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CVBs & Sports Commissions Sponsored Content December 2016 108 www.sportseventsmagazine.com act: On average, Lubbock receives approximately 263 days of sun- shine each year, and the typical commute around the city is 18 minutes. Another fact: Lubbock is home to a blend of world-class sports venues and more than 5,700 hotel rooms. And the best part about Lubbock as a sports destination is the variety of competitions it can host: baseball tournaments, soccer events, tennis, gymnas- tics, running events, rodeos and more. School Spirit Texas Tech University and Lubbock Chris- tian University offer a variety of world-class venues. The Terry & Linda Fuller Track & Field Complex at Texas Tech is a popular spot for running events, while Hays Field at Lubbock Christian hosts baseball. Texas Tech also has the John Walker Soccer Com- plex, Jones AT&T Stadium (football), Don & Ethel McLeod Tennis Center, Dan Law Field (baseball) and Rocky Johnson Field (softball), and Lubbock Christian also has the Rip Griffin Center (basketball). Texas Tech is also home to The Rawls Course, an award-winning golf course named the No. 2 course you can play in Texas and the No. 3 best campus course in the nation according to GolfWeek. The Rawls Course regularly hosts tournaments, leisure group outings and corporate events. Outdoor Pursuits For running events and other outdoor races or competitions, Buffalo Springs Lake is a popular option. It's the spot that often hosts triathlon events, because the lake is great for the swimming portion, and an around-the- lake trail leads to more paths for running and biking throughout the area. Endur- ance events like Ironman 70.3 take place at Buffalo Springs Lake, as do fun themed-races including the Original Beer Run (for epilepsy) and Buffalo Wallow Races Half Marathon (where runners must complete 10 miles in under two hours). Less Common Sports Lubbock is an ideal spot for common sports events, but the city can also host events that are non-traditional. The City Bank Coliseum (adjacent to Texas Tech), for example, is a large stadium built to seat more than 8,300 spectators. It's a great spot to host rodeos, where cowboys compete in bronco riding, bull riding, las- soing and roping. The Lubbock Memorial Civic Center is also ideal for events like gymnastics, martial arts, and more. Beyond The Games Hosting a sporting event in Lubbock is not just about the game. Lubbock guarantees your team and their fans a good time, with access to world-class museums, such as the National Ranching Heritage Center, authen- tic Tex-Mex and barbecue eats, affordable hotel options and a supportive local com- munity. Get your team on-board and excited for their next sporting destination when you make it to Lubbock. The Lubbock Sports Team wants you and your attendees to have a true West Texas experience while in the "Hub City." In addition to the Texas-sized hospitality that sports planners and visitors have come to know and love, the Lubbock Sports Team will work with each group from beginning to end to ensure a seamless experience that athletes and groups deserve. n F From Gymnastics to Baseball, Lubbock Knows Sports Cris Rohrer, Sports Sales Manager (806) 747-5232 or (800) 692-4035 email@example.com www.lubbocksports.org Lubbock Sports "Both West Texas and Lubbock Sports are known for hospitality, and our staff wants to make sure your team has a seamless experience in Lubbock."