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MAR 2017

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www.sportseventsmagazine.com March 2017 69 Arlington Arlington sits across the Potomac River from the nation's capital. The city offers many historical attractions such as the Marine Corps War Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery. Hotel rooms: 11,000 Major facilities: Long Bridge Park has three full-size, multi-sport rectangular syn- thetic-turf fields. Kettler Capitals Iceplex has two rinks. Contact: Arlington Convention & Visitors Service, www.stayarlington.com Botetourt County Botetourt County is bordered by two moun- tain ranges, the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Appalachian Mountains. The county is home to the state-of-the-art Botetourt Sports Complex, a facility that was named the 2012 Amateur Softball Association's Complex of the Year. Hotel rooms: 400 Hotel tax rate: 12.3 percent Major facility: The Botetourt Sports Complex features four championship-level softball and youth baseball fields, all with Blue Ridge Mountain views. Contact: Botetourt County Office of Tourism, www.visitbotetourt.com Chesapeake Chesapeake is situated on the Intracoastal Waterway in the heart of coastal Virginia. With 22 miles of fresh- and saltwater water- ways, it's an ideal host for water sports. Hotel rooms: 4,000+ Major facilities: Lake Drummond is the second-largest natural lake in the state. Chilled Ponds Ice Sports Complex ► From the Chesapeake Bay to the Appalachian Mountains, Virginia is a state that has it all. Here you'll find 20-plus miles of beaches, historical sites and attractions, and mountain adven- ture that combine to make the Old Dominion State a year-round sports destination. "Virginia offers world-class venues for all types of sporting events, as well as diverse terrain for non-tra- ditional events," said Joni Johnson, national sales manager, domestic sales for the Virginia Tourism Corp. "Our urban cities and small towns offer excellent venues and amenities." n ◄ Lacrosse in Lynchburg SITE SELECTION GUIDE: VIRGINIA & D.C. Let's Ride! The DC Bike Ride is an annual event that includes 20 miles of scenic riding throughout Washington, D.C. The ride starts in West Potomac Park, rides past some of D.C.'s most iconic sights and fin- ishes on Pennsylvania Avenue. This year's ride will be held on May 14. n DON'T MISS... Photo courtesy of Bruce Buckley

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