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NOV 2017

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www.sportseventsmagazine.com November 2017 49 an indoor club fitting and teaching studio that helps players improve their game. Convention Center: Big Sandy Su- perstore Arena Convention Center hosts sports such as volleyball and wrestling. Contact: Cabell-Huntington CVB, www.visithuntingtonwv.org See Ad On Page 51 Charleston Charleston offers an excellent selection of accommodations, a wide variety of restaurants, an eclectic assortment of retail opportunities, and an extensive list of things to see and do. Each year, the city hosts an impressive list of sporting events, from state championships and regional tournaments to national pro- grams. Hotel rooms: 3,500 Hotel tax rate: 12 percent Major facilities: Frank A. Mullens, Jr. Athletic Complex at Little Creek Park has two youth baseball fields, a softball field, a youth football field and two soccer fields, all with new turf, as well as another turf softball field, two natural softball/baseball fields and five natural soccer fields. University of Charleston Stadium is a 18,500-seat football facility. The Charleston Tennis Club features 19 courts. Convention center: The Charleston Convention Center seats 13,500 and is the number one sports facility in the area. A $95 million expansion and renovation project is underway that will culminate in increased opportunity for indoor compet- itive sports. Contact: Charleston CVB, www.charlestonwv.com Clarksburg In the north-central part of West Virginia is Clarksburg. The city is rich in history, dating back to 1785. Hotels: Approximately 10 properties Major facilities: Veterans Memorial Park offers a 25-meter competition pool, disc golf course, tennis courts, skateboard park and pickleball courts. Clarksburg City Park houses the Frank Loria Memo- rial Baseball Field, a softball field, three Little League fields, a soccer field and several multipurpose fields. Contact: Greater Clarksburg CVB, www.clarksburgvisitorswv.com Gilbert The town of Gilbert is in western West Virginia. Outdoor recreation is popular here and the area is popular for ATV-rid- ing and rugged trails. Hotels: 4 properties Major facilities: Twisted Gun Golf Course in Wharncliffe offers an 18-hole, par-72 course. R. D. Bailey Lake is a top fishing spot. Contact: Gilbert CVB, www.visit gilbertwv.com Greenbrier County Greenbrier County is situ- ated in southern West Vir- ginia. The county is home to the famous Greenbrier Resort, which is home to the area's major facilities. Hotel rooms: 1,600 Hotel tax rate: 15 percent Major facilities: Center Court at Creekside seats 2,500 and has a Har-Tru clay court surface. The Greenbrier has three resort golf courses, one private course and one historic nine-hole course. The Greenbrier Sports Per- formance Center include three practice fields. Contact: Greenbrier County CVB, www. greenbrierwv.com Hampshire County Hampshire County is in the eastern part of the state and is home to West Virginia's oldest town, Romney. The region is home to four native trout streams and six stocked locations: Mill Creek, Mill Run, Dillon's Run, Edwards Run, North River and Warden Lake. Hotels: 5 properties Major facilities: Camp Walker houses a disc golf course. Capon Bridge Town Park includes a basketball court, a tennis court and one field. Green Spring Park has a sports field and sand volley- ball court. Hampshire Park features a sports field and sand volleyball court. Central Hampshire Park includes a bas- ketball court, sand volleyball court and sports field. Slanesville Park has fenced soccer/sports fields and softball/Little League baseball field. Contact: Hampshire County CVB, www.cometohampshire.com ► CABELL-HUNTINGTON The West Virginia Open has been playing each year since 1933. The 84th West Virginia Open Champion- ship was held July 19-21 at the Edgewood County Club in Sissonville, but the tournament is played on different courses each year. Golf legend Sam Snead won the event 17 times. The West Virginia Open is administered by the West Virginia Golf Association. n W E S T V I R G I N I A t

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