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AUG 2016

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www.sportseventsmagazine.com August 2016 61 Soccer Complex has three lighted fields. Convention center: The McGee Park Convention Center is a 49,500-square- foot facility with a five-room multi-use building and 29,000-square-foot arena. Contact: Farmington CVB, www.FarmingtonNM.org. Las Cruces Las Cruces is nestled in the Mesilla Valley between the Organ Mountains and the Rio Grande. The city sits at the crossroads of two interstates and is the second-largest city in the state. Hotel rooms: 3,000 Hotel tax rate: 13.3125 percent plus $2.50 convention center tax Major facilities: Hadley Athletic Complex boasts 11 baseball/softball fields and three multipurpose fields. Pan American Center is a 13,000-seat multipurpose arena. Convention center: The Las Cruces Convention Center has hosted numerous events such as the Combat Sports Grapplefest and Battle of the Badges boxing event. Contact: Visit Las Cruces, www.lascrucescvb.org. Rio Rancho The central New Mexico city of Rio Rancho is a great outdoor destination year- round. Nestled 5,290 feet above sea level, the city offers a mild, high-desert climate. Hotels: Approximately 7 properties Major facilities: The New Mexico Soccer Complex (commonly known as the Bernalillo Complex) features 22 fields. Blades Multiplex Arena is a 60,000-square-foot arena for ice skating, hockey, flag football, indoor soccer and lacrosse. Club Rio Rancho features 18 holes of golf, a pool and tennis courts. Rio Rancho Sports Complex is a 78-acre venue capable of hosting seven adult softball games simultaneously with separate fields for soccer and football. Contact: Rio Rancho CVB, www.rioranchonm.org. Santa Fe Santa Fe is a four-seasons sporting town featuring some of the best hiking, biking, running, fishing, golfing and skiing. Hotel rooms: 5,200 Hotel tax rate: 15.3125 percent Major facilities: Ft. Marcy Recreation Complex offers a pool, gym, soccer field, baseball field and tennis courts. Genoveva Chavez Community Center has three pools and an ice rink. Municipal Recreation Complex offers five soccer fields, seven softball fields, two rugby fields, one flag-football field and one BMX racing track. Salvador Perez Recreation Complex has a pool, three baseball fields, two tennis courts and a football/soccer field. Contact: Santa Fe CVB, www.santafe.org. Taos Beautiful mountain views welcome you to Taos, a city in northern New Mexico. The city has hosted tournaments for hockey, soccer, Little League and softball for more than 20 years. Hotel rooms: 1,155 Hotel tax rate: 13.1875 percent Major facilities: Taos Eco Park houses an artificial-turf FIFA 2-Star field for soccer. Taos Youth and Family Center houses a pool, ice rink and skate park. Taos County Softball Fields features three fields. Contact: City of Taos, www.taos.org. n N E W M E X I C O t Native American Culture New Mexico is home to 19 pueblos, including the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos located north of Santa Fe. The Jicarilla Apache Nation and the Mescalero Apache Reservation also are located in New Mexico, along with a portion of the Navajo Nation. n Boxing in Las Cruces Visit Las Cruces

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