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www.sportseventsmagazine.com August 2018 65 Valley between the Organ Mountains and the Rio Grande. The city sits at the crossroads of two interstates – I-10 and I-25 – and is the second-largest city in the state. Hotel rooms: 3,500 Hotel tax rate: 13.313 percent plus $2.50 convention center tax Major facilities: Hadley Sports Com- plex boasts 11 baseball/softball fields and three multipurpose fields. The Pan Amer- ican Center is a 13,000 seat multipurpose arena. Convention center: The Las Cruces Convention Center has hosted numerous events such as the Combat Sports Club Grapplefest and Battle of the Badges boxing event. Contact: Visit Las Cruces, www.lascrucescvb.org Rio Rancho Rio Rancho is in north-central New Mex- ico. The city boasts a mild year-round climate and a community that's always welcoming of sports tournaments and events. Hotel rooms: 560 Major facilities: Rio Rancho Sports Complex features seven softball/base- ball fields and two lighted tennis courts. Rio Rancho High School includes a soccer/football stadium, three gyms, a softball complex, a track and a baseball stadium. McDermott Athletic Center is a 60,000-square-foot indoor venue for baseball, basketball, hockey and ice skating. Convention center: The Santa Ana Star Center is a 7,000-seat multipurpose facility that hosts sports such as indoor football on its 165,000 square feet of extended floor space. Contact: Visit Rio Rancho, www.visitriorancho.org Santa Fe Santa Fe is located at an elevation of 7,000 feet, which makes the area an ideal training ground for all athletes. The city was also recently ranked as having the best air quality in the U.S. The mix of mild year-round weather and the great air quality make Santa Fe a good place for sporting events. Hotel rooms: 5,000 Hotel tax rate: 15.3125 percent Major facilities: Municipal Recreation Sports Complex features seven soccer fields, four baseball fields and a rugby field. Genoveva Chavez Community Center has an Olympic-size pool, three volleyball courts, an indoor track and an ice hockey rink. Las Campanas has two Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses. Convention center: The Santa Fe Community Convention Center houses 40,000 square feet of indoor flexible space. Contact: Tourism Santa Fe, santafe.org Taos In northern New Mexico is Taos, which is known as an art colony. The city boasts a world-class ski resort, too. Hotel rooms: 1,155 Major facilities: Taos Eco Park houses a field for soccer. The Taos Youth and Family Center houses a pool, an ice rink and a skate park. Taos High School offers a football field, a baseball field, gym, a track and a softball field. Contact: Taos Sports Alliance, www.taossports.com n Connie Mac World Series in Farmington Farmington CVB Boxing in Las Cruces Visit Las Cruces N E W M E X I C O t

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