SportsEvents Magazine

DEC 2015

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Page 150 of 171 December 2015 151 Sponsored Content CVBs & Sports Commissions or rights holders who think big, Dallas is the host city that creates legendary experiences. Our passion for sports of all kinds, coupled with a strong heritage of iconic athletes, events and innovative sports leaders, provides the foundation you need for a successful event. As the number one visitor destination in the state of Texas, a top 10 conven- tion and event destination, and a leading sports market nationwide, Dallas is designed to accommodate competitions, teams and audiences of all sizes. Con- sider location, climate, accommodations, event facilities and Southern hospitality, all leading aspects that make our vibrant city the perfect location for your event. What makes Dallas the ultimate destination for your sporting event or meeting? • Eighteen-year ranking as one of the top sports cities in the United States (The Sporting News) • Readers' Choice Award as a Top Sports City (SportsEvents Magazine) • Multiple Venue & Space Options: More than 1 million square feet at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center and dozens of other venues and complexes throughout the city • 9,000 downtown hotel rooms and 70,000 hotel rooms in the surround- ing area • 20 entertainment districts • Moderate year-round climate • Two major airports for easy national and international access • Complimentary sales, event operations, marketing and communication services to market and manage your event Award-winning facilities and a leading media market allow Dallas to host some of the largest events in the country. From the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, American Airlines Center and AT&T Stadium to Southern Methodist University, Cotton Bowl Stadium at Fair Park and MoneyGram Soccer Park, Dallas has the perfect venue to fit your event. All facilities, when coupled with a passionate local fan base and easy access for travelers, routinely meet and exceed attendance marks for event rights holders. Dallas has been the proud host of the 1994 World Cup Games, NBA and NHL All Star Games, the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, Big 12 Conference Basket- ball and Football Championships, Super Bowl XLV, 2014 NCAA Men's Final Four, and the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Dallas also hosts countless amateur cheerleading and volleyball champion- ships, the Dallas Cup soccer tournament, the Red River Rivalry and State Fair Classic football games and so much more. In addition, we are the host city for the 2016 NCAA Women's Basketball Regionals in March, WrestleMania 32 in April, World League volleyball in July, the inaugural Elite Rodeo Athletes World Championship in November and the 2017 NCAA Women's Final Four. Big things are happening in Dallas. A very family-friendly city, Dallas is currently enjoying more than $15 billion in recent developments that include the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Klyde Warren Park, the Omni Dallas Convention Center Hotel, two Santiago Calatrava designed bridges, expanding Dart light rail lines, the largest urban arts district in the nation, and unparal- leled shopping and dining opportunities throughout the city. So, take a look around at all Dallas has to offer, and let us help you plan your next championship today! n F Ginger Lively-Cade Sales Director (214) 571-1000 or (877) 325-5272 Dallas Sports Commission "The experienced staff of the Dallas Sports commission is here to help with your amateur, collegiate, Olympic or profes- sional sporting events & meetings. We provide event organizers with a one-stop shop and can facilitate all the necessary steps in planning a successful event." Dallas: Big Wins Happen Here! See Ad On Page 5

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