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NOV 2016

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November 2016 50 www.sportseventsmagazine.com The list of reasons to host a sporting event in Washington is quite long. In the Evergreen State, athletes and fans will find state-of-the- art venues, one-of-a-kind attractions and a history of hosting incredible events. Making the state even more of a sought-after des- tination is its natural beauty and variety of terrain. "It's the state's diversity that makes it unique," said Heather Bryant, Visit Seattle's communications manager. "Depending on the time of year, you could be in the water or skiing in the mountains." n Search for CVBs, sports commissions & sports facilities at www.sportseventsmagazine.com Washington's Sports Events Sceneā€¦ S I T E S E L E C T I O N G U I D E : W A S H I N G T O N t Motocross in Vancouver Washington Bremerton Bremerton is located in Kitsap County, east of the Olympic mountains directly across Puget Sound from Seattle. In addition to natural beauty, Bremerton and its surround- ing communities offer great shorelines and a variety of indoor and outdoor facilities. Hotel rooms: 800 Hotel tax rate: 10.7 percent Major facilities: Pendergast Regional Park has an indoor soccer arena, lighted softball fields, lighted soccer/football field and basketball court. Frank Raab Park has a sand volleyball court, basketball court and skate park. Kitsap Fairgrounds has ballfields and an indoor arena. Contact: Visit Kitsap Peninsula, www.visitkitsap.com. Mount Vernon Volleyball tournaments and basketball games are just two of the sports typically held in Mount Vernon, a city in northwest Washington. Hotel rooms: 398 Hotel tax rate: 10.5 percent Major facilities: Bakerview Park fea- tures a basketball court, BMX track, skate park and soccer fields. Eaglemont features 18 holes of championship golf. Edgewater Park has soccer and softball fields. Hillcrest Park offers a basketball court, soccer fields, softball field and four tennis courts. Convention center: The Best Western Plus Skagit Valley Inn and Convention Center has over 10,000 square feet of event space. Contact: Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce, www.MountVernonChamber. com. Seattle Seattle offers an extensive array of activi- ties, accommodations and venues. The city has a strong tradition of college athletics, from local programs to hosting renowned national tournaments such as the NCAA Final Four. A Sticky Attraction An iconic destination in Seattle is the Post Alley Gum Wall. The local landmark is located in downtown Seattle under Pike Place Market. The wall was cleaned in 2015 but gum was quickly added again. n Visit Seattle Visit Vancouver USA

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