SportsEvents Magazine

DEC 2016

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Sponsored Content CVBs & Sports Commissions www.sportseventsmagazine.com December 2016 137 here is a reason Peoria is consid- ered one of the premier sporting destinations in the Midwest. The Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (PACVB) takes pride in promoting the area's rich sports history and is committed to keeping that heritage alive. The Peoria Area has a number of state-of-the-art facilities that are perfect for any form of sporting event of any size. Hosting a major sporting championship is in the Peoria Area's DNA. From amateur to professional, the PACVB rolls out the red carpet for organizations. One thing that separates the PACVB from other organizations is its Services Team. Not only does the PACVB work to bring in new sporting events; its services staff works with event organizers from the minute they start event planning to the day they leave the Peoria Area. They do every- thing — from helping with reserving hotel rooms to putting together welcome bags for teams. The Services Team maintains a strong relationship with the sport facilities to ensure that everyone works together for a successful event. The PACVB wants to make sure events run as smoothly as possi- ble so that organizers, participants, fans and family leave the Peoria Area with a lasting positive impression. When your sporting event plays in Peoria, rest assured that there are quality hotels nearby. Nearly 4,000 hotel rooms are located in the Peoria Area and are all within short driving distance to any facility. The PACVB also realizes that when families travel for a sporting event, they are spending an entire weekend (or longer) in town. There are an endless number of attractions, dining and shopping options to entertain families between games. Unique festivals and lively events occur year-round. The PACVB works to promote the Peoria Area as not just a tournament spot for fami- lies but a vacation destination. n T Peoria Area—Helping You From the First Hello to the Last Goodbye • Largest Exhibition Facility in Central Illinois • 11,330 Seat Arena • 2,200 Seat Theater • 110,000 sq ft Continuous Exhibit Space • Connected to a 402 Hotel Room Complex by a Climate-Controlled Skywalk PEORIA CIVIC CENTER • 10 Outdoor Baseball / Softball Diamonds • 1 Football Field or 5 Soccer Fields • Outdoor All-Weather Track • Indoor Facility for 4 Volleyball Courts • Splashdown Waterpark E A S T S I D E C E N T R E D E T W E I L L E R PA R K • 12 Soccer Fields (18 for Tournament Use) • 1 Cross Country Course • 2 Football/Rugby Fields • 9 Holes of Golf with Driving Range • 9 Holes of Foot Golf • Picnic Shelters Cory Hatfield, Director of Sales (309) 676-0303 or (800) 747-0302 chatfield@peoria.org www.enjoypeoria.com Peoria Area CVB (Enjoy Peoria) "This community is built on the back of sports and the PACVB is committed to keeping that heritage alive. We are able to host any sport- ing event, from amateur to professional. Our friendly staff works to make sure your event plays in the Peoria Area." Peoria Civic Center at night Kevin May

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