SportsEvents Magazine

DEC 2016

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December 2016 64 CVBs & Sports Commissions Sponsored Content hether your sport of choice is softball, soccer, tennis or swimming, Columbus, Ga., is the place for your next event. Columbus is just 75 miles south of Atlanta with easy access via U.S. Interstate 185. The award-winning Columbus Sports Council along with the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau and Columbus Parks and Recreation will assure you a top-notch experience. Boasting more than 4,600 hotel rooms, Colum- bus has a 10,000-seat civic center with two ice rinks; a convention center; football, baseball and softball stadiums; a 11-field soccer complex; a regionally renowned tennis center; an eight-field softball complex that was home to the 1996 Olympic fastpitch softball competition; the world's longest urban white water course; the Columbus Aquatic Center and more. Couple these facilities with the Sports Council's experienced staff and cadre of loyal volunteers, and you have the recipe for a successful event. In your down time, tour the awe-in- spiring National Infantry Museum or the Coca-Cola Space Science Center, or take advantage of our 14-mile RiverWalk. Columbus is home to some of the best barbecue in the country, but when hun- ger strikes, there's no shortage of other palate-pleasing choices, too. If shopping is on your to-do list, the Chattahoochee Valley offers a cornucopia of nationally recog- nized stores complemented by unique local boutiques. Contact us today to learn all that Columbus, Ga., can offer you and your group. We'll roll out the red carpet for you, just like we do for thousands of happy visitors each year. n W Merri Sherman, CSEE Executive Director (706) 660-1996 Columbus, GA Sports Council "T.E.A.M. Columbus: This cooperation brings together all the aspects needed for a one-stop-shop approach—facilities management, event management, accommodations and marketing support." The Columbus Civic Center is a 10,000-seat, multi-purpose arena. Columbus, Georgia: We Make It Easy Sports Council Columbus, Georgia P.O. Box 1519 | Columbus, GA 31902 | 706.660.1996

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