Venues at Highlands Sports Complex


West Virginia’s Destination for Conventions

A convention is defined as an assembly of persons met for a common purpose.

A notable convention that serves as an example is Comic-Con International: San Diego. It is the largest annual comic and pop culture convention that “brings comics creators, science fiction and fantasy authors, film and television directors, producers, and writers, and creators from all aspects of the popular arts together with their fans for a fun and oftentimes candid discussion of various art forms.”

Conventions are an opportunity for fans to celebrate their fandom and interact with industry leaders and experts.

Planning a Convention at Highlands Sports Complex

A key feature to planning a successful convention is location. No matter the size, planners will want accessibility, a large amount of space, and lodging/restaurants for convention attendees.

Highlands Sports Complex checks all three boxes. The facility is located just off I-70 in The Highlands development. It’s a prime location in the tri-state area as the exit is 10 minutes in both directions from the Pennsylvania and Ohio borders.

The Highlands is a large development that occupies over 90+ businesses, including dining, entertainment, shopping, and lodging. Attendees needs will be fully met within The Highlands development!

Hosting Your Convention at Highlands Sports Complex

Our facility is accessible in location and on-site. Located less than a 1-hour drive from Pittsburgh, 2 hours from Columbus, and 5 hours from Washington D.C. and Philadelphia, travel to HSC is very easy on I-70.

On-site, we offer a variety of amenities to make your visit a great one. We have ample amount of free parking, our facility is handicap accessible including an elevator, and there are 7 bathrooms in our 200,000+ square foot facility.

That brings us to the topic of space. We have lots of it too! We have enough space to fit an occupancy of 11,000 people comfortably.

The fieldhouse is 44,000 square feet and the indoor turf measures at over 88,000 square feet! Each area comes equipped with technology, privacy curtains, and special flooring to cover the athletic courts or fields.

More Things To Do for Families

Our facilities are for everyone. Highlands Sports Complex location is ideal for travelers and for Wheeling, West Virginia residents. Our sports facility is family-friendly and can keep the kids busy while the parents participate in trade shows, expos, or conferences. The arcade, batting cages, fieldhouse, and play climb are great ways to keep the youth entertained.

Climb, game, and adventure with Highlands Sports Complex. Fun awaits for everyone in the family.

Let’s Plan Your Convention

This facility was designed to host the best events in mind. There is no limit to what we can provide. Our team of dedicated professionals are ready to meet any and all needs for your next convention.

To get started on planning your conventions, fill out our book event form today and one of our team members will get back to you as soon as possible.

We recognize the need for our event space, which is why we strive to be an affordable venue for conventions. We’ll work with your budget to deliver the best convention possible!

Event Rental

Sports may be in our name, but Highlands Sports Complex was designed to host the best events of all kinds. Our affordable venue is a one-stop shop destination for events happening in the Ohio Valley.


One of the biggest benefits of hosting at HSC are the views. The open concept along our main hallway ensures that nobody will miss a second of your event. Our layout forces guests to pass by each stop when grabbing food or using the restroom.


Whether it’s a for a smaller executive meeting or a big corporate event, we have the amenities ready for you. There are four designated meeting spaces equipped with technology for the smaller to mid-size groups. For larger groups, we can transform the traditional basketball court(s) into a meeting room by sectioning off the area with our curtains, setting up chairs, and providing technology for speakers.


Your event is not limited to the space inside our facilities. We also have a long second floor mezzanine where you can house more vendors for your event. We will make sure all available space is maximized to its fullest potential.

Trade Shows

Trade shows require a lot of space – and we have just that. There is no limit to our facility. The indoor turf alone is 88,000 square feet! If you’re still looking for more room, we can add on the fieldhouse, which is 44,000 square feet. You’ll have space for every vendor to show off their products and services.

Upcoming Events at Highlands Sports Complex

Highlands Sports Complex has events big and small. If you want to see some local sports or experience a niche trade show, we have always have something exciting going on.