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DEC 2016

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www.sportseventsmagazine.com December 2016 34 Nebraska GRAND ISLAND Greater Grand Island Sports Council 2424 S Locust, Suite C (68801) Phone: (308) 382-4400 Website: www.grandislandsports.org KEARNEY Kearney Visitors Bureau P. O. Box 607 (68848-0607) 1007 Second Ave. (68847) Phone: (308) 237-3178 Website: www.visitkearney.org LINCOLN Lincoln CVB P. O. Box 83737 (68501) 1128 Lincoln Mall, Suite 100 (68508) Phone: (402) 434-5335 Toll Free: (800) 423-8212 Fax: (402) 436-2360 Email: dbombeck@lincoln.org Website: www.lincoln.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Lincoln- Convention-Visitors-Bureau/115871550826 Twitter: @lincolncvb YouTube: www.youtube.com/lincolnnecvb Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/lincolnnebraska Contact: Derek Bombeck, Sales Dev. Mgr. Metro Area Rooms: 5,357 Lgst. Area Room Block: 1,000+ Venues Available For: Baseball/softball, soc- cer, martial arts, ice sports, swimming/diving, basketball, mat sports, volleyball, shooting, cycling boxing. Comments: Lincoln, a city with a rich tradition - Centrally located, Lincoln is a day's drive from many cities around the country making it easy for an entire family to attend sporting events. For more information, visit www.lincoln.org. SEE AD ON PAGE 62 NORTH PLATTE North Platte/Lincoln County Visitors Bureau 101 Halligan Dr. (69101) Phone: (308) 532-4729 Toll Free: (800) 955-4528 Fax: (308) 532-5914 Email: info@visitnorthplatte.com Website: www.visitnorthplatte.com Contact: Courtney Fegter, Sports Mktg. Event Specialist Metro Area Rooms: 1,500 Venues Available For: Baseball/softball, soccer, martial arts, water sports, swimming/ diving, basketball, mat sports, volleyball, sail- ing/rowing/canoe, shooting, archery, running, cycling boxing. Comments: With a wide variety of sports North Platte promises fun for all ages. Enjoy where east meets west. For more information, go to VisitNorthPlatte.com. KANSAS CITY Platte County CVB 11724 NW Plaza Circle, #200 (64153) Phone: (816) 270-3979 Website: www.visitplatte.com MARYLAND HEIGHTS Maryland Heights CVB P. O. Box 2125 (63043) Phone: (314) 548- 6052 Website: www.more2do.org SPRINGFIELD Springfield, Missouri CVB & Sports Commission 815 E St. Louis St., Suite 100 (65806) Phone: (417) 881-5300 Website: www.springfieldmosports.org ST. CHARLES Greater Saint Charles CVB 230 S Main St. (63301) Phone: (636) 946-7776 Website: www.historicstcharles.com ST. LOUIS Explore St. Louis 701 Convention Plaza, Suite 300 (63101) Phone: (314) 992-0629 Toll Free: (800) 325-7962 Fax: (314) 621-7729 Email: gschurk@explorestlouis.com Website: www.explorestlouis.com Contact: Gary Schurk, Dir. Sports Sales Metro Area Rooms: 38,000 Lgst. Area Room Block: 10,000 Venues Available For: Baseball/softball, soccer, martial arts, ice sports, water sports, swimming/diving, basketball, mat sports, volleyball, sailing/rowing/canoe, shooting, fishing, boating, cycling, boxing many other sports. Comments: Explore St. Louis is the sales selling St. Louis City as a meeting site and as a sports and leisure travel destination. Additionally, Explore St. Louis manages and operates the America's Center Convention Complex, which includes the Cervantes Convention Center, the Dome at America's Center and the Ferrara Theatre. The CVC Jones Dome at America's Center other venues throughout St. Louis. Contact Gary Schurk for additional information. Montana BILLINGS Visit Billings 815 S 27th St. (59107) Phone: (406) 245-4111 Website: www.visitbillings.com MISSOULA Destination Missoula 140 N Higgins Ave., Suite 207 101 E Main St., Suite 207 (59802) Phone: (406) 532-3250 Website: www.playmissoula.org Comments: Ridgeland, Miss. is