SportsEvents Magazine

JAN 2017

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January 2017 52 www.sportseventsmagazine.com ceilings. The facility is connected to the DoubleTree by Hilton. Contact: Fort Smith CVB, www.ExperienceFortSmith.com. Harrison Harrison is nestled in the Ozark Moun- tains in north-central Arkansas. The city is equipped to host local events, as well as large, multi-state regional tournaments from youth to adult play. Hotels: Approximately 8+ properties Major facilities: Anstaff Soccer Com- plex has seven soccer fields. CFB Sports Complex offers eight baseball/softball fields. Harrison Tennis Center includes four courts. Contact: Harrison CVB, www.harrisonarkansas.org. Jacksonville Jacksonville is located in central Arkansas, about 15 minutes from Little Rock. Hotels: Approximately 7 properties Major facilities: Dupree Park offers five lighted softball fields, two lighted baseball fields and four soccer fields. Excell Park houses lighted baseball fields. Paradise Park has a lake with two piers and a launching ramp. Contact: Jacksonville Parks & Recre- ation, www.jacksonvillesoars.com. Jonesboro Northeast Arkansas' Jonesboro is home to two large sports complexes: Joe Mack Campbell Park and Southside Softball Complex. The city is also home to the new Miracle League Park. Hotel rooms: 1,200 Hotel tax rate: 12 percent Major facilities: Joe Mack Campbell Park houses baseball fields, soccer fields and tennis courts. Southside Softball Com- plex offers adult softball fields and youth softball fields. Miracle League Park is an ADA-accessible baseball/softball field. Contact: Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce, www.jonesborochamber. com. Little Rock Arkansas' capital city is situated on the Arkansas River. The city offers a thriving sports culture and is an attractive destina- tion for both youth and adult events. Hotel rooms: 9,500+ Major facilities: The Arkansas River is home to annual fishing tournaments and rowing events. The Arkansas River Trail is a 17-mile trail. Arkansas State Fairgrounds includes the 7,150-seat Barton Coliseum. Rebsamen Tennis Center houses 17 lighted hard courts. War Memorial Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium that seats 54,120. Convention center: Statehouse Con- vention Center offers more than 200,000 square feet of space and hosts events such as taekwondo, volleyball and boxing. Contact: Little Rock CVB, www.littlerock.com. North Little Rock In the heart of Arkansas is North Little Rock, which sits just across the Arkansas River from Little Rock. The city is called the Sports and Entertainment Capital of Arkansas thanks to its top-rated facilities such as Verizon Arena, Dickey-Stephens Park and Burns Park. Hotel rooms: 2,000+ Hotel tax rate: 13 percent Major facilities: Burns Park includes soccer, softball, tennis, footgolf and base- ball complexes, as well as a disc golf course and two 18-hole golf courses. Verizon Arena is an 18,000-seat multi-purpose facility. Dickey-Stephens Park is a Minor League baseball facility. Contact: North Little Rock CVB, www.NorthLittleRock.org. Hockey in Springdale Basketball in Conway A R K A N S A S t

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