2018 Sports Facilities Guide: Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana, Louisiana

By Sponsored Content, May 9, 2018

The seasoned professionals at the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau have strong partnerships throughout the area to make planning your sporting event a breeze. There is a strong volunteer and fan base who supports a variety of sporting events from basketball and softball to baseball and beyond. The area is known as the Youth Sports Capital of Louisiana, and once teams are here, they can explore natural wonders along the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road or enjoy Cajun/Creole cooking, festivals and events. Follow #VisitLakeCharles #SWLAYouthSports or go to visitlakecharles.org/yourgame to learn more.

Destination Facts

Downtown Hotel Rooms 150
Surrounding Area Hotel Rooms 7,500
Sports Venues 105
Largest Indoor Venue Lake Charles Civic Center
Largest Outdoor Venue McMurry Park
Closest Airport Lake Charles Regional

Recently Hosted

> Marsh Madness Boys’ High School State Basketball Championship
> Fastpitch High School State Softball Championship
> USSSA Governors Games

What’s New

> Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point, interpretive center
> Artificial Turf Installation on 9 additional baseball/softball fields
> Significant hotel expansions along the Prien Lake corridor, centrally located in Lake Charles

Key Indoor Venues

Burton Coliseum
Lake Charles Civic Center
West Cal Arena

Key Outdoor Venues

McMurry Park – Sulphur Parks & Recreation
Ward 3 Lake Charles Multi Sports Complex
Frasch Park in Sulphur


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