SportsEvents Magazine

NOV 2017

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t November 2017 43 Atlantic City Atlantic City has several dynamic sports venues, such as the Atlantic City Con- vention Center, Boardwalk Hall and the beach. Thanks to its location, it offers an abundance of outdoor opportunities such as water sports, beach sports and golf. Hotel rooms: 16,000 Hotel tax rate: 13.875 percent Major facilities: Boardwalk Hall is a multipurpose facility with a 141,000-square-foot arena. Bader Field hosts many tournaments and races. Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center offers 125,000 square feet of space. Convention center: The Atlantic City Convention Center boasts 486,600 square feet of contiguous space. The center hosts sports such as volleyball, and cheer and dance. Contact: Meet AC/Atlantic City Sports Commission, Cape May County Cape May County is the southernmost county in the state. The popular summer destination includes about 30 miles of beaches and welcomes millions of visitors every year. Hotel rooms: 20,000 Hotel tax rate: 14 percent Major facilities: Cape May County Park East is a 16-acre park with tennis courts, basketball courts and a baseball/softball field. The area also offers six public golf courses. Contact: Cape May County Department of Tourism, Central New Jersey Central New Jersey is composed of 25 mu- nicipalities that make up Middlesex County. The area has 13 private and 10 public golf courses, and many of the area hotels are conveniently located near top local ► From the first college football game in New Brunswick and the first orga- nized baseball game in Hoboken to the first pro basketball game in Trenton, New Jersey is no stranger to sports. With state-of-the-art facil- ities across the state, it's no surprise that The Garden State continues to attract events of all sizes, from pro- fessional and collegiate to amateur and youth. "New Jersey remains a leader in hosting all types of national and internally known sporting events," said Jennifer Stringfellow of the New Jersey Division of Travel & Tourism. "With an extensive array of facilities for sports, New Jersey has home-field advantage." n ◄ Equestrian in Somerset County SITE SELECTION GUIDE: NEW JERSEY NEW JERSEY MUST SEE: The Steel Pier Observation Wheel The Steel Pier Observation Wheel is a $14 million project and the third-largest such attraction in the U.S. The wheel is 227 feet high with 40 climate-controlled gondolas. This attraction is a 16-minute ride. The wheel is currently closed for the season and officials say the opening date will be announced on Facebook. n Photo courtesy of Visit AC Somerset County

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