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NOV 2017

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November 2017 44 www.sportseventsmagazine.com attractions such as historical sites, museums and galleries and restaurants and nightlife. Hotel rooms: 7,500 Major facilities: Donaldson Park hosts baseball, basketball, soccer, softball and tennis. Thomas Edison Park has facilities for baseball, soccer, softball and tennis. Fords Park accommodates baseball, bas- ketball, roller hockey and tennis. Joseph Medwick Memorial Park hosts baseball, football, soccer and tennis. Facilities at Merrill Park accommodate baseball, basket- ball, football, soccer, softball and tennis. Contact: Central Jersey CVB, www.gocentraljersey.com Cumberland County Cumberland County is within a one-day drive of 12 states and is a prime destination for fishing, boating and other water sports. Hotels: Approximately 13 properties Major facilities: The Delaware Bay and the Maurice River are great destinations for fishing. Contact: Cumberland County Tourism & Recreation, www.co.cumberland.nj.us Hudson County Hudson County is located across the river from New York City. The county includes 12 cities and 46 square miles, and boasts amazing views of the Manhattan skyline. Hotels: Approximately 18 properties Major facilities: Mercer Park has bas- ketball courts and a dual-use field for base- ball and football. Stephen R. Gregg Park has ball fields, tennis courts and basketball courts. Columbus Park is home to multi- ple athletic courts, including three lighted tennis courts. Lincoln Park has 21 tennis courts, seven baseball/softball diamonds, basketball courts, soccer fields, a multi- purpose field, a cross-country course and a running track. Washington Park offers four baseball/softball fields, 10 tennis courts, basketball courts and a volleyball court. West Hudson Park includes two baseball/ softball fields, a youth baseball field, a soc- cer field, a volleyball court and four lighted tennis courts. James J. Braddock North Hudson Park features 21 tennis courts, three basketball courts, three football fields, six volleyball courts, a Little League field and a cross-country course. Laurel Hill Park has the county's only lighted synthetic cricket field. Contact: Visit Hudson County, www.visithudson.org Hunterdon County Hunterdon County is known as a recre- ational paradise in western New Jersey. Part of the state's Skylands region, the area is geared toward outdoor activities, including water skiing, swimming, equine events, golfing, cycling, marathons and more. Contact: Hunterdon Tourism, www.experiencehunterdon.org The Meadowlands The Meadowlands is an area composed of wetlands in northeastern New Jersey. The area is home to major venues, such as MetLife Stadium, that have a long-standing history of hosting marquee sports events such as the 2016 Copa America Centenario, CONCACAF in 2015 and Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014. The area was just awarded the Army/Navy Game for 2021. Hotel rooms: 10,000 regionwide Hotel tax rate: 15 percent plus a 3 percent assessment on various Meadow- lands-proper hotels Major facilities: MetLife Stadium is an 82,500-seat football stadium. Red Bull Arena is a soccer-specific facility that seats 25,000. The Prudential Center is a multi- purpose venue with an ice rink that can seat 18,000. Convention center: The Meadowlands Exposition Center offers 61,000 square feet of unobstructed space for all types of events. Events hosted here include dance championships and indoor soccer. Contact: Meadowlands Regional Chamber and Meadowlands Liberty CVB, www.meadowlands.org Monmouth County Monmouth County is the gateway to the Jersey Shore. The area boasts more than 50 miles of beaches, along with great restau- rants, golf and hotels. Hotel rooms: 4,900 Hotel tax rate: 11.875 percent; 14 municipalities also charge an additional 1 to 3 percent Major facilities: OceanFirst Bank Center at Monmouth University is a 153,200-square-foot building housing a 4,100-seat arena and a 200-meter, six-lane indoor track. Robert J. Collins Arena at Brookdale Community College is a multi- purpose facility. Contact: Monmouth County Tourism, tourism.visitmonnouth.com Morris County Located just 30 miles west of New York City, Morris County is home to thousands of acres of recreational parks and trails, premier sporting facilities and extraordinary Lacrosse in Central Park of Morris County N E W J E R S E Y t

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