For nearly 100 years, DuPage has regularly played host to nationally recognized events and championships across many disciplines of sport.
Created by the not-for-profit organization DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau (DCVB), the DuPage Sports Commission (DSC) was founded in 2019 to harness the power of sports tourism on behalf of the County’s 38 communities and one million residents. The DSC is uniquely positioned to advocate for and actively impact the health of DuPage communities through strategic growth as an amateur, youth and professional sporting destination.
No other market has the reach of sports — youth win through activity and competition; businesses win through destination enhancement and media attention; and communities win through tourism dollars. When the DSC succeeds, so do local youth programs, regional commerce, and area families.
Between 2014 and 2017 alone, through the work and support of the DCVB, DuPage County was host to more than 60 sports tourism events resulting in more than 60,000 visitors and $12.5 million in direct spending. Through partnerships, collaboration and transparency, the DSC will carry forth the DuPage Game Plan: Sports Tourism strategic plan as a fully-realized sports tourism program with long-term sustainability serving DuPage County.
DuPage has been home and host to many historic championships. Create a legacy in DuPage by partnering with the DuPage Sports Commission, and together, we can continue building on our tradition.
DuMore in DuPage.
With 38 communities, each with its own personality, DuPage offers visitors urban sophistication and small-town charm. Accessible by both O'Hare and Midway International Airports, or by car through our eight interstates, traveling to DuPage is convenient from anywhere in the country. With over 100 hotels to choose from, visitors are sure to find the right mix of amenities and price.
Experience what the healthiest destination in Illinois can do for your event!
The DuPage Sports Commission is responsible for recruiting, retaining, and facilitating sports events for DuPage County. As advocates for sports development, our efforts help our region realize the economic, social and community-based benefits of sports.
We provide a comprehensive sports vision and program to benefit DuPage while providing premium services for our clients.
A snapshot of our services:
- Sports Event Development & Recruiting
- Event Promotion, Marketing & Media
- Travel & Housing Coordination
- Event Logistics & Management
- Information Resource for Athletes
- Facility Development & Improvement
- Financial Support & Incentives