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FEB 2017

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www.sportseventsmagazine.com February 2017 45 FIND OUT WHAT MAKES THE AURORA AREA AN AMAZING SPORTS DESTINATION CALL PETE GARLOCK, DIRECTOR OF SALES: 630.256.3194 - PETE@ENJOYAURORA.COM OUTSTANDING FACILITIES. WORLD-CLASS ATTRACTIONS. JUST 40 MILES WEST OF CHICAGO. I L L I N O I S t a 29,000-square-foot indoor arena. Contact: Lisle CVB, StayInLisle.com Peoria State-of-the-art facilities, a community of sports fans and great attractions can be found in Peoria, a city situated in central Illinois. Nestled along the Illinois River, Peoria is home to the Louisville Slugger Sports Complex. Hotel rooms: 4,300 Hotel tax rate: ranges from 13 to 15 percent Major facilities: Louisville Slug- ger Sports Complex includes a 125,000-square-foot dome that can hold two baseball/softball diamonds, two bas- ketball/volleyball hard-surface courts and three synthetic-turf soccer fields, as well as 10 outdoor baseball/softball diamonds that can convert into youth soccer fields. EastSide Centre has 10 baseball/softball diamonds, an eight-lane track, a football field, five soccer fields and a 400-seat gym. Dozer Park is a 7,000-seat ballpark. The 76,000-square-foot Avanti's Dome can hold one baseball/softball diamond, one football/soccer field or gymnastics/cheer/ dance/martial arts area and also has four outdoor baseball/softball diamonds. Civic center: The Peoria Civic Center in downtown Peoria includes an 11,433- seat arena and 110,000 square feet of event space. Contact: Peoria Area CVB, peoria.org ► Illinois Athletics CHAMPAIGN COUNTY Atkins Tennis Center & Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex features eight championship courts, an indoor fa- cility with six courts, and 12 lighted and newly refinished courts.

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