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Sports Tournaments in Rockford

Rockford, Illinois, is a world-class city with a rich history in hosting regional and national sports tournaments. Located in northern Illinois, Rockford offers outstanding accessibility, affordability and adaptability as your next tournament host. Among the region’s many outstanding sports venues, Mercyhealth Sportscore One and Mercyhealth Sportscore Two are nationally recognized for hosting soccer, softball, lacrosse, Ultimate Frisbee and rugby tournaments and more. In 2016, Rockford will celebrate the renovation and expansion of Mercyhealth Sportscore Two and the opening of its UW Health Sports Factory, which will feature flexible floor space for eight regulation-size basketball courts and 16 volleyball courts.

Additional unique venues in the Rockford region include the wide-body Rock River for water sports and one of three brand new high school field houses, including the Auburn High School Field House, which has full indoor track and field capabilities.

Best-in-class facilities are matched by our servicing capabilities, both of which aided Rockford in being named Sportstown USA by Sports Illustrated.


  • Illinois High School Association Girls State Bowling Championships
  • Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation State Finals
  • USA Ultimate National Championships
  • Rugby Illinois High School and Middle School State Championships
  • USA Rugby Midwest Challenge Cup
  • USA Water Ski/NSSA Division I Show Ski Nationals
  • NXTsports Rock River Cup Lacrosse Tournament
  • Puma Champions Cup Soccer


“2016 will mark the fourth year that NXTsports will host the Rock River Cup lacrosse tournament and the Rockford Fall Classic at the Mercyhealth Sportscore Two complex in Rockford Illinois. Not only does the complex at Mercyhealth Sportscore Two have everything that a tournament director needs and looks for in a facility, but the staff and the Rockford CVB go above and beyond to make the tournament planning and execution seamless for everyone involved. Rockford is an easily accessible location and offers a lot of amenities that you would expect to find in a larger city, while also offering a small-town friendliness and feel.” — Robin Baxter, NXTsports vice president of events


Total number of hotel rooms in surrounding area: 2,932

Total number of restaurants: approx.. 300 locally owned eateries

Total number of venues: 35+

Largest indoor venue: BMO Harris Bank Center

Largest outdoor venue: Mercyhealth Sportscore Two

Name of closest airport: Chicago Rockford International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport


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