SportsEvents Magazine

DEC 2015

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Page 136 of 171 December 2015 137 Sponsored Content CVBs & Sports Commissions anama City Beach, Fla., is known for world-famous beaches, Southern hospitality, and is recognized by national and international sports event planners as the ideal location for tournaments and competitions. Moderate year-round tem- peratures, world-class sports faciliti es, convenient housing (22,000 rooms) and award-winning restaurants make Panama City Beach a premier sporting destination. Panama City Beach hosts 120 sporting events each year, including the USFA Fast-pitch World Series, Grand Slam World Series of Baseball, Ironman FloridaTri-athlon, Super Cup of Water- cross, EVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour, UCA Cheerleading, Biggest Loser Run/ Walk and many more. Frank Brown Park will open the 2016 season with a $4 million renovation of the baseball/softball diamonds and concession area. The park features nine full-sized baseball/softball diamonds, a T-ball field, a cushioned Miracle League field for handicapped athletes, seven soccer fields, two lighted outdoor basket- ball courts, an indoor basketball court, 1.25 miles of lighted walking trails, an equestrian facility and an Olympic-sized aquatic center. Adjacent to the sports complex is Conservation Park, which fea- tures hiking and biking trails, an outdoor classroom, picnic pavilions and a Nature Center. Across from Frank Brown Park are a new amphitheater and three new soccer fields. Several additional sports complexes are also available within Bay County. Opening fall of 2017 will be a "new" sports village featuring 12 state-of-the- art rectangular fields, 5 full size baseball fields, 16 youth baseball/softball fields, and a championship field for baseball, softball and rectangular sports. Panama City Beach has something for everyone, and getting here is easy thanks to the Northwest Florida Beaches Interna- tional Airport, which offers direct flights on Southwest and Delta airlines. Bring your sporting event to Panama City Beach, and find out why we're a top- rated sports and vacation destination! n P Panama City Beach—Sports In Paradise . . When the game's over, the is just getting started. "Panama City Beach offers the finest facilities, attractions, sports-friendly ac- commodations and community supportive atmosphere to present the perfect sports package. When considering your next event, Panama City Beach should be the destination of choice." Richard Sanders Vice President of Sports Marketing (850) 233-5070 or (800) PCBEACH (800-722-3224) Panama City Beach CVB

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