SportsEvents Magazine

MAR 2018

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March 2018 62 Major facilities: The University of Cincinnati's Fifth Third Arena is a multi- purpose arena with a capacity of 12,000. Cintas Center at Xavier University is a 14,000-capacity multipurpose arena. U.S. Bank Arena is a multipurpose facility that can be configured for both solid floor and ice events. Princeton High School's Viking Village has a 26,000-square-foot gym, indoor and outdoor tracks, and an indoor pool. Kids First Sports Center has six courts for basketball and volleyball. SportsPlus features six basketball courts and an ice rink. Convention center: The Duke Energy Convention Center has 750,000 square feet of space and can even host nontradi- tional sports such as archery and fencing. Sharonville Convention Center can hold up to four courts. Contact: Cincinnati USA CVB, Clermont County Near Cincinnati is Clermont County. The area offers exceptional facilities, plenty of activities and affordable accommodations. Hotel rooms: 1,181 Hotel tax rate: 12.75 percent Major facilities: East Fork State Park is a 2,000-meter rowing venue with 13 miles of mountain bike trails. Midland Baseball Complex is a ballpark. Cincy Sports Nation has five indoor soccer fields. Positively Charged Volleyball Club includes four indoor volleyball courts. Nothin' but Net has five indoor basketball/volleyball courts. Batavia Sports Complex includes 13 soccer/ lacrosse fields. The Jim Bushman Memo- rial Baseball Complex consists of three baseball/softball fields. Veterans Memorial Park hosts special events to honor veterans. The park also offers tennis and basketball courts, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, sand volleyball and a fishing pond. Contact: Clermont County CVB, www. Cleveland Cleveland sits on the shores of Lake Erie in northern Ohio and has three major pro- fessional sporting venues within walking distance from each other. The Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland is located in the same proximity as the sporting venues. Hotel rooms: 5,000 downtown; 24,000 in the greater Cleveland area Hotel tax rate: 16.5 percent Major facilities: Progressive Field is a 35,225-seat ballpark. Quicken Loan Arena is a multipurpose indoor venue. FirstEnergy Stadium is a 73,200-seat football stadi- um. Wolstein Center has one court. Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium houses one football field. Convention center: The Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland accom- modates all sorts of events, including the Junior Volleyball Association's Rock 'n Rumble, USA Fencing North American Cup, USA Fencing Junior Olympics, AAU Volleyball North Coast Classic and mul- tisport events such as the National Senior Games. Contact: Greater Cleveland Sports Com- mission, Clinton County Conveniently located between Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton is Clinton County. The area has hosted gymnastics, cheer- leading, tennis, softball, baseball, football, basketball, racing, equestrian, running, cycling and martial arts. Hotel rooms: 450 Major facilities: Roberts Centre is an 80,000-square-foot multipurpose facility. Wilmington City Parks include seven base- ball/softball fields, two lighted tennis courts and three grass soccer fields. Blanchester Parks has four baseball/softball fields. Contact: Clinton County CVB, Columbus Columbus is the 15 th -largest city in the nation and it's become quite a sports desti- nation. The walkable city offers world-class facilities and a friendly vibe. Hotel rooms: 4,000 Major facilities: Nationwide Arena is a multipurpose venue that can seat up to 19,500 for sports. Schottenstein Center is a multipurpose arena that can seat up to 21,000. Convention center: The recently ren- ovated Greater Columbus Convention ► O H I O t JOHNSON CONTROLS HALL OF FAME VILLAGE The $800 million mixed-use development of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's campus in Can- ton, Ohio is expected to be the first-ever sports and entertainment "Smart City." Technology will seamlessly connect the development. Part of the site will include a National Youth Football & Sports Complex that includes five new sports fields that can be used for football, soccer, lacrosse, rugby and track and field. The village is expected to be complete on Sept. 17, 2020, but some sections are currently open. n

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