SportsEvents Magazine

MAR 2017

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March 2017 58 www.sportseventsmagazine.com C A L I F O R N I A t Hotel tax rate: 12 to 14 percent Major facilities: The 48-acre San Mateo County Event Center is just 10 minutes from the San Francisco International Air- port and includes seven indoor buildings. Cow Palace is an arena that houses 30,000- square-feet of floor space. The Foundry has six indoor volleyball courts over the span of 40,000-square-feet of sport court. Sports House contains two indoor turf fields, a full-size basketball court, three volleyball courts and an adjacent outdoor beach vol- leyball court. Contact: San Mateo County/Silicon Valley CVB, www.smccvb.com Santa Clara About 45 miles southeast of San Francisco, Santa Clara has hosted many world-class events, such as the Super Bowl, Wrestle- Mania and Copa America Centenario 2016. In 2019, the city's Levi's Stadium will host the College Football Championship. Hotel rooms: 3,821 Hotel tax rate: 9.5 percent plus $1 per room, per night Major facilities: Levi's Stadium is a 69,900-seat football stadium. The 6,800-seat Stevens Stadium features a 7,000-square-foot training facility. Leavey Center offers 4,700 seats in a 101,300-square-foot facility. Stephen Schott Stadium has 1,500 seats and a 5,000-square-foot clubhouse. George F. Haines International Swim Center's racing pool is 75 feet x 50 feet with nine lanes. Mission Sports Complex includes four natural-grass ball fields. Convention center: The Santa Clara Convention Center hosts volleyball, wres- tling, boxing and other indoor sports. Contact: Santa Clara CVB, www. santaclara.org Santa Clarita In north Los Angeles county, Santa Clarita has for decades hosted various sporting events for cycling, running, softball, soccer, aquatics, golf and skateboarding. The city has also hosted the Amgen Tour of Califor- nia and the Wings for Life World Run. Hotel rooms: 1,500 Hotel tax rate: 12 percent Major facilities: Santa Clarita Central Park is a 106-acre venue with four softball diamonds, four basketball courts, 10 multi- purpose fields, a cross country trail, a disc golf course and a 5K trail. The Santa Clarita Aquatic Center has three pools. Ice Station Valencia has more than 95,000 square feet of ice with three rink surfaces. Contact: City of Santa Clarita, www.TeamSantaClarita.com See Ad On Page 57 Santa Rosa Santa Rosa is situated in northern Califor- nia, in the heart of Sonoma wine country, where cycling is one of the top sports on both competitive and amateur levels. The city offers beautiful natural sports venues. Hotel rooms: 2,000 Hotel tax rate: 14 percent Major facilities: The City of Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks boasts 10 community parks and two aquatic centers with a variety of fields and facilities for baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, basketball, golf, cross coun- try, bocce, pickleball, swimming and water polo. The Sonoma County Fairgrounds has two open-air arenas, a racetrack and golf course and has hosted horseracing, rodeos, equestrian events, martial arts, volleyball tournaments, and pro motorcycle and dirt- track racing events. Snoopy's Home Ice/ Contact: Visit Santa Rosa, www.visit santarosa.com See Ad On Page 59 Stockton In northern California is Stockton. The city's location and variety of venues make it an appealing destination. The city fre- quently hosts a number of sports, including PVRPD CAMARILLO HOTEL & TOURISM ASSOCIATION An hour north of Los Angeles, Camarillo's invit- ing year-round weather, picturesque agricultural vistas and fun attractions combine with 60 acres of turf for sports use — enough for more than 10 FIFA sized soccer fields, seven lighted baseball fields and six lighted soft- ball fields to host numer- ous baseball, soccer and softball tournaments. n A Tech Marvel! The Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay crosses the Sacramento River in the heart of Redding. Opened July 4, 2004, the bridge is one of the largest working sundials in the world. In addition to being a functional work of art, the cable-stayed structure has an inclined, 217-foot pylon constructed of 580 tons of steel. n WHAT TO SEE:

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