SportsEvents Magazine

FEB 2017

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Page 32 of 59 February 2017 33 City Slickers & Seaside Kickers We ' re always game From seaside soccer tournaments to IRONMAN North Carolina, Wilmington's hosted many diverse events filled with good times. Our welcoming year-round weather, breathtaking beaches and bustling riverfront are crowd-pleasers. Book off-season for the best savings, and see where the water takes you. | 800.650.9064 ext.124 N O R T H C A R O L I N A t Hotel tax rate: 15.25 percent Major facilities: Mecklenburg County Sportsplex features nine artificial-turf mul- tipurpose fields and two natural-grass fields for soccer, rugby, football, field hockey, ultimate Frisbee and more. Ramblewood Soccer Complex includes 11 full-size fields. American Legion Memorial Stadium has a seating capacity of 17,000. Bank of Amer- ica Stadium is a 75,419-seat facility. Grady Cole Center is an indoor multipurpose arena. Bojangles' Coliseum is a multipurpose facility that seats 8,600. The multipurpose Spectrum Center can seat 19,000. Convention center: Charlotte Conven- tion Center features 280,000 square feet of contiguous space that is utilized for sports such as basketball, volleyball and cheer/ dance. Contact: Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, Columbus County Southeast North Carolina is home to Columbus County, an area with numerous friendly communities that has hosted mul- tiple youth baseball and softball champion- ships. Hotel rooms: 150+ Hotel tax rate: 9.75 percent Major facilities: Buckhead Community Park has a lighted baseball/softball field and a basketball court. Cerro Gordo Athletic Fields houses two lighted baseball fields. Elizabeth Brinkley Park offers two lighted ball fields, two lighted tennis courts and a soccer field. Contact: Columbus Chamber of Commerce & Tourism, thecolumbus ► Visit Winston-Salem WINSTON-SALEM The city of Win- ston-Salem has a wide variety of venues ideal for all sporting events. Patriot Disc Golf Course has an 18-hole champion- ship-level course.

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