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SEP 2018

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September 2018 44 www.sportseventsmagazine.com M A R Y L A N D t State Park which welcomes more than 1 million visitors each year. Hotel rooms: 3,000 Major facilities: Blandair Regional Park includes three lighted synthetic-turf multipurpose fields. The Bob Lucido Fields at Covenant Park offer five grass fields and four synthetic-turf fields. Meadow- brook Athletic Complex is a 77-acre park featuring three baseball fields, two tennis courts and two basketball courts. Maryland Juniors Sports Center offers three regula- tion basketball courts and seven standard volleyball courts. Contact: Visit Howard County, www.visithowardcounty.com Montgomery County Montgomery County borders the nation's capital and features a blend of urban offer- ings and rural countryside. The number of parks, trails, lakes and open spaces are appealing for sports events of all sorts. Hotel rooms: 9,000 Major facilities: The Maryland SoccerPlex is home to 24 full-sized irrigated soccer fields, as well as a Championship Stadium. Discovery Sports Center is a multi-sport indoor facility that features a 46,000-square-foot arena with eight basket- ball and/or volleyball courts and two syn- thetic-turf fields for indoor soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, baseball and rugby. Contact: MoCo Sports, www.moco-sports.com Ocean City Ocean City is an oceanfront vacation desti- nation on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Along with great views and 10 miles of beautiful coastline, you'll find a variety of indoor and outdoor facilities for sports such as lacrosse, baseball, softball, surfing, soccer and basketball. Hotel rooms: 9,500 Major facilities: Northside Park is a 58-acre bayfront complex for both indoor and outdoor sports. The Ocean City Tennis Center features six Premier courts, three Lee Fast Dry Clay courts and four perma- nent 10 & Under courts. The Ocean Bowl Skate Park is the oldest skate park in the country. Ocean City's 10 miles of white sand beach are ideal for sand and water sports. Convention center: The Roland E. Powell Convention Center encompasses 214,000 square feet and provides stunning ocean views. The facility accommodates sports such as cheering, dance, volleyball and basketball. Contact: Ocean City Tourism, www.ococean.com Prince George's County Prince George's County is at the heart of the vibrant District of Columbia metro- politan area and centrally located in the Mid-Atlantic corridor. Literally minutes from downtown Washington D.C., Prince George's is also a central player in the area sports scene due to its volume of places for youth, collegiate, amateur and professional play. Hotel rooms: 10,000 Major facilities: FedExField is an 82,000-seat stadium that hosts football and soccer. Capital One Field at Maryland Sta- dium accommodates football, lacrosse and soccer. Junior Tennis Champions Center has 12 outdoor courts and 15 indoor courts. MGM National Harbor is a 3,000-seat space for sports such as boxing, wrestling and mixed martial arts. Prince George's Stadium is a 10,000-seat ballpark. Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex hosts indoor and outdoor track and field, aquatics, gymnastics, football, soccer and lacrosse. Convention center: The Gaylord Na- tional Resort & Convention Center offers 470,000 square feet of flexible space and sits on the banks of the scenic Potomac River at National Harbor. Contact: Prince George's County CVB, www.experienceprincegeorges.com Washington County Washington County boasts numerous cities and towns, including Hagerstown. The area features scenic byways and rural roads great for cycling, marathons and other outdoor events. Hotel rooms: 2,000 Major facilities: Chestnut Grove Park has two ball fields, one tennis court and one volleyball court. Clear Spring Park has two soccer fields, two ball fields, one tennis court and one volleyball court. Doubs Woods Park has two tennis courts and three volleyball courts. Kemps Mill Park has three softball fields. Marty Snook Memorial Park includes three softball fields, two tennis courts, a volleyball court and a pool. Pinesburg Softball Complex features four softball fields. Contact: Hagerstown & Washington County CVB, www.visithagerstown.com Wicomico County Located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay, Wicomico County is an ideal place for tournaments. The area boasts 34 sports venues and hosted 50 events last year. Hotel rooms: 1,100 Major facilities: Henry S. Parker Athletic Complex offers eight baseball/ softball diamonds. Arthur W. Perdue Stadium is a Minor League ballpark. Crown Sports Center features five indoor turf fields, one multi-surface court, two volleyball courts and outdoor fields for lacrosse, volleyball, soccer, field hockey, flag football, baseball and softball. Contact: Wicomico County Recreation, Parks, Tourism & Civic Center, www.wicosports.org Worcester County Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay is Worcester County. The area is just minutes from Ocean City. Hotel rooms: 10,000 Major facilities: John Walter Smith Park has four baseball fields, two softball fields and multipurpose fields. Newtown Park houses one senior league field, three Little League fields, two softball fields and up to five multipurpose fields. North- ern Worcester Athletic Complex has five baseball fields and six multipurpose fields. Showell Park offers two soft- ball fields and two multipurpose fields. Worcester County Recreation Center includes a 47,000-square-foot multipur- pose arena. Contact: Worcester County Department of Recreation and Parks, www.worcesterrecandparks.org n

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