Lincoln sports guide 2017

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06 John Breslow Ice Hockey Center 10 Lancaster Event Center 18 The Railyard 14 Pinnacle Bank Arena 20 Speedway Village 24 Woods Tennis Center

success starts here. Connecting with the Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau is your first step in planning a successful event. We have the dedicated staff, the resources and the hospitable approach to provide you with the best information for planning your sporting event. In recent years, Lincoln has secured its reputation as a destination city for national and international sporting events. Lincoln has been recognized as having some of the best sports fans in the U.S. and identified itself as a sports destination city. With world-class facilities, a strong sports base and increased momentum, others have taken notice and are booking significant events in Lincoln. Lincoln is sweeping top national rankings which are validating its success, yet its charming character and modesty still rings true. The Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau is providing this comprehensive Sports Planning Guide and along with our website,, you have all of the resources needed to make your next event achieve success.



things you’ll love A glimpse into who we are and why your sport attendees will be begging you to host your next event here.

We’re trend setters.

Rated the top children’s attraction in Lincoln by Trip Advisor, the Lincoln Children’s Museum, allows families to create, discover and learn as they explore a world of pretend made just for kids. Channel your inner child and slip into an imaginative world of your own.

The Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed is dedicated to preserving, interpreting and displaying physical items significant in racing and automotive history. Take a look around and find out what makes up a racing engine.

The Nebraska Capitol can be seen from miles away. It is described as the nation’s first truly vernacular state capitol. Oh, and Nebraska is the only state with a unicameral legislative system.

We’re artsy.

The Sheldon Museum of Art houses a collection of more than 12,000 objects in a landmark Philip Johnson building on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus. Take some time to unwind and eliminate the stress of your daily life.

We’re curious.

We’re history buffs.

Catch a glimpse of Nebraska’s storied athletic history at the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame. Take a tour and ‘honor the past to inspire the future’.

We’re cultured.

Rated among the nation’s best zoos for children by Parent Magazine, the nationally award winning Lincoln Children’s Zoo is home to over 400 creatures. Get a close-up view of your favorite animals.

We’re cultivated.


We’re imaginative.

We’re speedy.

Say hello to “Archie”, the life-sized bronze Columbian mammoth outside Morrill Hall. Travel back in time and take a glimpse at our primitive past. You can even hang out with some dinosaurs, just to thrill your inner child.

Uncover quilts from around the world and across generations at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum. We’re overflowing with international culture.

We’re Lincoln.

We’re outdoorsy.

Pioneers Park includes over 288 acres of green space. Reclaim your inner explorer, while embracing your adventurous side.

We top all kinds of charts. Trivago rated us among 2017’s best value destinations, while Lonely Planet named us a top three city on their 10 Top Places to Travel in the U.S. for 2017. Forget the cornfields, we can offer you the best of the city with small town roots.

John Breslow Ice Hockey Center

• Parking • Restrooms • Handicap Accessible

John Breslow Ice Hockey Center has a NHL sized (85’ by 200’) ice surface that offers fun for the entire family. Serving as the home ice for the University of NebraskaLincoln men’s and women’s club hockey teams there is never a dull moment at John Breslow Ice Hockey Center.

• Locker Rooms • Concessions • Coaches Area

With 500 pairs of rental skates ranging from sizes youth 8 to adult 14, you can join them for a public skate or enroll in the Breslow Skate for skating lessons. Want to take your skating to the next level? You can learn to play hockey or learn to master your jumps with their classes. John Breslow Ice Hockey Center is also a great place to hold your next event. With an in-house concession stand and four meeting spaces available, combined with the ability to skate and/or play broomball; you can rest assured that you booked the “coolest” event possible.


• Lighting • PA System • 2 Ice Resurfacers (1 Electric, 1 Propane) • 500 Rental Skates


433 V St

53,393 700 1

Square Footage

Seating Capacity

Number of Ice Sheets

Lancaster Event Center

• Parking • Restrooms • Handicap Accessible

Lancaster Event Center offers many different configurations for your event at all times of the year. From business meetings to holiday parties, horse shows to flea markets, concerts to weddings (and much more!), Lancaster Event Center has eight unique facilities ready to be personally customized for unforgettable experiences.

• Locker Rooms • Concessions • Full Service Catering, Pop-up Stands and Food Trucks • Coaches Area

With over 400,000 square feet of big-time, multi-purpose space sitting on 160 acres, it is the perfect partner and place for any occasion. The facility is designed for a continual flow from five inter-connected buildings or segmented to host five or more separate and distinct events simultaneously. Outdoors, visitors can camp under the Nebraska sky at the back of their 160 acres or enjoy a spectator event at their large multi-purpose arena. They have extensive experience in catering tailored for all kinds of events. Whatever the event, you’re sure to feel welcome with ample parking, state of the art Wi-Fi throughout, cafes, catering and much more.

