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FEB 2017

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February 2017 52 www.sportseventsmagazine.com walleye, bass and muskellunge fishing. Jamestown Community College offers a multi-use athletic complex with a gym, pool and indoor track. Northwest Arena has 35,000 square feet of multipurpose space. Russell E. Diethrick, Jr. Park is a 3,000-seat ballpark. Contact: Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau, tourchautauqua.com Lake Placid Lake Placid is a village within the six million acres that compose the Adiron- dacks of upstate New York. Lake Placid has a long history as a leisure and com- petitive sports destination in both winter and summer. In fact, Lake Placid is one of only three destinations in the world to have hosted two Olympic Winter Games (in 1932 and 1980). Hotel rooms: 2,000; 15,000 regionwide Hotel tax rate: 11 percent Major facilities: The area offers five championship 18-hole golf courses, 12 lacrosse fields, five tennis courts, five baseball fields and 11 soccer fields. The area also offers terrain for sports such as cross country, mountain biking, skiing and marathons. Contact: Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, LakePlacid.com, Adirondacks USA.com Lake George In the foothills of the Adirondack Moun- tains is the Lake George region, which boasts a beautiful backdrop for outdoor sports, making it a popular spot for events. Hotel rooms: 5,000 Major facilities: The Adirondack Sports Complex is a multi-sport facility for indoor and outdoor field sports such as softball, field hockey, baseball, soccer, lacrosse and flag football. Glens Falls Civic Center is a multipurpose complex offering 17,000 square feet of space on the arena floor. Golden Goal Sports Park features multiple fields for sports including soccer, lacrosse and field hockey. Lake George Forum is a multipurpose 50,000-square-foot center. Contact: Lake George Regional CVB, lakegeorgechamber.com See Ad On Page 51 Long Island Surrounded by beaches and water, Long Island hosts numerous prestigious sports events for a variety of sports such as soc- cer, lacrosse, rowing, swimming and golf. Hotel rooms: 18,289 Hotel tax rate: 11.625 percent Major facilities: Nassau Events Center features a newly renovated 13,000-seat arena. Stony Brook University has an 8,200-seat stadium and 4,000-seat mul- tipurpose arena. The 80,000-square-foot Nassau County Aquatic Center houses a 50-meter competition pool. Contact: Long Island CVB & Sports Commission, discoverlongisland.com/ sports-event-planning Saratoga The close proximity of Saratoga's sporting facilities to its amenities makes it a great place to play on and off the field. The city is also within a five-hour drive of 75 million people. Hotel rooms: 1,974; 3,521 countywide Hotel tax rate: 13 percent; 8 percent outside the city, in Saratoga County Major facilities: Gavin Park houses nine soccer/multi-use fields, six baseball/ softball fields, two multipurpose gyms and outdoor tennis courts. Clifton Common has six regulation-size soccer fields, three half-size soccer fields, two NHL-size ice rinks, six softball fields, eight baseball fields, four outdoor basketball courts and cross-country ski trails. Saratoga Springs Recreation Center is a 33,500-square-foot facility with 26,000 square feet of court space. Sportsplex of Halfmoon is an indoor multi-use facility that can accommodate soccer, baseball, softball and lacrosse. Contact: Saratoga CVB, discover saratoga.org Syracuse Whether indoor or outdoor, there are no limitations in Syracuse when it comes to sporting events. The central New York city has the water, trails, courses and venues for practically any sport. Hotel rooms: 7,000 Hotel tax rate: 13 percent Major facilities: SRC Arena consists of 60,000 square feet of multipurpose space and flexible seating. Carrier Dome is a 50,000-seat multipurpose domed stadium on the campus of Syracuse University. Convention center: The Oncenter of- fers 200,000 square feet of multi-use space and is connected to the 7,000-seat Oncenter War Memorial Arena and 99,000-square- foot Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center. Contact: Syracuse CVB, VisitSyracuse. com n The Adirondack Triathlon Festival N E W Y O R K t Lake George CVB LAKE GEORGE From mountains to lakes, arenas to fields, the Lake George area offers both natural and traditional sport- ing venues, and has hosted events such as the ECHL All Star Hockey Tournament, USSA National Qualifiers, NYS Fall & Winter Regional Special Olympics, Prime Time National Lacrosse Invitational, the Adirondack Triathlon Festival and the New York Red Bulls training camps.

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