May 10, 2023 — Willowbrook, Illinois … As the sports tourism industry continues to grow, so too must the annual Sports Planning Guide (SPG). Launched to coincide with the 2023 Sports ETA Symposium in Kansas City, Missouri, SPG’s new Where2Play (W2P) guide covering soccer and lacrosse focuses specifically on facilities with multipurpose fields, both outdoors and indoors.

Providing insight on specific aspects of facilities, this first edition of W2P is tailored to fields designed for soccer, lacrosse, and other sports that may utilize the facilities including football and rugby. In total, the guide features 127 facilities from over 100 destinations across multiple states.

“Sports Planning Guide’s industry-first Where2Play Guide is an invaluable resource for sports planners across the country,” said Jason Paha, chief editor of W2P. “This handy guide is the perfect go-to resource as it profiles the top soccer and lacrosse facilities across the country. Broken down into regions, planners can easily find the facility that can best host their tournament.”

In this series of Where2Play guides, distribution includes the industry’s leading tournament planners, plus over 3,000 clubs and traveling teams. Future issues will focus on baseball/softball and indoor facilities for sports like basketball and volleyball.

Also included in this debut edition of W2P, readers will find feature articles covering the current industry states of soccer and lacrosse in the United States and its territories. Discover how organizers and schools are tackling important topics like rising costs, youth participation and more.

“A guide like this is unmatched, with in-depth features and facility profiles crafted by our staff of talented writers,” said Chris Silbernagel, association editor of W2P. “It’s critical for us to keep our audience in the know, tackling specific needs in smaller doses throughout the year to make things easier for planners.”

The Where2Play Soccer and Lacrosse guide is now available via digital download, all for free. To download your copy, visit

About Sports Planning Guide

As the leading print and digital resource for the competitive sports tournament and event industry, along with in-depth content across multiple online platforms and extensive communication channels, SPG connects tournament and event planners with sports destinations and facilities which will help them plan better events. SPG is a Premier Travel Media brand.