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AUG 2016

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August 2016 58 Arena is a multi-purpose facility with a seating capacity of 17,125 and an 85,000-square-foot arena floor. Camelback Ranch has a seating capacity of 13,000. Contact: Visit Glendale, www.visit See Ad On Page 59 Mesa A suburb of Phoenix, Mesa offers numerous opportunities to play indoors or outdoors with its award-winning facilities and great weather. Hotel rooms: 5,000+ Hotel tax rate: 14.02 Major facilities: Kino Aquatics Center is a 70-meter competition complex featuring a 24-lane short course design with a separate six-lane instructional/cool down pool. Inspire Courts offers seven hardwood basketball courts, five college regulation basketball courts and seven regulation volleyball courts. Skyline Aquatics Center offers more than 25,000 square feet of water surface with 26 racing lanes. Sloan Park & the Riverview Baseball Complex seats 14,156. Hohokam Stadium is a 10,000-seat multi-use stadium with two fields. Fitch Park offers four ball fields. Gene Autry Sports Complex features three baseball fields. Red Mountain Baseball Complex has four soccer fields. Quail Run Sports Complex offers four lighted soccer fields. Contact: Visit Mesa, www.visitmesa. com. Phoenix Arizona's capital city is just one of 13 cities in the country that has teams in all four major sports: basketball, baseball, football and hockey. With state-of-the-art professional venues and a great average annual temperature, the city is a frequent host to all kinds of sporting events, such as the Fiesta Bowl and the NCAA Men's Final Four. Hotel rooms: 62,000+ Hotel tax rate: 12.57 percent Major facilities: Chase Field is a 48,519-seat Major League ballpark. Talking Stick Resort Arena, formerly known as U.S. Airways Center, is an indoor multi-purpose venue that can host 18,422 people and covers one million square feet. Convention center: The Phoenix Convention Center is a 24-acre complex in the heart of downtown Phoenix that includes three buildings, each offering thousands of square feet of space. Contact: Visit Phoenix, www.visit Sedona Sedona is surrounded by 1.8 million acres of national forest, making it a distinctly beautiful locale for an outdoor event. At an elevation of 4,500 feet, the town is perfect for elevation training. Hotel rooms: 3,000 Hotel tax rate: 13.5 percent Major facilities: A local high school houses a stadium and track. The town offers great topography for off-road racing. Contact: Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau, s. Scottsdale In the heart of the Sonoran Desert is Scottsdale, a city with beautiful mountains and verdant scenery creating picture- perfect backdrops at every turn. The city is a great destination for outdoor sports. In addition, downtown Scottsdale is just 10 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Hotel rooms: 14,000+ Hotel tax rate: 13.92 percent Major facilities: Scottsdale Stadium is a 12,000-seat facility that serves as the spring training home of the San Francisco Giants. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick has a capacity of 11,000 and is the spring training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies. TPC Scottsdale is home to the PGA Tour Waste Management Phoenix Open, the most attended tournament on the tour. Scottsdale Sports Complex is a 71-acre facility that attracts regional and national tournament play, and hosts soccer, lacrosse, football, rugby and ultimate Frisbee. WestWorld is a multi-use events facility that includes a 120,000-square- foot multipurpose tent and two arenas for equestrian and other events. Contact: Scottsdale CVB, Sierra Vista In the southeast part of Arizona is Sierra Vista. The city offers natural scenic beauty and is known for its wildlife and bird life. Hotels: Approximately 20 properties Major facilities: The Sierra Vista Aquatic Center aka The Cove is a 36,500-square-foot facility with a pool. Kings Court Tennis Club has eight courts. Contact: Sierra Vista CVB, Tempe Tempe is located in the heart of the metro Phoenix area, just minutes from the airport. The city has world-class venues to accommodate a variety of sporting events both indoors and out, including stadiums, t A R I Z O N A Soccer in Tucson

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