Springfield Sports Commission Announces New Basketball Event



News Release


Dec. 8, 2023



Springfield Sports Commission Announces New Basketball Event

Springfield, Missouri – The Springfield Sports Commission is pleased to announce the NXTPRO Hoops Series is coming to Springfield July 5-7, 2024.

The high-profile basketball event will bring about 100 teams to The Clubhouse and The Fieldhouse in Springfield and the Strafford Sports Center during the Fourth of July weekend. About 95% of the teams will be from out-of-town, generating 1,500 room nights at hotels and over $1 million in economic impact.

Sports Commission Executive Director Lance Kettering expressed excitement about the upcoming event, commenting, “We are thrilled to partner with Strafford Sports Center, The Clubhouse, and The Fieldhouse to bring this high-level event to Springfield. Springfield and the surrounding area have always been known for their appreciation of basketball, and this event should further illustrate southwest Missouri’s love of basketball. We thank our facility partners for opening their doors for this event.”

Matt Reynolds, president of NXTPRO, said Springfield is an excellent location for the event. “NXTPRO and PUMA Basketball are thrilled to partner with Springfield to host one of our national events during our 2024 circuit. Springfield has always had a rich basketball culture and a reputation for supporting basketball events. We thank the Springfield Sports Commission and appreciate their commitment to making the event successful.”

About the Springfield Sports Commission

The Springfield Sports Commission is a mission-driven organization working to contribute to the economic development of Springfield by bringing quality sporting events to the Springfield area. Learn more at www.springfieldmosports.org.

About NXTPRO Hoops

Founded in 2021, with 400+ programs and over 1,200 teams, NXTPRO is the fastest growing youth grassroots basketball platform in the United States. NXTPRO Hoops mission is to bring Players, Parents, Coaches and Recruiters the Resources needed to reach the NXT Level. For more information, visit https://nxtprohoops.com/.