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Four Reasons Cape Girardeau Is the Right Choice for Your Next Tournament

Deciding where to host your next tournament is not an easy decision, you must factor in sporting facilities, nearby hotels and food options. Here are four reasons why Cape Girardeau is the right choice.


Cape is home to several facilities perfect for all your tournament needs. The list of venues below covers an array of sports such as basketball, football, softball, soccer, volleyball and much more.

Cape SportsPlex
The Cape SportsPlex is a 121,000 sq. ft. premier municipal indoor sports complex dedicated to providing for the engagement and growth of sporting events in the Southeast Missouri region. This facility has six basketball courts, twelve volleyball courts, indoor turf fields, batting cages, dining areas and other great amenities.

Shawnee Park Sports Complex
This complex is 120 acres of sports fun and has hosted state and regional events for ASA, NSA, USA, USSSA and the Knights of Columbus National Softball Tournament. A few amenities include concession facilities, covered pavilions, air conditioned restrooms/changing rooms and free parking.

Osage Community Center
The Osage Community Center is a multi-purpose community center with 54,000 overall sq. ft. It offers a track, variety of courts, portable scoreboards/sounds system, meeting rooms and more!

Show Me Center
This center is home court for the Southeast Missouri State University Redhawks men’s and women’s basketball teams. It is a 32,000 sq. ft. multi-purpose facility that has earned a national reputation for service and flexibility. The Show Me Center offers an array of amenities including a portable stage, four courts, wrestling arena, shot clock, box office and media room.


Looking to avoid a long night of travel after a full day of games? Would you like to explore Cape Girardeau while you are in town for the weekend? Cape offers a wide selection of accommodations whether you are looking to stay in a hotel or Airbnb. Check out our lodging options.


Cape is home to over 138 restaurants sure to satisfy your hunger after a long day, including Italian, American, Cajun, Mexican and so much more! Explore our food options.


In between games, you may find yourself with some free time. If you are searching for family friendly activities, be sure to visit Discovery Playhouse, Rock ‘n’ Roll Drive-In, Cape Splash, or our local parks. Have a Saturday game later in the day? Stop by the Cape Riverfront Market before 12 PM to score fresh produce, crafts and food. Head over to our website for more activity recommendations:

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