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AUG 2015

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August 2015 58 www.sportseventsmagazine.com Springfeld is home to the Basketball Hall of Fame. Greater Springfeld CVB Central Massachusetts Central Massachusetts is is a land of roll- ing hills, deep woodlands and small towns. The area has hosted the Women's Fed Cup Tennis, Longsjo Bike Race and the Pan Mass Challenge Bike Ride. Hotel rooms: nearly 5,000 Major venues: Wachusett Mountain Ski Area has a 22 trails and nearly 110 acres of terrain for all abilities. Best Western Royal Plaza Trade Center has a 47,500-square-foot Trade Center and 14,000-square-foot Pavilion. Contact: Central Massachusetts CVB, www.centralmass.org. Johnny Appleseed Country In north central Massachusetts, the Johnny Appleseed Country region is an ideal blend of world-class facilities, open land available for tournaments and events and attractions. From sports like soccer, base- ball, softball, lacrosse and golf to curling and dekhockey and races like the Tough Mudder, the area has a venue for many types of event. Hotel rooms: 850 Major venues: Massachusetts Youth Soccer Fields offers 16 felds. Fitchburg State University offers an indoor gym and pool, turf football feld, baseball feld and softball feld. Contact: Johnny Appleseed Country, www.appleseed.org. See Ad On Page 59 MetroWest Located just west of Boston and east of Worcester, the nine towns that make up the MetroWest region offer numerous hotels, dining choices, attractions and opportunities for sports. In fact, the area offers miles of trails, rivers, indoor facil- ities and outdoor stadiums. The Boston Marathon start is in the historic town of Hopkinton. Runners also follow a route through Ashland, Framingham and Natick, all part of the MetroWest region. Hotels: 35+ properties Major venues: The Bowditch Athletic and Cultural Complex houses Bowditch Field (a natural turf feld), a six-lane track, four tennis courts, two basketball courts, baseball feld and designated areas for track and feld events. Loring Arena hosts hockey. Navin Skating Arena houses an ice rink. The Babson Skating Center is the home rink for Babson College hockey, numerous youth hockey and skating school programs, as well as summer camps and events. Contact: MetroWest Visitors Bureau, www.metrowestvisitors.org. See Ad On This Page

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