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JUL 2018

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July 2018 46 T E X A S t Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center contains an Olympic-size pool, and courts for basketball and volleyball. Amon G. Carter Stadium hosts football. Convention center: The Fort Worth Convention Center offers more than 300,000 square feet of event space. Located in the heart of downtown, the center is sur- rounded by a variety of hotel properties. Contact: Visit Fort Worth, Frisco Frisco is centrally located in the United States, 25 minutes north of downtown Dallas and just 20 minutes from both Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Love Field Airport. Frisco is home to five professional sports teams and state-of-the- art sporting venues. Hotel rooms: 2,603 Major facilities: Dr Pepper Arena is a multipurpose indoor venue. Dr Pepper Ballpark is a Minor League ballpark with seating for 10,000. Ford Center at The Star is a 12,000-seat indoor multi-use facility. LoneStar Volleyball has 10 courts. Toyota Stadium is a 20,000-seat stadium that hosts soccer and football. Convention center: The Frisco Conference Center has hosted several athletic events, including gymnastics and dance. Contact: Visit Frisco, Galveston Island Galveston Island has a diverse landscape that includes 32 miles of coastline on the Gulf of Mexico, white sand beaches, the world's longest continuous sidewalk – it's a seawall – and charming historic neigh- borhoods, all of which lend themselves to sporting events. Hotel rooms: 5,000 Major facilities: East Beach Park fea- tures 20 permanent beach volleyball courts. Sandhill Crane Soccer Complex offers six to 16 grass fields, depending on size. The new Crockett Park Baseball Complex includes three fields. Convention centers: The Galveston Island Convention Center offers 140,000 square feet of space and hosts numerous sports, including dance, gymnastics, martial arts and karate. Moody Gardens Conven- tion Center offers 160,000 square feet of space. Contact: Galveston Island CVB, Garland Adjacent to Dallas, the culturally diverse city is the 12th-largest city in Texas. Hotels: 17 properties Major facilities: Bradfield Park offers a baseball complex and tennis courts. Central Park has a baseball complex, a football field and tennis courts. Crossman Park includes softball fields, tennis courts and multipur- pose fields. Contact: Garland CVB, Grapevine Grapevine is located less than 10 minutes from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport as it sits in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area. The city offers more than 1 mil- lion square feet of meeting and event space, and more than 11,000 rooms are available within 15 minutes of historic downtown Grapevine. Hotel rooms: 11,000 Major facilities: Oak Grove Ballfield Complex has nine baseball/softball fields. Oak Grove Soccer Complex includes nine soccer fields. Oak Grove Softball Complex has three fields. Contact: Grapevine CVB, Harlingen In south Texas, Harlingen offers more than 556 acres of parks and sporting facilities, including three large complexes. Hotel rooms: 1,200 Major facilities: Arroyo Park has two softball fields, four soccer fields and one multipurpose court. Dixieland Park has four soccer/football fields. Harlingen Soccer Complex boasts 10 regulation-size fields. H.E.B. Tennis Center has 18 lighted courts. Pendleton Park includes 18 lighted tennis courts, five Little League fields and two softball fields. Rangerville Park includes five soccer fields. Victor Park consists of five baseball/softball fields, six tennis courts and 12 soccer fields. Wilson Sports Complex consists of four softball fields, two soccer fields, two basketball courts and two multipurpose courts. Contact: Harlingen CVB, PORTLAND, TEXAS: THE LAND OF POSSIBILITIES…AND COMEBACKS Portland's two new sports venues, Sports Complex and Municipal Park, started booking tourna- ments in January of this year, and since then, it has hosted 19 tournaments and 644 teams in the facilities. The city is on track to host 40 tournaments in its first year of operation. n

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