Sports Commission Membership

Take your organization to the next level of success

Attract more customers by promoting your business more widely. Get help arranging and hosting sporting events. Grow your share of the tourist dollar. Make sure your facility or organization gets in front of event planners hosting sporting events in the BN area. Make your venue a place everyone in the local community can enjoy.

The Bloomington-Normal Area Sports Commission can help you achieve these goals. Become a member and take your organization to the next level of success. Read these testimonials from Sports Commission members, to find out how joining the commission benefitted their business.

Member testimonials

The long time collaborative partnership we have with the Bloomington-Normal Area Sports Commission is crucial to our success in hosting several Illinois High School Association State Final Championships.  Visitors come from across the state and enjoy their time on the Illinois State campus and in the Bloomington-Normal community.
-Larry Lyons, Athletics Director,  Illinois State University

From a business owner’s standpoint, I must stress the importance of community events and activities, because our area McDonalds restaurants receive a great deal of recognition from our sponsorship of the Sports Commission. By hosting these events in our area, they create an impact that is felt by all area businesses.
-Bob Dobski, Owner, McDonalds of Bloomington-Normal

The Bloomington-Normal Sports Commission has played a vital role for many years in attracting, retaining and organizing sporting events in the Twin Cities. With the Sports Commission involvement the Town of Normal has hosted numerous successful softball tournaments/events giving the community well deserved recognition on a state and national level.
-Cary Frey, Adult Sports Supervisor, Normal Parks and Recreation Department

Much of the success realized by member hotels is directly attributed to the first class sporting events secured by the Bloomington/Normal Sports Commission. This commission and its hard working volunteer members have put Bloomington/Normal ‘on the map’ and for this; we are thankful and will always be supportive.
-Richard Raube, Treasurer, Bloomington-Normal Hotel & Lodging Assoc.

As a host, the support of the Sports Commission is essential in putting on a first class event. We have the ability to retain and attract new athletic events to Illinois Wesleyan University because of the experiences that the teams have when they come to Bloomington-Normal.
-Mike Wagner, Athletics Director, Illinois Wesleyan University

Sports Commission membership fees and benefits

Individual Membership – $25 per year

  • Sports Commission membership certificate
  • Subscription to the Sports Commission newsletter
  • Invitation to Sports Commission membership functions/meetings
  • 2 tickets ($160 Value) to one game at each of the following: Illinois State Football, Illinois Wesleyan Football, Illinois State Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Illinois State Volleyball, Illinois Wesleyan Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Normal CornBelters
  • Opportunity to volunteer at Sports Commission events

Corporate Membership – $250 per year

  • Includes all benefits of the individual membership
  • Receive all sports leads from Sports Marketing Manager when applicable, including, but not limited to leads for banquet space, catering, promotional merchandise, awards, etc.
  • Corporations appear on tear-off maps of Bloomington-Normal
  • Highlight with link on the BNACVB website

Hospitality Membership – $8.00 per room, per year

  • Includes all benefits of the individual membership
  • Receive all sports leads from Sports Marketing Manager for lodging
  • Properties would appear on tear-off maps of Bloomington-Normal
  • Highlight with link on the BNACVB website

Become a Sports Commission member

To join the Sports Commission or to find out more about membership information please contact Matt Hawkins, phone 309.665.0033 or email matt@visitbn.org.

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Current Sports Commission members

As a member-based organization, the Sports Commission is proud to partner with organizations that share our interest and enthusiasm for promoting Bloomington-Normal as a world class sporting event destination.

The Sports Commission would like to acknowledge and thank all its members. Your hard work and support helps make BN a world class sporting event destination.

Sports Commision - Corporate Members



Sports Commision - Hospitality Members



Sports Commision - Community Partners

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