Cape Girardeau is Changing the Game in Missouri

Rich history and modern designs make Cape Girardeau an ideal tournament destination.


Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Everybody wins when you play in Cape! Conveniently located in the heart of the country, Cape Girardeau is just a short drive from most major Midwest and Southern cities. We have all of the amenities of a larger metropolitan area without the headaches that often accompany them. Our facilities know sports and know how to put on great tournaments.

Popular Activities

  • Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center is the go-to spot to beat the summer heat and sate your appetite for thrills on a 265 foot slide. 

  • If you’re looking to knock back a few pins and pints, Dogwood Social House has something for everyone on the menu.

  • The Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center offers the rich cultural history and wildlife of southeast Missouri.

  • Ideally suited for children under 12, Discovery Playhouse features 8,000-plus square feet of exhibit space where kids can play and learn. 

  • Discover what Downtown Cape Girardeau has to offer before and after the game. Downtown Cape has multiple dining, shopping and antquing options. 

Find Your Perfect Cape Girardeau Facility

Facility Spotlight

Shawnee Park Sports Complex

Sports Covered: Baseball, Football, Softball, Soccer

The Shawnee Park Sports Complex serves as one of the largest youth and adult outdoor sports venues in the region. Fourteen regulation sized soccer fields, eight fields for baseball and softball and two regulation football fields make this a key destination for tournaments. Two regulation sized baseball fields with 375-foot center field fences and six regulation-sized softball fields with 300 foot fences made this an easy choice to host tournaments. The USSSA Boy’s Baseball, USSSA Girls FP Softball and USA Coed State Slow Pitch Softball are just some of the tournaments that utilized the Shawnee Park Sports Complex this summer. This fall we look forward to safely hosting the USSSA All State Games, USFA Missouri Season Opener Girls FP Tournament and our November College Exposure tournament.

Cape SportsPlex

Sports Covered: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

With 121,000 square feet to play with, the state of the art Cape Girardeau SportsPlex is a tournament planner’s dream with its uniquely utilitarian concept. Two FIFA-approved indoor turf courses with 32,000 square feet of availability can be used for soccer, football, baseball, volleyball and softball tournaments, complete with spectator seating, drop down curtains and several scoreboards. Six high school regulation sized Hard Tru wooden basketball courts over 57,600 square feet can transform into 12 volleyball courts as needed. 

Show Me Center

Sports Covered: Basketball, Wrestling

The home of Southeast Missouri State University, the Show Me Center is located in the heart of campus. After undergoing a major renovation in 2015, the 7,300 seat arena introduced a new center-hung video display on the scoreboard, a high-tech audio system and LED panel lit scoreboards and shot clocks and expanded seating in the lower bowl.

Dalhousie Golf Club

Sports Covered: Golf

The history of the award-winning Dalhousie Golf Club dates back to 18th century Scotland and tells a tale of the early frontier America. The 1,000-acre complex constructed by renowned designer Gary Nicklaus honors its Scottish legacy with a clubhouse manor fashioned after Dalhousie Castle, as well as four cottages available for overnight stays. 

AC Brase Arena

Sports Covered: Baseball, Softball, Sand Volleyball, Trail

This versatile, multipurpose community center offers more than 13,000 square feet of main floor space. It is home to nine youth baseball fields, six youth softball fields, two outdoor sand volleyball courts, seven concession stands and joins with the Cape LaCroix Recreation Trail. It also has a grandstand that seats 4,000 and is half covered and a dirt area that is perfect for rodeos.

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Alyssa Phares

Alyssa Phares

Senior Director of Sales & Strategy

Telephone: 573-335-1631