SportsEvents Magazine

NOV 2016

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November 2016 24 ALABAMA Foley Sports Tourism Complex Will Offer Indoor & Outdoor Facilities FOLEY — The outdoor phase of the Foley Sports Tourism Complex opened in No- vember with a full schedule of top soccer tournaments on its 16 state-of-the-art year- round fields that include a championship field with TV-ready lighting, a press box and a 2,000-seat capacity. In 2017, the Foley Events Center will open with space for six basketball courts or 12 volleyball courts, team rooms. It is great for cheer and dance or gymnastics, as well as anything else you might have in mind. New Tennis Courts & Pools In Huntsville HUNTSVILLE — Six new clay courts have been added to the John Hunt Park Tennis Center in 2016, bringing the facili- ty's total to 30. Also under construction are new pools at the Brahan Spring Natatorium, which will make Huntsville one of the only cities in the South with two Olympic-size pools in the same complex when the facility is completed in 2017. ARIZONA Arizona Sports & Tourism Authority Awards $2.4 Million To Support Youth PHOENIX — Some 23 organizations in the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan area are eligible for a portion of the $2.4 million in funds recently allocated for amateur and community sports operations. The mon- ies will help fund a number of projects, including an archery range at Glendale Heroes Regional Park, a new gymnasium for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix and a renovated baseball playing surface for special needs children at Miracle League of Arizona's ballpark in Scottsdale. ARKANSAS Phase One Of New 200-Acre Sports & Recreation Park Opens In Fayetteville FAYETTEVILLE — The new Kessler Mountain Regional Park opened in August with six lighted soccer fields, four lighted baseball fields, two restroom/concession buildings, about 400 parking spaces, and other associated infrastructure. Phase One sits on 60 of the park's total 200 acres, which lie within 350 acres of the Ozark National Forest. The next phases of the park will include basketball and tennis courts, and more parking, along with an amphithe- ater and additional amenities. CALIFORNIA Epicenter Opens With Wide Entertainment Mix SANTA ROSA — Epicenter is the North Bay's largest all-in-one destination for sports, fitness, and entertainment. Its 130,000 square feet is packed with a mix for adults and kids. It includes indoor sports facility that has three turf playing fields that include two full-size soccer field and one youth soccer field. It has a full-size basketball multi-sport court that can be split into two courts as needed for basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, badminton and futsal. Epicenter also has bowling lanes with an upscale bowling lounge, a trampoline park, game arcade and an advanced laser tag arena. Mesa Marin Sports Complex Adds Two Softball Fields & More BAKERSFIELD — The Mesa Marin Sports Complex is home to six softball fields after adding two this fall. The complex also has playground equipment, restrooms, a dog park and another parking lot. COLORADO Colorado Olympic Training Center Velodrome Adds Covered Dome COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center Velo- drome now features a covered dome. This means the facility provides year-round training and the ability to hold competitions during the winter months. Two Colorado Springs Complexes To Open In 2017 COLORADO SPRINGS — The John Venezia Community Park broke ground in April and is expected to be complete in 2017. The park will have three soccer fields, four tennis courts, four pickleball courts and two basketball courts. Also planned are an additional small turf field, a large pavilion, shade shelters, a picnic area and a parking lot. Everything will have a ranch theme with designations including The Homestead, The Corral, The Range, The Pastures and The Watering Hole, a recreational water-spray area. The site also has the Briargate trail for runs or hikes. The Scott Hall Field of Dreams is in the fundraising stage for Phase I of a new athletic facility on 70 acres in northern Special Feature: NEW & RENOVATED SPORTS VENUES New & Renovated Roundup! Kessler Mountain Regional Park in Fayetteville, AR

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