Where Champions Play

Elevate Your Event: Experience Athletic Excellence in America's Premier Sports Facility

Discover What Makes Us Stand Out

Every year, Pleasant Prairie becomes the epicenter of many high-profile athletic events, leaving a mark in the memories of participants and audiences.

Start your event planning journey by submitting a request for proposal (RFP) to see how Pleasant Prairie and the RecPlex can shape your sporting vision into a winning event. Still on the fence? Dive deeper and let our facility highlights below, coupled with the diverse dining, shopping, and year-round events found in Pleasant Prairie, paint a picture of the potential that awaits.


Facilities & Capabilities

Indoor Fieldhouse

Located at the core of Pleasant Prairie RecPlex is the Fieldhouse, reflecting modern athletic infrastructure at its finest. Occupying a vast area of 60,000 square feet, the Fieldhouse is a favored destination for top-tier tournaments and championships.

Key Features:

  • Versatile Design: The Fieldhouse can be reconfigured into eight full-size basketball courts. Its adaptability also makes it suitable for volleyball, dodgeball, fencing, racquetball, pickleball, and various other sports.
  • Flooring: The playing surface is constructed from Sport Court material, ensuring a premium experience for players.

Facilities and Amenities:

  • Sport Arrangements: The Fieldhouse can accommodate 8 basketball and 12 volleyball courts. The space can also be configured for Pickleball, Dodgeball, Fencing, and other sports or events.
  • Scoreboards: Eight (8) dedicated scoreboards are available for basketball events.
  • Concessions: Mr. Wings and Smarty’s Sweets & Treats operate during major tournaments, providing a mix of traditional concessions alongside their standout wings, boba teas, ice cream, and more.
  • Equipment Arrangements: There is no permanent equipment storage, but teams can request to store gear overnight for multi-day tournaments (prior notice and approval from RecPlex management is required).
  • Hospitality Space: Areas for staff, coaches, and referees are available upon request.
  • Ample restroom facilities are present to cater to players and attendees.
2022-02 RecPlex Fieldhouse Volleyball.jpg Photo Credit: RecPlex Fieldhouse
RecPlex Aqua Arena with digital scoreboard. Photo Credit: RecPlex Aqua Arena

Indoor Aqua Arena

The RecPlex Indoor Pool stands as a notable facility in Pleasant Prairie. As the dedicated home for the Pleasant Prairie Patriots swim team and having hosted competitions for Wisconsin Swimming, our pool is designed for both training and competitive events.

Key Features:

  • Pool Dimensions: A standard 50-meter length meets professional requirements.
  • Lane Configurations: Options for 10 lane/50 meter or 20 lane/25 meter setups. Includes 22 short course (25 meter) and 10 long course (50 meter) lanes.
  • Heating & Treatment: The pool is geothermally heated and UV-treated for water cleanliness.
  • Timing System: Uses the Colorado Timing System, integrated with a hytec meet manager and a digital scoreboard.

Facilities and Amenities:

  • Spectator Area: Seating for 600 spectators, with the viewing area situated above the pool.
  • Locker Rooms: Swim teams benefit from dedicated locker rooms with direct access to the pool deck.
  • Concessions: Dedicated concessions are available for spectators, coaches, and participants.
  • Hospitality Room: A space designated for event staff, referees, and coaches is available.


Baseball / Softball Fields

Our recently revamped ball fields are designed to offer a competitive edge and an unparalleled playing experience for your teams, day or night.

Key Features:

  • Six full-lit ball fields total located within Prairie Springs Park.
  • Drainage systems ensure minimal disruptions, even in rainy weather.
  • Fields tailored for diverse play: four Little League Fields, and two 90-foot fields suitable for 13U and above.
  • Authentic dirt turf for that classic baseball feel.

Facilities and Amenities:

  • Concession stands managed by Mr. Wings and Smarty’s Sweet and Treats during tournaments and events.
  • Fields include batting cages, backstops, and dugouts.
  • Although our spectator seating is open-air, players can take respite from the sun in our shaded dugouts.
  • Fully equipped restrooms.
  • Children's playground areas near the fields, providing entertainment for siblings and other children in attendance
Aerial of South Ball Fields at RecPlex Photo Credit: Prairie Springs Park Ball Fields
2022-02 RecPlex Ice Arena with Spectators Photo Credit: RecPlex Ice Arena

Ice Arena

The RecPlex is home to two NHL-size ice rinks, solidifying its reputation as a premier venue for ice sports in the region. Having been the chosen venue for renowned events like the Autumn Ice Classic and the CCM Elite Youth hockey tournaments, we offer facilities that cater to both athletes and spectators.

