SportsEvents Magazine

JUL 2018

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www.sportseventsmagazine.com July 2018 55 T E X A S t includes multi-use athletic fields. Southlake Tennis Center has 19 courts. Texas Rangers Miracle League Field has a synthetic-turf field. Contact: Visit Southlake, www.visitsouthlaketexas.com South Padre Island With 34 miles of uninterrupted beach, pristine shoreline, emerald water, world- class water activities and a strong CVB interested in supporting special events, South Padre Island is a unique beach sport destination. Beach rugby and vol- leyball are popular along the shores while the sheltered Laguna Madre Bay and clean Gulf waters are the perfect bodies for open-water swimming and triathlons. Hotel rooms: 5,200 Major facilities: South Padre Island takes advantage of its wide, clean beaches and excellent water conditions to host multiple volleyball and soccer tourna- ments and open-water racing competi- tions. Convention center: The South Padre Island Convention Centre hosts more than a dozen sporting events each year. Contact: South Padre Island CVB, www.sopadre.com Sugar Land Just 20 minutes southwest from downtown Houston, Sugar Land serves up big-city amenities with small-town hospitality. Whether it's a piece of history, baseball games, A-list headliners or hours of family fun, Sugar Land offers something sweet for everyone. Hotel rooms: 1,400 Major facility: Constellation Field AAA Minor League Baseball Stadium can ac- commodate up to 7,500 and also has played host to rugby, football and soccer. Contact: Visit Sugar Land CVB, www.visitsugarlandtx.com Temple Temple is located less than three hours from Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and Austin. With ample facilities to host tournaments of all sizes, the city also offers an abundance of lodging, dining and enter- tainment options. Hotel rooms: 1,700 Fields and facilities: The city offers 30 baseball/softball fields, soccer and bas- ketball complexes, 26 tennis courts, three 18-hole golf courses and two sporting lakes. Contact: Temple CVB, www.discovertemple.com Tyler Tyler is centrally located between Dallas and Shreveport, La. Along with incredible Tyler Independent School District and City of Tyler facilities, the city has a four-year NCAA school, the University of Texas at Tyler and a junior college, Tyler Junior College. Both schools have excellent ►

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