Sports Illustrated recently named Owensboro one of the Top 50 Sports Towns in the United States.
We are nestled on the banks of the Ohio River between Evansville, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky. As a town of nearly 60,000 people, we boast outstanding sports complexes not matched by cities much larger than ours. We have two large championship baseball/softball complexes and a state-of-the-art, four-field football complex. We also have two huge ten-field soccer complexes, a 5000 seat indoor arena, a year-round ice arena, a year-round indoor sports facility, and numerous other indoor gymnasiums. Also just opened is the new gravity racing track that hosts the Owensboro Lions Club Soap Box Derby and other gravity races each year at Ben Hawes Park. Ben Hawes Park will also open their new Mountain Bike Trails in 2012 that offers single and double tracks for all skill levels of bikers, hikers and runners.
In seven short years we have hosted 25 national championships in baseball and softball. Owensboro also hosts numerous local and state tournaments as well as the aforementioned national events. Very few cities have the proven sports pedigree of Owensboro, Kentucky.
We invite you to come to Owensboro and see what SPORTS is all about in our town. We think you will find out the same thing Sports Illustrated did – that Owensboro is one of the best places in the USA to play or watch Sports!