SportsEvents Magazine

NOV 2016

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November 2016 32 www.sportseventsmagazine.com Special Feature: NEW & RENOVATED SPORTS VENUES Amateur Football Stadium Will Be Part Of The Star Development FRISCO — The Ford Center, an indoor stadium for amateur football with seating for 12,000, will be part of The Star develop- ment underway in Frisco. The Star will serve as the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters and will also include the 300-room Omni Frisco Hotel, set to open in Early Summer 2017. $325 Million Expansion For Henry B. González Con- vention Center SAN ANTONIO — The Henry B. González Convention Center underwent a $325 million expansion and reopened in 2016, offering 514,000 square feet of contig- uous exhibit space and 86,500 square feet of column-free multi-purpose space. VIRGINIA Embrey Mill Park Is New Home To Outdoor Sports Fields & Indoor Swim STAFFORD — Four artificial-turf fields and two grass fields, with room for as many as 12 in the future, and a 50-meter x 25-yard competition pool. That's what's available at the new Embrey Mill Park in Stafford, VA, about 12 miles northeast of Fredericksburg. The pool is housed in the Jeff Rouse Swim and Sport Center at the park, along with a shallow warm-up and warm-down pool, a therapy pool, a full-size basketball court, an area for exercise and fitness equipment, and a few classrooms. Ali Krieger Sports Complex Coming To Woodbridge WOODBRIDGE — The Ali Krieger Sports Complex, named after the U.S. Woman's National Soccer World Cup champion sits on nearly 30 acres in Woodbridge, VA, about 30 miles southwest of Alex- andria. Scheduled to open in early 2017, the complex will include nine rectangular multipurpose fields, a softball field, two Little League Fields and restrooms. Cregger Center At Roanoke College Opens In Salem SALEM — A five-floor, 155,000-square- foot facility opened in August on the Roanoke College campus. The new building is home to the Kerr-Cregger Field House, featuring a 200-meter indoor track; a 2,500-seat arena; a perfor- mance gymnasi- um; an athletic training clinic; the Belk Fitness Center; a health and human per- formance lab; 10 team locker rooms; and classrooms. Plans for the new facility include hosting regional and possibly state high school track meets as well as the Old Dominion Athletic Confer- ence Indoor track meet in 2017. Two New Artificial-Turf Fields Added At Norfolk Collegiate Complex NORFOLK — Norfolk Collegiate School, an independent, coeducational day school, recently finished an addition With a legendary theme park, three pristine Ozark mountain lakes, great shopping, dining and plenty of wholesome family entertainment all at an affordable price, it's no wonder everyone wants to make the team heading to Branson. As a sports event destination, Branson can accommodate everything from large tournaments to a corporate golf weekend. With a helpful community to support event organizers, modern indoor facilities, outdoor venues and plenty of post-game entertainment, holding your event in Branson is always a winning call. WHY EVERYONE TRIES TO MAKE T H E T R AV E L T E A M E xplore B ransonS por t s .com 87 7- B R A N SO N S I LV E R D O L L A R C I T Y

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