SportsEvents Magazine

DEC 2016

SportsEvents is edited for those who plan tournaments or other sports events.

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Sponsored Content CVBs & Sports Commissions hen picking a potential site for a tournament, lots of factors ultimately shape that decision: quality of sporting facilities and fields; affordability and access to the destination; nice accom- modations located nearby—and yet, it never hurts to have a lot of great family entertainment options. For all those rea- sons, Little Rock is a great destination for your next sporting event or tournament – and if you don't believe us, just see what others have had to say about our destina- tion over the past several years. • Ranked #1, "10 Great Places to Live, 2013," Kiplinger Personal Finance • Outside magazine, "Best Towns of 2013 – Editor's Choice" • One of "Five Secret Foodie Cities," Forbes Travel Guide, 2014 • Ranked #3 "Most Travel-Worthy State Capitals," USA Today • Top Ten ranking "US Best Value Cities for Travel, 2015 and 2016," Obviously, you need to have great facilities – and we do – otherwise, we wouldn't be able to host NCAA and SEC tournaments as we have over the past several years, whether it be Men's and Women's Basketball tournaments (First/ Second rounds), SEC Gymnastics Cham- pionships, US Youth Soccer regional and national tournaments, or hosting the American Taekwondo Association's World Expo, that brings nearly 20,000 participants from all over the world to Little Rock each year. Additionally, we've also hosted Volley in the Rock, Real Deal in the Rock National High School Basketball Tournament as well as several large outdoor events like the Little Rock Marathon and the Big Dam Bridge 100 Cycling Tour. When the tournament is over, and you're looking for other things to see and do, Little Rock has you covered. With numerous museums and cultural attractions, great shopping, and a vibrant and thriving artisanal food and bever- age scene, including lots of great fami- ly-friendly restaurants located throughout the city, Little Rock is an obvious choice for hosting your next sporting event. n W Little Rock Offers More To See & Do After The Tournament When looking for a location for your next sporting event or tournament, you need a aff ordable destination with central location that's easy to get to, and get around. It it also helps if it also has great accommodations, dining and entertainment options, too, so when the tournaments over, you've got time to enjoy the city and have some fun. With years of experience hosting national tournaments and major sporting events, Little Rock should be on every tournament director's short list. Visit, and see why we say, "Sports are better with a Southern Accent." American Tae Kwon Do Association World Expo To see more, visit David Russell, Director of Sports Sales (501) 370-3227 or (800) 844-4781 Little Rock CVB "We strongly believe in customer service and treating our visitors well. Obviously, people respond to our brand of Southern hospitality because so many organizations and tournaments come back year after year. Let us show you why Little Rock is the ideal site for your next event."

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