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SEP 2017

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September 2017 48 www.sportseventsmagazine.com M A R Y L A N D t of indoor and outdoor facilities for sports such as lacrosse, baseball, softball, surfing, soccer and basketball. Hotel rooms: 9,500 Major facilities: Northside Park is a 58-acre bayfront complex for both indoor and outdoor sports. The Ocean City Tennis Center is equipped for tennis tournaments. The Ocean Bowl Skate Park is the oldest skate park in the country. Ocean City's 10 miles of white sand beaches are ideal for sand and water sports. Contact: Ocean City Tourism, www.ococean.com Prince George's County Prince George's County is located in the heart of the Washington, D.C., metro area. The area recently welcomed the new MGM National Harbor Resort and Casino, which includes 300 sleeping rooms and a theater that can host boxing. Hotel rooms: 10,300 Major facilities: FedExField is an 85,000-seat football stadium that can also host soccer and other sports. Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium hosts football, lacrosse and soccer. XFINITY Center at the University of Maryland accommodates basketball and volleyball. ERC Natato- rium at the University of Maryland hosts competition swimming and diving. Prince George's Stadium is a 10,000-seat Minor League ballpark. Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex consists of facilities for indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, aquatics, gymnastics, football, soccer and lacrosse. Contact: Prince George's County CVB, www.visitprincegeorgescounty.com St. Mary's County St. Mary's County is brimming with oppor- tunities for water and outdoor sports. The county also offers plenty of indoor venues, too, thanks to county-owned St. Mary's College of Maryland and the College of Southern Maryland. Hotel rooms: 1,000 Major facilities: Cecil Park accommo- dates baseball, softball, tennis, basketball, volleyball, tennis, field hockey, football, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, T-ball and Ulti- mate Frisbee. Chancellor's Run Regional Park hosts baseball, basketball, rugby, soccer, softball, tennis and Ultimate Frisbee. Chaptico Park offers facilities for BMX, lacrosse, soccer and Ultimate Frisbee. Dorsey Park hosts baseball, bas- ketball, field hockey, football, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, softball, T-ball, tennis and Ultimate Frisbee. St. Mary's College of Maryland offers facilities for baseball, basketball, volleyball, field hockey, la- crosse, soccer, rowing, sailing, swimming and tennis. Contact: St. Mary's County Tourism, www.visitstmarysmd.com Talbot County Talbot County is conveniently located near Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. adjacent to the Chesapeake Bay. Kayak, canoe, sail, powerboat or fish in the many waterways or golf and bike the back roads through the many villages and town along the way. Hotels: 17 Major Facilities: A. James Clark Sports Complex is a 26.2-acre sports complex with four multipurpose fields for lacrosse, soccer, field hockey and football. The facility also features baseball/softball fields, a picnic area and gazebo. Talbot County Community Center offers an ice/curling rink for summer months which converts to roller skating and arena in the summer. Numerous sports fields, parks and boat landings. Contact: Talbot County Office of Tourism, www.tourtalbot.org Wicomico County Just 30 minutes west of Ocean City is Wicomico County. The county is conve- niently located near many cities—including Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Phil- adelphia—and offers a variety of quality facilities that can accommodate a wide range of sports. Hotel rooms: 1,100 Major facilities: The award-winning Henry S. Parker Athletic Complex is currently undergoing a $3 million expan- sion, slated to be completed in the spring of 2018, that will grow the facility from five fields to eight. Arthur W. Perdue Stadium is a Minor League ballpark. Crown Sports Center is a 103,000-square-foot complex for indoor and outdoor sports with five indoor turf fields, one multi-surface court, two volleyball courts and outdoor fields for lacrosse, volleyball, soccer, field hockey, flag football, baseball and softball. Convention center: The Wicomico Youth & Civic Center boasts a 5,600-seat, 30,000-square-foot arena. The facility can accommodate sports such as wrestling, cheerleading, basketball and track. Contact: Wicomico County Convention & Tourist Bureau, www.wicomico tourism.org HARFORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Harford Community College's (HCC's) APGFCU Arena is the largest indoor venue in northeast Maryland and is the destination for entertainment, sports and community events. Last season, the Arena—which provides up to 18,600 square feet of open floor space for flexible space configurations—hosted 93 different events for a total of 119 event days—a 27% increase in hosted events compared to the previous year. n

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