2018 Sports Facilities Guide: Springfield, Illinois

By Sponsored Conent, May 16, 2018

Springfield, Illinois provides terrific family-friendly activities when not on the court, field or mat. Nowhere else can you find a more complete and authentic collection of Abraham Lincoln sites allowing visitors to step back in time and walk in the legendary President’s footsteps. Explore the nostalgia of Route 66 or take in the grandeur of the Frank Lloyd-Wright designed Dana-Thomas House. Enjoy a horseshoe sandwich at one of our many eateries or visit our interactive sports mall, Scheels. With these and many more activities there is never a shortage of things to do.

Bank of Springfield Center

Bank of Springfield Center

Bank of Springfield Center is a multi-purpose facility adaptable to suit a variety of events, including large events like cheerleading, wrestling, basketball tournaments, and gymnastics/tumbling. BOS Center contains 44,000 square feet of column-free space on the Main Hall and 21,000 square feet of meeting room space in the Lower Level.

BOS Center has recently undergone a very exciting, massive renovation to modernize its facilities and expand the types of events that can be accommodated. This transformation includes extensive expansion of the lobby by 6,000 square feet, a new outdoor BOS Plaza, additional concession areas, an upper level patio and two terrace areas. Additions also include new main floor restrooms and upgraded existing facilities, as well.

Bank of Springfield CenterQuick Facts
Total Space 72,000 square feet
Largest Contiguous Space 40,000 square feet
Meeting Rooms Yes
Union Facility Yes
Permanent Seating 4,000
Ceiling Height 47 ft.
Column-Free Yes
Hotel Rooms Within a 10-minute Drive 4,000

Brian Oaks, General Manager

SASA Soccer Complex

SASA Soccer Complex

Springfield Area Soccer Association Soccer Complex is a multi-use outdoor field on the campus of University of Illinois-Springfield. The complex houses 12 natural grass fields, one of which is lighted. Concessions and restrooms are also on the premises. Competitions held include soccer, lacrosse and flag football. 

Quick Facts
Distance From Downtown 10 miles
Total Space 12 full size natural grass fields
Permanent Lighting Yes
Parking On-Site Yes
Permanent Restrooms Yes
Permanent Seating 500
Hotel Rooms Within a 10-minute Drive 4,000

Chuck Eguez, Soccer Operations

Destination Facts

Downtown Hotel Rooms 900
Surrounding Area Hotel Rooms 3,100
Sports Venues 40
Largest Indoor Venue Bank of Springfield Center
Largest Outdoor Venue Springfield Areas Soccer Association Soccer Complex
Closest Airport Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport

Recently Hosted

> Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation Open
> Illinois Cheerleading Coaches Association
> Lincoln Land Soccer Invitational

What’s New

> Kidzeum of Health and Science, opening summer 2018.
> Illinois Governor’s Mansion (full restoration) and Bicentennial Plaza, opens summer 2018.
> Sky Zone Trampoline Park

Key Indoor Venues

Bank of Springfield Center
The Recreation and Athletic Center (TRAC) at University of Illinois-Springfield Campus
Nelson Center

Key Outdoor Venues

Springfield Areas Soccer Association Soccer Complex
Land of Lincoln Junior Olympic Softball
Spartan Sports Park 


Terry Truman, Account Executive
800-545-7300 x5525