SportsEvents Magazine

JUL 2018

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July 2018 38 www.sportseventsmagazine.com Overland Park Located in the Kansas City metro area, Overland Park has played host to hun- dreds of national and regional events for more than 20 sports. The city has been likened to an amateur sports mecca because of its convenient proximity to more than 37 hotels, athletic facilities, attractions, shops and restaurants. Hotel rooms: 5,037 Major facilities: Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex features 12 all-weather synthetic-turf lighted soccer fields. Blue Valley Sports Complex incudes 24 irrigated and lighted fields. Blue Valley Recreation Center has eight pickleball courts. Mid-America Sports Complex houses 22 lighted fields. 3&2 Baseball Club of Johnson County, Inc., offers 20 lighted fields and seven un- lighted fields. Convention center: The Overland Park Convention Center houses a 60,000-square-foot exhibition hall and offers 98,500 square feet of meeting space. The venue has hosted sports such as weightlifting, futsal, volleyball, taekwondo, gymnastics, basketball and fencing. Contact: Visit Overland Park, www.visitoverlandpark.com Salina Salina blends big-city opportunities with small-city feel. In addition to great venues and hotels, the city offers unique attractions, including a world-class zoo and wildlife museum. Hotel rooms: 2,100 Major facilities: Salina Fieldhouse is a 65,000-square-foot facility featuring multiple surfaces, including hardwood, synthetic and turf. Tony's Pizza Events Center includes a 6,500-seat arena and more than 20,000 square feet of conven- tion space. Dean Evans Stadium is an 800-seat ballpark. The Graves Family Sports Complex includes a ball field, a stadium for football and soccer, a track and more. Mabee Arena is a 1,500-seat multipurpose venue. Contact: Visit Salina, www.visitsalina.org See Ad On Page 39 Topeka The capital of Kansas, Topeka offers all of the conveniences of a big city with the friendliness of a small town. The city hosts all sorts of events in sports such as wrestling, tennis, cheer and dance, running, swimming and soccer. Hotel rooms: 2,539 Major facilities: Kansas Expocen- tre is a multi-facility complex hous- ing the 7,700-seat Landon Arena, 44,500-square-foot Exhibition Hall and the R.R. Domer Livestock Arena. Lake Shawnee Girls Softball Complex t K A N S A S COme play in kansas City, ks! Justin stine, meetings & sports sales manager 913.321.5800 | justin@ visitkansascityks.com visitkansasCitykS.com/ sports

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