Chicago Southland CVB Receives Sports Events 2019 Readers’ Choice Award
By Kim Kislowski published April 04, 2019
The Chicago Southland has received the SportsEvents 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for Sports Destinations. SportsEvents is a leading industry publication that focuses exclusively on helping sports event planners create amazing competitions in the United States. Chicago Southland was voted the best destination in Illinois to host various sports tournaments. Chicago Southland CVB also nominated Tom Cole, President of National Xball League, in the Event Planner category and the NXL Paintball Chicago Open in the Sports Event category; both won Readers’ Choice Awards this year.
Sports in the Chicago Southland play a major role in in bringing people to the area. With facilities able to accommodate upwards of 45 sports throughout its 63 communities, any sporting event in the Chicago Southland is sure to turn into a lifetime of memories.
Location and accessibility are two main features leading sports organizers to consider the Southland region. The Chicago Southland is an ideal sporting event location with convenient proximity to downtown Chicago, access to several interstates and minutes from Midway and O’Hare International Airports, making getting to and from the event a breeze. Interstates 55, 57, 80, 94, 294 and 355 serve the Chicago Southland so it is easily reachable no matter what direction visitors are coming from. In fact, the Chicago Southland is accessible from eight states in under a five-hour drive. Chicago’s Midway and O’Hare International Airports serve the metro area, offering 3,099 international and domestic daily flights.
Posting participant and spectator information on social media, leveraging media coverage and promoting events in newsletters and on their website are just a few ways the CSCVB engages the region in upcoming sporting events.
The Chicago Southland has continuously displayed exemplary professionalism and passion toward the youth and amateur sports groups they host, leading sports organizers to realize there are more Chicagoland sports facilities beyond the City limits. Top sports organizers including Triple Crown Sports, Pastime Tournaments, Dragon Boat Festival, Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge, Spartan, and many others have chosen the Chicago Southland as their go-to choice for sporting venues. With the number of families building vacations around sports travel increasing each year, Chicago Southland CVB is continuously increasing the amount of new sports business coming to the region through their marketing campaigns and aggressive sales.
To read the full article and details about the individual winners of the SportsEvents 2019 Reader’s Choice Awards, click here: 2019 SportsEvents Readers’ Choice Awards.
About Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination management and marketing organization for Chicago’s 63 south and southwest suburbs. The Chicago Southland CVB markets the Chicago Southland region as a destination for meetings, conventions, group tour, sports events and leisure.
For teams and other organizations looking for ideal sports facilities in Chicago for their next event, game, or tournament, check out www.PlayChicagoSouthland.com.
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