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SEP 2018

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t September 2018 39 Eastern Connecticut Eastern Connecticut is home to numerous state-of-the-art venues such as Mohegan Sun's Earth Expo & Convention Center and Mohegan Sun Arena. Hotel rooms: 10,600 Hotel tax rate: 15 percent Major facilities: Mohegan Sun Arena is a 10,000-seat multipurpose venue. Foxwoods Resort Casino hosts dance competitions. Dodd Stadium is a Minor League ballpark. Convention center: Mohegan Sun's new expo and convention center boasts more than 240,000 square feet. Fairfield County Fairfield County sits in western Connecti- cut. The area is home to numerous cities and towns, including Bridgeport, Stamford and Trumbull. Hotel rooms: 7,000 Hotel tax rate: 15 percent Major facilities: Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard hosts hockey. Chelsea Piers Connecticut is a 400,000-square-foot facility that offers 75,000 square feet of contiguous space. T.R.A.C.K. is a BMX competition and training site. Hartford The Greater Hartford region is situated in the heart of Connecticut. The region hosts numerous events – from marathons and golf to soccer and volleyball – and it is home to the new Dunkin' Donuts Park. Hotel rooms: 13,500 Hotel tax rate: 15 percent Major facilities: Dunkin' Donuts Park is a 6,146-seat ballpark. XL Center is a 16,000-seat downtown arena. Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field hosts sports such as soccer and lacrosse. TPC River Highlands is a PGA-level golf course. Convention center: The Connecticut Convention Center is a 540,000-square-foot space that features a 140,000-square-foot exhibit hall. New Haven The Greater New Haven region is located in the south-central part of the state. As the home of Yale University, the area boasts numerous collegiate facilities. Hotel rooms: 1,400 Hotel tax rate: 15 percent Major facilities: Yale Bowl hosts football. Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale offers 17 outdoor and 8 indoor DecoTurf hardcourts. TD Bank Sports Center at Quinnipiac University is a 185,000-square-foot multipurpose sports facility. Oxford Pickleball is a 16,500-square-foot facility with four courts and plans to expand. Connecticut Sportsplex features five lighted baseball fields; a 75,000-square-foot dome for soc- cer, lacrosse, field hockey, football and more; four synthetic outdoor turf athletic fields; and a 12,000-square-foot indoor baseball facility. Contact: Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau, n Convenience is key in Connecticut. The small southern New England state is easily accessible from car, bus, train or air. And while certainly small, its size is really quite an advantage: The Constitution State's capital city, Hartford, is within a two-hour drive to more than 23.5 million people. "Connecticut is fortunate to have an extensive range of sports venues on all levels, public and private, collegiate and university, state-owned stadiums and arenas that host regional tourna- ments and national championships," said Bob Murdock, director of sports marketing and director of national sales for the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau. n Dunkin' Donuts Park in Hartford ► SPOTLIGHT ON: CONNECTICUT Dunkin' Donuts Park

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