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www.sportseventsmagazine.com February 2017 53 Chattanooga Tucked between the mountains of southeast Tennessee, along the beautiful Tennessee River, is Chattanooga. The destination is a vibrant metro community with plenty of scenic beauty. Hotel rooms: 11,000 Hotel tax rate: 17.25 percent Major facilities: Summit of Softball Complex has eight total fields for baseball and softball. Warner Park offers five fields for baseball/softball. Finley Stadium has one football/soccer field. The 267-acre Camp Jordan features eight youth softball fields, four high school base- ball fields and nine soccer fields. Champions Club Tennis Complex boasts 20 outdoor courts. Contact: Chattanooga Sports Committee, chattanoogafun.com Greene County Greene County sits on the eastern border of Tennessee. The county is composed of numerous charming cities and towns that are home to a number of top-notch venues such as the Greeneville-Greene County Sports Complex. Hotel rooms: 600+ Hotel tax rate: 16.75 percent Major facilities: Galaxy Soccer Park offers six total fields. Greeneville Parks & Recreation features five baseball fields, five softball fields, one pool, three tennis courts, three indoor basketball courts, two outdoor basketball courts and one volleyball court. Greene County Sports Complex houses two softball fields. Greeneville Greene County Tennis Center has eight courts. Contact: Greene County Partnership Tourism Department, www.Visit GreenevilleTN.com ► Four-season weather meets Southern hospitality in Tennessee. This year-around destination is equipped to host sports at any level, from youth events to pro- fessional championships, and offers fun attractions that are sure to please the whole family. It's why planners turn to the Volunteer State time and again for everything from endurance marathons to fishing tour- naments. "Tennessee offers a variety of attractions and outdoor activities and is conveniently located within a day's drive to 60 percent of the U.S. population," said Kimberly Leonard, public relations media manager for the Tennessee Department of Tourism Development. n ◄ Home to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville boasts the Knoxville Convention Center (photo) and Thompson Boling Arena for major indoor venues as well as great outdoor venues that have brought events like the 2017 USA Cycling Pro Road and Time Trial Nationals. SITE SELECTION GUIDE: TENNESSEE WHAT TO SEE: Underwater Adventure On the banks of the Tennessee River in Chattanooga is the Tennessee Aquarium. This two-building facility allows visitors to interact with scuba divers, discover otters and alligators in the Alligator Bayou and check out all sorts of underwater creatures, such as eels, sharks, stingrays, fish and more. Visitors can also take in an IMAX 3D movie next door. n