Chicago Sports Culture with the Prestige of DuPage County

Premier venues and attractions build upon a rich history just outside of Chicago.

Introduction

DuPage County, Illinois

The DuPage Sports Commission is building on the rich tradition of competition in DuPage County, combining state-of-the-art facilities with top-notch attractions to position itself as the premier destination to host regional and national competitions year-round. Located just outside of Chicago near O’Hare and Midway International Airports, its 38 communities include more than 100 hotels.

Looking for fun activities nearby? With 222,000 live plants and 16 miles of hiking trails on its 1,700 acres, The Morton Arboretum is an impeccable setting for a leisurely stroll or an active adventure. Located at the former 500-acre estate of Colonel Robert R. McCormick, Cantigny Park is home to a top-ranked, 27-hole golf course, vast formal gardens, and two museums. Enjoy beautiful landscapes and learn about the history of World War I.

With 60 forest preserves and 26,000 acres of land, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County offers ample opportunity for recreation, conservation, and education. The Forge: Lemont Quarries is a state-of-the-art adventure park designed to deliver year-round activities for adventurers of all ages. It features a versatile and wide-ranging mix of activities in a natural landscape.

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Facility Spotlight

FMC Natatorium

FMC Natatorium at Ty Warner Park

Sports Covered: Swimming, diving, water polo, artistic swimming

Located in Westmont, the FMC Natatorium at Ty Warner Park is a state-of-the-art, 71,000 square foot aquatic facility built to host regional and national events. The natatorium features a 50-meter Olympic-size competition pool and a training pool. Other amenities include spring boards, locker rooms, weight and strength and conditioning rooms, concession stand, swim shop, and a party room.

Oak Brook Fields

Sports Covered: Soccer, lacrosse, football, ultimate frisbee

Located in the upscale Village of Oak Brook, these outdoor Park District fields offer a premiere location for sporting activities such as soccer, lacrosse, baseball, softball, football and more. With amenities that include lighting, these new fields can accommodate large tournaments with multiple age groups. There is also a community center for swimming, basketball and fitness as well as an outdoor trail for walking

Stardust Bowl

Sports Covered: Bowling

Featuring 84 recently renovated lanes, Stardust Bowl is one of the largest bowling centers in the U.S. and has hosted numerous national events. A staple in Addison for more than 50 years, the center also features four lounges, a video gaming lounge, a banquet facility, a ProShop, and a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system with bumper bowling perfect for young bowlers.

Hockey Faciltities

Sports Covered: Ice Skating, hockey

Dupage has over a dozen sheets of ice for hockey tournaments in several different facilities including Edge Ice Arena, Seven Bridges, Center Ice of DuPage, Darien Sportsplex and Addison Ice Arena. As Chicagoland’s premier ice skating facilities, these skating surfaces can accommodate practices, games, competitions, shows, and public skates. 

Glass Court Raquetball

Glass Court Swim & Fitness Club

Sports Covered: Racquetball, fitness, swimming

Glass Court Swim & Fitness has eight full-size racquetball courts and has hosted multiple major events including the Annual KWM Gutterman Shamrock Shootout, which features 300+ male players competing in a top tier event. On the women’s side, Glass Court has hosted the Pro Am Turkey Shoot, an annual tournament which is part of the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour.

Medinah Country Club

Sports Covered: Golf

Medinah Country Club has a history of hosting major tournaments, a tradition of incomparable golf and a legacy of families coming together through generations making it a Platinum Club. Medinah offers three world-renowned golf courses and the highest quality facilities and family-oriented amenities to both its members and honored guests. With 18-hole golf courses available for daily member play, each course offers its distinct challenges.

Course No. 1 (Tom Doak design) covers 6,895 yards and is a Par 71 course. Course No. 2 (Tom Bendelow design) spans 6,412 yards and is Par 72 and Course No. 3 (Rees Jones redesign of Tom Bendelow’s original) reaches 7,657 yards and is Par 72. Located 25 miles from downtown Chicago, Medinah has served as the site for memorable moments spanning 60 years of major championship golf. It has hosted some of the most notable tournaments including the 2019 BMW Championship, the 2012 Ryder Cup, the 1949, 1975 and 1990 U.S. Open, the 1999 and 2006 PGA Championship, the 1988 U.S. Senior Open and the 1939, 1962 and 1966 Western Open.

Compass Arena

Sports Covered: Soccer

Compass Arena’s goal is to allow the public to come together, network with others and enjoy sports, dining and entertainment under one roof. With a state-of-the-art facility built to accommodate all ages, Compass is a unique space in Willowbrook that has something to offer for everyone. If you are looking to surround yourself with the lively nightlife of downtown, but don’t want to make the drive, you don’t want to miss out on all that Compass Arena has to offer from sports, dining, to live concerts. Compass Arena offers two soccer fields available for turf rental, adult leagues and Compass United Travel Soccer Club.

Westin Lombard

Sports Covered: Events, Meetings

An empowering experience awaits you at The Westin Chicago Lombard, a dynamic destination for business travelers and vacationing families. This hotel is located in the western suburbs of Chicago, providing a complimentary shuttle to the nearby Metra station, which takes you directly into the city. Stretch out in your intuitively appointed room or suite and enjoy amenities including the Westin Heavenly Bed and White Tea by Westin bathroom products. Move well in the fitness studio or rejuvenate with a swim in the indoor pool. Sample fresh fare at one of its on-site restaurants, which offer Italian cuisine, seafood or pick up a healthy on-the-

go breakfast from Yorktown Market. Westin offers 39,000 square feet of venue space, including an expansive ballroom – the largest in Lombard.

McCaslin Park in Carol Stream/West Chicago

Sports Covered: Baseball, Golf, Basketball, Walking

A robust, multi-use park and facility, McCaslin Park originally opened in 2002. In 2010, the park received a $3.5 million redevelopment. The park resides on 32 acres of land and features four baseball diamonds with artificial turf infields, lighting and bleachers. The ball fields serve adult and youth baseball and softball leagues and tournaments, a variety of youth camps and family special events. A concession stand with shaded seating is open during the season. A paved trail encircles the ball fields and connects to neighboring trails, a large playground, splash pad and a Bankshot basketball court. The park is also home to Coyote Crossing Mini Golf. The mini-golf course has an outdoor shelter available to rent for birthday parties, group outings and special events.

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