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AUG 2015

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Page 60 of 67 August 2015 61 N E W M E X I C O t The city is rich in history, tradition and attractions, as well as dozens of athletic venues. Hotel rooms: 3,000 Major venues: Pan American Center is a 13,000-seat, multi-purpose cen- ter. Aggie Memorial Stadium is a 40,000-square-foot football facility. Hadley Athletic Complex consists of 12 baseball/softball felds. Field of Dreams Soccer Complex houses 12 felds. Convention center: Las Cruces Convention Center offers 30,000 square feet of space and hosts sports like box- ing, among others. Contact: Las Cruces CVB, Rio Rancho Rio Rancho is situated at 5,290 feet above sea level and features a mild, high desert climate. The central New Mexico city is a great destination for outdoor adventure any time of year. Hotels: Approximately seven properties Major venues: The New Mexico Soccer Complex (commonly known as the Bernalillo Complex) features 22 felds. Blades Multiplex Arena is a 60,000-square-foot arena for ice skating, hockey, fag football, indoor soccer and lacrosse. Club Rio Ranch features 18 holes of golf, a pool and tennis courts. Rio Rancho Sports Complex is a 78-acre venue capable of hosting seven adult softball games simultaneously. It has separate felds for soccer and football. Contact: Rio Rancho CVB, Santa Fe Santa Fe is nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the southernmost sub-range of the Rocky Mountains, at an altitude of more than 7,000 feet. The city is a popular destination for sports like biking, running, fshing, golfng, skiing and more. Hotel rooms: 5,200 Major venues: Ft. Marcy Recreation Complex offers a baseball feld, pool, racquetball courts, gym, soccer feld and tennis courts. Genoveva Chavez Community Center houses three pools, racquet- ball courts, ice rink, a gym and an indoor track. Municipal Recreation Complex features fve soccer felds, seven softball felds, two hardball felds, two rugby felds, a fag football feld and a BMX track. Salvador Perez Recreation Complex has a pool, three baseball felds, two tennis courts and an artifcial turf football/soccer feld. Convention center: The Santa Fe Community Convention Center offers 40,000 square feet of indoor fexible space. Contact: Santa Fe CVB, Taos In northern New Mexico is Taos. The city provides many opportunities for outdoor sports and adventure with unpar- alleled natural scenic views, a developed trail system and a national forest. Hotel rooms: 1,300 Major venues: Taos Eco Park, a high-altitude park, has a FIFA 2 Star turf feld. Taos Youth and Family Center houses a competition pool, skate park and hockey rink. Quail Ridge Resort has 10 tennis courts. Filemon Sanchez Park consists of three softball felds. Kit Carson Park offers two sand volleyball courts, three softball/baseball felds, and an open feld that can be used for vol- leyball, disc golf, soccer and football. Taos High School offers facilities for baseball, soccer, football, track and feld, basketball, volleyball and softball. High Altitude Athletics Gymnasium hosts gymnastics and cheer and dance. Contact: Taos Sports Alliance, n Ssssso Fun The largest collection of vari- ous species of live rattlesnakes in the world is at the American International Rattlesnake Museum in Albuquerque. In fact, the muse- um is home to more species than the Bronx Zoo, the Philadelphia Zoo, the National Zoo, the Denver Zoo, the San Francisco Zoo and the San Diego Zoo combined. Stop by to check out the species on hand from North, Central and South America, all in beautifully recreated habitats. n Boxing in Las Cruces Michael Hayes

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