Fort Wayne Has Diverse Sports Facilities for Your Events

In the heart of the Midwest, Fort Wayne offers countless state-of-the-art facilities surrounded by activities for all

Introduction

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Nestled in northeast Indiana, Fort Wayne is approximately 200 miles from three major Midwestern cities in Chicago, Cleveland, and Milwaukee. Rich in history, Fort Wayne was named after a U.S. military fort founded in 1794 by General Anthony Wayne. Originally drawn to its central location as the hub of three rivers, the city developed into the second largest in Indiana.

Popular Activities

  • Experience rides, animals and unique hands-on experiences at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, one of the top zoos in the nation.

  • Watch the TinCaps battle it out on the diamond at Parkview Field, then run the bases after the game concludes.

  • Check out more than 200 exhibits at Science Central, a fun interactive science center.

  • Submerge into an oasis of natural wonders at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, where you can traverse luscious gardens before finding a cascading waterfall.

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“We host events all over the nation and Fort Wayne is our favorite by far! Fort Wayne’s welcoming community and outstanding facilities are second to none.”

— Todd Hensley, Gym Rats

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Facility Spotlight

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

Sports Covered: Basketball, Hockey, Wrestling, Volleyball

With the capability to hold 13,000 spectators for basketball games and 10,480 for hockey, this massive arena has hosted many major sporting events since opening in 1952. Its resume includes the 1955 and 1956 NBA Finals, and the 2010 NCAA Men’s DI Ice Hockey Tournament for the Midwest Region. Initially authorized in 1946 to be constructed into a memorial for the nation’s war veterans, the arena now serves the Fort Wayne Komets, Fort Wayne Mad Ants, and Fort Wayne Derby Girls. It will also host the 2022 through 2026 NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championships.

SportONE Parkview Fieldhouse

Sports Covered: Basketball, Volleyball, Futsal, Pickleball 

This 57,000-square-foot multipurpose facility is a premier destination for indoor competitions, with its eight hardwood volleyball courts which can transition into six high school regulation basketball courts. Equipped with bleacher seating, on-site storage, and a sports performance area, many clubs around the area including Summit Volleyball, Fort Wayne Futsal, and Gym Rats Basketball call this facility home. Located steps from the TownePlace Suites makes a perfect location for tournaments. 

SportONE Parkview Icehouse

Sports Covered: Hockey, Sled Hockey, Ice Skating, Curling, Roller Hockey

With three NHL-sized ice surfaces, SportONE Parkview Icehouse is the only three-sheet facility in Indiana. Home to the Fort Wayne Komets of the ECHL, Parkview has partnerships with Fort Wayne Amateur Hockey Association, Fort Wayne Ice Skating Club, and the Indiana Tech Hockey teams. The Thirsty Penguin Grill House overlooks all three surfaces to ensure you won’t miss a moment as you visit this full-service restaurant and bar. The Icehouse has hosted many large tournaments such as the 2019 Midwestern Sectional Figure Skating Championships and the United States Roller Hockey 2019 State Wars National Championship.

ASH Centre

Sports Covered: Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Basketball

This facility hosts many tournaments, camps, and instructional sessions from Fort Wayne’s most prominent baseball trainers, the World Baseball Academy. This multipurpose sports facility is located near downtown Fort Wayne, making it accessible for those traveling in and out of town. With three artificial turf baseball diamonds, all equipped with new lighting, the Hoosier Classic Baseball Tournaments are hosted here. The ASH Centre is also equipped with an indoor soccer field, a basketball court, and batting cages.

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Jazmin Zavala

Jazmin Zavala

Sports Sales Manager