SportsEvents Magazine

NOV 2017

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t November 2017 48 www.sportseventsmagazine.com Cabell-Huntington Conveniently located along I-64, Huntington is an accessible destination. The area offers accommodations and amenities of a big city but with a small-town feel. Hotel rooms: 1,400 Hotel tax rate: 13 percent within Huntington city limits; 12 percent within Cabell County limits Major facilities: Ritter Park Tennis Center features 11 outdoor courts, 10 of which are lighted and can be used for pickleball. The Huntington YMCA has seven outdoor soccer fields that can be used for lacrosse and four gyms with basketball courts. Barboursville Park Soccer Complex features 16 outdoor soccer fields that can also be used for lacrosse. Big Sandy Superstore Arena is an 86,000-square-foot multipurpose venue with seating for 9,000. Ona Speed- way houses a 7/16-mile oval track. The Marshall University Recreation Center includes four basketball courts, 1/7-mile indoor track, an aquatic center and an out- door multipurpose field. The university's Cam Henderson Center houses 213,000 square feet; Chris Cline Athletic Com- plex houses a 120-yard AstroTurf field and 300-meter track; Veterans Memorial Soccer Complex seats 1,006; Frederick A. Fitch Natatorium houses an eight-lane pool. Marshall County's Brian David Fox Tennis Center includes six outdoor lighted courts. The Sugarwood Golf Club in Lavalette is just six miles south of Huntington. Ranked as one of the best public golf courses in the state every year, Sugarwood offers a variety of tees and With rivers and lakes, mountains and unique terrain, West Virginia has it all for outdoor adventurers. It also has convenience: West Virginia is centrally located within a day's drive of 80 percent of the U.S. population. The Mountain State is connected to major cities and gateways but the state is known for the open space and natural beauty found among its distinct mountains and rolling hills. "West Virginia is an outstanding place to host a sporting event or conference," said Emily Amos, director of public relations for the West Virginia Tourism Office. "Not only do we have affordable lodging and a variety of dining options for attendees but we have unmatched scenic beauty and outdoor rec- reation that will leave everyone wanting to return to West Virginia again." n ◄ Marathon in Morgantown SITE SELECTION GUIDE: WEST VIRGINIA GMCVB MUST SEE: Charleston's Capitol Market Capitol Market has been around for 20 years. Longtime Charlestonians re- member the innovative idea to turn a rundown rail yard into a tourist attrac- tion, premier shopping destination and community social hub. This year-round attraction includes indoor and outdoor merchants, and is home to the Charles- ton, West Virginia visitor center. As one of the city's most popular spots, Capitol Market hosts events throughout the year that show its appreciation for its custom- ers and support charitable causes within the Charleston community. n Photo courtesy of Charleston CVB

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