Key Features:

  • Rink Dimensions: Two rinks, both adhering to NHL standard measurements of 85 feet in width by 200 feet in length.
  • Seating Capacity: Ample seating with capacity for 740 spectators on the larger side and 350 on the smaller.
  • Ice Maintenance: Two Zambonis ensure the ice surface remains in optimal condition, with one dedicated to each rink.
  • Glass and nets are in place to protect spectator areas.

Facilities and Amenities:

  • Locker Rooms: Eight in total, split evenly with 4 adjacent to each rink. Each locker room is approximately 12'x12' and is paired with private bathrooms equipped with showers.
  • Accessibility: Facilities are designed to be handicap accessible, ensuring all guests can enjoy the experience.
  • Concessions: On-site concessions are managed by the same operators as the fieldhouse (Mr. Wings and Smarty's Sweets and Treats), ensuring consistent quality and service.


Lake Andrea

Lake Andrea stands as a testament to Pleasant Prairie's commitment to aquatic sports and activities. Spanning 110 acres, this natural spring-fed lake has been the chosen venue for esteemed events such as the Central Zone Open Water Championship and the UANA Pan American Junior Open Water Swimming Championship.

Key Features:

  • Bathrooms: On-site facilities for the convenience of visitors and athletes. Portable restrooms may also be rented for large-scale events requiring additional facilities.
  • Outdoor Showers: Small outdoor shower sprayers are available for guests to rinse off sand after a refreshing swim or a day at the beach.
  • Adjacent trails and paths of Prairie Springs Park make Lake Andrea the perfect spot for triathlon or duathlon events, such as the Wisconsin Women's Triathlon and the Pleasant Prairie Triathlon.

Lake Andrea is more than just a picturesque spot; it's a hub for competitive swimming and community engagement. Whether you're here to compete or simply relax by the water, the lake offers a serene and accommodating environment.

2023 Pleasant Prairie Triathlon Swimming Photo Credit: Lake Andrea at Prairie Springs Park
2023 Pleasant Prairie Triathlon - Adaptive Photo Credit: Prairie Springs Park Paved Path

Prairie Springs Park

Prairie Springs Park offers an expansive 900-plus acre area of recreational and programming opportunities. It is home to the spring waters of Lake Andrea as well as six ball fields, multiple trails, and much more.

Key Features:

  • Prairie Springs Park surrounds Lake Andrea and the Pleasant Prairie RecPlex, offering ample space for athletic programming as well as recreational activities for families and tournament participants.
  • Multiple trails are located within or start at Prairie Springs Park:
    • Lake Andrea is surrounded by a 2.3-mile paved biking/walking path that connects to multiple, longer paths for more distance.
    • Donald Hackbarth Trail and Prairie Farms Trail both have trailheads within the park, offering ample space for running and biking events (stand-alone or as part of a larger triathlon or duathlon). 

Prairie Springs Park is a hub for outdoor recreation year-round! From the Lake Andrea Beer Garden and Lake Andrea Beach in the summertime to fall or winter hikes through the parks and trails, it's a hub for all things fun and competition in Pleasant Prairie.

Local Services and Support

Safety First, Always

At the heart of Pleasant Prairie lies a commitment to the well-being of its visitors. The RecPlex is less than 10 minutes away from two top-tier medical facilities ready to cater to any emergencies, and a new state-of-the-art Fire Station is slated to open in 2024 less than a mile away. Additionally, our collaborative approach with local emergency services and dedicated security measures ensures that your event runs smoothly and safely.


Past Tournaments

The Pleasant RecPlex opened in 2000 and has been hosting athletic tournaments of all types and sizes since opening its doors. Below are just a few examples of the many hosts and partners that we continuously collaborate with to host successful tournaments and events in Pleasant Prairie.