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www.sportseventsmagazine.com August 2015 53 Contact: Discover DeKalb, www.AtlantasDeKalb.com. Douglasville Top-notch facilities like Hunter Memorial Park and Jessie Davis Park can be found in Douglasville. The city is 20 miles west of downtown Atlanta. Hotel rooms: 1,800 Major venues: Hunter Memorial Park boasts 10 multi-purpose baseball felds, a seven-court tennis complex, fve-acre lake, 18-hole disc golf course, 16,000-square- foot community center and Miracle League baseball feld. Jessie Davis Park spans 17 acres and includes a football stadium, pool, community center, and indoor and outdoor basketball courts. Fowler Field houses a soccer complex. West Pines Golf Club has a championship 18-hole golf course. Contact: Douglasville CVB, www.visitdouglasville.com. Gordon County In northeast Georgia is Gordon County. The area offers many felds that are convenient to lodging, restaurants and attractions. Hotel rooms: 900 Major venues: The 75-acre Sonoraville Recreation Complex includes a gym with two indoor basketball courts, six lighted tennis courts, a football feld, fve lighted softball/baseball felds and two soccer felds. Calhoun Recreational Complex has a gym, eight soccer felds, a football feld, 15 tennis courts and a pool. Contact: Gordon County CVB, www.ExploreGordonCounty.com. Gwinnett Located 30 minutes outside of downtown Atlanta and Hartsfeld-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Gwinnett offers accessibility and plenty of hotel options. The city also has a variety of facilities, including The Arena at Gwinnett Center and the Suwanee Sports Academy. Hotel rooms: 11,000 Major venues: Gwinnett Center offers 50,000 square feet of space. The Arena at Gwinnett Center is a 13,000-seat, multi-purpose arena. Suwanee Sports Academy is a 100,000-square-foot, multi-purpose facility with seven regula- tion NBA courts. Contact: Explore Gwinnett, www.gcvb.org. McDuffe County McDuffe County is a scenic area in east-central Georgia. Outdoor sports like fshing, equestrian and golfng are popular in the area. Hotels: Approximately 7 properties Major venues: Clarks Hill Lake offers beaches, boat ramps and a ball feld. McDuffe Public Fishing Area includes seven stocked ponds for bass, bream and catfsh angling, two archery ranges, a 12-acre dove feld and ► G E O R G I A t

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