SportsEvents Magazine

SEP 2018

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September 2018 40 Annapolis The state capital, Annapolis is situated on the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the country. The city is known as the sailing capital of the United States but here you'll also find a vast variety of fields, facilities, arenas and courts. Hotel rooms: 11,000 Major facilities: Bachman Sports Complex includes six lighted fields ideal for baseball and softball, as well as two multipurpose fields. Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium is a 34,000-seat venue. Annapolis also offers 17 turf fields, 114 softball/baseball fields, a BMX track and competition pools. Contact: Annapolis & Anne Arundel County CVB, Baltimore Baltimore is an accessible destination that can cater to events of all sizes, whether a youth sporting event or an Olympic quali- fier. The city is home to a variety of sports venues located in the heart of downtown, including M&T Bank Stadium, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the Baltimore Convention Center and Royal Farms Arena. Hotel rooms: 12,326 Major facilities: M&T Bank Stadium is a football stadium that seats 71,008. Oriole Park at Camden Yards is a 45,971-seat ballpark. Royal Farms Arena is a 14,000- seat multipurpose venue. Convention center: The Baltimore Convention Center offers 1.225 million square feet of space and hosts sports such as fencing, gymnastics, cheerleading and dance. Contact: Visit Baltimore, Baltimore County Situated in the heart of Maryland, Baltimore County offers a beautiful backdrop for an event. The area also boasts 200 miles of waterfront along the tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay. Hotels: Approximately 40 properties Major facilities: Graham Equestrian ► In the Mid-Atlantic region, Maryland is most certainly a place to play. With venues that host sports from lacrosse and soccer to volleyball and triathlons, The Old Line State has whatever is needed to host events, indoors or out. "Maryland is unique in its own way that we have a sports commission that covers the entire state, as well as our TEAM Maryland initiative, which markets all of Maryland as an ideal sports destination throughout the state," said Terry Hasseltine, executive director of Maryland Sports. n Gran Fondo in Frederick County ► SPOTLIGHT ON: MARYLAND Adventure Sports Center International Garrett County boasts the world's only mountaintop whitewater course, Adventure Sports Center International. The course is just over 1,700 feet long and drops 24 feet from the top to bottom. Water is pumped from a lower pond and shoots into the start pool at a speed of five feet per second. n MUST SEE: Frederick News Post Photo courtesy Tim Jacobsen: Garrett County Chamber of Commerce

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