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SEP 2017

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t September 2017 40 www.sportseventsmagazine.com Bismarck The state capital, Bismarck sits in the heart of North Dakota. Convenience here is key: most sports facilities are within 15 minutes of each other as well as all of the hotels, restaurants, malls and the airport. Hotel rooms: 3,500 Major facilities: Bismarck State College (BSC) Aquatic & Wellness Center hosts swim meets. BSC Community Bowl ac- commodates high school football and track. VFW Sports Center hosts hockey and ice skating. Bismarck Municipal Park accom- modates baseball. Clem Kelley Athletic Complex has eight fields. Fore Seasons Center has an indoor golf dome and space for indoor soccer. Convention center: The Bismarck Event Center accommodates indoor sports such as rodeos, basketball, wrestling, curl- ing and cheerleading. Contact: Bismarck-Mandan CVB, www.noboundariesnd.com See Ad On Page 41 Devils Lake World-class fishing is found in Devils Lake, an area in northeast North Dakota. Devils Lake is the largest natural body of water in the state, covering more than 200,000 acres with hundreds of miles of shoreline. Hotels: 13 properties Major facilities: Bill Jerome Arena houses an ice rink. Roosevelt Park houses five softball diamonds, a baseball field and two sand volleyball courts. Roundhouse Park has a soccer field. Rotary Club Tennis Complex has two lighted tennis courts and a basketball court. The Quentin Burdick Sports Arena is a multipurpose facility with one sheet of ice. Ruger Park includes four softball fields, a pool, sand volleyball courts, two outdoor basketball courts, a disc golf course and a soccer complex. Contact: Devils Lake Tourism & CVB, www.devilslakend.com Fargo Planted firmly in the upper Midwest, Fargo North Dakota is a gem full of intrigu- ing places to visit, stay and play. The Midwestern state has large cities such as Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks and Minot along with outdoor destinations such as the Theodore Roosevelt National Park for those who want to get off the beaten path. "North Dakota can provide a perfect backdrop for sporting events," said Kim Schmidt, public and media relations manager for the North Dakota Department of Commerce. "From pristine rivers and lakes to the rolling plains and rug- ged badlands, North Dakota would be able to host your most memora- ble event." n ◄ Aquatics in Bismarck SITE SELECTION GUIDE: NORTH DAKOTA GUIDES BY PAIGE TOWNLEY The Wood Chipper The city of Fargo pays homage to the Coen brothers' iconic film Fargo at its Visitor Center with the wood chipper that was used while filming the movie. The Visitor Center is open year-round for visitors to see the unique display. n MUST SEE: Photo courtesy of Fargo-Moorhead CVB Bismarck-Mandan CVB

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