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AUG 2018

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August 2018 48 M A S S A C H U S E T T S t also home to the UMass Lower River Hawks baseball team. The ballpark seats 4,797. Contact: Greater Merrimack Valley CVB, MetroWest MetroWest, composed of numerous cit- ies and towns, is just a 20- to 40-minute drive from Boston or Worcester. Its location makes it a big draw for the region. Hotel rooms: 6,100 Hotel tax rate: 11.7 percent Major facilities: Bowditch Field Athletic & Cultural Complex is home to the largest stadium between Boston and Worcester; it seats 4,000 for football, soccer, lacrosse, track, baseball, tennis and basketball. TEAMWORKS is a 70,000-square-foot indoor facility with four indoor turf fields. New England Baseball Complex has three lighted fields also suitable for softball, soccer and lacrosse. Contact: MetroWest Visitors Bureau, See Ad On Page 49 North Central Massachusetts North Central Massachusetts is an appealing sporting destination because of its unique blend of location, facilities and family activities. With world-class facilities for soccer, lacrosse and golf, and expansive areas for obstacle and cross-country races, the region has the space for any tournament need. Hotel rooms: 1,200 Hotel tax rate: 9.7 percent, on average Major facilities: Game On Fitchburg has nine outdoor fields, three indoor fields and a hard-court surface. Mas- sachusetts Youth Soccer Fields has six turf and 10 grass fields. Fitchburg State University houses an indoor gym and pool, turf football field, baseball field and softball field. Contact: North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce, See Ad On This Page Compete in the Heart of Massachusetts Game On Fitchburg in North Central Massachusetts

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