‘Sportstown USA’: CVB says 2020 will see major events

Owensboro is determined to live up to its 2004 Sports Illustrated title as “Kentucky’s Sportstown USA” and Visit Owensboro’s efforts are kicking into full gear in the new year!  2020 brings several new premier tournaments and events across a broad spectrum of sports.  Owensboro is set to hold several 2A high school state tournaments that…

CVB going after more tournaments

Owensboro has spent years developing their sports tourism and now it’s really paying off.  Sports tourism has become one of the most profitable areas of development for Owensboro, and the Convention and Visitors Bureau wants to continue that growth far beyond softball and baseball.  Jared Bratcher, sports marketing director for the CVB, is looking at…

CVB Ponders Special Floor for Center

Bratcher says it could host sporting events With no money in sight for building a 60,000-square-foot indoor sports facility that a study by Pinnacle Indoor Sports recommended this summer, the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau is looking for other ideas. Jared Bratcher, sports marketing director for the CVB, told the board this week that…

Playing the Field

Sportsdestination.com lists Owensboro, Ky as a notable baseball city with exceptional facilities. Read the full article here, or read the excerpt below. Owensboro, KentuckyBaseball is big in Owensboro. The city offers two large baseball/softball complexes and overall there are 17 diamonds operated by the Parks & Rec Department. In the past seven years, Owensboro has…

Played on three surfaces, played by all ages

Sports Destination Management Magazine recognizes Owensboro as a city contributing to the comeback of women’s volleyball at high school and college levels.  Click here for the full article. Sports are a way of life in Owensboro, so much so that Sports Illustrated has named it the number one sports town in Kentucky. The city has…

KHSAA softball likely to move on

The City of Owensboro and the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Fast-pitch Softball State Tournament have been synonymous for the past decade at venerable Jack C. Fisher Park. This is likely to change, however, according to Jared Bratcher, sports director of the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau. “The format is going from double-elimination to…