SportsEvents Magazine

FEB 2017

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www.sportseventsmagazine.com February 2017 43 This could be the perfect place for athletic events of all kinds. As a matter of fact, it is. Dozens of sporting facilities of all kinds - from outdoor lighted fields to indoor courts - are here, a straight shot from anywhere in the Midwest, a short distance from either Chicago airport and just 30 minutes from Chicago's Loop. Every day, athletes and their families win with our services and incentives, affordable and comfortable hotels and family-friendly restaurants. It's the perfect place for them - and for you. Sports Venue Guide Contact Joel Koester 888-895-3211 Sports@VisitChicagoSouthland.com PlayChicagoSouthland.com I L L I N O I S t and top-notch facilities such as the Decatur Indoor Sports Center and Borg Warner Sports Complex. Hotel rooms: 1,400+ Hotel tax rate: 14 percent in Decatur; 11 percent in Forsyth Major facilities: The 87,000-square- foot Decatur Indoor Sports Center houses an indoor soccer field; a four-lane, 200-me- ter track; and indoor basketball/volleyball courts. Borg Warner Sports Complex in- cludes five softball diamonds. Rotary Park has five baseball/softball diamonds. The Decatur Sports Complex holds up to 11 fields. The Decatur Civic Center features an ice rink. Convention center: The Decatur Con- ference Center and Hotel is home to the Midwest TaeKwonDo Championship. Contact: Decatur Area CVB, decaturcvb.com Effingham Effingham sits at the intersection of two major interstates in south-central Illinois. The city is convenient to many major cities, including Chicago, Indianapolis and St. Louis. Hotel rooms: 1,000+ Major facilities: The Richard E. Work- man Sports and Wellness Complex houses 15,500 square feet of maple hardwood court that accommodates multiple indoor sports such as volleyball and basketball; ► Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel CHICAGO NORTHWEST Discover the Schaum- burg Convention Center: 100,000 square feet of pillar-free space, 30-foot ceilings, direct ramp access to I-90 and abundant free parking attached to 500 guest rooms at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel, which has an additional 48,000 square feet of meeting space, includ- ing a 27,500-square foot ballroom.

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