SportsEvents Magazine

FEB 2017

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February 2017 34 N O R T H C A R O L I N A t Durham Durham has a unique variety of facilities alongside a thriving downtown, two major universities and top-tier accommodations. The city has served as host to a number of premier sports events, including ACC and NCAA tournaments, the Special Olympics World Summer Games and USTA league events. Hotel rooms: 8,000+ Hotel tax rate: 13.5 percent Major facilities: Cameron Indoor Sta- dium is a 9,314-seat multipurpose venue. Duke University Golf Club is an 18-hole course. Durham Bulls Athletic Park is a 10,000-seat ballpark. Durham County Memorial Stadium is an 8,000-seat football facility. Historic Durham Athletic Park is a 5,000-seat ballpark. L.T. Walker Complex features an Olympic-size indoor pool and courts for tennis. Contact: Durham CVB, Fayetteville Located midway between New York and Florida, Fayetteville is North Carolina's largest city along I-95. Home to Fort Bragg, Fayetteville is a diverse community with a patriotic spirit. Hotel rooms: 6,926 Hotel tax rate: 13 percent Major facilities: Jordan Soccer Complex boasts eight Bermuda-grass fields. Freedom Courts Sportsplex is a 42,000-square-foot climate-controlled facility with 10 volleyball courts, four basketball courts and two indoor soccer courts; the courts can also accommodate karate, wrestling, tennis, cheer, gymnas- tics, rugby and football. Clay Target Cen- ter is an archery and clay shooting range. The Crown Center includes an 11,000-seat coliseum, 60,000-square-foot expo center and 2,400-seat theater, and can host sports such as hockey, basketball, wrestling and indoor football. Contact: Fayetteville Area CVB, See Ad On Page 36 Greensboro Greensboro is an ideal location thanks to its close proximity to three major international airports and state-of-the-art facilities such as Bryan Park Soccer Complex and Greens- boro Sportsplex. Hotel rooms: nearly 10,000 Hotel tax rate: 12.75 percent Major facilities: Greensboro Coliseum Complex includes the Greensboro Coli- seum, Greensboro Special Events Center, Greensboro Aquatic Center, The Field- house and White Oak Amphitheater. Bryan Park Soccer Complex features 17 Bermu- da-grass fields. Greensboro Sportsplex is a 106,000-square-foot multi-sport facility ► Lake Norman Tennis Center WILMINGTON Legion Sports Complex includes Jurgenson-Gabriel Field, Legion Back Field, Buck Hardee (Baseball) Field, Robert Shipp Pool and four lighted tennis courts. MOORESVILLE The Mooresville Golf Course was recently renovated and includes a new club- house, which will be completed in April. The city also has a new tennis facility, Edgemoor, which features six tennis courts and a stadium court, which will be completed in May. GREATER RALIEGH With world-class facilities such as PNC Arena, WakeMed Soccer Park and Cary Tennis Park as well as the Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh is a historic capital city with plenty of attractions for fun after the games are over. It is also the home to the USA Baseball National Training Complex.

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