SportsEvents Magazine

NOV 2016

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t November 2016 45 Oklahoma provides hundreds of reasons as to why its many communities are ideal for sports. That's why the Sooner State continues to stay in the spotlight for athletic events of all ages, types and sizes. "Oklahoma runs the gamut when it comes to facility opportunities," said Sherri Rogers, executive director of Frontier Country Marketing Association. "You name it and we probably have it or can at least make something work. Additionally, our central loca- tion in the United States 'heartland' makes it easy to access." n Search for CVBs, sports commissions & sports facilities at Oklahoma's Sports Events Scene… Baseball in Broken Arrow Oklahoma Ardmore Ardmore is conveniently located on I-35, just 90 minutes from both the Dallas and Oklahoma City metro areas. The city is home to Oklahoma's first and largest state park, Lake Murray, which will see the opening of a brand new lodge in early 2017. Hotel rooms: 1,700+ Hotel tax rate: 16 percent Major facilities: Ardmore Region- al Park consists of eight softball/youth baseball fields, soccer fields, two Little League football fields, four soccer practice fields and one regulation soccer field. HFV Wilson Community Center has an indoor basketball court and indoor volleyball court with seating for 300. Walker and Witting- ton Park offers six tennis courts. Convention center: Ardmore Conven- tion Center is a 52,000-square foot facility. Contact: Ardmore CVB, www.ardmore. org. Bartlesville Bartlesville is in northeast Oklahoma, about 50 miles north of Tulsa and less than 20 miles from the Kansas border. The city has something for practically every need with 17 parks and plenty of open space. Hotels: 16+ properties Major facilities: Sooner Park offers a pool, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts and 18-hole disc golf course. Johnstone Park includes a skate park and tennis courts. Veterans' Park has a pool, sand volley- ball court, two basketball courts and two multi-purpose fields. Robinwood Park & Soccer Complex includes soccer fields. Artunoff Softball Fields has three adult softball fields. Contact: Bartlesville CVB, Broken Arrow Broken Arrow is known for hosting youth sports. The northeast Oklahoma city has hosted numerous tournaments such as USS- SA World Series Baseball, Gold Nationals Softball, Presidents Cup Soccer and Ruts 'n' Guts cyclocross event. Hotel rooms: 788 ► American Banjo Musuem Music fans near Oklahoma City will appreciate a stop at the American Banjo Museum, a world-class facility honoring the his- tory, spirit and future of the banjo. The only museum in the world devoted exclusively to the instrument, the facility houses more than 400 instruments, from primitive handmade versions to the holy grail of contemporary bluegrass. n t Oklahoma City CVB S I T E S E L E C T I O N G U I D E : O K L A H O M A

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