The Midwest Kick It 3v3 Soccer Tournament has established the Riverbend as a location for its event this summer, and now the Alton Regional Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is hoping an upcoming trip could mean more tournaments for the area’s sports complexes.  A contingent from the CVB will travel to Oklahoma City in April to meet with the organizers of several tournaments. 

The goal is to lure at least one of them to the Riverbend, according to Alton CVB President Brett Stawar:

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Stawar says that attracting tournaments for basketball and hockey would be a challenge because of the lack of facilities but also remains confident that there are other sporting events that can be lured to the Riverbend.

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