Lining Up Events in the Great Lakes

The 2013 USA Swimming Phillips 66 National Championships and World Trials were staged at the Indiana University Natatorium, one of many venues in Indianapolis. Photo courtesy of Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
The 2013 USA Swimming Phillips 66 National Championships and World Trials were staged at the Indiana University Natatorium, one of many venues in Indianapolis. Photo courtesy of Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

By Lisa Clifton

Go big or go home is an expression sports-event organizers are familiar with, and when it comes to putting on a tournament that will be talked about all season, the Great Lakes region knows how to pull out all the stops. Home to larger destinations with long track records of success at hosting events and bolstered by smaller towns that, even so, are still the top picks of pro teams for training, athletes will find themselves revved up and ready to play at some of the best grounds around.

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