SportsEvents Magazine

JUL 2018

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July 2018 50 www.sportseventsmagazine.com T E X A S t volleyball and basketball. Dan Law Field at Texas Tech University houses a baseball field. Texas Tech's Jones AT&T Stadium is a 60,454-seat football stadium. Lubbock Youth Sports Complex is a 16-plex field for baseball and softball. Convention center: Lubbock Memorial Civic Center is a versatile facility. Contact: Visit Lubbock CVB/Lubbock Sports, www.visitlubbock.org See Ad On Page 59 Lufkin Located midway between the Houston Astros' and the Texas Rangers' home fields, Lufkin is a favorite destination for teams all over the country. The city is a regional hub in east Texas. Hotel rooms: 1,700 Major facilities: Abe Martin Stadium is a football facility. Pitser Garrison Field has seven baseball fields and six softball fields. Kit McConnico Park has seven baseball fields. Crown Colony Country Club fea- tures six lighted tennis courts. Convention center: Pitser Garrison Convention Center offers 54,000 square feet of space. Contact: Lufkin CVB, www.visitlufkin.com Mansfield Mansfield offers a unique small-town Texas feel with big-time sports facilities. The city is also minutes away from everything the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area has to offer. Hotel rooms: 504 Major facilities: Big League Dreams sports park has eight baseball fields. Fieldhouse USA Mansfield offers more than 100,000 square feet of space, with 12 volleyball courts, eight basketball courts and more. Vernon Newsom Stadium is an 11,134-seat football stadium. Mansfield ISD Natatorium houses an eight-lane 50-meter pool. Michael L. Skinner Sports Complex features nine lighted baseball fields and eight soccer fields. Contact: Mansfield CVB, www.mansfieldsgotgame.com McAllen McAllen is nestled in Texas's southernmost region, the Rio Grande Valley. The city is a great location for sports tournaments because of its moderate year-round climate. The McAllen Youth Baseball Complex is expected to open soon and will feature 11 youth baseball fields. Hotel: 30 properties Major facilities: McAllen Sports Park is a multi-use facility that includes eight fields and one championship field for soccer, football, rugby and Ultimate Frisbee. The Bicentennial Soccer Complex features six soccer fields. Cascade Park includes a base- ball/softball field. Escandon Park has two baseball fields. McAllen High School has three tennis courts. Los Encinos Communi- ty Park is home to facilities for basketball, soccer, baseball, football, softball and sand volleyball. The Travis Tennis Courts feature four lighted courts. Westside Park has four softball fields. Contact: McAllen CVB, www.mcallencvb.com McKinney McKinney is about 30 miles north of Dallas and is a family-oriented city. It's close to many attractions and offers lower hotel rates than some of the larger cities. Hotel rooms: 972 Major facilities: Al Ruschhaupt Soccer Complex features five fields. McKinney Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch includes 13 lighted fields. Dr Pepper StarCenter at Craig Ranch hosts ice hockey and figure skating. PSA McKinney Mixed-Use Indoor Facility is a 6,000-square-foot space that hosts a range of sports. Contact: McKinney CVB, www.visitmckinney.com Mesquite Just east of Dallas is Mesquite. The city of- fers affordable hotels, a convenient location, more than 100 restaurants and shopping venues, and a number of athletic facilities. Host your next sporting event in Pearland just south of Houston and only 10 miles from Hobby Airport. Prepare to love Pearland's local amenities paired with easy access to Houston attractions and Downtown Houston. Pearland offers state-of-the-art sports facilities for basketball, baseball, swim, gymnastics, soccer, softball, tennis, track, football and volleyball. Off the court, eleven name-brand hotels welcome players, families and coaches all within easy reach of great dining and shopping in the area. Plan your next tournament in Pearland – prepare to love it! Download a planning guide at VisitPearland.com

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