SportsEvents Magazine

MAY 2018

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Small Markets...Big On Sports! Sponsored Content May 2018 28 the cornerstone of Knoxville's meeting facilities, The Knoxville Convention Center (KCC) welcomes a number of events each and every year. Thanks to new sports court flooring purchased by the Visit Knoxville Sports Commission, this outstanding venue now plays host to youth basketball and volleyball tournaments. But that's not all. The city is also gearing up for the return of the U.S. Professional Road & Time Trial National Champion- ships in June 2018. Last year, Downtown Knoxville's beautiful and challenging course generated a great deal of excitement for both cyclists and spectators. This year, the Criterium (Crit) National Champion- ships will also take place in Knoxville, bringing the total number of men's and women's National Champions to be crowned June 21-24 up to six. Knoxville is also the host city for the 2019 NASC Sports Event Symposium. Located alongside the Tennessee River, a spectacular sporting venue in its own right, Knoxville provides athletes and fans alike with outstanding visitor experience. The KCC and many other sporting venues are located within walking distance of the city's vibrant downtown as well as the University of Tennessee campus. Downtown offers a mind boggling number of restaurants and a variety of attractions and entertainment. It's truly an impressive setting. See for yourself. Let the Visit Knoxville Sports Commission Team put together a game plan for your next event. You'll appreciate their attention to detail. Knoxville is located at the intersection of I-75, I-40 and I-81 - within a day's drive of nearly half the U.S. population. McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) is located just 12 miles from downtown Knoxville with more than 20 non-stop destinations. n As Knoxville Will Floor You Parker Medley, Sports Sales Director "There's a lot happening in Knoxville. The city really does offer something for everyone, including families. Combine all that with a wide variety of sport- ing venues and top-notch service from our team and it's easy to see why sports planners are considering Knoxville. Our team looks forward to working with you." Visit Knoxville Sports Commission (865) 342-9137 or (855) 618-8678 855.618.8678

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