|With its optimal location, hotel space, ancillary attractions and services, Hendricks County continues to become a popular destination for sports event organizers. Already home to events such as the NHRA U.S. Nationals, Westside United Soccer Invitational, Indiana Elite North vs. South Soccer Challenge, ISWA Freestyle & Greco-Roman State Finals, Hendricks County Half Marathon and Park2Park Relay, Hendricks County has the know-how and amenities necessary to host your next sporting event.
Location: Just 15 miles west of Indianapolis, Hendricks County boasts Indianapolis International Airport on its border as well as two major interstates, I-70 and I-74, providing easy access to the county. Major family attractions such as Splash Island Family Waterpark and Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park add to the allure as well as numerous dining and shopping options and more than 1,600 hotel rooms.
Facilities: The Al & Jan Barker Athletic Complex includes 58 acres with two regulation-sized football fields, 13 soccer fields, four regulation-sized Little League baseball fields, and coming soon - a synthetic handicap-accessible baseball field in 2014. Lucas Oil Raceway sits on 267 acres and boasts a racing complex with a .686-mile paved oval, a quarter-mile drag strip and 2.5-mile, 15-turn road course. Capitol Sports Center provides a massive indoor facility with multiple volleyball courts, fitness center, racquetball courts and more.
Services: Visit Hendricks County remains well versed in the needs of sports event organizers and can serve as willing and able partners throughout the process. Services can include providing visitor information, negotiating hotel room blocks, serving as welcome ambassadors, assisting with site selection, helping with media needs and much more.
To inquire about bringing your sports event to Hendricks County, contact Becky Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 321-9666. You can also learn more about Hendricks County online at www.VisitHendricksCounty.com