SportsEvents Magazine

DEC 2016

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CVBs & Sports Commissions Sponsored Content December 2016 88 inston-Salem's selection of venues makes us the perfect host city for your next ama- teur or professional sporting event. So, whether it's a pristine college campus, state-of-the-art indoor track, a newly renovated downtown convention center, spacious arena or well-maintained multi-purpose fields, Winston-Salem has the facility. Winston-Salem's sports resume includes hosting prestigious events such as the Winston-Salem Open at the state-of-the-art Wake Forest Tennis Complex. The complex features 13 Deco-Turf II courts, the same court surface used at the US Open, and 2016 marked the sixth year Winston-Salem host- ed this prestigious ATP World Tour event. The complex is slated to be home to the 2018 NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Tennis Championship. Recently the NCAA DII, DIII Indoor Track & Field National Championships and National Junior College Athletic Association Men's & Women's Indoor Track & Field Championships were held at the indoor track facility, JDL Fast Track. Opened in 2012, JDL Fast Track is quickly becoming one of the premier indoor track and field facilities in the southeast and houses a 200-meter oval track with a Mondotrack FTX surface, the same surface used at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. Home to Wake Forest University, Win- ston-Salem State University, as well as four other colleges and universities, we offer an impressive and diverse base of collegiate venues and facilities. The more than 25,000 square feet at the Lawrence Joel Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, a short drive from Wake Forest University, accommodates a wide range of indoor competitions including basketball, tennis, cheerleading, volleyball, wrestling and martial arts. Adjacent to the Coliseum is the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds and Annex, which boasts an additional 65,000 square feet of flexible event space. Winston-Salem is a host for the 2017 & 2018 Powerade State Games of North Carolina, which boasts 22 different sporting events and brings in more than 11,000 ath- letes to Winston-Salem. Winston-Salem has previously hosted the 2013 USA BMX Red- line Cup Finals East; 2012 California-Caro- lina League All-Star Baseball Game and the 2009-2012 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament. New to the Winston-Salem sports scene is the National Cycling Center (NCC), which is set to open in 2017. Affiliated with USA Cycling, the center is a three- level, 42,000-square-foot facility located in downtown Winston-Salem. The upper level will feature 10 double-occupancy rooms for housing, training room, meeting space, open kitchen and lounge, laundry facilities and study area for young athletes. Offices, exam rooms and a metabolic testing lab will be on the lower level, with a third street level space for bike storage and maintenance areas. The facility will serve as a training site for road and other cycling disciplines, including mountain and cyclo- cross. Cycling enthusiasts may also enjoy the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic, which takes place each May. Conveniently located in the center of North Carolina, between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic coast, Win- ston-Salem enjoys four distinct, yet subtle seasons. With more than 5,000 hotel rooms, event organizers, coaches, parents and ath- letes have a variety of lodging facilities from which to choose. n W Convenience, Affordability & Outstanding Service = Winston-Salem Bonny Bernat, Sports & Events Sales Manager (336) 728-4215 Visit Winson-Salem

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