SportsEvents Magazine

MAR 2018

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March 2018 64 Center offers 373,000 square feet of space. Contact: Greater Columbus Sports Commission, Dayton Dayton is located in Montgomery County in western Ohio. The city's success includes hosting two of the nation's largest amateur youth soccer tournaments: the Adidas Warrior Soccer Tournament and the Mead CUSA Cup Soccer Tournament. Hotel rooms: 7,000 Major facilities: The UD (University of Dayton) Arena is a multipurpose venue that can seat more than 13,000. Hara Arena houses an ice rink. Welcome Stadium is an 11,000-seat multipurpose venue that hosts football, and track and field. James S. Trent Arena is a multipurpose arena that can seat up to 4,400. Kettering Field Softball Com- plex contains 14 fields. Convention center: The Dayton Convention Center houses 150,000 square feet of space on three levels. The facility is connected via skywalk to the Crowne Plaza Dayton and parking garage. Contact: Dayton CVB, Dublin Dublin is located 15 minutes from down- town Columbus. The city provides a walkable historic district and a unique Irish experience. Hotel rooms: 2,300 Major facilities: Darree Fields features 13 soccer fields and seven baseball fields. Avery Park consists of 15 soccer fields, five baseball fields and four softball fields. Chiller Dublin has two sheets of ice. Sport- sOhio includes three indoor soccer fields, four indoor lacrosse/field hockey fields, 15 outdoor soccer fields and a par-three golf course. Contact: Dublin CVB, Greene County Greene County is located in southwest Ohio, just east of Dayton. The area's facil- ities are second to none, from a 100-acre soccer complex to a 12,000-seat arena. Hotel rooms: 2,000 Major facilities: Wright State Universi- ty's Ervin J. Nutter Center is a 12,000-seat multipurpose arena. John Ankeney Soccer Complex is a 100-acre soccer facility. Hobson Freedom Park is a 45-acre soccer complex. Athletes in Action Sport Complex has synthetic-turf fields. Contact: Greene County CVB, Lake Erie Lake Erie Shores & Islands is conveniently located just a short drive from Cleveland and Detroit. The area has grown into a popular sports destination, especially with families. The area is home to the world-fa- mous Cedar Point Amusement Park, which has consistently been voted as one of the best amusement parks in the world. Hotel rooms: 8,000 Major facilities: Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center features multi- purpose synthetic-turf fields to accommo- date soccer, baseball, softball and lacrosse. Erie MetroParks offers water venues for fishing and sailing. Convention center: Kalahari Resort offers over 200,000 square feet of space and can host dance, cheer and gymnastics competitions, as well as wrestling and volleyball. Contact: Lake Erie Shores & Islands CVB, See Ad On Page 67 Licking County Licking County is part of the Columbus metro area in the central part of the state. The county offers baseball diamonds, soc- cer fields, lacrosse fields, golf courses and an ice arena. Hotel rooms: 1,100 Major facilities: Don Edwards Park has four ball fields. Newark Area Soccer Association boasts 20 fields that can also accommodate lacrosse. Lou & Gib Reese Ice Arena houses a rink. Contact: Explore Licking County, Lima A wide variety of venues and activities are available in Lima, a city in Allen County. Hotel rooms: 1,255 Major facilities: Lima Senior High Complex offers venues for football, bas- ketball and basketball. UNOH Complex O H I O t THE CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK IN AKRON The Cuyahoga Valley National Park is among the top 12 most visited national parks in the United States and the only state park in Ohio. With more than 33,000 acres, sports enthusi- asts and nature lovers are drawn to this area for biking, hiking, skiing and relaxing. Make sure to visit the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad for year-round scenic excursions, including Bike Aboard, which allows riders to bring their bikes on a one-way trip along the Ohio and Erie Towpath Trail. n

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