company Name: Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau
Sports Sales Manager: Kyra Popp
Title: Sales Manager