Page 1

Fort Wayne, Indiana: Destination At A Glance Fort Wayne, Indiana’s second largest city, was recently named the #1 City for Minor League Sports, and it’s easy to see why! Our attendance numbers and community support are unsurpassed – turning events into record-setters! Our dynamic sports landscape, exceptional facilities, convenient location, affordability, and outstanding hospitality make it easy for sports event planners to plan successful events in Fort Wayne! We’ve recently hosted several major regional and national events and we’re eager to make your next event a success too!

Fort Wayne, Indiana is situated at the hub of the Midwest – with dozens of major cities just a short drive away.

“#1 Minor League Sports City in the US” – Street and Smith’s Business Journal

Accommodations: We offer over 5,000 hotel rooms, many of which cater to our sports teams with complimentary gathering rooms, storage facilities, free breakfasts, pools, and so much more! Area Attractions: Many of our sports facilities are located adjacent to our lodging, shopping and dining corridors and are convenient to many outstanding activities and attractions including: • Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo – one of the top ten zoos in the nation • Glenbrook Square – Indiana’s largest indoor mall • Parkview Field and the Memorial Coliseum – take in some sports from the sidelines with our Minor League teams: TinCaps baseball, MadAnts basketball and Komet hockey • Recreation and entertainment – at family favorites like Crazy Pinz, Lazer X, Ultrazone and Putt-Putt • Exceptional parks and Rivergreenway trail systems

“Destination to Watch - 2011” – SportsEvents Magazine ˜›ȱŠ¢—Ž

ŘŖŖş

Services: Our Group Services Department is second to none. We assist tournaments and events with program planning, event promotion and on-site assistance, and look forward to making your event the best it can be!

www.VisitFortWayne.com • 1-800-767-7752 Josie O’Donnell, Sports Sales Manager • josie@visitfortwayne.com

More wins. Big grins. SPORTS FACILITY GUIDE Fort Wayne, Indiana


Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

Lutheran Health SportsCenter

Spiece Fieldhouse

Hefner Soccer Complex

Capacity: Arena offers seating for 13,000 (10,500 w/ice). Exposition Center features 108,000 sq. ft. of event space and expandable telescopic seating for 7,500.

Capacity: 3 NHL-size ice rinks

Capacity: 150,000 sq. ft. facility containing eight full-size basketball courts

Capacity: Two full-size outdoor soccer fields with grandstands (one seats 2,500 and the other seats 1,450)

Features: • Opened in 2010 and affiliated with Canlan Ice Sports, this three-sheet facility is the biggest and best new ice arena of its kind • One rink can transition from ice to artificial turf for indoor sports • Full service restaurant and bar overlooks all three rinks • Banquet facilities, party rooms and sports store

Features: • Spiece Fieldhouse is the most sophisticated, technologically advanced and user-friendly facility of its kind in the United States • Daktronics scoreboards • Extensive memorabilia collection • Also features a 70,000 sq. ft. fitness center

Previous Events Hosted Include: Canlan Classic Hockey Tournaments, International Silver Stick – Sled Hockey Finals, Curling Summerspiel, US and Tri-state figure skating competition

Previous Events Hosted Include: Indiana Basketball Association State Tournament, USSSA National Basketball Championships, American Youth Basketball Tour

Grand Wayne Convention Center

Helen P. Brown Natatorium

Plex North

Capacity: 43,000 square foot, state-of-the-art, all purpose aquatic facility.

Features: • Located adjacent to Hefner Field complex • Two state-of-the-art indoor soccer fields with XL Turf • Converts for flag football, lacrosse and inline skating • Plexiglass enclosures get fans close to the action • Soccer store and concessions • Over 900 parking spots

Features: • The largest capacity multi-use venue in the tri-state area • Home of Fort Wayne’s Minor League sports: Komet Hockey, MadAnts Basketball and flat track roller derby • 360 degree seating • State-of-the-art, center-hung scoreboard • Four team locker rooms w/ adjoining dressing rooms • Full service concessions and restaurants operated by Aramark • Rooftop lounge and 24 suites • 5,000 parking spaces Previous Events Hosted Include: NCAA Men’s Volleyball National Championships, NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey MW Regional Championships, USA Roller Sports Speed and Figure Skating National Championships, IHSAA Girls Basketball State Championships

Parkview Field Capacity: 8,100 seats and over 11,000 sq. ft. of indoor event space Features: • Opened April 2009 and named 2009 “Ballpark of the Year” by Baseball Digest • Full service catering facility • 58’ x 26’ video board • Home to Midwest Champion TinCaps baseball Previous Events Hosted Include: 2010 Midwest Minor League AllStar Game, National Soccer Festival, Parkview Cycle Fest

Capacity: 225,000 sq. ft. of flexible space Features: • State-of-the-art lighting and sound system with full technological capabilities • 30’ high ceilings • Located downtown, adjoining two full-service hotels Previous Events Hosted Include: Great Lakes Championship Company (Cheer/Dance Competition), American Taekwondo Association Regional Tournament

Golf Fort Wayne also features many exceptional golf courses that offer ample opportunity for tournament play at all levels. Previous Events Hosted Include: Junior PGA Championships

Features: • 50 meter x 25 yard main pool, large mezzanine for spectators, ample free parking • 23 short lanes, 8 long lanes, 1 and 3 meter diving boards • Daktronics Timing System • Computer aided drowning detection system – 1st 50m pool in the world to possess such technology • Therapy pool, diving well, and shower/locker rooms Previous Events Hosted Include: Indiana Swimming Northeast Divisional Championships

Bowling Fort Wayne is home to hundreds of lanes of bowling, including 56 lanes at Pro Bowl West alone. Previous Events Hosted Include: US Bowling Congress Youth Association State Tournament, National Travelers Bowling League, National Bowling Association Central Regional Tournament

Features: • 15 additional regulation-sized outdoor fields • Television quality lighting • Restrooms/Locker Rooms • Upper level viewing area/press box • Two covered areas for pre-game events • Over 750 parking spaces Previous Events Hosted Include: National Soccer Festival, Big 10 Soccer Challenge, Fort Wayne United Soccer Association Invitational Capacity: 45,000 sq. ft. indoor multi-sport facility with seating for 500

Plex South

Capacity: 72,000 sq ft indoor dome, offering a 100-yard multi-sport synthetic turf Features: • Pro style artificial turf • 70’ high ceiling (6 stories high!) • Restrooms, concessions, beer garden, and outdoor snack bar • 6 batting cages, 18 hole mini-golf course, and Indoor/outdoor driving ranges • 40 acres of outdoor recreation space • 245 parking spaces plus grass overflow Previous Events Hosted Include: Indoor Youth Soccer Tournaments, NSA Fastpitch Softball Winter Tournaments

Fort Wayne Sports Venue Guide  

A interactive guide to Fort Wayne's sports venues.