Athletics and Sports

Sports in St. Joseph:  Everybody In.

Sports fans unite in St. Joe. We’re the home of the Kansas City Chiefs summer training camp (yes, you can watch). We’ve got miles of trails for biking, walking and jogging; runners clubs; crossfit gyms and a year-round indoor ice skating center. Families and baseball fans love our remodeled Phil Welch Stadium, home of the wooden bat league the St. Joseph Mustangs.  Youth soccer is big in St. Joe, with a multi-field complex for fall and spring plus the use of the state-of-the-art indoor facility at Missouri Western State University during the winter. Tennis, anyone? We’ve got it. If water’s your thing, check out our aquatic park and several indoor pools. Check out exciting MWSU Griffons’ football and basketball games or any of our new fitness facilities. And golf … look no further. Five area golf courses, including private golf at the St. Joseph Country Club Fairview Golf Course and Moila Country Club offer great views and challenging (but friendly) greens.

It can be tough being a hockey fan when you live in football and baseball country. While taking in a live professional game would mean a road trip, finding a hockey-loving community in St. Joseph is as easy as visiting the Bode Ice Arena. St. Joseph Griffon Youth Hockey and Bode Ice Arena provide an outlet for children to learn about and play a fantastic sport. There are “Learn to Play” classes and teams for little ones to high school students. I know that my family couldn’t be happier to have our own favorite sport in our home town.

Will Stuck