SportsEvents Magazine

FEB 2017

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February 2017 54 Kingsport Kingsport is in easily accessible northeast Tennessee. The city has hosted events including the AAU Girl's Basketball Na- tionals, AAU Wrestling Nationals, NAIA Conference Championships and USSSA Baseball tournaments. Hotel rooms: 1,700 Major facilities: Domtar Park is an eight-field baseball/softball complex. Brickyard Park is a four-field baseball/soft- ball complex. Hunter Wright Stadium is a 2,000-seat minor league ballpark. Eastman Soccer Fields at Horsecreek is a six-field soccer complex. Contact: Kingsport CVB, visit See Ad On This Page Knoxville Knoxville, a college town, is a frequent host of practically all sports. Just a few events the city will host in 2017 include USA Cycling Pro Road and Time Trial Nation- als, Bassmaster Elite, Ozone Invitational and Battle in Rocky Top youth football championships. Hotel rooms: 8,500 Hotel tax rate: 17.25 percent Major facilities: Thompson Boling Arena is a 21,000-seat multipurpose venue. Allan Jones Aquatic Center seats approxi- mately 4,000. Convention center: Knoxville Con- vention Center houses a 120,000-square- foot exhibit hall with an additional 70,000 square feet located next door. The facility can host basketball, volleyball, wrestling, cheerleading and gymnastics. Contact: Visit Knoxville, visitknoxville. com See Ad On Page 57 Memphis In the southwest corner of the state is Mem- phis. The home of the blues and birthplace of rock 'n' roll provides a unique and exciting atmosphere for any event. Hotel rooms: 22,649 Hotel tax rate: 14.25 percent Major facilities: Landers Center is a 10,000-seat indoor multipurpose venue. AutoZone Park is a 14,320-seat ballpark. USA Baseball Stadium has a seating capac- ity of 5,000. University of Memphis offers facilities for baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball, track and volleyball. Rhodes College accommodates baseball, basketball, field hockey, football, track, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball. Contact: Memphis CVB/Sports Council, ► T E N N E S S E E t SEVIERVILLE Sevierville's newest attraction is the Sevier Air Trampoline & Ninja Warrior Park. Visitors will experi- ence high flying fun at the facility, which features 38,000 square feet of advanced and junior Ninja Warrior Cours- es, trampolines, and a first ever three-story net systems for kids ages two to 10.

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