SportsEvents Magazine

SEP 2017

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www.sportseventsmagazine.com September 2017 55 M I S S I S S I P P I t ation Complex includes a 50-meter pool. The Tunica Arena & Expo Center offers 48,000 square feet of floor space with a seating capacity of 2,224 fixed seats and a maximum seating capacity of 5,500. The Tunica National Tennis Center has four climate-controlled indoor courts. Contact: Tunica CVB, www.tunica travel.com Tupelo In northeast Mississippi is Tupelo. The small town offers big-city amenities and first-class facilities. Hotel rooms: 1,900 Major facilities: The Sportsplex at Ballard Park boasts nine baseball fields, 16 soccer fields, one disc golf course and a skate park. The Tupelo Aquatic Center has 20 short-course lanes and eight long-course lanes. BancorpSouth Arena is an 8,500-seat venue. Veterans/Eastwood Softball Com- plex features eight softball fields. Contact: Tupelo CVB, www.tupelo.net Vicksburg Vicksburg is located in western Mississippi on the Mississippi River. The city offers six baseball fields, 15 tennis courts, a skateboard park and a city pool. A sports complex is anticipated to be completed in the next five years and will have nine multi-use fields. Hotel rooms: 2,152 Major facilities: Halls Ferry Park Base- ball Fields has six baseball fields and 14 tennis courts. Bazinsky Fields offers three youth softball fields. City Park and Veterans Field has adult men's softball fields. Mis- sion Park hosts youth baseball. Convention center: The Vicksburg Convention Center hosts dance and cheer competitions, boxing and mixed martial arts events, and CrossFit competitions. Contact: Vicksburg CVB, www.visit vicksburg.com Walthall County Walthall County is situated in Southwest Mississippi between Jackson and New Orleans, Louisiana. The county's biggest town is Tylertown. Hotels: 6 properties Major facilities: The Southwest Events Center is a multipurpose venue with a 32,000-square-foot arena. Southwest Mississippi Community College accom- modates baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, cheer and football. Contact: Walthall County Chamber of Commerce, www.co.walthall.ms.us Yazoo County Yazoo County is located in west Mis- sissippi. The colorful county offers a number of attractions and restaurants. Hotels: 5 properties Major facility: Wolf Lake is an 18,000- acre, 15-mile long lake just northwest of Yazoo City. Yazoo City also offers a park and baseball fields, including Wardell Leach Recreation Complex. Contact: Yazoo County CVB, www.visityazoo.org n O U T D O O R F U N I S A L W A Y S I N S E A S O N Enjoy walking and biking the 4-mile Riverwalk. Discover prime fishing and hunting spots. Uncover adventure around every corner. 1,500+ HOTEL AND BED & BREAKFAST ROOMS | 135+ DINING CHOICES Tennessee Williams Home & Welcome Center | 300 Main St. | 800.920.3533 | VisitColumbusMS.org

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