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JUL 2018

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www.sportseventsmagazine.com July 2018 47 T E X A S t Houston America's fourth-largest city, Houston has sports being played practically any time of year at its many state-of-the-art venues. Hotel rooms: 7,500 Major facilities: Toyota Center is a 750,000-square-foot multipurpose venue. Minute Maid Stadium encompasses almost 1.3 million-square feet and features a retractable roof. BBVA Compass Stadium accommodates soccer, football, rugby and lacrosse. Houston Polo Club consists of 26 acres and two fields. Sam Houston Race Park offers 28,000 square feet. NRG Sta- dium features 1.9 million square feet, one field and a seating capacity of 71,500. Convention center: The George R. Brown Convention Center features 1.8 million square feet of space and hosts sports such as volleyball, cheerleading, dance and martial arts. Contact: Visit Houston, www.visithouston.com, Harris County- Houston Sports Authority, www.houstonsports.org Irving In Irving, you can organize a roller derby championship, plan a dragon boat race on Lake Carolyn or bring a major golf tourna- ment to one of its championship courses. From pro to amateur, Irving has hosted hundreds of national and regional events for more than 20 unique sports. Hotel rooms: 12,000 Major facilities: Four Seasons Golf and Sport Club houses an 18-hole golf course and 176,000-square-foot club. Drive Nation is a multi-sport facility with a hardwood basketball court for basketball and vol- leyball, as well as a 50-yard turf field for soccer and football. Trinity View Park spans 160 acres with nine youth baseball fields, six soccer fields, four adult softball fields and four adult fields. Convention center: Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas is a multi-use facility that can accommodate a variety of sports and houses 12 volleyball courts, six basketball courts, 15 high school wrestling mats, 12 college wrestling mats or 28 fencing strips. Contact: Visit Irving, www.irvingtexas.com Kerrville Kerrville is a scenic hour drive west of San Antonio. The city's charming and historic downtown sits along the banks of the Guadalupe River. Hotel rooms: 1,042 Major facilities: H-E-B Tennis Center is a nine-acre facility with 14 lighted courts. The Kerrville Sports Complex includes 11 baseball/softball fields and 20 acres of irrigated soccer fields. Contact: Kerrville CVB, www.kerrvilletexascvb.com See Ad On This Page Killeen In the heart of the state is Killeen. The small city is a popular spot for fishing on Belton Lake and at Temple Lake Park. Hotel rooms: 2,000 ► 1 0 5 Acre s o f State-o f-Th e-Art S po rts Fa ci l i ti e s Now Ope n ! In t he Heart of t he Texas Hill Count ry The Kerrville Sports Complex One Hour West of San Antonio on IH-10 KerrvilleTexasCVB.com • 800-221-7958 1 1 Ba seball & So ftb all Fi e lds Li ttle Le a g u e, Hi g h Sch oo l College & Senior 20,000 Square Foot In d oo r S po rts Co mp l ex Ma n a g e d by D-BAT Batting Ca g es • Pi tch ing Tu n nels T-Ba l l • S i mu l ato rs Co aching Roo ms • Pro Sh op 2 0 Acre s of Socce r Fi e lds

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