2018 Sports Facilities Guide: Cape Girardeau, Missouri

By Sponsored Content, May 7, 2018

Quality facilities, superb planning assistance and a wide variety of pre and post game options—everybody wins when you play in Cape! Cape Girardeau is the largest community between St. Louis and Memphis. Interstate 55 runs through the city while the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge provides easy access for guests from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee—making Cape Girardeau an easy trip from almost anywhere.

Cape Girardeau SportsPlex

Cape Girardeau SportsPlex

The Cape Girardeau SportsPlex is a 121,000-sq.-ft.premier municipal indoor sports space dedicated to providing for the engagement and grow of sporting events in the southeast Missouri region.

Quick Facts
Total Space 121,000 Square feet
Largest Contiguous Space 57,600 square feet
Meeting Rooms On-Site Yes
Union Facility No
Permanent Seating No
Ceiling Height 35 ft.
Column-Free No
Hotel Rooms Within a 10-Minute Drive 982

Heather Davis, Facility Supervisor

Shawnee Park Sports Complex

Shawnee Park Sports Complex

The Shawnee Park Sports Complex is 120 acres of sports fun. This complex has hosted state and regional events for ASA, NSA, USA, USSSA and has hosted the Knights of Columbus National Softball tournament.

Quick Facts
Distance from Downtown 2.1 miles
Total Space 120 acres; 12 soccer fields, 6 regulation softball/baseball fields and a 6,500-sq.-ft.park center
Permanent Lighting Yes
Parking On-Site Yes
Permanent Restrooms Yes
Permanent Seating 5-tier bleacher seating available at all fields
Hotel Rooms Within a 10-Minute Drive 982

Kaed Horrell, Assistant Recreation Division Manager

Destination Facts

Surrounding Area Hotel Rooms 982
Sports Venues 23
Largest Indoor Venue Cape SportsPlex
Largest Outdoor Venue Shawnee Park Sports Complex
Closest Airport Cape Girardeau Regional Airport

Recently Hosted

> MSHSAA Volleyball Championships
> Cal Ripken Midwest Plains Regional Tournament
> ASA Men’s Class “D” South Slow Pitch State Championship

What’s New

> Downtown Courtyard by Marriott, slated to be complete Summer 2018
> United Airlines, operated by Skywest Airlines, now has two flights to and from Chicago daily
> Prospect League Baseball team joining the summer collegiate circuit in 2019

Key Indoor Venues

Show Me Center
Cape SportsPlex
Osage Center

Key Outdoor Venues

Shawnee Park Sports Complex
Arena Sports Complex
Capaha Field


Alyssa Phares, Director of Sales