The Edward Hospital Athletic & Event Center is a state of the art, award winning, indoor athletic complex and event center featuring over 76,000 square feet of turf fields and hard courts. 400,000 people come through the space each year, a number that takes into account events like the State of the Village, craft shows, gymnastics meets, and a variety of sporting tournaments. One of those tournaments, Baylor Basketball’s Spring Showdown, recently played games across three days in April. There were over 275 teams, representing numerous states including Texas, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Iowa.
Baylor hosts a variety of tournaments and camps in the Midwest and will return to Romeoville in July. Their programs pit elite talent against one another and give players the opportunity to be scouted by college coaches from around the country. Their events have attracted numerous players who have gone on to play in NBA, including Derek Rose, Anthony Davis, Jabari Parker, and Jahlil Okafor.
The Athletic Center is open to the public nearly every day during the week for open gym and select days for pickleball. In addition to sports, spaces are available for meetings and birthday parties, giving the facility great versatility and year around relevance.
It’s not all about the indoors either. Car shows and a new weekly open air market will be hosted in the complex’s parking lot this summer. To learn more about the Athletic Center, visit romeoville.org and click on the “Athletic Center” button on the left. You can also follow them on Twitter (@RomeovilleAEC) and on Facebook.