SportsEvents Magazine

NOV 2017

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t November 2017 37 Bartlesville In northern Oklahoma is Bartlesville, home to many attractions, including a 3,700-acre wildlife preserve, museums and nature trails. Hotels: 17 properties Major facilities: Sooner Park has a pool, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts and an 18-hole disc golf course. Johnstone Park offers a skate park and tennis courts. Vet- erans' Park includes a pool, sand volleyball court, two basketball courts and two multi- purpose fields. Robinwood Park & Soccer Complex features soccer fields. Contact: Visit Bartlesville, www.visit Broken Arrow In northeast Oklahoma is Broken Arrow. A suburb of Tulsa, Broken Arrow offers ease of transportation from the Tulsa Interna- tional Airport. Hotel rooms: 1,040 Hotel tax rate: 12.517 percent Fields and facilities: Broken Arrow is home to a youth football complex, eight lighted football fields, 12 lighted softball fields, 18 lighted softball/baseball fields, seven lighted soccer fields and 24 unlighted soccer fields. Contact: Broken Arrow CVB, See Ad On Page 42 Chickasaw Country Chickasaw Country is composed of nu- merous cities and towns that blend native American culture, history and attractions in a picturesque land. Ardmore is situated along Interstate 35 and is 90 minutes from both the Dallas-Fort Worth area and Okla- homa City. It is a business, cultural and tourism city situated in the county seat. Hotel rooms: 1,700 Hotel tax rate: 9 percent Major facilities: Lakeview Golf Course is an 18-hole championship layout and open to the public. Dornick Hills Golf & Country Club houses a private golf course. Ardmore Regional Park includes eight softball/ ► With Great Plains, rolling hills and a long-standing pioneer spirit, Oklahoma is a state known for its history and heritage. But with an NBA team, numerous collegiate programs, and a number of amateur and Minor League teams, The Sooner State has also become known for sports. "Oklahoma has long been a hotbed for college sports, especially among its three major universi- ties," said Jennifer Mullins, director of travel promotion for the Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation. "The Oklahoma City Thunder have only been here for 10 years but the team has already built a winning tradition and a strong fan base. High school sports are also a big part of the fabric of Oklahoma communities. The state also has a long history with Minor League baseball." n ◄ Rodeo in the Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center in Shawnee SITE SELECTION GUIDE: OKLAHOMA McAlester Expo Center Living in a small community doesn't mean lacking sophistication and style. McAlester boasts some of the finest din- ing, shopping and enriching opportu- nities in the state. The city's convention center—the McAlester Expo Center, for- merly the Southeast Expo Center— has hosted events such as the Pitt 8 High School Basketball tournaments, weight- lifting competitions, boxing and wres- tling tournaments, volleyball, tennis, archery, pro rodeos, tough man com- petitions, cheerleading competitions, cross-fit tournaments and more. n MUST SEE:

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