Why StJoMo?

Look no further, you’ve arrived in your perfect sporting event destination!  St. Joseph, Missouri located in the Heart of America, features all of the amenities needed to make your event a true, memorable, championship experience!  Why StJoMo?

Location, Location, Location!

We have the best location in the country as you can get to St. Joseph from anywhere!  Conveniently located in Northwest Missouri 50 miles north of Kansas City, St. Joseph, population 75,000 people is an easy driving commute to all regional metropolitan areas.  Want to fly?  Kansas City International Airport is 35 minutes from St. Joseph and is getting a whole new look with a brand-new terminal scheduled to open in early 2023.  Need to get here quicker?  Rosecrans Memorial Airport is 8 minutes from downtown St. Joseph and can handle all types of charter and private travel.


We want to know when you’re coming………and when you do, we’re glad and know that you’re here! Events of all sizes are big deals in St. Joseph. Whether it’s awareness and welcome signage on the way into or throughout town, welcome amenities upon your arrival or just giving folks a heads up when you are on your way, St. Joseph does hospitality better than anyone!

Championship Experience

Professional, collegiate, amateur or youth; St. Joseph has a vast experience hosting it all with numerous events that have historically called our city home. A sample of our resume includes:

  • Summer Training Camp Home of the Kansas City Chiefs (2010-present)
  • 18 NCAA Regional & National Championships including:
    • 2004, 2004, 2010, 2011 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship
    • 2011 NCAA Division II Softball National Championship
  • 1975 NAIA Baseball National Championship
  • 1996 & 2004 US Olympic Weightlifting Trials
  • Numerous regional, national and world softball tournaments
  • Nine-time host of the Missouri Amateur Golf Championship (most of any state venue)
  • Host of previous 8-Man Football, Golf and Softball Missouri State High School Activities Association Championships.
  • Tour of Missouri Cycling Race
  • Special Olympics State Game

On the books in the near future, the 2023 & 2024 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship returns to a freshly renovated Civic Arena!

What’s next?? You tell us, we’re excited to make it happen!

Full Service, Experienced Staff

From site selection, travel planning, logistics, event management, public relations, and marketing, our experienced team is here to help you every step of the way!

Let’s get started, to begin planning your championship experience, contact Director of Development & Sports Commission Brett Esely at 816-233-6688, via email at besely@stjomo.com, or simply start the process by filling out our contact form!

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