Sports Planners

Fort Dodge has a thriving sports community offering quality venues with experienced local volunteers.  Venues are listed on the bottom of the page.  Fort Dodge Parks & Rec and our schools are committed to updating our fields and other athletic facilities.  Call the Fort Dodge CVB and see what facility we have to accommodate your event.

The Fort Dodge Convention and Visitors Bureau works with event organizers and sporting organizations to submit proposals and/or bids for tournaments and other special events drawing predominately out-of-area visitors to Fort Dodge.  These services help make Fort Dodge a convenient and successful place to hold your event.

The Fort Dodge CVB provides these services to event organizers:

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Venues Include:

Golf Central / Hanson's Custom Golf

803 Central Ave
Fort Dodge 50501
Phone: (515) 576- 4653

Golf Central helps players stay on-the-top of their game through the winter season by providing a close to real-life the experience with a PGA Simulator, indoor driving range and short game area.  Golf Central offers league play, golf shop, custom fitting, repair and professional lessons. 

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Harlan and Hazel Rogers Sports Complex

1628 Nelson Avenue.
Fort Dodge 50501
Phone: (515) 576- 2851

Rogers Sports Complex is a 100 acre venue with 11 Softball & Baseball Fields, 13 Soccer fields, Hall of Fame ticket building, Boulevard of Champions entrance, 4 permanent concession stands, 4 permanent restroom facilities and a 600+ car capacity parking area. Mini Majors fields are youth fields depicting Yankee, Wrigley, Dodger & Veterans Fields.  Diamonds 1 & 2 has air conditioned press boxes, new bleachers with ramps and seating for the disabled. This complex is the home fields for the Ft Dodge Community Schools, St. Edmonds Catholic Schools, Iowa Central Community College, Ft Dodge Baseball Association, Ft Dodge USSSA Girls Fastpitch Association, Ft Dodge Slow Pitch Association, and Ft Dodge Soccer Association.  It has hosted theIowa Girls High School State Softball Tournament since 1970.

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Iowa Central Community College-Gyms

One Triton Circle
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: (515) 576-0099

Trade Show Facilities, Meeting Space, Gym Space, Auditorium

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Iowa Outdoors Store and Indoor Archery Range

1597 3rd Ave NW
Fort Dodge 50501
Phone: (515) 955- 4868

The Iowa Outdoors Store is a locally owned and operated business which takes great pride in the hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation lifestyle.  The Iowa Outdoors Store has a 30+ yard, 3D, indoor archery range located within the store. Open shooting is available on a first come, first serve basis during normal business hours. The Iowa Outdoors Store hosts ladies, men and paper archery leagues as well as numerous tournaments throughout December-March.

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Lakeside Municipal Golf Course

1417 Nelson Ave
Inside Kennedy Memorial Park
Fort Dodge 50501
Phone: (515) 576- 6741.

Lakeside Municipal Golf course is a public 18 hole course which includes a long & straight front nine with a short & narrow back nine.  The course has a driving range, clubhouse with pro shop, concessions and a deck.  Multiple tournaments and special events happen at Lakeside throughout the season.  

During the fall months of September-November, Lakeside is well known for its cross country course.  It is the home of the Iowa High School Cross Country Championships which draws the Iowa's best high school runners to Fort Dodge.  It has, also, had the honor of hosting the 2013 and 2015 National Junior College Athletic Association-Division 1-National Cross Country Championships.

 

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Patterson Field

1800 S 18th St
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

This unique ball park, situated in southeast Fort Dodge, is designed for young baseball players.  The cool shade from towering oak trees and the peaceful tranquility of the area make Patterson field a favorite gathering spot for families to watch their youngsters play baseball. Established in 1968 by Jerry Patterson,  Patterson Field provides numerous baseball opportunities for all levels of baseball players in North Central Iowa.  

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Ridgewood Lanes

326 S 25th St
Fort Dodge
Phone: (515) 576-7214

Ridgewood Lanes is a 16-lane Brunswick house featuring a lounge and full bar.  It, also, offers Laser Tag.  Next door to Ridgewood Lanes is Stiles Bowling Supplies.  It has hosted multiple league, regional and state bowling tournaments for the mens, womens and youth associations.

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Willow Ridge Golf Course

1788 Madison Ave
Fort Dodge 50501
Phone: (515) 576- 5711

Willow Ridge Golf Course is a 9 hole, 2722 yard Par 37 golf course The course starts with a beautiful elevated tee box and ends with a picturesque Par 3 hitting over a small pond and hitting on to a newly renovated greens. It hosts a variety of golf leagues. Willow Ridge Restaurant is a 170 seat restaurant and event center which is open to the public. 

 

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