SportsEvents Magazine

DEC 2016

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Page 54 of 165 December 2016 53 Sponsored Content CVBs & Sports Commissions losing out a year featuring USA Fencing NAC and USA Volley- ball Girls 18's National Champi- onships, Milwaukee looks ahead to an exciting year of major events in 2017. The BMO Harris Bradley Center will play host to the NCAA DI Men's Basketball in March for the 7th time. In June, the presti- gious, 117th U.S. Open invites the world's top golfers to brave the rolling links terrain at Erin Hills just outside Milwaukee, rated by Golf Digest as 8th among America's Greatest Public Courses. Later in June, the nation's star gymnasts compete at the USA Gymnastics Championship. And the 3rd annual Milwaukee Running Festival's mar- athon and half marathon will run through cheering city neighborhoods and along the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline in November. It's all happening in Milwaukee, a sports-friendly city that has also hosted events ranging from baseball, soccer and hockey, to table tennis, speed-skating and gymnastics. The city welcomes thousands of athletes of varying skill levels each year at first-class facilities like the Wisconsin Center complex including the UWM Panther Arena, along with Miller Park and BMO Harris Bradley Center, home of professional sports teams. Add to this The Pettit Ice Center, an official U.S. Olympic Training Center, Uihlein Soccer Park with 16 fields, and The Rock Sports Complex with six baseball fields, and you've got a great sports destination. A water city located at the confluence of three rivers and Lake Michigan, Milwaukee features a three-mile RiverWalk that winds along the Milwaukee River, past some of the city's best restaurants, brewpubs, shops and waterfront nightlife. Renowned as the center of Milwaukee's German heritage, Old World Third Street is linked by River- Walk to the vibrant Historic Third Ward, anchored by the colorful Milwaukee Public Market. Along with summer festivals, boat trips and brewery tours, sports en- thusiasts leave with great memories of a great sports town. And that's just the warm up! Mil- waukee's value combination of great facilities, hotels and attractions, safe and accessible downtown and strong local support makes it a winning choice as a sports destination. n C Get Your Game On in Milwaukee! 1 0 I N D O O R FAC I L I T I E S | 5 M U LT I - S P O RT O U T D O O R FAC I L I T I E S | 1 6 ,0 0 0 H OT E L R O O M S We've got trails, beaches, arenas, fields and parks close to downtown. And we've got a city filled with award-winning restaurants, hotels, nightlife, a casino and museums. Together, that means no matter who wins the event you host here, you're still a hero. Marissa Werner, Sports & Entertainment Sales Manager (414) 287-6232 or (800) 576-6466 VISIT Milwaukee "A great value destination located within driving distance of one-third of the country, Milwaukee is the ideal host for your next event."

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