SportsEvents Magazine

NOV 2017

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Page 54 of 59 November 2017 55 W A S H I N G T O N t Downs is a thoroughbred racing venue with a 250,000-square-foot grandstand. The Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center features two pools, a diving tank and five levels of platforms. XFINITY Arena at Everett is a hockey venue that can also accommodate basketball, volleyball, wrestling and gymnastics. Convention center: Washington State Convention Center boasts 414,722 total square feet. Contact: Seattle Sports Commission, Seattle Southside Seattle Southside offers world-class sporting facilities and unbeatable enter- tainment. Home to Sea-Tac Airport, the area also offers dozens of hotel options, all with quick access to many of the sports venues. Hotel rooms: 8,000 Hotel tax rate: 12 percent plus $2 per room, per night Major facilities: Starfire Sports Complex is a 54-acre facility featuring 12 lighted grass fields, including a stadium, as well as an 85,000-square-foot Athletic Center that houses two indoor fields. North SeaTac Park boasts 160 acres of diverse amenities such as a BMX track, a 27-hole disc golf course, two RC tracks, a grass rugby field and a three-diamond baseball complex. Des Moines Marina is a beach waterfront and event center. Contact: Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority, www.seattle See Ad On Page 57 Snohomish County Snohomish County is situated in close proximity to Seattle and offers a variety of outdoor recreation activities. The area also boasts easy access to all of its sports facilities. Hotel rooms: 6,100 Hotel tax rate: 11.2 to 11.5 percent, depending on area Major facilities: XFINITY Arena at Everett has two NHL-size sheets of ice and 8,300 fixed seats. The Walt Price Student Fitness Center at Everett Community College houses one gym with two NCAA- size courts, a three-lane indoor track and a multipurpose room. Sky River Park includes four baseball/softball fields, one turf softball field and three mid-size soccer fields. Lake Tye Park has two baseball/ softball fields, one soccer grass field, one outdoor basketball court, two tennis courts and a 41-acre lake for triathlons. Lake Ste- vens Community Park has a baseball field, two baseball/softball fields and four grass multipurpose fields. Snohomish Aquatic Center is a 52,000-square-foot facility with a competition pool and dive area. Convention center: The Lynnwood Convention Center hosts sports such as dance, gymnastics, martial arts and more. Contact: Snohomish County Sports Commission, See Ad On This Page ► WHERE DEDICATION TO YOUR SUCCESSFUL EVENT IS OUR BADGE OF HONOR. OPEN UP TO DEDICATION Just minutes north of Seattle, you'll find a great selection of sports venues for your event. In addition to complete event organization assistance, you'll find over 5,000 hotel rooms, endless outdoor adventures and unlimited opportunities for fun. Contact Tammy Dunn, CSEE at 888-338-0976, ext. 102

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