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JAN 2018

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Janaury 2018 64 www.sportseventsmagazine.com synthetic-turf multipurpose field. Skyview Sports Complex features six turf lighted adult baseball/softball fields, including two wheelchair-accessible fields. The Olympic Training Center Velodrome has a 333.3-me- ter banked cement cycling track, which wraps around a 200-meter track for roller sports. Contact: Colorado Springs CVB, www.visitcos.com/sports See Ad On Page 65 Denver With seven professional sports teams, more than 300 days of sunshine per year and the Rocky Mountains as its playground, Denver is known as a sports and recreation capital. The city's natural assets, diverse profession- al sports fan base and outdoor lovers make it a great destination for an event. Hotel rooms: 10,000 Major facilities: Sports Authority Field at Mile High hosts football, soccer, lacrosse and rugby. Coors Field accommodates baseball and hockey. Pepsi Center is a mul- tipurpose venue with a capacity of 21,000. Dick's Sporting Goods Park hosts soccer, rugby, lacrosse and more. The Denver Col- iseum accommodates indoor sports such as basketball, hockey and cheerleading. Convention center: The Colorado Convention Center houses 2.2 million total square feet and hosts sports such as volley- ball and fencing. Contact: Visit Denver, www.visit denver.com Fort Collins Situated at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins is home to fabulous recreational opportunities, diverse cultural attractions and plenty of family fun. Hotel rooms: 2,128 Major facilities: Edora Pool Ice Center (EPIC) has an indoor 50-meter by 25-yard pool and diving boards. Rocky Mountain Sports Park features a 4,500-seat stadium and 67 other fields for play. Contact: Visit Fort Collins, www.visit ftcollins.com Grand Junction Situated in western Colorado, Grand Junction features a spectacular scenic setting with mountains, red rocks and the Colorado River. With its thousands of rock formations, the city has become a climber's paradise. Hotel rooms: 3,000 Major facilities: Ralph Stocker Stadium is an 8,000-seat stadium that hosts football and track. Suplizio Field is a 10,000-seat ballpark. Walker Field at Colorado Mesa University hosts lacrosse and soccer. The university's El Pomar Natatorium hosts swimming, diving and synchronized swim- ming and the Elliott Tennis Center has nine hard courts. The 110-acre Canyon View Park houses eight soccer fields, 12 tennis courts, four-field softball complex, one baseball field, multi-use fields and sand vol- leyball courts. Glacier Ice Arena contains an NHL-size sheet of ice. Convention center: Two Rivers Con- vention Center accommodates sports such as mixed martial arts and karate. Contact: Grand Junction Sports Com- mission CVB, www.visitgrandjunction.com Montrose Located on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains is Montrose. The historic town is a top spot to enjoy any type of outdoor adventure. Hotels: Approximately 15 properties Major facilities: The Bridges, Black Canyon Golf Course and the Links at Cob- ble Creek all house golf courses. Gunnison River is one of the state's premier fishing destinations. Uncompahgre River offers excellent fishing opportunities. Contact: Montrose CVB, www.visit montrose.net Vail Valley Vail boasts a combination of some of the best alpine resorts in the world with a friendly, small-town feel. Vail's location in the heart of Colorado ensures that guests can easily connect from around the country. Hotel rooms: 3,900 Major facilities: 4 Eagle Ranch has an event center featuring 8,400 square feet of space. Avon Recreation Center is a 15,000-square-foot venue. Dobson Ice Arena hosts hockey and ice skating. Miller Ranch, Freedom Park and WECMRD Field House have natural and artificial playing fields, a skate park and volleyball courts. Ford Park and Vail Athletic Fields offer multiple fields for softball, soccer, lacrosse, rugby and football. Contact: Visit Vail Valley, www.visit vailvalley.com n C O L O R A D O t OLYMPIC CITY USA Colorado Springs is known as Olympic City USA as it's home to approximately 60 sports organizations—including 23 national governing bodies—and the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center. The Center is the flagship training center for the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Olympic Training Center programs, along with multiple sports facilities for sports like boxing, cycling, figure skating, gymnastics and more. n

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