On The Edge of Chicago and In The Middle of EverythingYour 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.
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“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 Chicago Northwest Facility
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.
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.
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.
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 2022 and Ultimate Frisbee in 2022.
FIRST ASCENT CLIMBING & FITNESS
Sports Covered: Climbing
First Ascent Climbing & Fitness offers 25,000 square feet of world-class climbing terrain with auto belays, top ropes, and lead climbing up to 52 ft. tall as well as an expansive bouldering area. Plus a variety of fitness, yoga and youth programming on-site. Recently hosted USA Climbing Youth National Championships.