• Lighting • Warm up Areas • PA System • Wi-Fi • Liquor License

Come let the good times grow!



4100 N 84th St

Pavilion 1


Lancaster Meeting Room


Pavilion 4

Nebraska Meeting Room Multi-Purpose Arena

Square Footage

Lincoln Room

Food Court

varies by seating style

Pavilion 2

Seating Capacity B


Number of Buildings

Pavilion 3 Exhibit Hall


Pinnacle Bank Arena

• Parking • Restrooms • Handicap Accessible

The cornerstone of Lincoln’s West Haymarket Redevelopment Project, Pinnacle Bank Arena is carrying Lincoln into the future. With its combination of concrete and metal panel facade, spectacular open-air roof deck, contemporary glass-encased entrance and concourse offering picturesque views of the State Capitol, Pinnacle Bank Arena is an architectural embodiment of aesthetics and modernity.

• Locker Rooms • Concessions • Coaches Area • Team Benches

The state-of-the-art multi-purpose arena offers over 60,000 square feet of flexible space perfect for any event. For sporting events of all types – Pinnacle Bank Arena is ideally suited to meet the needs of any group, large or small.



400 Pinnacle Arena Dr

• Electric System • Lighting • Warm Up Areas • PA System • 36 Founders and Executive Suites • 20 Loge Boxes • 3 Private Lounges

470, 400 16,000

Club Lounge

Square Footage

VIP Parking

Capitol Terrace

Haymarket Place

Seating Capacity South Lobby


Bryan Health Zone

Number of Parking Stalls

North Lobby

North Plaza

The Railyard Located across the street from the Pinnacle Bank Arena, the Railyard is a year-round entertainment venue for Lincoln residents and visitors. Nebraska’s first entertainment district offers restaurants, bars, live music and a mega screen called The Cube. Live music events feature local bands, DJ’s and nationally touring artists for all ages to enjoy. Locally owned restaurants feature both regional and international flavors. A growing list of sports organizers also see The Railyard as the perfect location for events. Events held in the Railyard such as Rumble in the Railyard (wrestling), Strider Sports (youth bikes) and Canopy Street Vault (pole vaulting) have seen the potential of this area. This non-traditional venue provides versatility to sports rights holders to hold a variety of unique events. December through February, The Railyard transforms into a winter wonderland as the courtyard becomes an ice-skating rink, and the Christmas tree lighting ceremony illuminates the district for the holidays. Admission to the ice rink is free and skate rentals are available for all ages.


restaurants & bars

live entertainment

public market

Speedway Village

• Parking • Restrooms • Handicap Accessible

Speedway Village, Lincoln Nebraska’s premier sports destination, is a 53 acre sports haven with a 50,000 square foot indoor turf sports field, a high performance sports performance training gym, 9 outdoor full sized sports fields and soon an 8 court basketball facility.

• Concessions • Coaches Area

Speedway Village boasts a 10,000 square foot covered outdoor viewing mezzanine that overlooks the playing fields. The indoor turf can be covered with composite flooring and hosts unique events such as the USA Roller Sports National Championships. Conference rooms and meeting spaces have become a highly sought after event space for weddings, concerts and trade shows.

• Lighting • Warm Up Areas • Overhead Access • Sports Medicine and Performance Center



345 Speedway Circle

Men's 127- 545 SF '

100,000 indoor

Square Footage UP


Seating Capacity

9 outdoor fields

Number of Fields

Woods Tennis Center

• Parking • Restrooms • Handicap Accessible

Woods Tennis Center recently underwent a $6.4 million renovation which included replacing aging bubble structures with a new permanent indoor facility. The center houses six indoor courts, locker rooms, offices and an elevated viewing deck overlooking all of the courts which can accommodate 900 spectators. Flexible community space is available at the center allowing for special event rentals in addition to the tennis courts. The entire facility is handicapped accessible and was designed to meet the needs of visitors, players and families. In addition to the indoor courts, Woods Tennis Center has an additional 12 outdoor lighted courts. These outdoor courts are located next to the facility which is part of the 47-acre Woods Park.


• Locker Rooms • Concessions

• Lighting • Indoor and Outdoor Courts


401 S 33rd St


Square Footage

Clubhouse Offices

Restrooms/ Showers

East Indoor Courts

West Indoor Courts


Seating Capacity

6 indoor & 12 outdoor

Number of Courts


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