Robert W Plaster Center

1701 S Homer
Pittsburg, KS 66752
(620) 231-7000

A state-of-the-art facility that hosts a variety of university and community events, both sports and non-sports including 1,000 person banquets, as well as regional and national competitions.

The site has already hosted, and is in the rotation to continue to host, the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field National Championship, the NJCAA Indoor Track & Field National Championship, and the NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championship.

The $13 million, 154,000-square-foot facility, completed in Spring 2015, includes a 100-yard turf field, an 11,000-square-foot modern strength facility, a 300-meter track and seating for up to 1,500. It will also include locker rooms for men’s and women’s track & field and football, offices and meeting rooms.

Mined Land Public Fishing & Wildlife Area – Pittsburg: MLWA Unit #1 (Fishing Lake)

US-69 & North County Road
Frontenac, KS 66763
(620) 231-3173

An easy to access popular fishing & picnicking spot. Five boat ramps. Adjacent to the Bob Grant Bison Herd pen. Area donated by a mining company in 1926. Includes a 1950’s era picnic shelter.

John Lance Arena/Whetzel Court

1701 S Homer
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-7000

Pittsburg State University plays its home basketball and volleyball games at John Lance Arena. John Lance Arena is a 3,500 seat multi-purpose arena built in 1971. In 2012, John Lance Arena received a $1.3 million renovation with the installation of a new, 31,000 square foot, maple floor. The renovation also included new lower-level seating. John Lance Arena features three full-size basketball courts and can be converted into up to seven volleyball courts. John Lance Arena is also an ideal venue for wrestling, dance and cheerleading competitions.

Kansas Outfitters, Inc & Claythorne Lodge

1329 NW 100th St
Columbus, KS 66725
(620) 597-2568

Clay shooting on four European courses, five stand. Lodging, conference center, guided hunts and fishing.

A premier resort that’s hosted several prestigious NSCA sanctioned shoots. Options for shooting sports include Sporting Clays, Skeet, Trap, and NSCA 5-Stand. Fishing, and guided and unguided hunts available. A Pro Shop is on site, as is lodge with three guest rooms.


What began as a vision in 1991 following the purchase of an old farm, has become a resort attracting both the avid sportsman and tourist from all over the United States. The premier resort that has hosted a number of prestigious NSCA sanctioned shoots. The first sporting clay course was designed in 1992, and Claythorne has steadily grown into a resort that can easily accommodate over one thousand shooters.

Shooting and Hunting

Claythorne offers many options for shooting sports including, Sporting Clays, Skeet, Trap, and NSCA 5-Stand. They have great fishing as well as guided and unguided hunts. Their Pro Shop has all required outdoor gear and accessories for target shooting or hunting. They also offer dining and lodging

Dining and Lodging

The main Lodge has three guest-rooms elegantly furnished with antiques. A separate bunk house features three modern and comfortable guest rooms next to the main Lodge. Claythorne is a popular dining spot in the SEK Kansas area; renowned for its gourmet entrees, barbecue, rib eyes, filets, ribs and brisket!

Jaycee Ballpark

915 Memorial Drive
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-8310

Historic Jaycee Ballpark is one of the premiere baseball stadiums in the region. With covered seating for 1,000, FieldTurf playing surface on the infield and foul territory, natural grass outfield with warning track, Jaycee Ballpark is a great tournament facility.


Dimensions are 320 down the left field line, 375 to the left power alley, 400 to dead center, 360 to right power alley and 303 down the right field line

Learn more about the history at https://www.fhsu.edu/biology/faculty-and-staff/eberle/Historical-Baseball-Parks-and-Museums/Kansas-Baseball-Sites

Gene Bicknell Sports Complex

2198 S Rouse Ave
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-7000

Includes: Al Ortolani Field (home of PSU Baseball), the PSU Softball Complex, and intramural fields.

Al Ortolani Field

Located on the southeast corner of the Pittsburg State University campus, Al Ortolani Field is the home of the Gorilla Baseball program. Al Ortolani Field is part of PSU’s Gene Bicknell Sports Complex, which includes the PSU Softball Complex as well as a pair of intramural fields. Al Ortolani Field continues to draw reviews as one of the top playing facilities in the Midwest. The natural surface features dimensions of 330 down the left field line, 400 to center, 330 down the right field line. The complex also features an indoor hitting facility complete with two 70-foot tunnels in an L shape for live hitting and a 65 x 55-foot netted area.

Convenient location

Beyond being located on campus, Al Ortolani Field is also just a few blocks from Pittsburg South Retail District. This shopping and entertainment district features great local restaurants, such as the Mall Deli, Café Del Rio and Gusano’s Pizzeria. The Meadowbrook Mall anchors the district which also offers an 8-screen movie theatre, retail shops and the 72-room LaQuinta Inn.

In 2017, AstroTurf brand synthetic turf was installed on all playing surfaces, batting cages, and bullpen areas.

