New ways to get the crowd fired up
Sioux Falls, South Dakota is home to new and state-of-the-art venues for indoor and outdoor sports teams and events of all kinds. Youth, amateur, collegiate, professional, and Olympic athletes not only love to compete in Sioux Falls, but play hard in their downtime, too. With unique venues and one-of-a-kind attractions, Sioux Falls can give your team a deserving change of scenery.
It’s all here.
Sioux Falls is at the intersection of two major Midwest interstates and has its own regional airport, so we’re easy to get to by road or by air. When the teams aren’t working on their game, they’ll love exploring our vibrant downtown, visiting the largest one-story mall in the country, or taking in all of the other sports and entertainment events around town. With over 650 restaurants, nearly 5,000 hotels, and many dedicated sports venues and areas, we’re a bustling, safe place to be.
See what tips our pros have for planners like you, and learn more about our venues.
Venues to enhance the player and spectator experience
College athletes, pros, and Olympians compete here. Hockey and basketball teams relish the opportunity to face their opponents in the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center while up to 12,000 screaming fans (10,450 for hockey) cheer them on. We’ve hosted wrestling matches and bull-riders here, too. It’s also right next to an 8,000-seat arena, 243-room hotel, 10,000-seat track and field and football stadium, and 4,000-seat baseball stadium.
Five sports complexes occupy this one area of town. The Sanford Pentagon hosts regional, state, and national sporting events with nine basketball/volleyball courts, a featured court, eight locker rooms, three athletic training rooms, and more. Next door, the Scheels IcePlex draws hockey, ice skating, and curling with three full-size indoor rinks. The Sanford Fieldhouse indoor sports facility boasts professional-grade Field Turf® and amenities for training, soccer, baseball, softball, and football, and makes for a great place to train and host competitions. Huether Family Match Pointe Tennis Center has six side-by-side Championship Courts, and our SD Junior Football Fields feature nine fields, five of which are lit.
Youth and adult baseball and softball teams love coming to Harmodon Park to play. With seven baseball fields and eight softball fields, you can host playoffs of massive size. Harmodon Park also has five batting cages for the team to warm up.
Sherman Park is also a prime spot to host a softball game. Located right next to the Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum, it features nine agri-lime lighted softball fields for youth, collegiate, and adult play.
With 21 soccer fields and easy access from the highway and bike trails, Yankton Trail Park is a hotspot for invitational, regional, and state soccer tournaments. Next to our beautiful tree-lined river, it’s a scenic area for recreation, too.
Insider tips from the pros
Whether you want to stay close to the sports action or in the heart of the city, our city pros know where sports teams like to eat, play, and stay.
Lodging that lets you recharge.
We have hundreds and even thousands of comfortable guest rooms within five minutes of each sports venue. With seven full-service hotels nearby, you’ll never have to worry about running out of space for your group.
- Downtown: 397 rooms
- Denny Sanford PREMIER Center area: 1,488 rooms
- Yankton Trail/Mall area: 2,667 rooms
Top restaurants to refuel by location
We’ve listed great places to dine near major event centers and hotels.
- Denny Sanford PREMIER Center/Sanford Sports Complex: Buffalo Wild Wings, Beef O’ Brady’s
- Downtown Sioux Falls: MacKenzie River, CRAVE, JL Beers, Jacky’s
- Yankton Trail Park: All Day Café, Taphouse 41, Bracco’s, Red Rossa
- Mall area: Granite City, Chevy’s, Old Chicago, Texas Roadhouse
Popular activities for sports groups
These attractions are only a small sampling of all there is to do in Sioux Falls during your downtime.
- Wild Water West (Waterpark, Mini Golf, Go Karts, Batting Cages, and Paintball)
- Falls Park
- Shopping (The Empire Mall, Downtown, Scheels)
- Spectator Sports (Canaries Baseball, Storm Indoor Football, Skyforce Basketball, Stampede Hockey)
Add our team to your roster.
The best part of being here, in our opinion, is the people—including the Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau team. We’re here to help plan your entire stay, from choosing a sports venue and hotel to connecting you with local organizing committees and suggesting team outings.
We’re pros in the sports arena when it comes to hosting groups, tournaments, and more. Contact us to start planning your Sioux Falls sports event today.