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DEC 2015

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CVBs & Sports Commissions Sponsored Content December 2015 112 www.sportseventsmagazine.com kills. Preparation. Talent. Beau- mont, Texas, knows how to play ball, or any sport for that matter. Beaumont is host to a multitude of sporting venues including Ford Fields, Ford Park, Ford Midway, Beaumont Athletic Complex and Beaumont Civic Center. With more than 183,000 square feet of indoor playing surface, the city is roaring with fan- filled fun. Ford Park is the MVP of sports venues in Beaumont with five versatile sporting sites. Ford Arena can seat up to 9,500 and, when combined, Ford Arena and Ford Exhibit Hall offer 83,000 square feet of contiguous, flat indoor space. Ford Midway offers nine acres of paved festival ground, a 45,000-square-foot practice arena, and 25,000-square-foot Ag barn for rodeos, Ag sporting events and extreme sporting events. Ford Pavilion has the perfect loca- tion for cheerleading events with its 6,200 covered seats plus up to another 12,000 on the lawn. Ford Park is about to become even more of a full-service sports events destination, as a waterpark will open in 2016 and a new hotel will open in 2017. Beaumont has 24 fields in two locations. Ford Fields has 12 championship-caliber fastpitch softball/youth baseball fields. Beaumont Athletic Complex has 12 soft- ball diamonds with 51 five-tier bleachers. The complex also has eight lighted tennis courts, four lighted sand volleyball courts, two soccer goals, five picnic units, a 1.25- mile jogging trail, two lighted/covered bas- ketball goals and a playground. Beaumont is also home to 27 soccer fields and an indoor soccer field. Beaumont has hosted a diverse selection of events such as the Miller Lite Texas Title Belt Pro Boxing Series, the American Fast- pitch 18-Under National Championship, Xtreme Bulls, United Cheer National Cheer & Dance Competition and more. From cheerful hotels to the sports venues themselves, the city rallies together when it comes to taking care of teams. Beaumont has more than 34 team-friendly hotels and 3,500 sleeping rooms to handle tourna- ments of all sizes. n S Freddie Willard Director of Sales (800) 392-4401 fwillard@beaumont texas.gov www.beaumontcvb.com/sports Hosting A Sporting Event Is Like Playing The Game… Success Is All About Being Prepared Beaumont CVB "Beaumont has the indoor / outdoor space for your event. Ford Park has versatile venues for softball, cheerleading, boxing & basketball." HOSTING A SPORTS EVENT IS LIKE PLAYING THE GAME. SUCCESS IS ALL ABOUT BEING PREPARED. The same is true for the city that hosts those teams—and that's what makes Beaumont, Texas the best choice to host your sport ng event. Fan-friendly hotels and make-it-happen venues are why teams return year af er year. Indoors, outdoors and even on the water, Beaumont's winning combinat on of experience and at ent on to detail will give your event an edge on the compet t on. Contact Freddie Willard, Director of Sales to begin your RFP today. CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS PREPARE BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE. Freddie Willard, Director of Sales Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau FWillard@beaumonttexas.gov 409-880-3160 • 800-392-4401 1-800-392-4401 BEAUMONTCVB.COM/SPORTS @VISITBEAUMONTTX

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