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NOV 2017

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November 2017 52 www.sportseventsmagazine.com W E S T V I R G I N I A t interstates intersect at Morgantown. Hotel rooms: 2,200 Hotel tax rate: 12 percent Major facilities: WVU Coliseum is a multipurpose arena with seating for 14,000. Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium at WVU seats 65,000. WVU's Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium seats 1,650, but the facility has broken facility attendance records with more than 3,000. WVU Recreation Center has seven indoor basketball courts and three regulation-size volleyball courts. Convention center: The 55,000-square-foot Morgantown Event Center hosts boxing, wrestling and cheerleading. Contact: Greater Morgantown CVB, www.tourmorgantown.com New River Gorge The New River Gorge is an epicenter for adventure in southern West Virginia. The area is home to the town of Fayette- ville. The area is home to the world's best whitewater rafting. Hotels: Approximately 15 properties Major facilities: The Gorge River has opportunities for whitewater rafting and fishing. Rend Trail and White Oak Rail Trail offer trails for hiking and cycling. Harlem Heights Park has basketball courts. Fayette County Park has a pool, tennis courts, a basketball court and fishing. Contact: New River Gorge CVB, www.newrivergorgecvb.com; Fayette- ville CVB, www.visitfayettevillewv.com Pocahontas County Pocahontas County is located in the Allegheny Mountains. More than 800 miles of hiking and biking trails are located in the county. Hotels: Approximately 11 properties Major facilities: Snowshoe Mountain offers downhill skiing and snowboard- ing. Lake Killbuck hosts fishing. Raven Golf Club has an 18-hole course. Poca- hontas Country Club has a nine-hole course. Contact: Pocahontas County CVB, www.pocahontascountywv.com Putnam County Putnam County is located within a 30-minute drive of downtown Charles- ton and Huntington. Valley Park opens in May 2018 and will have three base- ball/softball fields and a regulation-size soccer field, new tennis courts and an 18-hole disc golf course. Hotel rooms: 200 Hotel tax rate: 12 percent Major facility: Quantum Sports Center hosts indoor soccer. Contact: Putnam County CVB, www.putnamcountycvb.com Southern West Virginia Southern West Virginia is home to Ra- leigh County. The area is easy accessible via four major interstates. Every year, the area hosts numerous events, such as basketball tournaments, wrestling matches and half-marathons. Hotel rooms: 1,800 Hotel tax rate: 12 percent Major facilities: YMCA Paul Cline Memorial Youth Sports Complex fea- tures eight full-size lighted soccer fields. Linda K. Epling Stadium is a 2,800-seat ballpark. Convention center: The Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center hosts sports such as basketball and wrestling. Contact: Visit Southern West Virginia, www.visitwv.com Summersville Summersville is centrally located in West Virginia. The city's top facilities include Nicholas County Veterans Me- morial Park and Summersville Arena & Conference Center. Hotel rooms: 500 Hotel tax rate: 12 percent Major facilities: Nicholas County Veterans Memorial Park consists of two baseball fields, a softball field, a T-ball field and soccer fields. Summersville Arena & Conference Center houses a 24,000-square-foot arena that's ideal for wrestling, boxing, volleyball and basket- ball. Summersville Lake, the largest lake in the state, hosts fishing tournaments. Contact: Summersville CVB, www.summersvillecvb.com Wheeling In the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in northern West Virginia is Wheeling. Swimming, tennis, equestrian events, skiing and fishing are just a few of the popular sports hosted here. Hotel rooms: 1,000 Major facilities: Oglebay Resort has golf courses. Wheeling Park offers golf, indoor and outdoor tennis, an outdoor pool and ice skating. Contact: Wheeling CVB, www.wheelingcvb.com n Blaze Cheerleading in Huntington

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