Sports


The newest addition to the sports landscape in Hopkinsville is the state of the art, 54,000 square foot Planters Bank-Jennie Stuart Health Sportsplex Hopkinsville located at 155 Tilley Way, next to The Bruce Convention Center.

Featuring:
3 full sized basketball courts
6 volleyball courts
Turf field with glass enclosure for full viewing
Drop down batting cages for baseball/softball, golf, punting, etc.
Free walking track around turf
Party room for meetings, events, celebrations and more
Game Day Cafe concession stand

 

For additional information about the Hopkinsville Sportsplex call 270-985-1700 or visit www.hopkinsvillesportsplex.com.


In Hopkinsville, We’re Good Sports…

Make Hopkinsville, Kentucky your next sporting event destination. Our excellent facilities – rare for a city our size – allow you to host most any type of event. In addition to those amenities, we offer:

  • A central location with easy access from I-24, US 41, US 41A, US 68/80 and the Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway
  • A one-hour drive from Nashville International Airport
  • Experienced Sports Personnel

Tie Breaker Park
Located at 9501 Eagle Way Bypass, this 33-acre regional park features five lighted softball fields, with a centrally located scorekeepers/concessions/restrooms building, and accommodates local, regional and state tournaments. The facility includes a walking trail, a playground, two outdoor, sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, small picnic shelters, public restrooms, paved parking, and Tommy Gates Pavilion, which is available for reservations and rental.

 

Hopkinsville Skate Park
Designed by Grindline Concrete Skatepark Design & Construction, and located near the corner of Thomas Street and Iris Drive (at the old Kiwanis pool site behind the Thomas Street Recreation Center near the Western Kentucky Fairgrounds), the $450,000 Hopkinsville Skate Park features approximately 10,000 square feet of seating, shade and amenities (ramps, quarter-pipes, decks, etc.) designed to accommodate all levels of skaters.

Cyclocross
A special kind of bike racing with varied terrain and racing surfaces, Cyclo-Cross is an active sport and great for spectators. Mid-South Racing has held the Mud, Gears & Tears Cyclocross Race at Casey Jones Distillery and Trail of Tears Commemorative Park.

DeBow Recreational Complex
Located on North Drive at Thomas Street, DeBow Recreational Complex is a 20-acre community park, renovated in 2008 with four soccer fields, a restroom/concessions building, a large, group picnic shelter, a community-built playground, a 9-hole disc golf course & paved parking.

Ruff Park
Ruff Park is a 49-acre community park located off North Drive at Litchfield Drive. Owned by Christian Fiscal Court and managed by the Hopkinsville Division of Parks and Recreation, the park offers 12 lighted tennis courts, playgrounds, open game field areas, rugby field, paved parking and Herb Hays pavilion, available for reservations and rental.

Rail Trail/Greenway System
The expanding Hopkinsville Rail Trail/Greenway includes 3.15 miles of paved trail, from the Public Library, west to the North Drive Trailhead & south to the Pardue Lane Trailhead. The Rail Trail is ADA-accessible with parking.

Hopkinsville Disc Golf at Trail of Tears Park Course
Designed by HB Clark Signature Disc Golf Course Design in 2017, this challenging and beautiful 18-hole course has both recreational and championship tees. Recreational tees measure 6,315 feet and the championship tees measure 8,260 feet. Hosted the inaugural Hopkinsville Open in 2018.

Thomas Street Recreation Center
Located at 2600 Thomas Street, and adjacent to DeBow Recreational Complex, Thomas Street Recreation Center includes a full-size gym, meeting rooms, a kitchen, building and grounds maintenance facilities and storage areas. Indoor, seasonal sports leagues, summer day camp, as well as various community events take place at this facility.

Kenny Litchfield Complex (At Ruff Park)
Owned by Christian County Fiscal Court and located off North Drive on Litchfield Drive, within Ruff Park, the Kenny Litchfield Complex includes eight baseball fields and is the home of Hopkinsville YMCA youth baseball programs.

Stadium of Champions
This 5000-seat complex is located on a 26-acre site. The stadium accommodates a full schedule of various events including soccer, football, track & field, along with community activities and a semi-pro football team. The overall complex contains a 22,000 square foot Alternative School which has classrooms, administrative suite, commons area/cafeteria and football locker rooms.


Sports Facilities

Sport Hopkinsville Offers
Baseball/Softball           18 Fields
Basketball Indoor/Outdoor
Soccer 13 Fields
Boxing 2 Rings
Football 1 Field, 2 Practice Fields
Volleyball Indoor/Outdoor
Tennis Courts 12 lighted courts
Track & Field Complete Facility
Triathlon Street Space
Motorsports Street Space, Off-Road Area
Specialty Sports Indoor Space, Street Closures
  Parking Lot Space, Sport Expo Space

 

Awards

The National Softball Association and the Baseball Players Association named Hopkinsville’s Tie Breaker Park “The Elite Complex/Parks in the State of Kentucky for 2008.”

The award signifies that the complex went above and beyond of what was asked of them by NSA/BPA in 2008 to make NSA/BPA successful. NSA/BPA works with many complex/parks in the state of Kentucky throughout the year and Tie Breaker Park was considered the “ELITE” of the class for 2008.

NSA is in its 37th year of operation and is one of two of the largest national sanctioning bodies of amateur softball in the nation. With programs in both youth and adult slow-pitch and fast-pitch, they have teams numbering in the tens of thousands.

Events We’ve Hosted

Event

Date

National Amateur Baseball Federation’s Freshman World Series       

2000-2008

National Amateur Baseball Federation’s Senior World Series 

1996-1998

Mid-American Youth Basketball Tournament

1999-2010

NAIA Mid-South Conference in Soccer, Volleyball, Cheerleading, Golf and Softball

1997-2002

USTA Tri-Level League Tennis Kentucky Championships

2009-2010

2nd Region High School Golf and Tennis Championships

2012