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• Nine golf courses • Lake Springfield • Miles of bike trails • 28 parks, nature centers and wildlife sanctuaries • Water park • 5K runs and outdoor festivals and theatre productions


Springfield is a regional medical destination, with two full-service hospitals and multi-specialty health centers and clinics.


It’s easy to get around Springfield by car. Rush hour is virtually non-existent. For students who don’t plan to bring a car, the university is on the metro bus route. You can easily get to downtown or to area shopping centers, including White Oaks Mall. For students seeking a getaway, St. Louis is less than 90 minutes away and Chicago is 3 ½ hours.


Springfield possesses the energy that comes with being the state capital of Illinois balanced by a relaxed atmosphere defined by a charming downtown and the priceless historic sites that tell the story of the nation’s greatest president.

We’ve been called the quintessential Midwestern city. Not too big, not too small. Friendly people who value their public university and genuinely welcome the students who move here every August.

Population 120,000 Located at the intersection of Interstates 55 and 72



2011 Prairie Stars Soccer Media Guide  

Women's Soccer media guide

2011 Prairie Stars Soccer Media Guide  

Women's Soccer media guide