Make Your Next Event MONUMENTAL
2 Sep, 2015
By: Sports Destination Management Team
When you’re looking to host a monumental sports event or tournament, look no further than Gillette and Wright in Campbell County, Wyoming. Home to the all-purpose CAM-PLEX Multi-Events Facilities, the Energy Capital Sports Complex baseball and softball complex, the Southern Campbell County Agricultural Complex, Campbell County Aquatic Center as well as state-of-the-art Recreation Centers in both Gillette and Wright, Campbell County has the venues to make your event a success.
Easily accessible along Interstate 90 and home to a local airport, Gillette can comfortably accommodate travelers with premium lodging, dining and shopping. Outside the playing field, your participants will find plenty to do as Devils Tower, one of the nation’s top scenic attractions, is just an hour from Gillette in addition to other family and outdoor opportunities. The combination of outstanding facilities, convenient and modern accommodations, as well as unique outside attractions makes Gillette and Wright an easy choice for your next event.
The CAM-PLEX Multi-Events Facilities provide more than 1,100 acres of possibilities. The biggest multi-event space (in total acreage) west of the Mississippi, CAM-PLEX features state-of-the-art venues, staff and versatility to make this the choice location for your next sporting event.
With so many configurations and possibilities at your disposal, the CAM-PLEX has whatever you need to make your event so successful that you’ll be making plans to book the CAM-PLEX annually. The list of events the CAM-PLEX is equipped to accommodate is vast, so chances are if you can dream it, they can host it, whether you’re organizing wrestling, basketball, hockey, equestrian, motocross, indoor and outdoor rodeo and much more.
Staff and support teams are available to answer your questions and proactive setup, construction and teardown makes coordinating your event a breeze. Ample experience enables them to anticipate your needs before you have to ask.
Southern Campbell County Agricultural Complex
The SCCAC is located in Wright. This newly completed rodeo and agricultural complex has indoor and outdoor arenas, both with roping chutes, bucking chutes, beachers/seats and concessions.
Whether you’re hosting adult slow-pitch softball or competitive youth baseball, the brand new Energy Capital Sports Complex is your home for baseball and softball events. This space is comprised of 320 acres of land which will be developed into Wyoming’s premiere fields, including four softball fields (completed) and 13 soon-to-be-completed baseball fields. Equipped to host adult, youth, recreational and competitive tournaments, this field will wow participants and spectators and make organizing the perfect event seamless.
In addition, Bicentennial Park in Gillette has six youth baseball/softball fields as well as six soccer fields.
Recreation and Aquatic Centers
The Campbell County Recreation Center features a a eight-lane, 200-meter indoor track large enough to host NCAA Division 1 indoor track meets, while the Campbell County Aquatic Center is home to an indoor Olympic-size swimming pool. Both of these impressive facilities feature accommodating and friendly staff eager to make Gillette your new home for your indoor track or swimming events.
The Wright Recreation Center can host basketball, volleyball, wrestling and many other sporting events.
Accommodations and Travel
With more than 2,000 hotel rooms from national brands you know and trust to local gems, Gillette and Wright can host events as big as you can dream. Easily accessible by both car and plane. Gillette is located along Interstate 90 and is home to an airport with daily jet service from to and from Denver and Salt Lake City, so participants’ travel arrangements will be simple and convenient. Additionally, Gillette’s rapid expansion means that new hotels are regularly opening, providing your event participants, spectators and families with a comfortable and affordable stay. Gillette and Wright have the capacity and amenities to make your event feel like a genuine vacation for participants.
Gillette also offers an unforgettable shopping experience for visitors. Downtown shopping is full of unique charm and quality, so participants will find something memorable to commemorate their experience during your event. Whether it’s shoes, fashion, sporting goods, house wares or art, historic downtown Gillette is a great place for a one-of-a-kind, Wyoming experience and great shopping. With six additional shopping centers, visitors can find something for everyone.
Your athletes will be hungry, and Campbell County has dining options to satisfy everyone. With fine dining opportunities, healthier choices, something sweet or a classic ribeye, Gillette and Wright will thrill their tastebuds. Wyoming boasts some of the nation’s finest local breweries, and Gillette is home to two of them. Gillette Brewing Company and Prairie Fire Brewing Co. both brew local and exceptional beers. In addition, Wyoming’s first meadery recently opened in downtown Gillette serving honey wines and classic meads.
Devils Tower, one of nature’s grandest rock formations, is a must-see for any visitor. Looming more than 1,200 feet above the serene Belle Fourche River and northeastern Wyoming plains, Devils Tower is rich with culture, history and natural beauty. Open year-round, each season provides breathtaking scenery. Visitors can choose between eight miles of trails near the monument to hike. The most popular option is a 1.3 mile paved path that circles the formation, while other trails lead in and out of the surrounding forrest and terrain. The area wildflowers are exquisite, while bird and animal lovers should always be on the lookout. Those interested in a more structured, informational experience can take a ranger-led tour of the monument that includes a 90 minute walk that overviews the geological and anthropological history of the area. And for the truly adventurous, Devils Tower is a climbing mecca.
Known as the “Energy Capital of the Nation,” coal from the Powder River Basin in Campbell County powers much of the nation. Visitors can experience this energy first hand during summer mine tours, available at Eagle Butte Coal Mine. Tour participants ride in climate-controlled transport busses alongside the massive equipment and learn about the mining and reclamation processes. All mine tours depart from the Gillette Visitor Center.
Wildlife enthusiasts flock to the Wright area to tour the Durham Buffalo Ranch, one of the world’s largest and oldest buffalo ranches. Tour participants can view 3,000 bison on 65,000 acres, and on-site catered ranch meals are available.
With exceptional facilities, premium accommodations and world-class attractions, planning your event in Gillette will feel effortless. Whether your next event involves bats, bikes, bulls or backboards, make your event an annual affair hosted in Campbell County. For more information, call the Campbell County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 307.686.0040 or go to VisitGilletteWright.com.