SportsEvents Magazine

DEC 2016

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CVBs & Sports Commissions Sponsored Content December 2016 128 or rights holders who think big, Dallas is the host city that creates legendary experiences. Our passion for sports of all kinds, coupled with a strong heritage of iconic athletes, events and innovative sports leaders, provides the foundation you need for a successful event. As the number one visitor destination in the state of Texas, a top 10 conven- tion and event destination, and a leading sports market nationwide, Dallas is designed to accommodate competitions, teams and audiences of all sizes. Con- sider location, climate, accommodations, event facilities and southern hospitality all leading aspects that make our vibrant city the perfect location for your event. What makes Dallas the ultimate destination for your sporting event or meeting? • Eighteen-year ranking as one of the top sports cities in the U.S. (The Sporting News) • Reader's Choice Award as a Top Sports City (SportsEvents Magazine) • Multiple Venue & Space Options: Over one million square feet at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center and dozens of other venues & complexes throughout the city • 9,000 downtown hotel rooms and 70,000 in the surrounding area • 20 entertainment districts • Moderate year-round climate • Two major airports for easy national and international access • Complimentary sales, event opera- tions, marketing and communication services to market and manage your event Award-winning facilities and a leading media market allow Dallas to host some of the largest events in the country. From the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, American Airlines Center and AT&T Stadium to Southern Methodist University, Cotton Bowl Stadium at Fair Park and MoneyGram Soccer Park, Dallas has the perfect venue to fit your event. All facilities, when coupled with a passionate local fan base and easy access for travelers, routinely meet and exceed attendance marks for event rights holders. Dallas has been the proud host of the 1994 World Cup Games, NBA and NHL All Star Games, the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, Big 12 Conference Basketball and Football Championships, Super Bowl XLV, 2014 NCAA Men's Final Four, the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship Game and WrestleMania 32 in 2016. Dallas also hosts countless amateur cheerleading and volleyball champion- ships, the Dallas Cup soccer tournament, the Red River Showdown and State Fair Classic football games and so much more. In addition, we are the host city for the 2017 NCAA Women's Final Four, the 2017 Big 12 Football Championship Game and the 2018 NCAA Men's Bas- ketball First & Second Rounds. Big things are happening in Dallas. A very family-friendly city, we are currently enjoying more than $15 billion in recent developments that include the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Klyde Warren Park, the Omni Dallas Conven- tion Center Hotel, two Santiago Calatrava designed bridges, expanding Dart light rail lines, the largest urban arts district in the nation, and unparalleled shopping and dining opportunities throughout the city. So take a look around at all Dallas has to offer, and let us help you plan your next championship today! n F Dallas: Big Wins Happen Here! Ginger Lively-Cade, Sales Director (214) 571-1000 or (877) 325-5272 Dallas Sports Commission "The experienced staff of the Dallas Sports commission is here to help with your amateur, collegiate, Olympic or profes- sional sporting events & meetings. We provide event organizers with a one-stop shop and can facilitate all the necessary steps in planning a successful event."

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