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AUG 2017

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Page 52 of 67 August 2017 53 G E O R G I A t hosted gymnastics and dance. Contact: Cartersville-Bartow County CVB, or Lake- Point Sports, See Ad On Page 58 Cobb County Convenience is the key in Cobb County. The area is just 10 minutes from downtown Atlanta and offers a large variety of venues. Hotel rooms: 13,500 Hotel tax rate: 14 percent plus a $5 fee and $3 fee per room, per night Major facilities: SunTrust Park is a 41,000-seat ballpark. Atlanta United FC's Training Complex houses nine fields. Kennesaw State University's Sports and Entertainment Park is an 88-acre multipur- pose venue with more than 10 multipurpose fields. Fifth Third Bank Stadium has 8,300 permanent seats. Cobb County Civic Center accommodates boxing, basketball and roller derby. Convention center: Cobb Galleria Centre features 144,000 square feet of contiguous space and hosts sports such as volleyball, martial arts and cheerleading. Contact: Cobb Sports Alliance, See Ad On Page 52 Columbia County Along the Savannah River in east Georgia is Columbia County. The area is home to the 100-acre Patriots Park, a venue that can host a variety of sports, and Clarks Hill Lake, a great spot for fishing. Hotel rooms: 1,200 Hotel tax rate: 13 percent plus $5 per room, per night Major facilities: Blanchard Park offers two tennis courts, two baseball fields and two football/soccer fields. Blanchard Woods Park has four soccer fields, a stadium soccer field and a certified cross country course. Eubank Blanchard Park has a volleyball court, basketball court and softball field. The 100-acre Patriots Park boasts seven baseball fields, five softball fields, five soccer fields, nine tennis courts, one gym and an 18-hole disc golf course. Riverside Park has four youth baseball/soft- ball fields, three tennis courts, one T-ball field and additional fields. Contact: Columbia County CVB, Columbus A city rich in history and amenities, Colum- bus is 90 minutes south of Atlanta. Scenic highways lead to Columbus from Florida, Alabama and Tennessee, making car and bus trips an easy drive. Hotel rooms: 4,700 Hotel tax rate: 16 percent plus $5 per room, per night Fields and facilities: Columbus offers a 10,000-seat civic center with two ice rinks; football, baseball and softball stadiums; an 11-field soccer complex; a regionally ► ONE CITY great COLUMBUS, GEORGIA P.O. Box 1519 | Columbus, GA 31902 706.660.1996 Columbus Aquatics Center Columbus Civic Center • Columbus Ice Rink Columbus Convention & Trade Center FOR EVERY SPORT A GREAT VENUE South Commons Softball Complex Cooper Creek Tennis Chattahoochee River Historic Golden Park Columbus State University Woodruff Farm Soccer Complex A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium RiverCenter for the Performing Arts Flat Rock Park PLUS SO MANY MORE VENUES

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