Four Oaks Golf Course & Miniature Golf

910 Memorial
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-8070

Member of Kansas Golf Association, Four Oaks Golf Course offers an 18 Hole Course, 18 Hole Mini Course, Practice Green, Driving Range, Basketball Courts, Horseshoe Pits, RV Park, and 4 Lighted Tennis Courts. Four Oaks is open year round 7 days a week weather permitting. Hours vary with the season and weather call (620) 231-8070 for more information.

An 18-hole, par 65 regulation golf course that is open seven days a week, year round.

Built in 1981 and designed by Elmer Hill, Four Oaks Golf Course is an 18-hole, 4,579-yard, par 65 regulation length golf course. Located right off of the 69 Bypass in Pittsburg it is conveniently located next to Lincoln Park and Jaycee Ballpark. Four Oaks is open year round 7 days a week weather permitting.

Recently renovated, this 18 hole mini golf course is a favorite for both kids and adults. Located right off of the 69 Bypass in Pittsburg it is conveniently located next to Four Oaks Golf Course and Lincoln Park. Hours vary depending on season and weather.

Don Gutteridge Sports Complex

702 Memorial Drive
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-8310

Features seven ball fields, perfect for adult and youth tournaments alike. Managed by the City of Pittsburg, the Complex offers ample parking, controllable entrances and two conveniently located concession stands. The seven fields deliver the flexibility to hold tournaments for a variety of age groups and abilities at the same time.

Jim Kelly: 290′
Bunk Bouronville: 275′
Dale Conner: 300′
Wild Red Berry: 250′
Bill Russell: 275′
Ted Carnino: 180′
Cheryl Stice: 200′

Drywood Creek Mountain Bike Trail

1 W Lake Rd
Farlington, KS 66734
(620) 362-3671

7 mile walking and mountain biking trail loops the entire lake and can be accessed at multiple points. Permit required. Camping near trail in multiple locations. Open year round.

This trail is a formidable route for the mountain bikers who want a challenge in this part of southeast Kansas. It is 7 miles long, and with twists and turns and ups and downs it will give you a good workout. It goes around the entire lake and has been used many times to host mountain bike race events.

Countryside Golf Course

469 E 520th Ave
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 232-3654

Countryside Golf Course is a 9-hole, 3,075-yard, par 36 regulation length golf course. Located West of Pittsburg it offers a quiet country setting. Countryside is open 7 days a week weather permitting.

Countryside is a nine hole golf course in a beautiful country setting. Just outside of town, it is removed from the hustle and bustle of Pittsburg. From the tree-lined fairways, to the Bermuda tee boxes, to the small, undulated Bentgrass greens, Countryside offers a true test of golfing skills that rewards good shots with the chance to shoot a good score. Countryside has three sets of tees so golfers of all abilities can enjoy the game of golf. There are two sets of regular tees, one for the front nine and one for the back nine. There is a set of gold tees for the senior golfer or the beginner. And finally there is a set of red tees for the ladies.

Crawford Hills Municipal Golf Course

205 E, KS 47
Girard, KS 66743
(620) 724-8855

This nine-hole course offers challenges for the average golfer and is located 1 mile east of Girard on Hwy 47.

The course has bent grass greens and watered Bermuda fairways and tee boxes. It hosts many tournaments, including high school regional tournaments. Rental carts are available at the clubhouse as well as sheds for those who wish to store their carts. Daily pay rates and annual membership fees make it attractive for the average golfer.

Carnie Smith Stadium, Brandenburg Field & Prentice Gudgen Track

1705 S Joplin
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-7000

Located in Pittsburg, Kansas, Carnie Smith Stadium is the home of the Pittsburg State University Gorillas and is recognized as one of the premiere venues in NCAA Division II.

Carnie Smith Stadium provides one of the strongest home field advantages in college football with seating for 8,343, and capacity for more than 10,000. Features of Carnie Smith Stadium include, 24 luxury skyboxes, MondoTurf artificial playing surface and one of the largest video boards in college football; the 40 foot by 70 foot “JungleTron.”

In addition to numerous NCAA Division II regular season and playoff games, Carnie Smith Stadium has been the home to Kansas High School state championships, the Kansas Shrine Bowl All-Star game, and four National Junior College Athletic Association championship games.
Carnie Smith Stadium also features the Prentice Gudgen Track. This historic track and field facility has hosted many events at the youth, high school and collegiate levels, including the MIAA Track and Field Championship.

In 2011, Bleacher Report listed Carnie Smith Stadium as one of the “Top 50 Stadiums to See Before You Die” and one of the “Top 20 College Football Atmospheres in the Country.”

Seating: 8,343
Capacity: 10,000 +
Press Box: Yes
Field Surface: Artificial/ Mondo 3Nx
Luxury Boxes: 24
Video Board: 40 x 70
Track: 400 meter – 6 lane/8 lane straightaway