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SEP 2017

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t September 2017 57 Concord Concord is the state capital and features many historic and cultural attractions for pre- or post-event entertainment. The area also offers outdoor recreational opportuni- ties for hiking, biking, kayaking, skiing and more. Hotel rooms: 900 Major facilities: New Hampshire Motor Speedway hosts two major Sprint Cup NASCAR races annually, attracting more than 100,000 to each race. Everett Arena is an indoor hockey arena with a capacity of 3,000. Tri-Town Ice Arena is a two-rink complex. Contact: Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, Lakes Region Hockey, basketball, soccer, baseball, tennis — many sports are hosted in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Water sports are also popular here as the region is home to Lake Winnipesaukee and more than 270 other lakes and ponds. Hotel rooms: Approximately 3,000 Major facilities: The 28-acre Gilford Village Field includes four lighted tennis courts, a lighted basketball court, a soccer field and two baseball diamonds. Stonewall Field has a baseball diamond. Lincoln Park offers waterfront on Lake Winnipesau- kee. Arthur A. Tilton Ice Rink features an outdoor covered rink with lights. Gilford Beach boasts 1,800 feet of shorefront on Lake Winnipesaukee. Mount Sunapee Resort has alpine skating in the winter. Meredith Community Center is home to basketball courts, a tennis court, volleyball courts and badminton courts. John C. Foley Gymnasium hosts volleyball, basketball and wrestling. Charles L. Currier Memo- rial Field is a football stadium. Hanaway Rink hosts hockey. The PSU Natatorium at Plymouth State University is a 25-yard, six-lane pool. Contact: Lakes Region Tourism Associ- ation, Manchester Manchester is nestled in south-central New Hampshire along the Merrimack River. The largest city in northern New England, Manchester is just 20 miles from the Massachusetts border and 58 miles from Boston. Hotel rooms: 2,000 Major facilities: Northeast Delta Dental Stadium is a ballpark with a capacity of more than 6,500. SNHU Arena is a multi- purpose venue that can host sports such as hockey and basketball. McIntyre Ski Area offers 200 vertical feet of terrain and nine trails of varying difficulty. JFK Memorial Coliseum is an indoor ice rink. West Side Ice Arena is an indoor ice rink. Contact: Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, n From its 18 miles of coastline along the Atlantic Ocean to the White Mountains Region in the northeast portion of the state to the bodies of water in the Lakes Region, New Hampshire is overflowing with opportunities for exploring the outdoors and enjoying all it has to offer. "New Hampshire plays host to unique events that aren't held anywhere else in the world, like an uphill foot race up the Mount Washington Auto Road and the Tuckerman Inferno Pentathlon. These events attract competitors from all over the world." said Victoria Cimino, New Hampshire's travel and tourism director. n ◄ Hockey in Concord SITE SELECTION GUIDE: NEW HAMPSHIRE Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce

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