SportsEvents Magazine

DEC 2016

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CVBs & Sports Commissions Sponsored Content December 2016 112 Yeah, THAT Greenville! here are plenty of reasons why Greenville, SC is earning a spot in the consideration set of more and more sports event planners and why a rapidly increasing number of those with an inclination toward sports, recreation and the outdoors are choosing Greenville as their host destination. Whether it's our award-winning downtown, convenient loca- tion, countless things-to-do, range of accom- modations, diverse venues and more than 600 restaurants, outstanding value, stunning urban and natural surroundings — or simply the unique combination of Southern charm and contemporary cool that has made us one of the fastest growing communities in America — you've got all the reasons in the world to think seriously about Greenville, South Carolina. Yeah, THAT Space! For tournaments, championships and meets of every size, Greenville boasts venues large and small. Just minutes from downtown, the TD Convention Center is one of the Southeast's largest and most accommodat- ing facilities. With 280,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space and 60,000 square feet of meeting, ballroom and conference space, there's almost nothing this newly renovated facility can't handle. Offering the ultimate atmosphere for your next event, the Bon Secours Wellness Arena is one of the Southeast's premier sports and enter- tainment facilities. Conveniently located downtown with a seating capacity of 15,000, the BSWA is South Caroli- na's largest arena. From professional cycling to collegiate lacrosse and baseball to soccer and swimming, Greenville's other superb athletic facilities will help to make your event the best one ever. One look at the 60-acre, 16-field MeSA Athletic Complex, the newly renovated Westside Aquatic Com- plex, Furman University's athletic facilities or Fluor Field at the West End, Greenville's baseball stadium modeled after Fenway Park, is all it will take to convince you—but there's so much more to discover. Yeah, THAT Fresh Air! The natural beauty of Greenville County is more than a pretty face — it's an athletic paradise. When you add lakes, rivers and trails that exist around Greenville County, tournament fishing and mountain biking join the list of possibilities. And with large indoor facilities, wrestling, martial arts, basketball and a whole host of indoor sports come into focus. Couple all of those capabilities with 9,000 hotel rooms, an abundance of restaurants and a broad array of attractions — all wrapped up in a climate boasting more than 220 days of sunshine each year — and it's clear that Greenville deserves your consid- eration. The truth is Greenville is the perfect venue for just about any outdoor activity you can imagine. Hiking, boating, kayaking, rowing, orienteering, whitewater rafting, archery, shooting … well, you're beginning to get the picture. Greenville is an indoor and outdoor playground featuring some of the most spectacular fields, facilities and amenities in the Southeast. Yeah, THAT Location! Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the upstate region of South Carolina, Greenville offers a unique combination of natural beauty, unexpected cosmopolitan cool, Southern hospitality and excellent accessibility. Greenville, South Carolina is centrally and conveniently located between Atlanta and Charlotte on I-85. Air travel is equally easy with nonstop daily flights at the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. n T THAT Greenville Has Its Head in the Game Robin Wright, Senior Sales Manager - Sports (864) 421-0000, ext. 105 or (800) 351-7180 VisitGreenvilleSC "Greenville sets the bar high when it comes to hosting successful sporting events. Paired with our strength in having an overwhelming community that supports and understands sports tourism keeps sports organizers choosing our destination again and again." Fluor Field at the West End – Fans cheer on the Greenville Drive, a Boston Red Sox affiliate, at Fluor Field at the West End, modeled after Fenway Park. Falls Park on the Reedy featuring the Liberty Bridge – Visitors atop the Liberty Bridge at Falls Park on the Reedy look out at the majestic Reedy Rivers Falls.

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