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SEP 2017

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September 2017 44 www.sportseventsmagazine.com the Park it will feature 12-16 full-size multipurpose fields, including one that is a lighted synthetic-turf stadium. Hotel rooms: 1,000 Hotel tax rate: 9 percent Major facilities: Fair Hill Natural Re- source Management Area hosts equestrian events. Five rivers and the Upper Chesa- peake Bay offer top-notch fishing. Cecil County Dragway hosts drag racing. Contact: Cecil County Tourism, www.ccgov.org or www.seececil.org Charles County Charles County is just 30 minutes south of Washington, D.C. The county has natural assets in its parks, bike and walking trails and well-maintained community ball fields. Hotel rooms: 1,238 Hotel tax rate: 11 percent everywhere except La Plata, which is 13 percent Major facilities: Regency Furni- ture Stadium houses one field and has a capacity of 4,200. Capital Clubhouse is a 90,000-square-foot ice rink with multipur- pose field area. Bryantown Sports Complex has five soccer fields. Charles County Laurel Springs Park consists of fields for baseball, football, soccer and softball. White Plains Regional Park has fields for baseball, football, soccer and softball, as well as tennis courts. Contact: Charles County Government, www.charlescountymd.gov Frederick County The scenic surroundings of Frederick County make it a unique location for sports events. Here you'll find sweeping views of the picturesque mountains and historic covered bridges, as well as venues in the bustling downtown historic district. Hotel rooms: 2,200 Hotel rooms: 11 percent Major facilities: PNC Sports Com- plex at Mount St. Mary's University is a 4,800-square-foot bi-level facility. Knott Athletic Recreation Convocation Complex at Mount St. Mary's Univer- sity features a main arena with seating for 3,500 for basketball. John J. Dillon Field House, also at the university, has four multipurpose basketball, tennis and volleyball courts. Frederick Indoor Sports Center accommodates soccer, lacrosse, field hockey and flag football. Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium is a 5,500-seat Minor League ballpark. Skate Frederick has two NHL-size rinks. Contact: Visit Frederick, www.visit frederick.org Hagerstown & Washington County Hagerstown and Washington County are known for famous battlefields and historic sites with a thriving culture and outdoor settings that are favorites with hikers, bikers and those who like to get on the water. Hagerstown has hosted duathlons, triathlons and ultramarathons. Hotels: 19 Major Facilities: Fairgrounds Park is the largest recreation park in Hagerstown and features a lighted basketball court/in- line hockey rink, a dog park, pavilions, soft- ball fields, a volleyball court, soccer fields, and a youth baseball field. The Hagerstown Soccer Complex will host the National Fall LAX Festival in October on its fields. Contact: Hagerstown-Washington County CVB, www.visithagerstown.com Harford Harford is located along Chesapeake Bay, about 25 miles northeast of Baltimore and 80 miles from Philadelphia. The commu- nity is a frequent host of top events such as the Cal Ripken World Series, World Series of Youth Lacrosse and the Jackie Robinson Tournament. Hotels: Approximately 22 properties Major facilities: Ripken Baseball Complex boasts numerous fields of various dimensions that support play for youth baseball. Cedar Lane Regional Park is a 110-acre multi-sport complex with 13 fields. Carsins Run Fields has 12 fields. Contact: Visit Harford!, www.visit harford.com See Ad On Page 45 Howard County Howard County is conveniently located between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and less than an hour from three major air- ports. The area also boasts more than 1,035 acres of multi-sport parks. Hotel rooms: 3,000 Major facilities: Blandair Regional Park includes three lighted synthetic turf multipurpose fields. The Bob Lucido Fields at Covenant Park have five grass fields and four synthetic-turf fields. Meadowbrook Park and Athletic Complex is a 77-acre park featuring three baseball fields, two tennis courts and two basketball courts. Contact: Howard County Tourism & Promotion, www.visithowardcounty.com Montgomery County Montgomery County borders the nation's capital and features a blend of urban ► M A R Y L A N D t WORCESTER COUNTY: Assateague Island in Worcester County is a 37-mile long strip of unique Maryland paradise. The island boasts sandy white beaches, dense forests, marshlands and even wild horses. Named one of the top 100 places to take your kids, the island offers plenty of opportunities to explore the parks via foot or bike, camp, hike, and, of course, enjoy the beach. Assateague Island's South Ocean Beach was named one of the top 21 best beaches in the country. n

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