SportsEvents Magazine

JAN 2017

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January 2017 56 www.sportseventsmagazine.com Hotel tax rate: 9.63 percent Major facilities: The Broadmoor World Arena has a 7,343 fixed-seat multi-purpose arena that includes more than 19,500 feet of floor space. The adjoining World Arena Ice Hall hosts hockey and figure skating. El Pomar Youth Sports Complex has nine baseball/softball fields, eight natural grass soccer/lacrosse fields, a championship-size artificial lighted turf field and an inline hockey rink. Sky View Adult Softball Complex has 41 acres and contains six adult lighted turf fields. Memorial Skatepark features a backyard-style pool, bowls and more. The Norris-Penrose Event Center is a 71-acre equestrian center with a 5,700-seat covered stadium, indoor arena and seven outdoor arenas. Contact: Colorado Springs CVB, www.VisitCOS.com. See Ad On Page 55 Denver Denver is an energetic, vibrant city with stunning natural beauty. The centrally located city also boasts the nation's largest city park system, more than 85 miles of paved bike trails and plenty of outdoor activities. Hotel rooms: 45,000 in the metro area Hotel tax rate: 14.75 percent Major facilities: Sports Authority Field at Mile High is a 76,125-seat venue that accommodates football, soccer, lacrosse and rugby. Coors Field hosts baseball and hockey. Pepsi Center is a multi-pur- pose indoor facility that hosts basket- ball, hockey, indoor lacrosse, BMX and volleyball. Dick's Sporting Goods Park hosts soccer, rugby, lacrosse, flag football, Gaelic games, Ultimate Frisbee, kickball and dodgeball. National Western Complex houses a 45,000-square-foot events center, 35,000-square foot expo hall and 25,000- seat arena. Convention center: The Colorado Con- vention Center features a 584,000-square- foot exhibit hall and hosts sports such as volleyball, fencing and wheelchair games. Contact: Denver Sports Commission, www.VisitDenver.com. Grand Junction Grand Junction has a small-town feel with big-city amenities. Situated in western Col- orado, Grand Junction features a spectacu- lar scenic setting with mountains, red rocks and the river. Hotel rooms: 3,000+ Hotel tax rate: 10.65 percent Major facilities: Ralph Stocker Stadium is an 8,000-seat stadium that hosts football and track. Suplizio Field is a 10,000-seat ballpark. Walker Field hosts lacrosse and soccer. El Pomar Natatorium hosts swim- ming, diving and synchronized swimming. Elliott Tennis Center has nine hard courts. The 110-acre Canyon View Park houses eight soccer fields, 12 tennis courts, four- field softball complex, one baseball field, multi-use fields and sand volleyball courts. Glacier Ice Arena contains a sheet of ice. Convention center: Two Rivers Con- vention Center accommodates sports such as mixed martial arts and karate. Contact: Grand Junction Sports Commis- sion CVB, www.visitgrandjunction.com. n Ironman Marathon in Boulder Arena Cross in Colorado Springs C O L O R A D O Boulder CVB VisitCOS.com t

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