SportsEvents Magazine

DEC 2016

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CVBs & Sports Commissions Sponsored Content December 2016 160 he stunning scenery of the rolling Ozark Mountains in a blanket of green rising from shimmering lakes that invite you to dip a toe or a pole can make you feel as though you've found the road to easy street, but that's just the beginning of Branson's charm. The locals have been dishing out wholesome family entertainment for decades and have built state-of-the- art sports venues to serve up a win- ning stay, on and off the fields. Branson's RecPlex is a $14 million complex that combines 44,000 square feet of indoor facilities with 42 acres of mani- cured fields for baseball, softball and soccer. In- side, two full-size basketball courts can be divided for volleyball or other court sports in front of bleacher seating, with com- plete locker room and concession capabilities. Outside, four baseball/softball fields with seating for 200 at each field have a ticket booth, concession and restroom facilities as well as warm-up areas. Two multi-use fields can be used for two adult-size soccer matches or four youth- size. RecPlex also offers a 12,250-square- foot waterpark with six lanes for lap swimming or competition. Located across from the charming Bran- son Landing shopping and dining district on Lake Taneycomo, the Branson Convention Center delivers more than 110,000 square feet of flexible space. The sparkling new Ballparks of America features replicas of five iconic baseball stadiums at two-third scale with state-of- the-art synthetic turf and lighting to play well into the starry night, but its on-site amenities are first rate, offering team suites with HDTV, a space to hang-out, and personal lock- ers. The residence halls have air condi- tioning and private showers. There are more than 16,500 rooms available in the Branson/Lakes Area ranging from smaller facilities along the famous Highway 76 strip with swimming pools, waterpark, miniature golf courses and family restaurants all the way up to four-star resorts. Branson calls itself the live en- tertainment capital of the world with more than 100 live shows each week, with some theaters available for cheer- leading, dance, martial arts, boxing and other athletic events. Come on home to Branson! n T Branson's Ozark Mountain Charm Will Make You Feel Like The Home Team With a legendary theme park, three pristine Ozark mountain lakes, great shopping, dining and plenty of wholesome family entertainment all at an affordable price, it's no wonder everyone wants to make the team heading to Branson. As a sports event destination, Branson can accommodate everything from large tournaments to a corporate golf weekend. With a helpful community to support event organizers, modern indoor facilities, outdoor venues and plenty of post-game entertainment, holding your event in Branson is always a winning call. WHY EVERYONE TRIES TO MAKE T H E T R AV E L T E A M E xplore B ransonS por t s .com 87 7- B R A N SO N S I LV E R D O L L A R C I T Y Terra Alphonso, Director of Sports Marketing & Development (417) 334-4084, ext. 324 Branson Chamber & CVB

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