Venues at Highlands Sports Complex

Trade Shows

West Virginia’s Destination for Trade Shows

Trade shows are great for industry networking. Traditionally, trade shows are product fairs where companies in similar industries demonstrate and showcase new products hitting the market. They include a variety of booths where companies can network with attendees. Trade shows help businesses find new clients and meet like-minded business leaders for potential partnerships.

There are three major types of trade shows: consumer trade shows, industry trade shows, and trade shows that appeal to both industries and consumers. Whichever you’re looking to plan, Highlands Sports Complex is ready to provide a customizable experience where our team coordinates, serves, and delivers everything for your trade show.

Hosting a Trade Show at Highlands Sports Complex

Trade shows require space, and we have plenty of that! With over 200,000 square feet of event space, Highlands Sports Complex’s design was built for hosting large events in mind. If you’re looking for a space to host any type of trade show, look no further – HSC is the premier location.

Our facility is ready to meet the unique needs of your upcoming trade show. Whether you need space for a certain number of booths, or need an area for breakout sessions, we will customize our event space areas in accordance with your specifications. The complex is traditionally used for sports, so our event spaces are the fieldhouse (six basketball courts), a full-sized indoor turf field, and a full-size outdoor turf field. With proper floor coverings for all three spaces, you get to decide whether you need all three areas or just one to accommodate your trade show participants.

Hosting Your Trade Show at Highlands Sports Complex

Our event spaces come equipped with ceiling-to-floor curtains that allow you to section off areas to give you any level of privacy or division that you may require. We also have a PA system and the ability to play music in each area of the complex.

Your guests will enjoy 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.

HSC has a full-service café on site where your patrons can dine in between sessions. There is also a full entertainment center at our facility including a 12,000 square foot arcade and a play climb area suitable for guests of all ages to enjoy.

If you’re worried about lodging or dining, The Highlands has it all! Nestled inside The Highlands, HSC is one minute away from hotels, shopping, restaurants, and more. Your trade show attendees will not go hungry or bored while staying in The Highlands. With over 90+ businesses in one development, there is plenty to do and see right outside the doors of the complex.

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 Trade Show

We are ready to host your trade show! To start the process, 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 trade show 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.


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.