Venues at Highlands Sports Complex


West Virginia’s Destination for Expos

Expos were founded on three principles: to educate, exchange, and exhibit. Education for the public. Promoting the exchange of new innovation, and exhibiting the latest products. Founded in 1851, the very first World Expo was a unique gathering of nations, showcasing material progress based on technological innovation.

As the world evolved, expos remained important events that allowed people to come together to share new discoveries and technologies, while promoting the arts.

Today, expos can be small- or large-scale events. Also referred to as trade fairs or expositions, like-minded companies attend expos to explore new business opportunities or developments and share their services.

Preparing to Attend an Expo

Similar to events like trade shows and exhibitions, be prepared to give a full presentation about your company. Demonstrations of products, explanation of services, and answering questions are all to be expected at an expo.

These are also great for networking. When attending an expo, you’ll be surrounded by companies in your industry that present opportunities for making connections and having thoughtful industry-related conversations.

You’ll need to prepare to set up a booth that features marketing materials and products. You’ll have plenty of room to display all pertinent information regarding the latest announcements from your company.

Attending an Expo at Highlands Sports Complex

Demonstrations are a top priority for expos which means space is necessary. Highlands Sports Complex has over 200,000 square feet of event space. Whether the crowd is going to be small or large, we have you covered.

Traditionally used for sports, our event space can be set up with total wide open spaces, or we can section off specific areas with ceiling-to-floor curtains for any level of privacy. All event areas also come equipped with proper floor coverings.

With many tip and roll bleachers around the complex, you’ll have room to take a break in between conversations with industry professionals. We offer ample, free, accessible parking and a warm welcome from our friendly, professional staff. Our facility capacity is near 11,000 people so the building comes fully equipped with amenities including multiple bathrooms, individual meeting rooms, additional viewing areas, and large hallways.

The complex is surrounded inside and out with many dining options. Inside the facility is a full-service café where you can grab a bite to eat in between sessions. Just a foot out of the doors of HSC is a full development area called The Highlands. There are 90+ restaurants, shopping, hotels and more to choose from just seconds away.

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.

Plan Your Next Expo at HSC

Sports may be in our name, but running events are a huge part of our game. We have the space, staff, and flexibility to host the best expo. Located in the Mid-Atlantic region, we’re only 1 hour from Pittsburgh, 2 hours from Columbus, and 5 hours from cities like Washington D.C. and Philadelphia.

To start the process of building your ideal expo, 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 trade shows. We’ll work with your budget to deliver the best expo 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.

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.


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.


The open concept for your convention may not be suitable for you. That’s why we can section off areas of the facility through our state-of-the-art curtains? We can take our open six basketball courts and section them off into six private enclosed areas. The same goes for the indoor turf – we can set up four enclosed areas for your convention. And don’t forget the four designated meeting space areas. That’s 14 individual areas to host the different parts of your convention.

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.