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JUL 2018

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July 2018 36 www.sportseventsmagazine.com Finney County Finney County is in west-central Kansas. The area is known as a premier golf destination in the state. Hotel rooms: 1,202 Major facilities: The area offers 13 softball fields that can also be used for youth baseball, three regulation-size baseball fields, two golf courses, nine adult outdoor soccer fields, three syn- thetic football fields, 20 tennis courts, three track stadiums, five competition gyms and more. Contact: Finney County CVB, www.finneycountycvb.com Hays Hays boasts all the scenic beauty west- ern Kansas has to offer. The charming community also offers many opportuni- ties for leisure and plenty of amenities for visitors. Hotel rooms: 1,039 Major facilities: Bickle-Schmidt Sports Complex features eight baseball/ softball fields. Fort Hays State Univer- sity Soccer Stadium at Bickle-Schmidt Sports Complex offers a synthetic-turf field. Gross Memorial Coliseum is a multipurpose venue. Larks Park is a 1,200-seat ballpark. Lewis Field Stadium is a 6,362-seat football venue. Contact: Hays CVB, www.visithays.com Hutchinson Hutchinson sits in the heart of the state. The city has a long history of hosting high-profile sporting events. Hotel rooms: 982 Major facilities: Hutchinson Sports Arena is a multipurpose venue with seating for 5,560. Fun Valley Sports Complex has seven natural-turf softball and youth baseball fields. Gowans Sta- dium houses a football field and seating for 5,000, along with an eight-lane track and field venue. Contact: Visit Hutch, www.visithutch.com See Ad On Page 37 Kansas City In eastern Kansas is Kansas City. One Softball, baseball, soccer, swim- ming – you name it, it's going on in Kansas. And not only does Kansas host practically every type of sport in large and small venues alike but The Sunflower State offers all kinds of natural terrain, a plethora of hotels and restaurants and, of course, a prime central location. "Kansas is right in the middle of the country, close to everyone and features ame- nities you would expect to find only in larger cities," said Kelli Hilliard, public relations and travel devel- opment manager for the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism. "There's also plenty to see and do 'after hours.'" n KC Hardwood Classic in Overland Park ► SPOTLIGHT ON: KANSAS The Fieldhouse of Kansas City Evel Knievel Museum Topeka is home to the Evel Knievel Museum. Daredevils can check out his iconic 1974 Mack Truck & Trailer "Big Red," as well as check out his famous star-span- gled helmets and more of his well-known gear. n MUST SEE: Photo courtesy Visit Topeka

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