SportsEvents Magazine

MAY 2018

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May 2018 52 Small Markets...Big On Sports! Sponsored Content earland, Texas, is ready for league play with the recent completion of additional fields and improve- ments to complement several new sports facilities added over the past two years. With the Sports Complex at Shadow Creek Ranch providing a per- fect setting for regional tournaments in softball, baseball, soccer and volleyball and the Hickory Slough Sportsplex offering multipurpose and lighted fields for lacrosse and soccer, new fields and facilities are already attracting outside attention. Phase II construction on Centennial Park included upgraded soccer fields, softball fields and amenities, allowing the city to expand its offering to host even more sporting events for recreational leagues as well as regional tournaments. Pearland also offers a variety of indoor facilities for basketball, gymnastics, pow- erlifting, swimming, water polo, pickleball and other sports in venues in local schools, indoor recreational facilities, hotels and other spaces. In January 2018, Pearland hosted the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) Winter Games of Texas with the prestigious sports festival drawing athletes and fans to watch 15 individual and team sports com- petitions in the Olympic-style medal event. The 2018 Winter Games featured archery, basketball, football, golf, gymnastics, la- crosse, martial arts, pickleball, powerlifting, soccer, swimming and wheelchair rugby in various venues across the city. Pearland is slated to host the TAAF Winter Games of Texas again in 2019. The Texas games host- ed by both the Pearland Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Pearland Parks & Recreation debuted in Pearland after a 12- year run in Frisco for the city-wide event. In a prime location only 10 minutes from Houston's Hobby Airport and downtown Houston, the options for dining, attractions and easy access to Pearland make it a favorite destination for traveling teams. And hotel and dining options are plentiful. Pearland offers more than 175 acres of park lands, walking, hiking, jogging and biking trails and plenty of splash pads, tennis courts, basketball courts and places to picnic or relax. n P Visit Pearland To Discover Texas Hospitality & A Can-Do Attitude Host your next sporting event in Pearland just south of Houston and only 10 miles from Hobby Airport. Prepare to love Pearland's local amenities paired with easy access to Houston attractions and Downtown Houston. Pearland offers state-of-the-art sports facilities for basketball, baseball, swim, gymnastics, soccer, softball, tennis, track, football and volleyball. Off the court, eleven name-brand hotels welcome players, families and coaches all within easy reach of great dining and shopping in the area. Plan your next tournament in Pearland – prepare to love it! Download a planning guide at Megan Flowers, Sales & Event Manager (281) 997-5970 Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau

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