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SEP 2017

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September 2017 26 www.sportseventsmagazine.com Special Feature: CONVENTION CENTERS 2017 Guide To Sports-Friendly Convention Centers Convention Centers throughout the U.S. were asked to update their information in detail with SportsEvents prior to publication. Only those that confirmed their data were included. Alabama BIRMINGHAM Birmingham/Jefferson Convention Complex P. O. Box 13347 (35202-3347) 2100 R. Arrington Jr. Blvd. N (35203) Phone: (205) 458-8400 Fax: (205) 458-8438 Website: www.bjcc.org Metro Area Rooms: 16,000 Meeting Rooms: 90 Exhibit Space: 220,000 Guest Room: 1,051 Continguous Exhibit Space: 220,000 Meeting Cap: 5,000 Banq Cap: 6,500 Arena Cap: 19,000 Venues Available For: Basketball, indoor SEE AD ON PAGE 3 HOOVER Hoover Metropolitan Complex/ Finley Center 100 Ben Chapman Dr. (35244) Phone: (205) 739-7364 Email: info@hoovermetcomplex.com Website: www.hoovermetcomplex.com Meeting Rooms: 3 Exhibit Space: 89,000 Continguous Exhibit Space: 89,000 Meeting Cap: 5,000 Banq Cap: 2,400 Venues Available For: Comments: The Finley Center is a 154,000-square-foot facility that has 89,000 square feet of uninterrupted space for sports, 11 basketball courts, 17 volleyball courts, 3 - tion space. Florida DAYTONA BEACH Ocean Center 101 N Atlantic Ave. (32118) Phone: (386) 254-4500 Toll Free: (800) 858-6444 Fax: (386) 254-4512 Email: adaniels@oceancenter.com Website: www.oceancenter.com Contact: Angela Daniels, Director of Sales, Metro Area Rooms: 5,000 Lgst. Area Room Block: 1,300 Meeting Rooms: 32 Exhibit Space: 200,000 Continguous Exhibit Space: 93,028 Meeting Cap: 9,312 Banq Cap: 1,008 Arena Cap: 9,300 Venues Available For: Gymnastics, cheer - Comments: The Ocean Center is located in the core area of Daytona Beach, only steps away from the Atlantic Ocean. The center 32 meeting rooms. Accommodations include - tions within walking distance. Only 10 minutes from Daytona International Airport. SEE AD ON PAGE 27 Georgia ATHENS Classic Center 300 N Thomas St. (30601) Phone: (706) 208-0900 Fax: (706) 548-0870 Website: www.classiccenter.com Meeting Rooms: 30 Exhibit Space: 80,000 Guest Room: 1,500 Continguous Exhibit Space: 56,000 Meeting Cap: 6,000 Banq Cap: 2,800 Arena Cap: 2,100 Hawaii HONOLULU Hawaii Convention Center 1801 Kalakaua Ave. (96815) Phone: (808) 943-3500 Email: info@hccaeg.com Website: www.hawaiiconvention.com Contact: Teri Orton Metro Area Rooms: 30,000 Meeting Rooms: 47 Exhibit Space: 1.1 Million Continguous Exhibit Space: 200,000 Meeting Cap: 459 Banq Cap: 9,500 Venues Available For: Volleyball, futsal, bad- Comments: Surrounded by Inspiration. On and off the courts. The Hawaii Convention Center is the perfect venue for sports tourna- ments of any size. All in a convenient location near gorgeous Waikiki that offers fun for the whole family. SEE AD ON PAGE 17 Indiana SOUTH BEND Century Center, Managed by SMG 120 South Saint Joseph St. (46601) Phone: (574) 235-9711 Fax: (574) 235-9185 Website: www.centurycenter.org Metro Area Rooms: 4,000 Lgst. Area Room Block: 290 Meeting Rooms: 18 Exhibit Space: 75,000 Continguous Exhibit Space: 24,472 Meeting Cap: 2,400 Banq Cap: 1,400 Kansas WICHITA Visit Wichita 515 S Main St., Suite 115 (67202) Phone: (316) 265-2800 Toll Free: (800) 288-9424 Fax: (316) 265-0162 Email: mrosson@visitwichita.com Website: www.visitwichita.com Contact: Moji Rosson, VP of Sales Metro Area Rooms: 1,200 Guest Room: 8,000 Continguous Exhibit Space: 93,000 Meeting Cap: 2,197 Arena Cap: 15,000 Venues Available For: Basketball, gymnas- tics, roller derby, martial arts, volleyball, box- Comments: Wichita, the largest city in Kansas, has sports facilities for sports of all - getically supporting its athletic events. Wichita offers big-city amenities at Midwestern prices Visit Wichita team. SEE AD ON PAGE 2 Kentucky OWENSBORO Owensboro Convention Center P.O. Box 456 (42302) 501 W Second St. Phone: (270) 687-8800 Fax: (270) 687-8929 Website: www.owensborocenter.com Meeting Rooms: 18 Exhibit Space: 92,294 Continguous Exhibit Space: 44,096 Meeting Cap: 4,640 Banq Cap: 3,674 Maryland ANNAPOLIS Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County 26 West St. (21401) Phone: (410) 280-0445, ext. 306 Toll Free: (888) 302-2852 Email: DBosman@visitannapolis.org Website: www.meetinannapolis.com Metro Area Rooms: 11,000 Meeting Rooms: 56 Meeting Cap: 850 Banq Cap: 800 Arena Cap: 5,710 Venues Available For: 17 turf fields, nation- ally recognized BMX Arena, 38,000-seat stadium, 100+ multi-use fields parks have professional sporting events. Comments: Enjoy the extensive variety of our top-notch fields state-of-the-art sports facilities. Players, familie - reaps the benefits that come from our team approach to staging your event. SEE AD ON PAGE 49 BEL AIR APG Federal Credit Union Arena at Harford Community College 401 Thomas Run Road (21015) Phone: (443) 412-2570 Fax: (443) 412-2133 Email: srutherford@harford.edu Website: APGFCUArena.com Contact: Stacy Rutherford, General Manager Exhibit Space: 18,600 Arena Cap: 2,500 Venues Available For: Volleyball, basketball,

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