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NOV 2016

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November 2016 48 www.sportseventsmagazine.com Complex offers a baseball field. Sam Wells Soccer Complex houses 13 fields. Joe Booth Sports Complex consists of multiple softball fields. City of Miami Multi Purpose Sports Complex houses a football field. Contact: Miami Area CVB, www.visit miamiok.com. Midwest City In the central part of the state is Midwest City, a city that's easily accessible and is home to numerous sports complexes like the Doug Hunt Softball Complex. Hotel rooms: 700+ Major facilities: The Doug Hunt Soft- ball Complex consists of three adult-size fields. Fred Meyers Ballpark and Marion Reed Baseball Complex combine to offer 10 fields available for youth play. Midwest City Soccer Complex in Joe B. Barnes Regional Park offers multiple fields. Convention center: The Reed Confer- ence Center boasts 66,000 square feet of space and hosts events like dance compe- titions. Contact: Midwest City CVB, www.visitmidwestcity.com. Muskogee Muskogee, in eastern Oklahoma, is a small town with a variety of accommodations, venues and restaurants. Hotel rooms: 1,000+ Major facilities: Love-Hatbox Sports Complex sits on a 60-acre site and houses 10 lighted baseball fields, eight lighted softball fields, two lighted football fields and 13 soccer fields. The Muskogee Civic Center offers a 8,568-square foot arena floor and seating capacity of 2,750. The facility has hosted basketball, roller derby and wrestling. Contact: Greater Muskogee Area Chamber of Commerce, www.Visit Muskogee.com. Norman About 20 miles south of downtown Okla- homa City is Norman. The easily accessible city is home to a major university, so plenty of indoor and outdoor venues are available here for any sport — from motocross cham- pionships to equestrian events. Hotel rooms: 3,100 Hotel tax rate: 13.25 percent Major facilities: Griffin Park features soccer fields, flag football fields, baseball fields, softball fields and a disc golf course. Reaves Park hosts baseball and softball fields. Convention center: Marriott Confer- ence Center at NCED features nearly 1,000 hotel rooms and 65,000 square feet of space for events. Earlier this summer, the venue hosted a cheer camp. Contact: Visit Norman, www.Visit Norman.com. Oklahoma City Oklahoma City offers up some amazing facilities, such as the new $45 million white water venue RiverSport Rapids. Home to two national governing bodies (USA Soft- ball and USA Canoe/Kayak), the centrally located city is always up for a game. Hotel rooms: 16,000+ Hotel tax rate: 13.875 percent Major facilities: Chesapeake Energy Arena is a multi-purpose venue with a seat- ing capacity of 18,203. Jim Norrick Arena is an 8,000-seat multi-purpose venue. USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium has four ancillary fields. OKC Tennis Center offers 36 total courts. Convention center: Cox Convention Center has a seating capacity of 15,000 and has hosted sports like volleyball, cheer and dance and gymnastics. Contact: Oklahoma City CVB, www.VisitOKC.com. See Ad On Page 47 Poteau In east Oklahoma, about 12 miles from the Arkansas border is Poteau. The small town offers big event opportunities with venues like Poteau Area Recreational Complex. Hotels: 8+ properties Major facilities: The 86-acre Cedar Lake is a great spot for fishing. Poteau Area Recreational Complex accommodates baseball, basketball, football and softball. O K L A H O M A t BMX Racing in Tulsa Ancient Attraction At the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art on the campus of St. Gregory's University in Shawnee, visitors can check out the Egyptian col- lection, which features the only ancient Egyptian mummies in all of Oklahoma. n Tulsa Regional Chamber

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