SportsEvents Magazine

DEC 2015

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CVBs & Sports Commissions Sponsored Content December 2015 118 the Rocket City, we're known for being the home to Space Camp (the movie, too) at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. In fact, in the 1960s, engineers in Huntsville, Ala., pushed past limits and expectations, helping to build the Saturn V moon rockets that carried men to the moon. Today, our scientists and engineers are working on the next rocket, the most powerful rocket ever built, that will one day carry humans to deep space…and even Mars. You see, that's the thing about Huntsville. We want to put that same eagle-eye focus, attention to detail and energy that's ingrained in our city's cul- ture behind your next sporting event. And we will. No matter what type of sporting event, we've got the space for it here in Huntsville. I'd like to take a moment and tell you about our facility offerings, free services and ease-of-access when it comes to traveling to Huntsville, Alabama. After- wards, I hope you'll consider giving me a call. I'd love to have a conversation with you about your needs and how Huntsville can help fulfill them. You Name It, We've Got The Facility Whether your event is for 500 (or less) to 10,000, we've got you covered. From a baseball stadium to new soccer fields, basketball courts, bowling centers, football fields, golf courses, ice rinks, disc golf courses, rowing facilities, competitive swimming pools, tennis courts, track & field and much, much more, Huntsville has the space you need to let your competitive side shine. Home to the Huntsville Havoc (South- ern Profes- sional Hockey League), Ala- bama Hammers (Professional Indoor Football League), Rocket City United (National Premier Soccer League) and the famed Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Hampton Cove, we are a city that gets sports events. We understand the nuts and bolts, and we'll help you execute to create a top- notch, smoothly flowing event. Free Services From The Huntsville/ Madison County CVB Our job is to make your job easier. We'll provide for local contact information, maps and brochures, site inspections, media assistance, pre-promotion, welcome bags, dining and lodging assistance, customized bid proposals, photos and videos, welcome letters, social media support, tour assis- tance and even personalized coach's greet- ings—all free of charge. Getting To Huntsville— Let's Count The Many, Easy Ways An international air- port serves Huntsville with non-stop service between many desti- nations. It's a quick 15-minute drive from Huntsville Inter- national Airport to downtown Huntsville's Von Braun Center (with more than 170,000+ square feet of flexible space). If you're coming by car, you're in luck, too. Huntsville is an easy drive and only two hours south of Nash- ville, 1.5 hours north of Birmingham and less than four hours from Memphis and Atlanta. All of the details of Huntsville's sports offerings that we couldn't fit on this page are compiled for you in one easy Sports Guide, and that, too, is free. Give me a call at 800-Space-4-U or e-mail me at I can't wait to share my city—the Rocket City— with you. n In 3 Reasons The Rocket City Should Be Your Next Host City The Von Braun Center has more than 170,000+ square feet of space for your next sporting event. Don Dukemineer Convention Sales Manager (256) 551-2270 or (800) SPACE-4-U (800) 843-0468 Huntsville/Madison County CVB "We're a community founded on excel- ling—whether that be in space exploration, biotechnology, military technology or your next big sporting event. It's part of who we are, and our team of hospitality partners will put the work in to make your event go above and beyond your expectations. We want you to have an experience you won't soon forget!" Brahan Spring Park Natatorium features a 50-meters-long by 25-yards-wide competitive swimming pool.

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