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FEB 2017

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www.sportseventsmagazine.com February 2017 39 N O R T H C A R O L I N A t Convention center: The Raleigh Con- vention Center boasts 150,000 square feet of space for indoor sports such as basket- ball, cheerleading, volleyball and karate. Contact: Greater Raleigh Sports Alli- ance, raleighsports.org See Ad On Page 3 Triangle Region The Triangle Region of North Carolina is composed of Wake, Durham and Orange counties. The area boasts 10 colleges and universities. Hotel rooms: 16,000+ Major facilities: The region has four football stadiums, seven arenas, seven baseball fields, two field hockey fields, two aquatic centers, two golf courses, two ice rinks, three soccer stadiums, three softball complexes, two tennis facilities and one track stadium. Contact: Triangle Sports Commission, trianglesportscommission.com Wilmington Good weather and historic charm welcomes visitors to Wilmington and its nearby island beaches. The city is a sought-after destination for planners thanks to its many offerings and enter- tainment options. Hotel rooms: nearly 8,000 Hotel tax rate: 13 percent Major facilities: Althea Gibson Tennis Complex at Empie Park boasts 19 tennis courts. Cape Fear Community College houses the 15,000-square-foot multipurpose Schwartz Center and the North Campus Soccer Complex. Hugh MacRae Athletic Complex has three soccer fields, three softball fields, four baseball fields, four tennis courts and an equestrian center. Legion Sports Com- plex includes Jurgenson-Gabriel Field, Legion Back Field, Buck Hardee (Base- ball) Field, Robert Shipp Pool and four lighted tennis courts. Ogden Park offers three lighted baseball fields, one ► Burlington/Alamance County CVB BURLINGTON/ ALAMANCE COUNTY The 2017 Powerade State Games are being hosted in the Piedmont. This is is a month-long event with additional sports in Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point.

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