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www.sportseventsmagazine.com January 2017 49 soccer complex with 12 fields. Contact: Huntsville/Madison County CVB, www.huntsville.org. See Ad On This Page Mobile Located in the southwestern part of Alabama, Mobile is situated on historic Mobile Bay on the northern Gulf of Mexico coast. Due to its Deep South location and proximity to the warm Gulf waters, Mobile has a year-round semi-tropical climate that allows for outdoor activities basically 365 days a year. Hotel rooms: 7,250 Hotel tax rate: ranges from 6 to 14 percent, depending on location Major facilities: The Copeland-Cox Tennis Center features 60 laykold courts, making it the largest municipal tennis facil- ity in the U.S. Ladd–Peebles Stadium is a 40,000-seat football stadium. The Mitchell Center is a multi-purpose venue. West Mobile County Park has four men's softball fields, two women's softball fields and two youth softball fields. Hank Aaron Stadium is a 6,000-seat ballpark. Contact: Mobile Sports Authority, www.mobilesportsauthority.com. Montgomery Alabama's state capital is home to numer- ous soccer fields, a baseball stadium, soft- ball fields and several motorsports tracks. Hotel rooms: 7,000 Major facilities: YMCA Emory Folmar Soccer Complex consists of 10 fields. MultiPlex at Cramton Bowl is a 70,000-square-foot indoor multi-purpose facility that can accommodate 15 volleyball courts, six tennis courts, two soccer fields, 20 wrestling mats and could also host other sports such as gymnastics, beach volleyball, basketball, cheerleading, boxing, weightlift- ing, Ultimate Frisbee and dance. Contact: Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB, www.visiting montgomery.com. Tuscaloosa Tuscaloosa is deeply rooted in athletics as home to the University of Alabama. The western Alabama city hosts upwards of 40 events annually, including the Nation- al Pro Fastpitch Softball Championship, USSSA USA Elite Select Combines and the American Water Ski Association Regionals. Hotel rooms: 3,300 Hotel tax rate: 15 percent Major facilities: Bowers Park includes four lighted adult softball fields, four youth softball fields, an 18-hole disc golf course and 12 hard tennis courts. Munny Sokol Park has four lighted youth softball fields, six lighted multi-purpose football/soccer fields, three free play soccer fields. Belk Activity Center has two gyms. Ol' Colony Golf Course houses an 18-hole championship golf course. Contact: Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports Commission, www.visittuscaloosa.com. n A L A B A M A t