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AUG 2015

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August 2015 48 www.sportseventsmagazine.com Center is an 18,422-seat, multi-sport venue. Reach 11 Sports Complex offers 18 regula- tion-sized soccer felds and can also accom- modate hockey and rugby. University of Phoenix Stadium features a retractable fabric roof and a rollout grass feld. Convention center: The Phoenix Convention Center offers nearly 900,000 square feet of space on 26 acres. Situated in downtown Phoenix, the center is 10 miles from the airport. Contact: Visit Phoenix, www.visitphoenix.com. Scottsdale Opportunities for outdoor sports abound in Scottsdale, a city boasting predictable weather with 330 days of sunshine every year. Each year, the city hosts events like the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Cactus League Spring Training and PF Changs Rock 'n' Roll Marathon. Hotel rooms: 13,400 Major venues: Scottsdale Sports Complex is a 71-acre facility that hosts soccer, lacrosse, football, ultimate Frisbee and rugby. Scottsdale Stadium is a 12,000- seat ballpark. WestWorld of Scottsdale is an equestrian facility. TPC Scottsdale is a renowned golf course. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick is an 11,000-seat baseball stadium complex. Contact: Scottsdale CVB, www.experiencescottsdale.com. Tempe Tempe is located in the heart of the Phoenix/Scottsdale metro area, just min- utes from the airport. The city offers sports venues to accommodate a variety of events, includ- ing indoor and outdoor venues, stadiums, gyms, felds and pools. Hotel rooms: 5,867 Major venues: Arizona State University (ASU) Karsten Golf Course is an 18-hole course. ASU Mona Plummer Aquatic Center houses an Olympic- sized pool. ASU Sun Devil Stadium/ Frank Kush Field will boast a seating capacity of 60,000 when renovations are completed. ASU Wells Fargo Arena is a multi-purpose venue hosting basketball, volleyball, gymnastics and wrestling. Benedict Sports Complex can be used for fag football, lacrosse, softball, ulti- mate Frisbee, soccer, rugby and baseball. Tempe Sports Complex can accommo- date fag football, lacrosse, softball, ulti- mate Frisbee, soccer, rugby and baseball. Tempe Town Lake and Tempe Beach Park are ideal for fshing, volleyball, rowing, sailing and triathlons. Contact: Tempe Tourism Offce, www.TempeTourism.com. Tucson Tucson is in southern Arizona near the U.S.-Mexico border. The city boasts natural beauty, great weather and plenty of athletic venues, making it a year-round sports events locale. Hotel rooms: 13,160 Major venues: Abraham Lincoln Regional Park offers four softball felds, a pool and soccer felds. Sporting Chance Center is an indoor venue for basketball, volleyball and other sports. Kino Sports Complex is a 155-acre complex that boasts a baseball stadium, a dozen regulation baseball felds, soccer felds and softball felds. Convention center: Tucson Convention Center hosts a variety of sports, including hockey, bull riding and volleyball. Contact: Visit Tucson, www.VisitTucson.org. Yuma Yuma is situated along the Colorado River in the southwest corner of Arizona. The city's parks and recre- ational department maintains 34 parks, four pools, two golf courses, eight basketball courts, nine tennis courts, four sand volleyball courts, and felds for softball, baseball, soccer and football, along with more than 11 miles of trails. Hotel rooms: 4,000+ Major venues: Centennial Athletic Complex hosts youth soccer. Cibola Athletic Complex hosts youth soft- ball and baseball. Joe Henry Athletic Complex accommodates youth and adult baseball and softball. Keegan Athletic Field hosts adult softball. Kennedy Athletic Complex accommodates adult and youth baseball and softball. Kiwanis Field hosts adult soccer. Ray Kroc Baseball Complex hosts baseball and football. Sanguinetti Athletic Complex accommodates youth and adult softball and baseball. Shaw Field hosts youth soccer. Contact: Yuma CVB, www.visityuma.com. n A R I Z O N A t Soccer in Tucson It's A Fact: Tempe is home to Arizona State University, the largest university in the United States.

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