SportsEvents Magazine

DEC 2015

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CVBs & Sports Commissions Sponsored Content December 2015 140 igh fives, fist bumps, group hugs and an infinite amount of will and determination. That's what Cobb County is about—especially when you start talking about sports. Cobb is already recognized for its winning combination of facilities and customer service and for being the future home of the Atlanta Braves in 2017. But great plays are still to come. With the rollout of the Cobb Sports Alliance, a division of Cobb Travel & Tourism, the Cobb community has a new focus on sports-related activities and tourism. "We are thinking about sports in a whole new way," says Holly Bass, CEO of Cobb Travel & Tourism. "Cobb Travel & Tourism and the Cobb Sports Alliance are positioned to play an even greater role in the economic impact of Cobb County." The Cobb Sports Alliance creates and supports a complete sports, visitor and community experience by leveraging Cobb's assets in new, out-of-the-box ways. That is easy to do when you have more than 100 million square feet of space dedicated to sports throughout the county. The task becomes even easier when there are numerous attractions, hundreds of restaurants, 13,500 hotel rooms and 31,000 hospitality partners ready and waiting to support coaches, players and their families while they are visiting. Sports are big business year-round, and you don't have to be a Braves fan to recognize that value. The economic im- pact of all levels of sports is tremendous. Cobb is fortunate to have all those age groups of athletes covered, from youth and recreational to collegiate and—in 2017—professional. "In Cobb, we are fortunate to work with fantastic partners that help make this county what it is today in the sports arena," says Bass. "That is one of the many reasons we are considered Atlanta's sweet spot." n H Cobb County—Atlanta's Sweet Spot For Sports Rachel Rogers Sports Sales/Services Manager (678) 303-2622 or (800) 451-3480 Cobb Sports Alliance "Cobb County is the destination for sports tourism. We're just 10 minutes from down- town Atlanta. And with a wide variety of world-class sporting venues available, Cobb County offers a perfect combination of affordability and services to create a truly sweet experience. We are tougher, bolder, braver and stronger in Cobb. Other sports destinations just don't compete." OTHER SPORTS DESTINATIONS -8ST DON¶T &O0PETE. Cobb County is Atlanta's sweet spot: Charming. Delightful. And alive with personality. Whether you're on vacation or here for business, you'll discover a place where hospitality comes naturally, travel comes easy, and the pleasure is all yours. Learn all about what Cobb has to offer. ©2016 Cobb Travel & Tourism

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