We Make It Easy To Play Hard Lake County: The Perfect Location for Sports Events Centrally located and easily accessible, Lake County is just 30 miles north of downtown Chicago. We’re conveniently accessible from two major airports: Chicago O’Hare and Milwaukee’s General Mitchell. And we’re just a short Metra train ride from downtown Chicago and simple to reach by car or bus. Lake County has familyfriendly accommodations for every group size and budget—over 65 hotels and three resorts—with great group rate values.
in Lake County, Illinois Looking to enhance both enjoyment and prominence of your next sports event? The choice is easy: Lake County, Illinois—one of the Midwest’s premier sports and recreational destinations. Just north of Chicago, we offer an array of modern indoor and outdoor sports facilities— plus world-class attractions, accommodations, shopping, dining and entertainment. With so much to see and do, you’ll want to stay and explore.
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Play hard. Then go and play. There is plenty to do when the competition is over, including:
Whatever your game, we can accommodate you. Here are some venue options:
Gurnee Mills Mall, featuring over 200 stores
• The Greater Libertyville Soccer Association, with 20 fields, is one of the finest soccer venues in the country.
• Canlan Sportsplex in Lake Barrington features 175,000 square feet of indoor floor space.
• Multi-purpose Libertyville Sports Complex features eight basketball courts and two indoor soccer fields.
• Lake County Expo Center has over 75,000 square feet of multi-purpose floor space and 160 acres, including 12 paved acres for outdoor events.
• Waukegan Field House has six courts for volleyball and basketball. The new Indoor Aquatic Center features a competition pool with 8 lanes of 25 yards. • The Waukegan Sports Park offers 14 sports fields, including one lighted synthetic-turf championship field, four lighted baseball/softball fields and parking for over 600 vehicles.
• Glacier Ice Arena in Vernon Hills boasts two full-size NHL ice surfaces, each with seating for 350 spectators. • Lake county also has prime locations for outdoor competitions, from boating and fishing to bicycle races and triathlons.
Six Flags Great America KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort Hundreds of family-friendly restaurants Outdoor recreation including Illinois Beach State Park and the Chain O’Lakes State Park, fishing charters, paddle boats 35 golf courses Downtown Chicago is just a short train or car ride away
“Hi! I’m Teresa Lewis, your sports event specialist.” I’m here to help you with everything you need to make your tournament or sports event a success, whatever the size, sport or age group: selecting venues; arranging hotel and site inspections; securing proposals and room blocks; and coordinating entertainment, recreation, shopping and other excursions. All these professional services are always FREE. Reach me at [email protected]
For information and resources, including our We Make it Easy to Play Hard video, be sure to check out VisitLakeCounty.org/sports.