SportsEvents Magazine

JUL 2018

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Page 32 of 59 July 2018 33 two Babe Ruth fields and five softball fields. League Stadium – featured in "A League of Their Own" – is a baseball facility with seating for 2,817. Patoka Lake covers 8,800 acres. Convention center: Huntingburg Event Center is a 15,110-square-foot venue that can be separated into three rooms. Fer- dinand Community Center offers 10,000 square feet of space. KlubHaus 61 features 7,088 square feet of space. Contact: Dubois County Visitors Center, Evansville Sitting on the southwestern tip of Indiana, Evansville is conveniently situated in the center of the Midwest. This makes it easy to access from cities such as St. Louis, Indianapolis, Nashville, Kansas City and Chicago. And while this river city's loca- tion is prime, it must also be mentioned that Evansville is flush with fine facilities for sports ranging from baseball and basketball to hockey and lacrosse. Hotel rooms: 4,000 Major facilities: Deaconess Sports Park is an eight-field complex for softball and baseball. Goebel Soccer Complex has 10 fields for soccer and lacrosse. Ford Center is an 11,000-seat multipurpose arena. Angel Mounds hosts cross-country events. The track at Burdette Park BMX is nearly 1,500 feet long with five straights and an "S" turn. Convention center: Old National Events Plaza offers 280,000 square feet of space, including a 38,000-square-foot column-free exhibition hall. Contact: Evansville CVB, Fort Wayne Fort Wayne is located in northeast Indiana, just miles away from the Ohio border. The state's second-largest city, Fort Wayne is a family-friendly destination that's home to a wide variety of sports venues. Hotel rooms: 5,000 Major facilities: Allen County War Memorial Stadium is a 13,000-seat arena. Spiece Fieldhouse features eight hardwood basketball and volleyball courts. SportONE/ Parkview Fieldhouse is an 80,000-square- foot facility with eight hardwood basketball and volleyball courts. SportONE/Parkview Icehouse has three NHL-size rinks and 12 curling sheets. The Plex North offers 19 outdoor fields and 45,000 square feet of indoor turf. The Plex South offers 60,000 square feet of indoor turf with an attached "mini dome." Plassman Athletic Center at Turnstone includes a 230-meter track and four collegiate-size basketball courts. Convention center: Grand Wayne Con- vention Center houses a 50,000-square-foot exhibit hall. Contact: Visit Fort Wayne, Hamilton County Hamilton County is centrally located in Indiana. The area features Grand Park, a facility boasting 31 multipurpose fields and 26 baseball diamonds. Hotel rooms: 4,500 Major facilities: Grand Park houses 31 multipurpose fields that can be used for soccer, football, rugby, field hockey and lacrosse, as well as 26 baseball/softball diamonds. Grand Park Events Center is a 300,000-square-foot indoor turf space with three full-size soccer fields. Pacers Athletic Center is an 88,000-square-foot facility that houses eight basketball courts. Noblesville Field of Dreams has eight youth fields. Best Choice Fieldhouse is a 53,000-square-foot facility that houses six basketball courts. Contact: Hamilton County Sports Authority, sports See Ad On Page 35 Hendricks County Hendricks County's appeal begins with its optimal location: just 15 minutes west of In- dianapolis, with two major interstates run- ning across its borders, and within minutes of Indianapolis International Airport. By the end of the year, a new 175-room Embassy Suites will be open. Hotel room: 1,600 Major facilities: Al & Jan Barker Sports Complex includes two regulation-size football fields, 13 soccer fields of varying sizes, four Little League fields and one Miracle Field. Capitol Sports Center is a volleyball venue that can accommodate as many as seven courts at one time. Lucas Oil Raceway includes a .686-mile paved oval, quarter-mile drag strip and a 2.5-mile, 15- turn road course. Contact: Visit Hendricks County, ► I N D I A N A t Swimming in Indianapolis Visit Indy

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