The South Shore of Lake Michigan is the perfect destination for your next sporting event! Situated just 30 minutes from downtown Chicago, our centralized location along major thoroughfares like I-65, I-80/94, I-80/90 and US 30 makes us easily accessible from almost anywhere in the United States.
Northwest Indiana’s state-of-the-art sports facilities and unique attractions draw youth, amateur, collegiate and professional sporting events from around the nation. With a wide selection of top-quality hotels, family-friendly entertainment, and delicious restaurants, the South Shore excels in hosting tournaments of all sizes. Whether you’re planning a bowling competition, volleyball tournament or a 300-team softball World Series, our South Shore Sports & Leisure team is dedicated to making sure you have a successful event, and your attendees enjoy their time in the South Shore!
While You’re Here, Explore The South Shore!
There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana, the possibilities are endless! Satisfy your sweet tooth at Albanese Candy in Merrillville where you’ll find the World’s Best Gummies. Catch a minor league baseball game at the Gary RailCats U.S. Steel Yard.
Have what it takes to be a mascot? Visit the Mascot Hall of Fame for some science-based, furry fun in Whiting. Discover a variety of outdoor adventures including hiking the majestic dunes or relax on the beaches along the shores of Lake Michigan. The South Shore, home to the Indiana Dunes National Park, is the place where you'll find everything you need to plan a fun, affordable trip with family and friends.
South Shore’s Premier Venues
The Crown Point Sportsplex
The Crown Point Sportsplex is a 95-acre multi-use outdoor sports and event destination conveniently located off I-65. In 2023, the facility completed a $1 million improvement project and installed six new synthetic turf infields. The facility features 10 illuminated fields (seven synthetic turf infields and natural grass outfields), and a championship field with stadium seating. In addition, the facility also features two synthetic turf multi-purpose fields for soccer, lacrosse and football. Accompanying these sports amenities are two fully equipped support buildings that include restrooms, concessions and storage.
This Sportsplex hosts a variety of sports including football, lacrosse, soccer, softball and baseball as well as a variety of adult and children’s programs.
The Hammond Sportsplex
This state-of-the-art facility features six hardwood basketball courts, six regulation-size volleyball courts (12 cross-court), two indoor turf soccer fields and six indoor batting cages. NEW to the facility in 2023 are four outdoor beach volleyball courts. Other amenities include an elevated, quarter-mile walking/running track, hospitality room, the Union Bar & Lounge and concession stand. The complex is host to the largest NCAA volleyball tournament in the country, the Division II Midwest Region Crossover Volleyball Tournament.
Hobart High School Aquatic Center
This new aquatic facility offers multiple configurations to fit all events. It has a 50-meter pool with 10 lanes and two bulkheads, 20 starting blocks, four 1-meter and one 3-meter diving boards, infinity gutter system and depth ranges from 4.5’ to 13’. The center also features spectator seating for 630, hospitality room with 86” smart display board, six locker rooms, Colorado timing system, eight-place award podium, state-of-the-art scoreboard/video player and a fieldhouse attached to the pool for overflow area.
Visit www.southshorecva.com/sports or contact Megan Goodan at email@example.com or 219-301-7762 for more information or to start planning your next tournament!