SportsEvents Magazine

FEB 2017

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February 2017 46 www.sportseventsmagazine.com I L L I N O I S t When the world's fastest athletes train and compete amongst the cornfields. 70+ 60+ 50+ 45+ 40+ 9 SOCCER FIELDS TENNIS COURTS VOLLEYBALL COURTS BASKETBALL COURTS BASEBALL/ SOFTBALL FIELDS CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF COURSES Contact us today for more information on hosting your next event in Champaign County. 800.369.6151 :: ryanr@visitchampaigncounty.org :: visitchampaigncounty.org/sports Quad Cities The Quad Cities area includes Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, as well as Moline (and East Moline) and Rock Island in Illi- nois. The region offers a variety of hotels to fit any price point and numerous indoor and outdoor event venues. Hotel rooms: 6,000+ Hotel tax rate: ranges from 12 to 13 percent Major facilities: Beyond the Baseline is a six-court basketball and volleyball com- plex. Modern Woodmen Park is a Minor League baseball stadium. The 10,000-seat iWireless Center is a multipurpose venue. RiverCenter has 110,000 square feet of multipurpose space. Contact: Quad Cities Sports Commis- sion, visitquadcities.com Rockford Rockford is situated in north-central Illinois. The city offers major venues, such as UW Health Sports Factory, so it's a frequent host of all sorts of events such as wrestling finals, rugby championships, water skiing, and soccer and lacrosse tournaments. Hotel rooms: 3,000+ Hotel tax rate: 14 percent Major facilities: UW Health Sports Factory boasts 108,000 square feet of space and features numerous basketball and volleyball courts. Mercyhealth Sportscore One has eight premier soccer fields, nine regulation soccer fields and eight lighted softball diamonds. Mercyhealth Sportscore Two boasts 26 outdoor soccer fields, six in- door fields and three sand volleyball courts. The 60,000-square-foot Indoor Sports Center Mercyhealth Sportscore Two has three multi-sport indoor soccer fields and five volleyball/basketball courts. Wedg- bury Stadium has a synthetic-turf field and seats for 2,500. Convention center: BMO Harris Bank Center is situated in downtown Rockford and hosts a variety of events, including mo- tor sports, hockey and wrestling. Contact: Rockford Area CVB, gorockford.com St. Charles About 40 miles west of Chicago is St. Charles The city is an appealing sporting event destination thanks to its award-win- ning park district with top-notch facilities. Hotel rooms: 2,100+ Hotel tax rate: 11 percent Major facilities: East Side Sports Com- plex is composed of eight lighted baseball/ softball fields, 10 multipurpose fields and four lighted sand volleyball courts. Fox Valley Ice Arena has an NHL-size rink and an international-size rink. James O. Breen Community Park consists of 18 soccer fields, three football fields, a rugby field and a nearby disc golf course. Kane County Fairgrounds has a 32,000-square-

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