SportsEvents Magazine

DEC 2016

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December 2016 56 CVBs & Sports Commissions Sponsored Content ackson, Miss., is an appealing sports destination because of its central location and easy accessibility from anywhere in the Southeast. The "City with Soul" lies at the intersection of I-55, I-20, and the Natchez Trace Park- way. Its location makes it a great drivable destination for all participants! Our location means Jackson has facilities one would typically find in larger cities, but for a more reasonable rate. The legendary warm hospitality of our personal group services is especially appealing to groups coming into the city. You'll find every type of venue in Jackson, ranging from the Jackson Convention Complex that offers a 40,000 square-foot plus sports court, to our Missis- sippi Off-Road Adventures with more than 1,000 acres full of mud, sand, and miles of challenging ATV riding trails. Sanderson Farms Championship, a major event on the PGA Tour, has secured the Country Club of Jackson to host this event for the next nine years. The Country Club is situated on approximately 500 acres of rolling terrain and offers the finest ame- nities. Jackson rolls out the red carpet to ensure the success of this landmark event, including around-the-clock shuttle service to and from the event as well as enhance- ment of the surrounding area. The event has been well received Our showcase venues include Veterans Memorial Stadium, with seating for 60,000; the Mississippi Coliseum; the Kirk Fordice Equine Center; the Smith Wills Stadium; the Jackson Convention Complex; and the Mississippi Basketball Athletics facility. Jackson has a strong collegiate football heritage with Jackson State University, a SWAC team, in the foreground of this sports destination. Events here have included the MHSAA State Basket- ball Championships, USA Gymnastics, Warrior Dash, Mississippi State Rodeo, Southern Hospitality Jr. Girls Volleyball Championships, USA International Ballet Competition, Southern AAU Basketball Tournament, Deep South Cheerleading and Annual Mississippi Blues Marathon. With mild winters and long summers, Jackson entertains sports fans year-round. Jackson is surrounded by other sports opportunities, including Minor League Baseball, boating, camping and fishing. The strong culinary charm, live music, shopping, and other cultural attractions make Jackson more than a sports destination! n J Jackson, Mississippi: The "City With Soul" Jennifer Byrd, Convention Sales Manager (601) 960-1891, ext. 327 or (800) 354-7695 Visit Jackson

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