SportsEvents Magazine

JUL 2018

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Page 40 of 59 July 2018 41 T E X A S t the USA Gymnastics AT&T American Cup, CONCACAF Gold Cup, RFDTV's THE AMERICAN Rodeo, the Big 12 Conference Football Championship and countless others, including the recent 2018 NFL Draft. Hotel rooms: 6,000 AT&T Stadium is an 80,000-seat football stadium. College Park Center at the University of Texas (UT) is a 218,000- square-foot facility that hosts basketball and volleyball but can also host cheer, wrestling and more. Harold Patterson Sports Center can provide up to 24 multi-use fields de- pending on the sport. Maverick Stadium at UT is a football and track and field venue. Arlington Tennis Center has 26 outdoor lighted tennis courts. Convention center: The Arlington Con- vention Center hosts sports such as fencing, dance, gymnastics and martial arts. Contact: Arlington CVB/Arlington Sports Commission, Austin Austin, the state capital, is known as the Live Music Capital of the World. The city is a popular tourist destination with numerous activities for pre- and post-event entertainment. Hotel rooms: 36,000 Major facilities: The Austin Sports Center has 20,000 square feet of space and hosts volleyball, basketball and fencing. Balcones Youth Sports offers four baseball fields and two softball fields. Del Valle Adult Softball Complex houses eight base- ball/softball fields. Convention center: The Austin Convention Center stretches over six city blocks and offers 246,000 square feet of column-free, contiguous space. Contact: Austin Sports Commission, Beaumont Beaumont is a city that's easy to get around, taking only 10 minutes to get from one side of town to another. Hotel rooms: 3,500 Major facilities: Ford Park Entertain- ment Complex has 12 youth baseball/ softball fields. Beaumont Athletic Complex features 12 lighted softball diamonds, 24 lighted tennis courts, four lighted sand vol- leyball courts and a soccer field. Beaumont Municipal Tennis Center houses 20 lighted two-toned hard courts and four lighted covered two-toned hard courts. Cris Quinn Soccer Complex has an outdoor field and a climate-controlled indoor field. Convention center: The Beaumont Civic Center offers 41,300 square feet of space. Contact: Beaumont CVB, See Ad On Page 43 Big Spring Big Spring is located centrally in west ► Where Champions Are Made As home to Dyess AFB, we often celebrate real heroes in our welcome ceremonies. Bring your sports heroes. Our central location and accommodating facitilies will make them feel at home. Call today. We'll make it easy: Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau • 800.727.7704 •

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