SportsEvents Magazine

SEP 2018

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www.sportseventsmagazine.com September 2018 47 Puerto Rico Hotel rooms: 14,000 Hotel tax rate: 11 percent in casino hotels; 9 percent in non-casino hotels Major facilities: Hiram Bithorn Sta- dium is an 18,000-seat baseball stadium. Roberto Clemente Coliseum is a mul- tipurpose venue that hosts basketball, volleyball, boxing and gymnastics. The Coliseo de Puerto Rico is the biggest indoor arena in Puerto Rico and can host 18,500 spectators for sports such as basketball, hockey, tennis and gymnas- tics. Roberto Clemente Walker Stadium is a 12,500-seat baseball park. The Honda Tennis Center features 16 courts. Juan Ramon Loubriel Stadium is an 11,650-seat soccer facility. San Juan Natatorium hosts swimming, diving and water polo. Convention center: The Puer- to Rico Conven- tion Center offers 152,700 square feet in its exhibit hall, which can be divided into three spaces. Events such as the Jeep Volleyball Championship and the Jeep Basketball Junior Olympics have been held here. Contact: Discover Puerto Rico, www.discoverpuertorico.com n Puerto Rico sustained a massive blow in 2017 when Hurricane Maria, a powerful Category 4 hurricane, swept the island and caused dam- age and destruction. But the tourism industry in Puerto Rico is back and the beauty of the island is waiting for visitors to explore and enjoy – and many event organizers are again doing just that. "Puerto Rico makes an ideal destination race, not only for its year-round climate and beautiful scenery but also for its wide hotel selection, strong support by local government agencies, professional local staff and the best volunteers in the world," said Alejandro Velasquez, co-race organizer of the IRONMAN 70.3 Puerto Rico. "These, along with other attributes, provide our athletes with the most memorable race experience." n Men's volleyball at the Puerto Rico Convention Center ► SPOTLIGHT ON: PUERTO RICO Photos courtesy of Discover Puerto Rico

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