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NOV 2017

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November 2017 42 www.sportseventsmagazine.com Center is a 100,000-square-foot venue that hosts sports such as wrestling, gymnastics and volleyball. Contact: Oklahoma City CVB, www.visitokc.com See Ad On Page 39 Shawnee Located just 40 miles from Oklahoma City, Shawnee has all of the convenience of a big city without the big-city hassles. It's easy to get to, parking and traffic aren't issues, and sporting venues are affordable and in good repair. Hotel rooms: 925 Hotel tax rate: 18.5 percent plus $1 per room, per night Major facilities: Oklahoma Baptist Uni- versity (OBU) is home to many facilities, including Bison Field at Ford Park, a Minor League ballpark; Crain Family Stadium at the Eddie Hurt Jr. Athletic Complex, which hosts football, and track and field; and the Jay P. Chance Indoor Track Facility, which houses a first-class indoor track and field facilities; Lady Bison Softball Field has one field; Noble Complex hosts basketball, volleyball, and cheer; and the OBU tennis courts feature an eight-court complex. FireLake Arena is a 5,000-seat multipur- pose venue. Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center is a 52-acre area with an outdoor arena and indoor arena. Contact: Visit Shawnee, www.visit shawnee.com Stillwater Stillwater is a quintessential college town: half the population are students of Oklaho- ma State University. As a Big 12 Confer- ence community, Stillwater has a number of great facilities. Hotel rooms: 1,460 Hotel tax rate: 12.813 percent Major facilities: At Oklahoma State University: Allie P. Reynolds Stadium is a ballpark with a capacity of 4,000; Boone Pickens Stadium is a 53,000-seat football stadium; Colvin Center offers 240,000 square feet of recreational indoor space for mixed use; Cowgirl Stadium is a softball field; Gallagher-Iba Arena is a 13,611-seat multipurpose venue, home to basketball and wrestling; Michael and Anne Greenwood Tennis Center is a 50,000-square-foot facility with six indoor tennis courts and 12 lighted outdoor tennis courts. Gameday Sports Complex is a new 17,500-square foot indoor facility. Contact: Visit Stillwater, www.visit stillwaterok.org Tulsa Tulsa is an ideal setting for tournament competitions, hosting sports such as soccer, cycling, tennis and gymnastics every year. The city boasts venues such as Mohawk Sports Complex, Jenks Trojan Aquatic Center and Case Tennis Center. Hotel rooms: 16,109 Hotel tax rate: 13.517 percent Major facilities: Cox Business Center is a 310,625-square-foot multipurpose venue in downtown Tulsa. Mohawk Sports Com- plex features 17 international-size fields and 10 lighted fields. Jenks Trojan Aquatic Center houses a competition pool. Case Tennis Center has a 54,000-square-foot tennis pavilion and both indoor and outdoor courts. BOK Center is a 19,199-seat multi- purpose venue. Contact: Tulsa Sports Commission, www.tulsasports.org Woodward Woodward is located in the northwest part of the state. The city is known as a retail and entertainment hub for the areas of southwest Kansas, the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles, and northwest Oklahoma. Hotels: Approximately 16 properties Major facilities: The Woodward Con- ference Center houses more than 33,000 square feet of space. Boiling Springs Golf Club houses a golf course. Crystal Beach Sports Complex consists of numerous baseball fields. Contact: Woodward CVB, www.visit woodward.com n O K L A H O M A t

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