Give your sports event an advant-EDGE in Chicago Northwest

Your sports adventure awaits you in the northwest suburbs of chicago, with state-of-the-art facilities ready to accommodate every part of your stay


Meet Chicago Northwest

In the diverse and lively northwest suburbs of Chicago, you will find renowned attractions, modern dining and endless shopping. Chicago Northwest is a destination dream for sports planners, as it features facilities perfect to host soccer, football, baseball, badminton, martial arts, wrestling, gymnastics and more. Meet Chicago Northwest will assist you every step of the way.


Popular Activities

  • Woodfield Mall: No trip is complete without a day of shopping. Woodfield Mall is Illinois’ largest shopping destination with nearly 300 shops, restaurants, 800-seat Dining Pavilion and family-friendly amenities. 

  • Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament: Enjoy a night that takes you to the Middle Ages at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament where you can sip cocktails and enjoy a four-course meal while watching knights joust, which is sure to be an experience unlike anything else. Medieval Times accommodates large opening/closing night events.

  • Schaumburg Boomers: Minor league baseball at Wintrust Field. Accommodates large opening/closing night events.

Get a Planner’s Perspective

Don’t just take our word for it, hear what these planners had to say.

“MCNW is AMAZING! Melinda and her team are a fantastic help in all aspects of the event contracting process. They are available and eager to help from the earliest stages, and are a great resource for sending out our RFP, consolidating hotel responses, following up when needed and helping to pull all of the final details together.”

— April LaFramboise, Team Travel Source

Find Your Perfect Northwest Chicago Facility

Facility Spotlight

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel

Sports Covered: Martial Arts, Volleyball, Mat Sports, Cheer/Dance, Meetings, Events

This 100,000-square-foot column-free convention center has the capability to configure into multiple floor plans to accommodate a wide range of sporting events. Located 12 miles from O’Hare International Airport, the convention center offers free on-site parking and is seamlessly connected to 500 guest rooms and suites at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel. The facility hosted the USA Karate National Championships and Team Trials in July of 2019 and September of 2021.

Olympic Park

Sports Covered: Softball, Baseball, Soccer, Lacrosse

This 72-acre sports venue features five softball/baseball fields, eight lighted synthetic turf sports fields, two natural grass sports fields.  Additional soccer fields available for tournament play. Having hosted thousands of sports tournaments including annual events such as Schaumburg Athletic Association’s Soccerfest, Sockers FC Fall & Spring events and Common Goals Memorial Day Soccer Challenge.  Equipped with two concession stands and 700 park spots. 

Harper College

Sports Covered: Fitness, Swimming, Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Running

Located in Palatine, Harper College offers a fitness center, field house, aquatics center, and more. The 10,000-square-foot Fitness Center underwent a complete transformation. The Field House is equipped with four courts for basketball, pickleball, volleyball, or badminton and a suspended one-eighth of a mile jogging track. Locker and training rooms are available.

The Sport Center

Sports Covered: Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Gymnastics, Pickleball, Lacrosse

This 110,000 square-foot building includes four basketball courts, six volleyball courts, two soccer fields and a gymnastic center.  

Busse Woods

Sports Covered: Kayaking, Boating, Running

While the heart of each neighborhood provides you with the fun and excitement that is the Chicago city life, Busse Woods can give you a day in the great outdoors for enjoying wildlife and other outdoor activities. You can take in the views from the water by kayak, canoe, or rowboat, which can all be rented on-site, or explore 11 miles of paved bike trails through a Technicolor Forest. Busse Woods hosted GWN Dragon Boat in 2019 and Ultimate Frisbee in 2021.

Odeum Sports & Expo Center

Sports Covered: Soccer, Boxing, Trade Shows, Martial Arts, Cheer/Dance, Rodeo, Mat Sports

This 130,000-square-foot facility hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including concerts, trade shows, expositions, and indoor soccer and boxing. Each year, The Odeum Sports & Expo Center sees over 1.2 million visitors.

What are you waiting for?

Let Sports Planning Guide help you plan the perfect event.

Melinda Garritano

Melinda Garritano

Telephone: 847-278-3445