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MAR 2017

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March 2017 54 www.sportseventsmagazine.com C A L I F O R N I A t towns such as Alpine Meadows, Carnelian Bay and Crystal Bay. The area is known for scenic beauty and boasts more than two dozen beaches, 12 ski resorts and hundreds of miles of biking trails. Hotel rooms: 8,000 Hotel tax rate: 10 percent Major facilities: Northstar California Resort and Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Ski Resort can host skiing and snow- boarding competitions and other outdoor events. Pomin Park has a soccer field and baseball field. North Tahoe High School has facilities for soccer, softball, tennis and basketball. Contact: North Lake Tahoe CVB, www.gotahoenorth.com Oakland Diversity is the name of the game in Oakland. From ice skating to triathlons, cheerleading to boxing, Oakland has venues for practically every sport. Hotel rooms: 5,100 Hotel tax rate: 14 percent Major facilities: Oracle Arena is an indoor arena with a capacity of 20,000. O.co Coliseum is a multipurpose stadium that can host baseball, football, soccer, lacrosse, and track and field. JAMTOWN is an indoor basketball and volleyball venue with 30,000-square-feet of court space. Oakland Ice Center has one NHL-size rink and one Olympic-size rink. Convention center: The Oakland Con- vention Center sits in downtown Oakland and features 45,960-square-feet of space. Contact: Visit Oakland, www.visit oakland.org Pasadena Pasadena is approximately 10 miles outside of Los Angeles. The southern California city is no stranger to hosting successful events, including the Super Bowl and the U.S. National Diving Championships. Hotel rooms: 2,500 Hotel tax rate: 15.8 percent Major facilities: The world-famous Rose Bowl Stadium seats 90,000-plus and hosts football and soccer. Pasadena City College houses the 5,400-seat Robinson Stadium (a facility for football, soccer and track), an Aquatics Center with a 50-me- ter pool and Hutto-Patterson Gymnasi- um, which hosts basketball, volleyball, badminton, wrestling and fencing, among other sports. Rose Bowl Aquatics Center is a swimming and diving facility located just south of the Rose Bowl Stadium and houses two 50-meter pools. Brookside Golf Club offers two championship 18-hole courses. Pasadena Ice Skating Center features an NHL-size rink. Convention center: The LEED Gold-certified Pasadena Convention Center houses 130,00- square-feet and many hotels are located nearby. Contact: Pasadena CVB, www.Visit Pasadena.com Placer Valley Placer Valley includes the cities of Ros- eville, Rocklin and Lincoln. The area is located in northern California in proximity to other major cities such as San Francisco and Lake Tahoe. The region is home to a wide range of top-notch facilities and is surrounded by affordable lodging options and dining choices. Hotel rooms: 2,400 Hotel tax rate: ranges from 6 percent to 10 percent depending on city, plus $6.50 per room, per night Major facilities: Maidu Regional Park has four softball/baseball fields and five full-size natural-grass soccer fields. Foskett Regional Park houses four softball/baseball fields and four full-size natural-grass soccer fields. Mahany Regional Park includes two softball fields, four baseball fields and one turf soccer field. Cherry Island Soccer Complex features 10 full-size natural-grass soccer fields. Skatetown consists of two NHL-size ice rinks. Roseville Aquatics Complex has a 50-meter by 25-meter pool. Courtside Center is a 36,000-square-foot multipurpose arena. Contact: Placer Valley Tourism, www.placertourism.com Pomona Pomona is an urban area of Los Angeles County, located in the Pomona Valley. The city is actually 27 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Hotels: Approximately 10+ properties Fairplex: Fairplex offers 300,000 square feet of exhibit space and a large grass infield and grandstand seating for 9,000. Contact: Fairplex, www.fairplex.com See Ad On Page 55 Major facilities: Jaycee Park, Montvue Park, John F. Kennedy Park and Ralph Welch Park offer facilities for baseball and softball. Palomares Park hosts baseball, softball tennis and soccer. Philadelphia Park hosts soccer. Veterans Park includes four soccer fields. Ganesha Park has two tennis courts. Washington Park accommo- dates baseball, softball and tennis. Contact: Pomona Chamber of Commerce, www.pomonachamber.org. ► SANTA CLARITA The Santa Clarita Marathon is held every November and the international Wings for Life World Run takes place in May while the Valencia Trail Race, Sugar Daddy Marathon and Spacerock Trail Race invite participants to explore the gorgeous terrain on natural trails and paved courses throughout the year. n

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