centrally located in the state with year-round access to sporting venues. Ridgeland Tourism Commission can provide complimentary ser- vices that include event planning assistance, rebates. Ridgeland, the outdoor recreation venue! SOUTHAVEN DeSoto County Tourism 4716 Pepper Chase Dr. (38671) Phone: (662) 393-8770 Website: www.sodesoto.com Missouri BRANSON Branson/Lakes Area CVB 269 State Highway 248 269 State Hwy. 248 (65616) Phone: (417) 334-4084, ext. 324 Toll Free: (800) 203-0113 Fax: (417) 348-0649 Email: talphonso@bransoncvb.com Website: www.explorebransonsports.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ ExploreBranson Twitter: @explorebranson LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/ company/2042235 YouTube: www.youtube.com/bransoncvb Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/explorebranson Contact: Terra Alphonso, MBA, CMP, CSEE, Dir. of Sports Mktg. Development Metro Area Rooms: 20,179 Venues Available For: Baseball/softball, soccer, martial arts, water sports, swimming/ diving, basketball, mat sports, volleyball, sail- ing/rowing/canoe, shooting, archery, running, boxing. Comments: Branson combines sports facilities that can accommodate everything from a corporate golf weekend to large-scale tournaments with a plethora of wholesome family entertainment that includes a legendary theme park, three pristine Ozark Mountain tight-knit community who support event orga- holding your event in Branson is always a winning call. SEE AD ON PAGE 160 CAPE GIRARDEAU Cape Girardeau CVB 400 Broadway, Suite 100 (63701) Phone: (573) 335-1631 Website: www.visitcape.com INDEPENDENCE City of Independence Department of Tourism 112 W Lexington (64050 ) Phone: (816) 325-7816 Website: www.visitindependence.com/ sportsplanner.aspx ROSEVILLE Roseville Visitors Association 1700 W Hwy. 36, Suite 600 (55113) Phone: (651) 633-3002 Toll Free: (877) 980-3002 Fax: (651) 636-0475 Email: shirstein@visitroseville.com Website: www.visitroseville.com Contact: Shannon Hirstein, Sales Mgr. Metro Area Rooms: 1,380 Comments: Roseville, Minnesota, perfectly positioned to all major sporting venues in Rose MN OVAL. The OVAL is one of North America's largest sheets of refrigerated out- 4 hockey or figure skating rinks. Mississippi Mississippi Division of Tourism P. O. Box 849 Jackson (39205-0849) 501 N West St., 5th Floor (39201) Phone: (601) 359-3297 Website: www.visitmississippi.org BILOXI Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional CVB P. O. Box 8298 (39535-8298) 2350 Beach Blvd., Suite A (39531) Phone: (228) 896-6699 Website: www.gulfcoast.org JACKSON Visit Jackson 111 E Capitol St., Suite 102 (39201) Phone: (601) 960-1891, ext. 327 Toll Free: (800) 354-7695 Fax: (601) 960-1827 Email: jbyrd@visitjackson.com Website: www.visitjackson.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/jacksonms.cvb Twitter: @jacksonmscvb LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/ YouTube: www.youtube.com/JacksonCVB Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/jacksonmscvb Contact: Jennifer Byrd, Conv. Sales Mgr. Metro Area Rooms: 5,800 Venues Available For: Baseball/softball, soc- cer, martial arts, basketball, volleyball, shoot- Comments: From tennis to soccer to football, Jackson offers a variety of venues, 4,700 hotel - SEE AD ON PAGE 56 RIDGELAND Ridgeland Tourism Commission 1000 Highland Colony Pkwy., Suite 6006 (39157) Phone: (601) 605-5252 Toll Free: (800) 468-6078 Fax: (601) 605-5248 Email: mina@visitridgeland.com Website: www.visitridgeland.com Contact: Mina Thorgeson, Dir. of Sales Metro Area Rooms: 6,500 Lgst. Area Room Block: 208 Venues Available For: Baseball/softball, soccer, sailing/rowing/canoe, running, fishing,

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