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JAN 2017

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www.sportseventsmagazine.com January 2017 53 Pine Bluff Known for its scenic beauty, Pine Bluff hosts lots of sports. The Southern Arkansas city frequently accommodates basketball, baseball, gymnastics, wrestling and fishing. Hotel rooms: 900 Major facilities: Taylor Field is a 2,000-seat ballpark. Pine Bluff Regional Park offers four lighted softball fields and a regulation-size soccer field. Bloom Tennis Center offers eight lighted courts. Convention center: The Pine Bluff Convention Center features a 22,984-square-foot arena floor and 8,500 reserved seats. The facility has hosted some of basketball's most prestigious events, such as NCAA Women's Elite Eight and Arkansas State High School Basketball tournaments. Contact: Pine Bluff CVB, www.pine bluffcvb.org. Rogers Rogers is home to Beaver Lake in the northwest corner of the state. All of the city's sports facilities are about 10 minutes from shopping, hotels, restaurants and attractions. Hotel rooms: 2,100 Hotel tax rate: 13.5 percent Major facilities: Rogers Regional Sports Park has six contiguous softball/baseball fields. Veterans Memorial Park offers two baseball fields, two softball fields, four grass soccer fields, one grass football field, one turf field and sand volleyball courts. Foerster Park features eight soccer fields and two T-ball fields. Lake Atalanta is a 37.5-acre lake. Convention center: John Q. Hammons Convention Center boasts 125,000 square feet of versatile space and is connected to 400 guest rooms at Embassy Suites. Contact: Visit Rogers, www.visit rogersarkansas.com. Russellville Conveniently located at the crossroads of Interstate 40 and Scenic Highway 7, Rus- sellville offers 14 parks; soccer, softball and baseball complexes; and a skate park. Hotel: Approximately 15+ properties Major facility: Lake Dardanelle is a world-class bass fishery hosting numerous tournaments every year. Contact: Discover Russellville, www.discoverrussellville.org. Springdale The fourth-largest city in the state, Spring- dale is home to a variety of sporting facili- ties, including 23 baseball/softball fields, 30 basketball courts and 19 soccer fields. Hotel rooms: 1,500 Hotel tax rate: 11.75 percent Major facilities: Arvest Ballpark is a 9,200-seat ballpark. George Park houses seven soccer fields and four baseball fields. Tyson Park offers six tennis courts. The Jones Center has an indoor ice rink and pool. Contact: Springdale Chamber of Commerce, www.springdale.com. n A R K A N S A S t

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