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JUL 2018

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July 2018 34 www.sportseventsmagazine.com Indianapolis Indianapolis has hosted more than 400 na- tional and international sporting events in the last few decades and features award-winning facilities in the heart of the city. Hotel rooms: 7,100 downtown; 32,000 regionwide Major facilities: Lucas Oil Stadium is a 63,000-seat venue. Bankers Life Fieldhouse seats 18,000. Indianapolis Sports Park features 7 softball diamonds, 3 lighted sand volleyball courts, and an NCAA Division I baseball diamond. Convention center: The Indiana Convention Center boasts 566,000 square feet of contiguous space. The facility hosts sports such as cheer, dance and volleyball. Contact: Visit Indy, www.visitindy.com Kokomo Kokomo is situated in north-central Indiana, about 50 miles north of Indianapolis. The city's Northwest Park received the National Softball Association's Outstanding Park Award in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Kokomo Municipal Stadium was voted Best of the Ballparks in 2015 and 2016 by Ballpark Digest. Hotel rooms: 745 Major facilities: Kokomo Municipal Stadium seats up to 4,000. Northwest Park includes five lighted softball diamonds, three lighted tennis courts and a lighted basketball court. CFD Investments Stadium has one baseball field with seating for 2,500. Convention center: The Kokomo Event & Conference Center offers a large exhibit hall with 27,456 square feet of space and is ideal for large indoor sporting events such as archery, boxing, wrestling and roller derby. Contact: Greater Kokomo Visitors Bureau, www.visitkokomo.org Kosciusko County The City-County Athletic Complex in Kosciusko County is one of the largest in the state of Indiana and was inducted into the National Softball Association/Baseball Players Association Hall of Fame in 2012. Hotel rooms: 600 Major facilities: City-County Athletic Complex offers eight lighted softball/base- ball diamonds, one lighted regulation-size soccer field, one non-lighted regulation soccer field and 13 various-size soccer fields. The Multi-Sport Building hosts youth indoor soccer. Contact: Kosciusko County CVB, www.koscvb.org Michigan City Michigan City is in LaPorte County in northwest Indiana. The area will host the 10th Annual Super Boat Great Lakes Grand Prix in August. Hotel rooms: 2,000 Major facilities: Patriot Park hosts softball. Kesling Park hosts baseball, soccer and tennis. Scharf Fields includes lighted ball fields. Contact: Michigan City LaPorte, www.michigancitylaporte.com Muncie Muncie is situated in the heart of Indiana. The community features a variety of attrac- tions, hotels and restaurants. Hotels: 20 properties Major facilities: Heekin Park hosts tennis and softball. Lions Club Park houses the 24-hole Carl Scott Memorial Disc Golf Course. McCulloch Park features a softball diamond. Contact: Muncie Visitors Bureau, www.visitmuncie.org South Bend South Bend is centrally located between Chicago, Detroit, Toledo and Indianapo- lis. The area is best known as home to the University of Notre Dame, which offers a number of world-class facilities for sports. Hotel rooms: 4,700, with 340 under construction Major facilities: Notre Dame Stadium is an 80,000-seat football stadium and Compton Family Ice Arena houses two rinks. Ice Box Skating Rink has two rinks. Four Winds Field is a 5,000-seat ballpark. Byers Softball Complex features five fields. Jr. Irish Soccer Complex boasts 17 fields that can also be used for lacrosse. The South Bend Racquet Club includes eight indoor courts. Leeper Park has 14 outdoor tennis courts. Convention center: Century Center houses a 25,000-square-foot convention hall on its main level, which is column-free as well. Contact: Visit South Bend Mishawaka, www.visitsouthbend.com Terre Haute Terre Haute is about 70 miles west of Indianapolis and within a three-hour drive of Chicago, Cincinnati, Louisville and St. Louis. The city has hosted many NCAA National Championships. Hotel rooms: 1,900 Major facilities: Lavern Gibson Cham- pionship Cross Country Course is a 240- acre course. Vigo County Youth Soccer Association's facility covers 50-plus acres with 23 fields ranging in size. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Sports and Rec- reation Center offers basketball courts, a track, an eight-lane pool, a diving pool and a multi-use room for wrestling and dance. Hulman Center at Indiana State University is a 10,200-seat multipurpose arena and Bob Warn Field is a Division I baseball venue. Terre Haute Aquatic Center features a 10-lane, 50-meter pool. Contact: Terre Haute CVB, www.terrehaute.com n I N D I A N A t Water Polo in Bloomington Visit Bloomington

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