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AUG 2016

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August 2016 56 www.sportseventsmagazine.com Prospect Meadows, will be available in Cedar Rapids in 2018. It will feature 17 baseball/softball fields, including one Miracle field. Hotel rooms: 3,000+ Hotel tax rate: 14 percent Major facilities: U.S. Cellular Center Arena is a 30,000-square-foot arena connected to the 267-room DoubleTree by Hilton and the U.S. Cellular Center Convention Complex. Tuma Soccer Complex houses 32 fields. Cedar Rapids Ice Arena has two sheets of ice. Seminole Valley Park has a cross country course. Veterans Memorial Stadium is a 5,300-seat ballpark. Contact: GO Cedar Rapids, www.gocedarrapids.com. Des Moines Des Moines' central location, accessibility and community support make it a unique and appealing event destination. Located at the intersection of two interstates, the state capital easy to get to and easy to get around. Hotel rooms: 11,000+ Hotel tax rate: 12 percent Major facilities: Iowa Events Center houses 226,000 square feet of flexible space and can hold eight basketball courts, 20 volleyball courts or 40 wrestling mats. The 31,700-square-foot Wells Fargo Arena hosts wrestling, volleyball, hockey and basketball. Drake Stadium is a 14,557-seat football stadium that can also host soccer and track. James W. Cownie Soccer Park has 12 fields. Prairie Ridge Youth Sports Complex includes nine soccer fields, six softball fields, 15 baseball fields and 16 outdoor tennis courts. Contact: Greater Des Moines CVB, www.catchdesmoines.com. Iowa City Iowa City is situated in east-central Iowa. The small city is a frequent host of a variety of sports events, including wrestling championships, swim meets, softball and tennis. Hotel rooms: 2,360 Hotel tax rate: 12 percent Major facilities: Carver-Hawkeye Arena is a 15,000-seat multipurpose venue. Kinnick Stadium is a 70,000-seat football stadium. University of Iowa Tennis Complex includes eight indoor courts and 12 outdoor courts. University of Iowa Campus Recreation and Wellness Center houses a 50-meter competition pool and a separate diving well. Kickers Soccer Complex has 17 soccer fields. Contact: Iowa City/Coralville CVB, www.iowacitycoralville.org. Muscatine Muscatine sits on the banks of the Mississippi River in eastern Iowa. The city is home to the 66-acre Kent-Stein Park, a major facility for softball and baseball. Hotels: Approximately 10 properties Major facilities: Fuller Park has an 18-hole disc golf course. Kent-Stein Park comprises 66 acres and features nine lighted softball diamonds and eight lighted baseball diamonds. Muscatine Soccer Complex is a 41-acre facility housing eight soccer fields. Contact: Visit Muscatine, www.visitmuscatine.com. Sioux City Sioux City is situated in western Iowa and is one of the larger cities in the state, and has hosted several national championships at the Tyson Events Center. It is home to the NAIA Division II Women's Basketball National Championship for the past 19 years, and has hosted NAIA volleyball, softball and wrestling national championships. Hotel rooms: 500+ Major facility: Tyson Events Center is a 10,000-seat flexible indoor multipurpose venue. Convention center: The Sioux City Convention Center offers 54,000 square feet of space and is just seven miles from Sioux Gateway Airport. It's also located within walking distance of more than 500 hotel rooms. Contact: Visit Sioux City, www.visitsiouxcity.org. n I O W A t Famous Burger Zombie Burger in Des Moines has been showcased everywhere for its inventive and unique burgers and flavor combos, such as fried pickles and mac and cheese. Featuring zombie d├ęcor, the restaurant is also known to make a killer milkshake. n Track and Field in Ames Ames CVB Des Moines CVB

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