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www.sportseventsmagazine.com August 2016 49 the site of the IRONMAN 70.3. Riverview Park Activities Center hosts basketball. Diamond Lakes Park has two complexes with five baseball/softball fields at each. Newman Tennis Center offers 18 hard courts, 14 of which are lighted. Lake Olmstead Park is a small lake ideal for row- ing or other water competitions and also has a baseball stadium with a seating capacity of more than 4,800. Contact: Augusta CVB, wwwVisit Augusta.com. Cobb County Just 10 minutes from downtown Atlanta, Cobb County provides a complete sports experience with more than 100 million square feet of space dedicated to sports throughout the county. Hotel rooms: 13,500 Hotel tax rate: 14 percent Major facilities: McEachern High School Health Physical Education & Wellness Center contains 117,000 square feet of Mondo flooring. Adjacent to the center is the Walter H. Cantrell Stadium, a 12,500-capacity football field plus an eight-lane track. Fifth Third Bank Stadium at Kennesaw State University is a bowl- shaped stadium with permanent seating for 8,300 and the adjacent park also features seven competition fields, a practice facility, an NCAA regulation track, sand volley- ball courts and a nine-acre lake. Aviation Sports Complex includes three fields and a 5,000-square-foot indoor facility. Lost Mountain Park includes the 12-court Lost Mountain Tennis Center, eight softball fields, a baseball field, two football/soccer fields and two fishing ponds. Contact: Cobb Travel & Tourism, www.travelcobb.org. See Ad On This Page Columbus Georgia's second-largest city is Columbus. One of the city's premiere facilities is the South Commons Softball Complex, an eight-field complex. Hotel rooms: 4,697 Hotel tax rate: 16 percent Major facilities: A. J. McClung Memorial Stadium is a 15,000-seat football stadium. Cooper Creek Tennis Center is made up of 30 clay courts with lights and a championship court with seating for 500. South Commons Softball Complex houses eight fields. Golden Park is a 4,500-seat baseball stadium. Woodruff Farm Soccer Complex offers 12 full-size fields. Civic center: Columbus Civic Center is a multipurpose facility with 10,000 arena seats, 23,000 square feet of flat floor space and 5,000 square feet of hospitality suites. Contact: Columbus CVB, www.visit columbusga.com. See Ad On Page 50 ► G E O R G I A t Marathon in Augusta Augusta Sports Council OTHER SPORTS DESTINATIONS JUST DON'T COMPETE. ©2016 Cobb Travel & Tourism cobbsportsalliance.com

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