SportsEvents Magazine

NOV 2016

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November 2016 54 Vancouver Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains, Vancouver USA is a great destination that offers athletes and fans top-notch indoor and outdoor facilities, from water sports on scenic Van- couver Lake to field events at its multi-use sports complexes. Hotel rooms: 2,700 Hotel tax rate: 10.4 percent plus $2 per room, per night Major facilities: Vancouver Tennis Center houses 13 tennis courts. Harmony Sports Complex has four baseball fields, one softball field, one Miracle League field and nine soccer fields. Vancouver Lake Regional Park is great for windsurfing, kayaking and professional rowing. Wash- ougal Motocross Track hosts motocross competitions. Convention center: Hilton Vancouver Washington and Vancouver Convention Center has 30,000 square feet of space and hosts dance competitions. Contact: Visit Vancouver USA, Wenatchee Valley The Wenatchee Valley is centrally located in Washington and boasts 300 days of sunshine a year. The area offers excellent recreational opportunities with the Colum- bia River. Hotel rooms: 1,335 Hotel tax rate: 12 percent plus $1 per room, per night Major facilities: Town Toyota Center is an indoor venue that hosts hockey, bas- ketball, indoor football, soccer and figure skating. The Apple Bowl is a 3,000-seat outdoor venue for football, soccer and lacrosse. Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park is a three-field softball/baseball/soccer complex. Convention center: Wenatchee Con- vention Center has a capacity of 1,500. Contact: Wenatchee Valley Sports Council, Yakima Valley The central location of the Yakima Valley and its state-of-the-art venues like the Yakima Valley SunDome make it a frequent choice for hosting an event. Hotel rooms: 1,877 Hotel tax rate: 11.2 percent plus $2 per room, per night Major facilities: Yakima Valley SunDome is a multi-sport facility accom- modating sports like basketball, volleyball, rodeo, wrestling, indoor football, boxing and dance. Sozo Sports Complex is a new facility that hosts soccer, football and lacrosse with its eight fields, and when completed, will be a 13-field complex with a 65,000-square foot indoor facility. Gateway Sports Complex is a seven-field baseball/softball facility. Convention center: The Yakima Convention Center is a 71,000-square foot facility. Contact: Yakima Valley Sports Commission, n W A S H I N G T O N t Unearthing History Coyote Canyon Mammoth Site is an active excavation site where volunteers are working to unearth a Columbian Mammoth that roamed the Columbia Basin thousands of years ago. Evidence suggests the animal was swept to its death by an ice-age flood 17,500 years ago and its carcass came to rest on the shoreline of temporary Lake Lewis. In 1999, a few mammoth remains were discovered and collected south of Kennewick, and formal excava- tion of the site began in September 2010. n Wakeboarding in Snohomish County Tammy Dunn, Snohomish County Sports Commission Basketball in Wenatchee Valley Town Toyota Center

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