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AUG 2017

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t www.sportseventsmagazine.com August 2017 65 Puerto Rico Hotel rooms: 4,717 Hotel tax rate: varies by property Major facilities: The San Juan Natato- rium houses an Olympic-size 50-meter pool with 10 lanes. Roberto Clemente Coliseum is a multipurpose indoor facility in San Juan. The Coliseo de Puerto Rico Jose Miguel Agrelot is the biggest indoor arena in Puerto Rico. Bayamon Soccer Complex has two soc- cer fields and one 1,000-person-capacity stadium. The Honda Tennis Center features 16 tennis courts. Hiram Bithorn Stadium is the site used for many base- ball games but can also be converted into a soccer field. Convention center: The Puerto Rico Convention Center is the Caribbean's largest and most technically advanced convention center, featuring more than 600,000 square feet of space. Sitting on a 113-acre site, it's centrally located in Isla Grande, convenient to Old San Juan, Miramar and Condad, as well as the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport and the tourist districts. The facility features a 152,700-square-foot exhibition hall and the largest ballroom in the Caribbe- an, 39,500 square feet. Contact: Meet Puerto Rico, www.meetpuertorico.com n Nothing is better than exceptional- ly planned and executed sporting events—except for maybe those hosted in Puerto Rico. This Caribbean island offers sun, sand, sports and everything in between for a more-than-memo- rable tournament or event. "Puerto Rico offers everything a sport event requires—and more," said Jose Arana, marketing and communications exec- utive with Meet Puerto Rico. "Puerto Rico provides world-class facilities and knowledgeable local sports federations for support and competition standards; logistics infrastructure; such as trans- portation options; and support staff. With an average yearly temperature of 82 degrees, Puerto Rico offers an idyllic setting for outdoor athletic events. It's a win-win for planners, competitors and sports fans." n ◄ Bayamon Soccer Complex ► SITE SELECTION GUIDE: PUERTO RICO Photos courtesy of Meet Puerto Rico MUST SEE: 'Monster' Zipline Toro Verde Adventure Park is an adven- ture and ecological park located in the mountain town of Orocovis. Featuring the longest zip line in the world—known as "El Monstruo" (The Monster)—the park offers canopy tours, suspension bridges, hiking trails and rappelling. It also features a restaurant with local Puerto Rican cuisine where guests can enjoy the nature and scenery of the island's mountain areas. n

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