South Shore’s Central Location and Facilities Make It a Must-Stop for Tournament Action

Lake Michigan’s southern edge is ideally positioned to host your next tournament

Introduction

South Shore, Indiana

The South Shore of Lake Michigan is the perfect destination for your next sporting event. Situated just 30 minutes from downtown Chicago, our centralized location makes us easily accessible from almost anywhere in the United States.

Popular Activities

  • Enjoy year-round fun at Fair Oaks Farms. Guests can enjoy daily tours and adventures, a farm-to-table restaurant and even stay at a modern farm hotel.

  • Satisfy your sweet tooth at Albanese Candy in Merrillville where you’ll find World’s Best Gummies and candies.

  • Visit the Mascot Hall of Fame. Here, iconic mascot performers, performances and programs are enshrined for educational purposes.

  • Explore 15,000 acres and 50 miles of wooded hiking trails, beaches, rugged sand dunes, mysterious wetlands, open field prairies and winding rivers at  Indiana Dunes National Park.

Find Your Perfect South Shore Facility

Facility Spotlight

Hobart Aquatic Center

Sports Covered: Swimming, diving, water polo

This new aquatic facility in Hobart offers multiple configurations to fit all events. It features a 50-meter pool with 10 lanes and two bulkheads, 20 starting blocks, four 1 meter and one 3 meter diving boards, infinity gutter system and depth ranges from 4.5’ to 13’. The center also features spectator seating for 630, hospitality room with 86” smart display board, six locker rooms, Colorado timing system, eight-place award podium, state-of-the-art scoreboard/video player and a fieldhouse attached to the pool for overflow area.

Hammond Sportsplex and Community Center

Sports Covered: Basketball, dodgeball, soccer, volleyball, wrestling, gymnastics

Opened in 2018, the complex features six basketball courts with practice cross-court rims, six regulation-sized and 12 cross-court practice volleyball courts; two regulation-sized indoor turf soccer fields, six indoor batting cages, a quarter-mile walking/running track and a hospitality room. In October 2021, the Sportsplex is scheduled to host the largest NCAA volleyball tournament, the Midwest Region Volleyball Crossover Tournament.

Dean and Barbara White Community Center

Sports Covered: Volleyball, basketball, soccer, football, lacrosse, wrestling

Opened in March of 2021, this facility features three regulation-sized basketball courts, six volleyball courts, a rock climbing wall, a multi-purpose turf field for soccer, football and lacrosse, a multi-purpose hospitality room and three meeting rooms. 

Kube Sports Complex

Sports Covered: Hockey, figure skating

Kube Sports Complex is Northwest Indiana’s newest recreational facility offering ice hockey, figure skating and trampoline activities. The Ice Kube features one full-sized ice rink (with number two coming soon) with four locker rooms per rink and bleachers for 200 spectators. The Sky Kube features a trampoline park and Ninja Challenge Course.

Crown Point Sportsplex

Sports Covered: Baseball, football, lacrosse, soccer, softball

This sportsplex in Crown Point is a 95-acre multi-use outdoor sports and event destination conveniently located off I-65. The facility features two synthetic turf multi-purpose fields, 10 natural grass, illuminated baseball/softball fields including a championship field with stadium seating.

What are you waiting for?

Let Sports Planning Guide help you plan the perfect event.

Megan Goodan

Megan Goodan

Manager of Sports Development

Telephone: 219-301-7762