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www.sportseventsmagazine.com August 2016 55 From Council Bluffs and Sioux City in the west to Muscatine and Cedar Rapids in the east, Iowa is a state with a little bit of every- thing. In the Hawkeye State you'll find every- thing needed for all sorts of sports events: beautiful landscapes, major metro areas, small towns, excellent indoor and outdoor facilities, and enthusiastic sports fans. "Iowa boasts facilities to host nearly any size event, from state championships to national events," said Jessica O'Riley, tourism communica- tions manager for Travel Iowa. "Every com- munity rolls out the red carpet when hosting an event." n Search for CVBs, sports commissions & sports facilities at www.sportseventsmagazine.com Iowa's Sports Events Scene… S I T E S E L E C T I O N G U I D E : P U E R T O R I C O Volleyball in Cedar Rapids Iowa Ames As home to Iowa State University (ISU), Ames has a unique variety of sports venues and facilities. The combination of community and university facilities and the city's love of sports make it an appealing destination. Hotel rooms: 1,581 Hotel tax rate: 12 percent Major facilities: Jack Trice Stadium is a 61,500-seat football stadium. Hilton Coliseum is a multipurpose venue that hosts basketball, volleyball, wrestling and gymnastics. Beyer Hall has an indoor pool, dance studio, gymnastics area and three basketball/volleyball courts. Lied Recreation Athletic Center includes 20 basketball courts and two indoor tracks. Cyclone Sports Complex accommodates soccer, softball, and track and field. Ames/ ISU Ice Arena features an indoor ice arena. Hunziker Youth Sports Complex hosts soccer and softball. Furman Aquatic Center has a 50-meter pool. Contact: Ames CVB, www.visit ames.com. Cedar Falls Cedar Falls combines small-town charm with amenities of larger metro areas. The University of Northern Iowa (UNI), located in Cedar Falls, offers many facilities for most any sport. Hotel rooms: 831 Hotel tax rate: 12 percent Major facilities: The UNI-Dome is a fully covered and temperature-controlled coliseum that seats more than 16,000 for football and is also used for indoor track. McLeod Center, which is connected to the UNI-Dome, is a multi-use facility that hosts basketball, volleyball and wrestling. Contact: Cedar Falls Tourism & Visitors Bureau, www.cedarfallstourism.org. Cedar Rapids In Cedar Rapids, sporting venues are easily accessible from all of the area hotels. Some of this eastern Iowa city's venues include U.S. Cellular Center Arena and Tuma Soccer Complex. A new venue, ► Frozen Fun! In Cedar Falls is the Ice House Museum, a venue that illustrates the process of cutting and storing ice from the Cedar River in the late 19th and early 20th century before the advent of home refrigeration. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the origi- nal Ice House still stands on the banks of the Cedar River. n t S I T E S E L E C T I O N G U I D E : I O W A GO Cedar Rapids Cedar Falls Tourism Bureau

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