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MAY 2018

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May 2018 46 www.sportseventsmagazine.com Small Markets...Big On Sports! Sponsored Content hen it comes to sports, Winston-Salem's got serious game. Whatever the sport, whatever the skill level, athletes of all ages know they can count on top-level venues ideally suited for youth, amateur or professional events and competitions, inside and out. Pristine college facilities, state-of-the-art indoor track, spacious arena, downtown conven- tion center, well-maintained multi-purpose fields – they're all a part of the game plan in Winston-Salem. Set to break ground this spring, the Carolina Athletic Performance (CAP) will offer a 118,000-square-foot indoor sport complex, featuring eight full-sized, hardwood basketball courts; five batting cages; turf training fields; and 16 volleyball courts with a seating capacity of up to 2,500 and 30-foot ceiling clearance. Nine meeting rooms, team rooms, locker rooms, media rooms, a food court with smoothie bar, pro shop and more are all set to open next Spring (2019). The facility will also incor- porate innovative technologies for stream- ing capabilities. Just minutes from down- town Winston-Salem, the CAP is situated on 22 acres adjacent to BB&T Sports Park, which offers 13, full-sized soccer fields – 11 with lights. In January, the complex added four turf fields. Elevated viewing areas, a stadium field with seating for 1,400 and field house complete the complex. Countless teams have gotten "schooled" in Win- ston-Salem, thanks in part to an impressive and diverse base of collegiate venues and facilities at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem State University, and four other notable colleges and universities. The more than 25,000 square feet at the Lawrence Joel Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, a short drive from Wake Forest University, accommodates a wide range of indoor compe- titions, including basketball, tennis, cheerleading, volleyball, wrestling and martial arts. Adjacent to the Coliseum is the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds and Annex, which boasts an additional 65,000 square feet of flexible event space. JDL Fast Track has quickly become one of the premier indoor track and field facili- ties in the southeast and houses a 200-meter oval track with a Mondotrack FTX surface, the same surface used at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. Winston-Salem's host city stat sheet includes prestigious events such as the Winston- Salem Open at the state-of-the- art Wake Forest Tennis Complex. The complex features 13 Deco-Turf II courts, the same surface used at the US Open, and 2018 marks the eighth year Winston-Salem will host this prestigious ATP World Tour event. The complex is the site for the 2018 NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Tennis Championship. Conveniently located in the heart of North Carolina, between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic coast, Win- ston-Salem enjoys four distinct, yet subtle seasons. In addition to its world-class athletic facilities, Winston-Salem has more than 5,000 hotels rooms, giving event organizers, coaches, parents and athletes a variety of lodging facilities from which to choose. n W Winston-Salem Showcases Top-Pick Facilities Bonny Bernat, CSEE Sports & Events Sales Manager "Visit Winston-Salem, the official destination marketing organization of the Forsyth County Tourism Development Authority, sells and markets our assets and attractions to visitors as a convention, events and tourism destination for the economic benefit of the community." Visit Winston-Salem (336) 728-4215 Bonny@visitwinstonsalem.com www.visitwinstonsalem.com

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