Sports Illinois

Sports Illinois, , is a niche committee of the Illinois Destinations Association and works closely with the Illinois Office of Tourism, focusing on promoting overnight sports events through direct marketing, education programs and networking activities, therefore creating a significant economic impact, and enhancing opportunities for all in sports.

Our Goals are:

  • Attract and retain state, regional and national events that increase travel and overnight stays in the State of Illinois.
  • Provide educational opportunities for its members
  • Create successful partnerships between the Illinois Destinations Association, the Illinois Office of Tourism and Sports Illinois
  • Increase brand awareness throughout the state of Illinois

The Sports Illinois Huddle is an educational conference/tradeshow produced by Sports Illinois members and attended by national governing bodies and rights holders to showcase the many exceptional facilities available within the state for tournaments and events of all sizes. This event places NGB’s with Sports Illinois personnel in a relaxed, exclusive, one-on-one setting intended to inform and educate attendees on what Illinois has to offer their events. Before or at the end of the conference, Sports Illinois members will have the opportunity to invite guests to their respective regions as a Fam, to give our guests a first- hand look of our facilities.