SportsEvents Magazine

DEC 2016

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December 2016 58 CVBs & Sports Commissions Sponsored Content eed a great place to host your next sporting event? Look no further than Butler County, PA. Butler County is located 20 minutes north of Pittsburgh and is within a five-hour drive of half of the U.S. pop- ulation! We have easy access from I-79, I-80 and the PA Turnpike (I-76), giving us a great draw from Ohio, New York, West Virginia and Maryland. We are serviced by Pittsburgh International Airport and the Butler County Airport. All types of sporting events can be accommodated within the county to fit your needs. Perfect for an obstacle race or mud run, our versatile outdoor facilities allow you to enjoy the scenery of our diverse landscapes and sporting areas while having the ability to customize a space to your needs. Moraine State Park is a 16,725-acre park with a 3,225-acre lake! The park has been the site for many events and competitions including triath- lons, ultra-marathons, national unicycling competitions, and the Professional Disc Golf World Championships. Other outdoor venues include Coo- per's Lake Campground with 600 acres; Butler County Fairgrounds with 100 acres including an arena; Lernerville Speed- way with an 86-acre track and arena; and Butler Farm Show Grounds, which is situated on 70 acres and includes a 3,600- seat arena. Our sports facilities continue with endless options, including hockey rinks, 11 football fields, four turf football fields, 30 baseball fields including two Minor League Baseball parks, 11 golf courses, 26 tennis courts, 65 bowling lanes, five tracks and more! The state-of-the art UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex is a first-of-its-kind hockey and sports medicine facility. After the games enjoy great shopping options from antiques to farmer's mar- kets and products that are made in Butler County to the familiar stores you love. We offer 2,800+ hotel rooms and bed and breakfasts to assure a comfortable stay any- where in the county. We offer transportation services for groups of all sizes. Let the Butler County Sports Com- mission help plan your event today with site selection assistance, accommodation sourcing, vendor relations and transporta- tion coordination and more. n N Look No Further Than Butler County, Pa. Amy Pack, Director of Tourism Development (724) 234-4619 or (866) 856-8444 Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau

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