SportsEvents Magazine

MAR 2018

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t March 2018 54 Henderson Amenities, hotels, entertainment and venues can be found in Henderson. Sit- uated just outside of Las Vegas, the city offers a plethora of its own attractions and plenty of sports venues. Hotel rooms: 4,200 Major facilities: Heritage Park Sports Complex is a 160-acre park with 13 full- size lighted multipurpose fields and two baseball fields. Arroyo Grande Sports Complex has five baseball fields, four adult softball fields, a BMX course and a disc golf course. Whitney Mesa Recreation Area features nine tennis courts and eight pickleball courts. Whitney Mesa BMX is a USA BMX- sanctioned track. Contact: City of Henderson, Las Vegas Las Vegas has been a top sports destination for years. The city has long been known for hosting events such as NASCAR, rodeos, PGA tournaments, NBA games and more. Hotel rooms: 149,000 Major facilities: The Las Vegas Motor Speedway has a 1.5-mile superspeedway. T-Mobile Arena boasts 650,000 square feet of space. Thomas & Mack Center is a multipurpose indoor venue. Cox Pavilion is a 3,000-seat venue that hosts volleyball and basketball. Convention center: The Las Vegas Convention Center is one of the busiest facilities in the world and has 3.2 million square feet of space. It's also within a short distance of more than 100,000 hotel rooms. Contact: Las Vegas CVA, Mesquite In southern Nevada is Mesquite. The city is a rapidly growing area that's about 85 miles northeast of Las Vegas. Hotel rooms: 1,900 Major facilities: Pioneer Park Complex has two softball fields and one baseball field. Mesquite Sports and Events Com- plex includes five full-size soccer fields that can be used for a variety of other sports. Hunter Sports Park has two softball fields and one baseball field. Old Mill Park houses two baseball fields. Rising Star Sports Ranch Resort features 210 hotel rooms, baseball fields, soccer fields, football fields, tracks, a pool, tennis courts and indoor multipurpose venues for sports such as basketball and gymnastics. Contact: City of Mesquite, Reno Reno is known as a "10-minute city" because it's so easy to get from most ma- jor sports facilities to hotels. Situated in northern Nevada, Reno hosts sports such as USA Volleyball, USA Fencing and USA Weightlifting, just to name a few. Hotel rooms: 15,800 Major facilities: The Sports Complex at Golden Eagle Regional Park features six softball fields, four baseball fields, a sta- dium-size football/soccer field, two youth baseball/softball fields and four volleyball courts. Idlewild Park & Sports Facility has softball fields, a pool and multi-use fields. North Valleys Regional Park includes six soccer fields, two volleyball courts, basket- ball courts and four baseball fields. Reno Tennis Center boasts 22 courts. Contact: Reno-Sparks CVA, n Hosting a successful sporting event in Nevada is a sure bet. That's why so many professional sports teams have moved—or have planned to move—to the Western state. Thanks to its diverse terrain, top-notch venues and incredible attractions, The Silver State hosts it all. "Nevada's metropolitan areas have the rooms to accom- modate large sporting events, as well as such regional attractions as the Las Vegas Strip, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada," said Chris Moran, public relations specialist for the Nevada Division of Tourism. "People travel to Nevada just to see those sights; having a sports event in Nevada, with access to those places, makes it that much more attractive to participants." n BMX at the Whitney Ranch Recreation Area in Henderson ► SPOTLIGHT ON: NEVADA City of Henderson

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