SportsEvents Magazine

JUL 2018

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Page 50 of 59 July 2018 51 T E X A S t Hotel rooms: 960 Major facilities: Mesquite Arena is an indoor, 5,700-seat stadium. Mesquite parks offer a combined eight lighted baseball fields, seven lighted softball fields, 27 soccer fields, six lighted tennis courts, three covered tennis courts, an 18-hole disc golf course and an archery shooting range. Mesquite ISD has two baseball fields, two stadiums and various other indoor/outdoor facilities. Eastfield College offers a baseball field, an Olympic-size outdoor pool, tennis courts and a basketball/volleyball court. Convention center: The Mesquite Con- vention Center includes a 35,000-square- foot Exhibit Hall and hosts sports such as karate and dance. Contact: Mesquite CVB, Midland Midland has a proven track record of meeting and exceeding expectations of sports event organizers and participants. West Texas embraces sports and Midland is known as one of the friendliest cities in the state. Hotel rooms: 4,800 Major facilities: Bush Tennis Center houses 18 courts. COM Mabee Aquatic Center & Natatorium features an Olym- pic-size pool and two 25-yard pools. Freddie Ezell Sports Complex at Ulmer Park has nine softball fields and five sand volleyball courts. Scharbauer Sports Com- plex includes one World Cup-size soccer field, one football field and 15,000 fixed seats. Security Bank Ballpark seats 5,000. Bill Williams Softball Complex at Hogan Park offers five baseball fields and eight softball fields. Convention center: The Midland Con- vention Center is slated to open in 2019 in the heart of downtown Midland and will be able to host myriad sports. Contact: Visit Midland, See Ad On Page 49 Odessa While most famous for football, Odessa excels in hosting every sport. In addition to being the home of Ratliff Stadium, which is one of the premier high school facilities in the United States, as well as one of the Top 10 high school sports facilities ranked by USA TODAY, Odessa is home to state-of- the-art courts, courses, fields and tracks. Hotel rooms: 3,835 Major facilities: Floyd Gwin Park has four softball/baseball fields, three volleyball courts and two tennis courts. Jim Parker Park has two baseball/softball fields, two volleyball courts and two tennis courts. UTPB Park offers 14 baseball/softball fields, one sand volleyball court, two tennis courts and more than 30 soccer fields. Contact: Odessa CVB, Pearland In the Gulf Coast Region of the state is Pearland. The city is home to major ►

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