Finding the right fit for sporting events can encompass many more unusual needs than a traditional meeting or conference. Instead of finding a luxurious resort or vibrant downtown hotel with the right amount of meeting space, a sports planner may be challenged to find an ice rink that can hold thousands of fans or a city that can block off streets for hundreds of cyclists. Or it can mean finding an engaged city to help promote and support the event.
From organizing the seventh largest 10k race in the United States to planning an Olympic-like event for seniors, one thing two Midwest planners have in common is passion! Hear from Roland Schmidt, Licensed Athletic Trainer at Bellin Health/Medical Coordinator for the Bellin Run and Marc T. Riker, CEO, National Senior Games Association, about these monumental events and get a glimpse into what it’s like to be involved in creating successful, fun experiences for attendees and spectators.
Sports events from around the region, nation, and world choose the Midwest time and again for their tournaments and championships. And with good reason. From the venues themselves to the host cities and volunteers you’ll find there, the Midwest is the perfect place for your next sports event.
Take a look at just a few of the events, from traditional to unique, held in the Midwest and the next time you’re planning your sporting event, consider any of these great states as your host.