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NOV 2016

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www.sportseventsmagazine.com November 2016 49 Twyman Park & Pool includes a pool and tennis courts. Contact: Poteau Chamber of Com- merce, www.poteauchamber.com. Shawnee Shawnee is located 40 miles from Oklaho- ma City and offers all the convenience of a big city without the big city hassle. The city is a frequent host of sports like rodeos, basketball, tumbling, track and field, MMA and wrestling. Hotel rooms: 925 Hotel tax rate: 18.5 percent Major facilities: Oklahoma Baptist University offers facilities for baseball, softball, football, track and field, basketball, soccer, lacrosse and tennis. FireLake Arena is a 5,000-seat indoor venue that hosts MMA, boxing, roller derby, basketball and volleyball. Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center is a 52-acre fairground with both outdoor and indoor arenas. Contact: Visit Shawnee, www.Visit Shawnee.com. Stillwater Football, basketball, wrestling, equestrian — Stillwater has long been a host of sports of all types and events of all sizes. The north Oklahoma city is home to Okla- homa State University and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, which boasts the largest collection of wrestling artifacts in the world. Hotel rooms: 1,343 Hotel tax rate: 12.813 percent Major facilities: The Payne County Expo Center is the city's largest and most versatile venue for both non-traditional sporting events and livestock competitions with 85,000 square feet of space. Stillwater High School's Pioneer Stadium has been designed for football, soccer, track and wrestling. OSU's Michael and Anne Green- wood Tennis Center is a 50,000-square foot tennis facility with six indoor tennis courts and 12 lighted outdoor tennis courts. Contact: Visit Stillwater, www.Visit StillwaterOK.org. Tulsa With something for everyone, northeast Oklahoma's Tulsa hosts everything from soccer to BMX with its wide variety of top- notch sporting venues. Hotel rooms: 15,000+ Hotel tax rate: 13.517 percent Major facilities: Mohawk Sports Complex holds 17 international-size fields, four of which are Championships fields, as well as 10 lighted fields. Expo Square in- cludes the 448,000-square foot River Spirit Expo and the Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex. BOK Center is a 19,199-seat multi-purpose arena. Convention center: Cox Business Cen- ter in downtown Tulsa is newly remodeled with over 310,000 square feet of space, an 8,900-seat arena and Oklahoma's largest ballroom. Contact: Tulsa Sports Commission, www.tulsasports.org. n O K L A H O M A t

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