The Bettis Family Sports Complex, formally known as the Lake Shawnee Sports Complex, is one of the premier multiuse facilities in the Midwest. Nestled along the shoreline of Lake Shawnee in Topeka, Kansas, this 22-acre complex is a destination site for any sports enthusiast.
Through partnerships with the Shawnee County Amateur Baseball Association and Shawnee Heights USD #450, the 47-year-old complex was renovated, finishing in 2011 at a cost of $10.7 million. The complex received the Project of the Year Award from the Kansas Chapter of the American Public Works Association.
There are six lighted baseball diamonds, one of which is the home field for a summer Pecos League team, and one multiuse full size lighted soccer field. Artificial turf adorns all of the fields with the exception of the outfields. The complex also boasts such amenities as a batting cage, two concession stands, restrooms, locker rooms, a plaza area, offices, a reception area, two conference rooms, an umpire locker room, and the Lake Shawnee Event Center which is a year-round rental facility overlooking the complex.
The Bettis Family Sports Complex has played host to several NBC World Series, minor league baseball as well as state, regional and national tournaments. The annual economic impact for the community is estimated at $5.35M.
Activities that are hosted at Bettis Family Sports Complex include:
30+ Baseball League • Baseball Clinics • Rental • SCABA League • SHHS Baseball and Soccer Home Field Soccer Clinics •Topeka Train Robbers • Topeka Golden Giants • Youth and Adult Flag Football • Youth Baseball Tournaments • Youth Soccer Leagues
A portion of the gate fee and concession profits are used to enhance our sports complexes throughout Shawnee County. Having profitable concession sales annually helps keep league fees affordable. Outside food or drink are prohibited within the complex with the exception of a personal bottle of water
Read about Bettis Family
Bettis Family Sports Complex • 3025 SE Croco Rd. • Topeka, KS 66605 • Contact: (785) 286-3358