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MAY 2018

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t May 2018 94 www.sportseventsmagazine.com Bucks County Bucks County includes 30 townships, each home to a variety of public and private sports fields and indoor facilities that can host a wide range of athletic and non- traditional sporting events. Visitors in town for sports will find historical and artistic treasures, charming accommodations and eclectic shops. Hotel rooms: 4,400 Major facilities: The Sportsplex is an in- door facility with multiple rinks. Newtown Athletic Club offers more than 100,000 square feet of space and has volleyball courts; a six-lane, 25-meter pool; and other amenities. Quakertown Memorial Park fea- tures multiple baseball fields. Herbst Sports Complex has eight multipurpose fields. Macclesfield Park has eight multipurpose fields, three lighted baseball fields, four sand volleyball courts, two mid-size soccer fields, 5 mini soccer fields and a bike path and exercise trail. Veterans Memorial Park has four lighted softball/baseball fields. Contact: Visit Bucks County, www.visitbuckscounty.com Butler County Butler County offers exceptional multi- use venues and an accessible location with a 20-minute commute to downtown Pittsburgh. Hotel rooms: 3,000 Major facilities: UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex has more than 180,000 square feet of space and two sheets of ice. Dick's Sporting Goods Sportsplex at Graham Park features 13 lighted fields for soccer, football, baseball and lacrosse. Slippery Rock University accommodates basketball, baseball, softball, tennis, volleyball, track and field, and more. Contact: Butler County TCB, www.visitbutlercounty.com, Butler County Sports Commission, sportsinbutlercounty.com See Ad On Page 95 Central Pennsylvania Central Pennsylvania has close proximity to major cities such as Pittsburgh, Philadel- phia, New York City, Baltimore and Wash- ington, D.C. Best known for State College, the area has a passion for sports, whether as participant or spectator. Hotel rooms: 3,400 Major facilities: Medlar Field at Lubrano Park is a 5,570-seat ballpark. Nittany Lion Softball Complex is a 1,084-seat softball facility. Hess Field has four softball fields. The Rec Hall is a multi-sport complex. Bryce Jordan Center is a multi-sport As home to eight professional sports teams, Pennsylvania knows how to win champion- ships. But professional sports aren't the only sports played in The Keystone State. Golf is huge in Pennsylvania thanks to its rolling ter- rain and baseball is essentially the state's pas- time. "Pennsylvania's deep passion for sports, from amateur to professional levels, makes it the perfect location for sporting events, tour- naments and competitions," said Ron Sertz, chairman of PA Sports. "The Commonwealth boasts a wide array of high-quality sports facil- ities in diverse host cities, including major met- ropolitan destinations, close-knit small cities and everything in between. Our state is proud of the variety of sporting events that are hosted here each year." n ◄ Valley Preferred Cycling Center in Lehigh Valley SPOTLIGHT ON: PENNSYLVANIA Discover Lehigh Valley Field of Honor The Flight 93 National Memorial now sits at the site of the crash of United Airlines Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on September 11, 2001. Located in Stonycreek Township in Somerset County, the memo- rial opened its Visitor and Learning Center in 2015 and it will complete its final stage with the opening of the Tower of Voices in September 2018. n MUST SEE:

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