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MAY 2018

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www.sportseventsmagazine.com May 2018 63 Sponsored Content Small Markets...Big On Sports! ooking to enhance enjoyment and prominence of your next sporting event? Lake County, Illinois is one of the Midwest's premier sports and recreational destinations. Our sports events team makes it easy to put on events for any size, sport, and age group—selecting venues, arranging hotels and site inspections, securing proposals and room blocks, and coordinating entertain- ment and excursions. Location. Location. Location. Just 30 miles north of downtown Chicago, Lake County is easily accessible from two major airports: Chicago O'Hare and Milwaukee's Mitchell Field. Lake County is also just a short Metra train ride from downtown Chicago. World-Class Inside And Out Whatever your game, we have exceptional indoor and outdoor venues for every sport. • The Greater Libertyville Soccer Associa- tion, with 20 fields. • Multi-purpose Libertyville Sports Com- plex features eight basketball courts and two indoor soccer fields. • The 40,000-square-foot Waukegan Field House has six courts for volleyball and basketball. • Waukegan Sports Park offers 14 sports fields. • Canlan Sportsplex Lake Barrington has 175,000 square feet of indoor floor space. • Lake County Event Center has more than 75,000-square-feet of multi-purpose floor space; grounds include 140 acres. • Glacier Ice Arena in Vernon Hills boasts two full-sized NHL ice surfaces. Rooms To Spare With more than 60 group-friendly hotels offering favorable rates and more than 8,500 rooms, your athletes and families are always near their venues. Play Hard, Then Go Play! There's plenty to do after the games, with entertainment, recreation, dining, and shopping, including Gurnee Mills Mall, Six Flags Great America and Great Wolf Lodge Indoor Water Park. Lake County is also the home of two state parks: Illinois Beach State Park, located on Lake Michigan, and Chain O'Lakes State Park. n L We Make It Easy To Play Hard in Lake County, Illinois Milwaukee Lake County Lake Michigan Chicago A successful sports event is more than the action on the field. We'll make hosting it easy. In beautiful Lake County, Illinois—just north of Chicago— you'll find state-of-art facilities for every sport, over 60 hotels and plenty to do after the sports day, including Six Flags Great America. Our Sports Event Team will help you locate facilities, secure proposals, reserve room blocks and coordinate free-time activities. Let's start planning today. Email Teresa@LakeCounty.org or call 800-525-3669 . Find helpful planning resources at VisitLakeCounty.org/Sports . Teresa Lewis, Sports Event Specialist (800) 525-3669 teresa@lakecounty.org www.SportsLakeCounty.com Lake County CVB

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