Chicago Southland Spotlights These Top Sports Facilities
A dedicated team, state-of-the-art venues and eye-opening attractions make Chicago Southland the place to be for your next sports tournament
Chicago Southland, Illinois
In the Chicago Southland, all sports business is of equal value, no matter the size. Whether hosting a small regional tournament or a large national competition, Chicago Southland provides the MVP treatment to all sports groups. Made up of 62 south and southwest suburbs, the region is an ideal sporting event location, with an abundance of activities and facilities for all ages.
There’s a great balance of adult and youth sports and programs at premier sports facilities like Ozinga Field, Southland Center and SeatGeek Stadium, just to name a few. Located within close proximity to downtown Chicago, Chicago Southland has everything an athlete and any member of the family could want, right at your fingertips.
Zip around the tracks on electric go-karts or challenge your axe-throwing skills at Accelerate Indoor Speedway& Events in Mokena. Try your hand at games of bowling or billiards, or get moving on the dance floor at Dave & Buster’s in Orland Park. Witness lively outdoor music between the months of May to October at Fox Pointe in Lansing. In the Game at Hollywood Park in Crestwood provides awesome indoor and outdoor opportunities for family fun.
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“The partnerships so far with the Chicago Southland CVB have been wonderful. They’ve allowed us to do so many things that we did not have the opportunity to do before this year, especially reaching out to new players and groups.”
— Brad Schubert, President, Midwestern Amputee Golf Association
Find Your Perfect Chicago Southland Facility
Sports Covered: Baseball, basketball, cheerleading, dance, gymnastics, football, lacrosse, martial arts, rugby, soccer, softball, volleyball
The Southland Center, a Ho-Chunk Nation Enterprise, houses a 41,000+ square foot portable wood court for events of all kinds. This newly installed floor is the largest continuous portable wood court floor in the Western Hemisphere and the second largest in the world. The portable wood flooring has space that will accommodate 10 basketball and 14 volleyball courts under one roof, from April through October. Courts of this size allow the Chicago Southland to attract larger regional and national events that prefer to host their entire roster in one location. Due to the functionality of the space, the Southland Center facility is now more attractive to event organizers for gymnastics, cheer and other activities, such as hobby and niche style gatherings. From November through March, the Southland Center offers 100,000 square feet of space and includes state-of-the- art Desso Turf, four hardwood basketball courts and a full-service restaurant and bar, as well as a concession stand. The Southland Center also boasts the ability to host eSports events, as they recently hosted a Smash Brothers event in 2019.
Sports Covered: Soccer, extreme sports, football, lacrosse, rugby
Formerly known as Toyota Park, SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview is home to the National Women’s Soccer League Chicago Red Stars. This stadium features a natural grass, full-size field of 74 x 120 yards. Additionally, teams will have access to two practice fields with their choice of a natural or artificial surface. There is also a 90,000 square foot dome, which has a full-size regulation indoor soccer field.
Sports Covered: Baseball
Home to the Windy City ThunderBolts is Ozinga Field in Crestwood. Ozinga Field is a large baseball venue with the capacity to hold over 3,500 spectators. Batting cages, bullpens, covered/protected dugouts, a press box and more can be found at Ozinga Field. There are also on-site concession stands for spectators. In 2019, Ozinga Field hosted the CollClubSport Division I Baseball Regional Tournament.
Lincolnway Special Recreation Association
Sports Covered: Basketball, bocce, fitness, gymnastics, martial arts, outdoor recreation, running/walking, softball, volleyball
The Lincolnway Special Recreation Association (LWSRA), located in New Lenox, provides adaptive and special recreation services for individuals with disabilities. The facility features four multi-purpose rooms, a learning kitchen, gymnasium with a wheelchair-friendly floor, a therapeutic garden and a wheelchair softball field. Their newest features include a sensory room and a universal design playground.
Matteson Community Center
Sports Covered: Badminton, baseball, basketball, dodgeball, drone racing, football, lacrosse, martial arts, pickleball, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball, wrestling
The Matteson Community Center covers 73,000 square feet of multi-purpose rooms. Here, planners and teams can immerse themselves in two indoor basketball courts with wooden bleachers along the wall, as well as baseball fields. The center also houses a football field equipped with bleachers and a soccer field.
Roma Sports Club
Sports Covered: Basketball, volleyball, futsal
Roma Sports Club in Frankfort offers state-of-the-art practice facilities with one of the largest turf areas within a 20-mile radius. The club features wood courts for basketball, volleyball and futsal. It features a seven-acre outdoor grass area for events, to basketball courts (that can be converted into one adult court), two indoor baseball/soccer fields, a lounge area with full concessions, wifi, monitors to watch your child practice and play from the lounge area and free parking. It also has two gyms and two indoor soccer fields (105’ x 150’) with a 294-person seating capacity.
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