SportsEvents Magazine

MAR 2018

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March 2018 58 C A L I F O R N I A t baseball, softball and tennis. Contact: Pomona Chamber of Commerce, Redding Situated in the heart of Northern Cali- fornia, the picturesque city of Redding is an outdoor sports haven. Known as the sunniest city in California, with 300 days of sunshine per year, Redding offers versatile sports venues for any event in any season. Hotel rooms: 2,736 Major facilities: Big League Dreams is a 30-acre complex with five fields that are scaled down replicas of famous ballparks. Redding Soccer Park has four all-weather synthetic-turf fields. The Redding Civic Auditorium accommodates more than 2,000 people. Contact: Redding CVB, www.visit Sacramento Sacramento, the state capital, sits in the heart of California. Every year, the city hosts a number of high-profile sports events and this year it will host the Americas Rugby Championship and NCAA DI Outdoor Track & Field Preliminary Rounds. Hotel rooms: 3,500 Major facilities: Golden1Center is a 17,608-seat multipurpose venue. Raley Field is a Minor League ballpark. Papa Murphy's Park is an 11,569-seat soccer venue. Cherry Island Soccer Complex has 10 fields for soccer, lacrosse and Ultimate Frisbee. Sacramento Softball Complex houses four fields. Contact: Sacramento Sports Commis- sion, San Jose San Jose is a traveler's paradise. The Mineta San Jose International Airport is just three miles from downtown and there are other international airports located within a 40-mile radius. Hotel rooms: 9,000 Major facilities: SAP Center is a multi- purpose indoor venue. Avaya Stadium hosts outdoor sports such as soccer and rugby. Solar4America Ice features four NHL-size rinks. Silver Creek Sportsplex is an indoor space for soccer, roller hockey, indoor lacrosse and more. Convention center: The San Jose McEnery Convention Center recently completed a $120 million expansion and renovation project. The facility has hosted sports such as fencing, taekwondo, judo, wrestling, volleyball, gymnastics and more. Contact: San Jose Sports Authority, Santa Clara Sports events planners looking for a warm-weather destination marvel at the variety, quality and uniqueness of Santa Clara. The city's Levi's Stadium has hosted WrestleMania 31, Super Bowl 50 and the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final and is set to host the College Football Playoff National Championship in 2019. Hotel rooms: 3,821 Major facilities: Levi's Stadium can hold up to 75,000. Leavey Center is a 4,700-seat multipurpose arena. George F. Haines International Swim Center is an out- door facility that houses a pool and diving well. Stephen Schott Stadium is a 1,500- seat baseball stadium. Stevens Stadium is a 6,800-seat soccer stadium. Mission College Sports Complex features four natural-grass fields, three with dirt infields and one with a grass infield. Convention center: The Santa Clara Convention Center houses 302,000 square feet of space and can host all sorts of sports. Contact: Visit Santa Clara, www.santa See Ad On Page 60 Santa Clarita Santa Clarita is often considered the Gate- way to L.A. with its close proximity to all major Los Angeles attractions. The city also has a long history of playing host to events such as the AMGEN Tour of California and PGA TOUR Champions. Hotel rooms: 1,893 Major facilities: The George A. Caraval- ho Santa Clarita Sports Complex houses a 50-meter pool, a 30-meter dive pool, a gym and a 40,000-square-foot skate park. Santa Clarita Central Park has four lighted soft- ball fields, 10 playing fields, a cross-coun- try course, three basketball courts and a disc golf course. Ice Station Valencia has three hockey rinks. Contact: City of Santa Clarita, See Ad On Page 57 Santa Rosa Santa Rosa is located in Northern Califor- nia, in the heart of Sonoma Wine Country. Cycling is one of the top sports here on SANTA CLARITA SPORTS COMPLEX The Santa Clarita Sports Complex has space for practically any sport. The facility houses an aquatic center with a 50-meter competition pool and 30-meter dive pool, a 40,000-square- foot skate park and a gym with two full-size basketball/volleyball courts. The facility has hosted Tony Hawk events, the Volcom West Coast Tour and large tournaments, including the Junior Olympics. n Team Santa Clarita

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