visit south bend mishawaka
As home to one of college football’s most decorated programs and one of the best Single-A ballparks in baseball, sports are stitched into the fabric of the South Bend Mishawaka community. South Bend is home to the University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College, Holy Cross College, Bethel University and Indiana University South Bend. It offers nearly 5,000 hotel rooms countywide and 400,000 square feet of meeting space. Host your next tournament or sporting event here and you can experience the pageantry and tradition of sports in The Bend.
South Bend is positioned as a hub of the Great Lakes region with easy access to I-80/90 and a centralized location between Chicago, Detroit, Columbus, Indianapolis and all points in between. South Bend is 90 miles east of Chicago. South Bend International Airport is serviced by four airlines with direct flights to 12 major transportation hubs. It also houses rail and bus services. South Bend (SBN) is one connection form anywhere.
Four Winds Field
Class A affiliate of the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs and the best Single-A ballpark voted by Ballparkdigest.com
Byer’s Softball Complex
5 full-size softball fields, 4 have lights
Indiana University’s Student Activity Center (SAC)
3 full-size basketball/volleyball courts with additional space for other activities such as dance, cheer, pickleball and table tennis
Home to many beautiful golf courses – Warren Golf Course (on the campus of Notre Dame) and Blackthorn; just to name a few
Compton Family Ice Arena
Home of the Irish Hockey team but this 2-sheet facility also holds numerous youth hockey tournament and curling leagues each year
Leeper Park Tennis Complex
14 tennis courts that are open for tournament and league play
Jr. Irish Soccer Complex
12 full-size soccer fields that can also be used for lacrosse, quidditch, and ultimate frisbee
Great location, hotel selection and an abundance of first rate athletic facilities make south bend a great choice for tournament planners! My organization operates several weekend events each season in South Bend each year and have experienced great success. The hotel selection is abundant and reasonably priced which make it ideal for large tournament weekend. The proximity to marketplaces such as Chicago, Detroit and Indianapolis make it a quick and convenient destination. The visitors’ bureau does everything possible to insure that the welcome mat is rolled out for prospective organizers. Overall, I would be hard pressed to find another area that offers so much to my patrons.
– Tony Prpic, Hockey Time Productions
The South Bend Mishawaka area has been a vital location to the success of our events for a number of years now. The facilities, hotels, and surrounding atmosphere in the area have attracted teams from around the country to the tournaments we host locally. South Bend Mishawaka is one of the top two or three locations we focus on nationally!
– Tom Davidson, Pastime Tournaments