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St. Joseph, Missouri Sports Commission

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Greetings from the St. Joseph, Missouri Sports Commission,

Look no further, you’ve arrived in your perfect sporting event destination!  St. Joseph located in the Heart of America, features all of the amenities needed to make your event a true, memorable, championship experience!

Our mission is to enhance the economic growth and vitality of the area through the creation and attraction of sports and recreation to Buchanan County with an objective in making athletic events a success in our community.

Whether it’s local, regional or national competition on the youth, amateur or professional level; nobody does location, logistics, hospitality and execution better then St. Joseph!

Let’s connect and begin the path to making your event great!  We will work tireless to ensure all aspects and expectations of your experience our met!

See you in St. Joe!

Location, Location, Location

We have the best location in the country as you can get to St. Joseph from anywhere!  Conveniently located in Northwest Missouri 50 miles north of Kansas City, St. Joseph, population 75,000 people is an easy driving commute from all regional metropolitan areas.  Want to fly?  Kansas City International Airport is 35 minutes from St. Joseph and is getting a whole new look with a brand-new terminal scheduled to open in early 2023.  Need to get here quicker?  Rosecrans Memorial Airport is 8 minutes from downtown St. Joseph and can handle all types of charter and private travel.


Professional, collegiate, amateur or youth; St. Joseph has a vast experience hosting it all with numerous events that have historically called our city home.  A sample of our resume includes:

  • Summer Training Camp Home of the Kansas City Chiefs (2010-present)
  • 18 NCAA Regional & National Championships including:
    • 2004, 2004, 2010, 2011 2023 & 2024 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship
    • 2011 NCAA Division II Softball National Championship
  • 1975 NAIA Baseball National Championship
  • 1996 US Olympic Weightlifting Trials
  • Numerous ASA/USA regional, national and world softball tournaments
  • Nine-time host of the Missouri Amateur Golf Championship (most of any state venue)
  • Host of previous 8-Man Football, Golf and Softball Missouri State High School Activities Association Championships.
  • Tour of Missouri Cycling Race
  • Missouri State Youth and Women’s Bowling
  • Special Olympics State Games

What’s next??  You tell us, we’re excited to make it happen!



911 Frederick Ave.
St. Joseph, MO 64501

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