SportsEvents Magazine

DEC 2016

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CVBs & Sports Commissions Sponsored Content December 2016 100 the Rocket City, we're known for being the home to Space Camp (the movie, too) at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. In fact, in the 1960s, engineers in Huntsville, Ala., pushed past limits and expectations, helping to build the Saturn V moon rockets that carried men to the moon. Today, our scientists and engineers are working on the next rocket, the most powerful rocket ever built, that will one day carry humans into deep space…and even Mars. You see, that's the thing about Huntsville. We want to put that same eagle-eye focus, attention to detail and energy that's ingrained in our city's culture behind your next sporting event. And we will. No matter what type of sporting event, we've got the space for it here in Hunts- ville. I'd like to take a moment and tell you about our facility offerings, free services and ease-of-access when it comes to trav- eling to Huntsville, Alabama. Afterwards, I hope you'll consider giving me a call. I'd love to have a conversation with you about your needs and how Huntsville can help fulfill them. You Name It, We've Got The Facility Whether your event is for 500 (or less) to 10,000, we've got you covered. From new soccer fields to basketball courts, bowling centers, football fields, golf courses, ice rinks, disc golf courses, rowing facilities, competitive swimming pools, tennis courts, track & field and much, much more, Hunts- ville has the space you need to let your competitive side shine. Home to the Huntsville Havoc (Southern Pro- fessional Hockey League), Rocket City United (Na- tional Premier Soc- cer League) and the famed Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Hampton Cove, we are a city that gets sports events.We understand the nuts and bolts, and we'll help you execute to create a top-notch, seamless event. New additions to the Brahan Spring Park Natatorium will be unveiled summer of 2017. When renovations are complete, the Huntsville Natatorium will be one of the premier swimming facilities in the South- east, featuring two 50-meter pools. The newest Olympic-distance pool, which will be 7 feet deep across, will be surrounded by seating for over 1,400 spectators, providing the opportunity to host major competitions. The 56,000-square-foot facility will also include a new lobby and therapeutic pool. Free Services From The Huntsville/ Madison County CVB Our goal is to make your job easier. We'll provide for local contact information, maps and brochures, site inspections, media assistance, pre-promotion, welcome bags, dining and lodging assistance, custom- ized bid proposals, photos and videos, welcome let- ters, social media support, tour assistance and even personalized coach's greet- ings—all free of charge. Getting To Huntsville— Let's Count The Many, Easy Ways An international airport serves Huntsville with non- stop service between 10 destinations. It's a quick 15-minute drive from Huntsville International Airport to downtown Hunts- ville's Von Braun Center (with more than 170,000 square feet of flexible space). If you're coming by car, you're in luck, too. Huntsville is an easy drive and only two hours south of Nashville, 1.5 hours north of Birmingham and less than four hours from Memphis and Atlanta. All of the details of Huntsville's sports offerings that we couldn't fit on this page are compiled for you in one easy Sports Guide, and that, too, is free. Give me a call at 800-Space-4-U or e-mail me at I can't wait to share my city—the Rocket City—with you. n In 3 Reasons The Rocket City Should Be Your Next Host City The Von Braun Center has more than 170,000+ square feet of space for your next sporting event. Don Dukemineer, CSEE, CHSP, Convention Sales Manager (256) 551-2270 or (800) SPACE-4-U (800) 843-0468 Huntsville/Madison County CVB "We're a community founded on excelling— whether that be in space exploration, bio- technology, military technology or your next sporting event. It's part of who we are, and our team of hospitality partners will work to make your event go above and beyond your expec- tations. We want you to have an outstanding experience you won't soon forget!" Coming in summer of 2017: new additions to the Brahan Spring Park Natatorium will include a second 50-meter competitive swimming pool.

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