Butler County Boasts Dynamic Sports Facilities For Planners
This dynamic sports region is home to a wide variety of sports facilities, making it possible for numerous planners to host their tournaments at once
Butler County, Pennsylvania
Located in Western Pennsylvania, Butler County offers a glimpse of small-town life, yet is close to major cities. Located only 25 miles from Pittsburgh, 325 miles from Philadelphia and 380 miles from New York City, Butler County is in the middle of everything.
Looking for fun activities nearby? Explore the nearly 16,800-acre, Moraine State Park where there are a multitude of trails for every outdoor activity, including biking, snowmobiling, hiking, fishing and swimming.
The Butler County Beer Circuit is a listing of the unique breweries within the area. You will find brewpubs that create handcrafted beverages.
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“Our partnership with the Butler County Sports Commission/Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau was instrumental to our successful hosting of the PDGA Pro Disc Golf World Championships. BCTCB helped us win the bid, line up the host hotel and other player accommodations, as well as connecting us with local sponsors and venues.”
— Gary Dropcho and Chas Ford, PDGA Pro Disc Golf
Find Your Perfect Butler County Facility
UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex
Sports Covered: Hockey
The UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex is the primary practice and training facility for the Pittsburgh Penguins, as well as a comprehensive outpatient facility for UPMC Sports Medicine. A premier tournament destination, this first-of-its-kind facility in the Pittsburgh region is a true partnership between two world-class organizations and features 185,000 square feet of total space dedicated to treating and training.
Slippery Rock University
Sports Covered: Baseball, softball, football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, field hockey, lacrosse, track
This NCAA Division II school’s facilities rival some Division I venues. The school supports 17 different varsity sports, with facilities available for baseball, softball, football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, field hockey, lacrosse, volleyball and indoor and outdoor track. The crown jewel is the 10,000-seat Thompson Stadium, which is home to DiSpirito Field. The field is surrounded by a 400-meter track and has an AstroPlay artificial surface, lighting.
UPMC Passavant Sportsplex at Graham Park
Sports Covered: Pickleball, Football, Baseball, LaCrosse, Fitness, Dek Hockey
UPMC Passavant Sportsplex at Graham Park is a large community park complete with athletic fields for soccer, lacrosse, baseball and football. It features Miracle League Field, Out-of-the-Park playground, Dek Hockey Rink and SportCourts (bocce, horseshoes, pickleball, tennis and basketball).