SportsEvents Magazine

MAY 2018

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May 2018 96 P E N N S Y L V A N I A t Hotel rooms: 8,000 Major facilities: Giant Center is a 10,500-seat arena. PA State Farm Show Complex & Expo Center has nearly 1 mil- lion square feet of indoor space, including three arenas and a 175,000-square-foot expo hall. FNB Field is a 6,300-seat baseball stadium. Spooky Nook Sports is the largest indoor sports complex in North America with more than 700,000 square feet under one roof and 50 acres outdoors. Contact: Hershey Harrisburg Sports & Events Authority, www.hhsportsandevents. com Johnstown/Cambria County Sports tourism is emerging in Johnstown and Cambria County. New events are arriving at a steady pace while other events have truly stood the test of time. Johnstown is a smaller town that welcomes visitors and athletes with open arms. Hotel rooms: 2,000 Major facilities: 1st Summit Arena at Cambria County War Memorial has an NHL-size rink. Point Stadium is a 7,500- seat ballpark. Rock Run Recreation Area is an ATV park. Stonycreek River hosts whitewater events. Convention center: The Frank J. Pas- querilla Conference Center can be utilized for multiple purposes, including wrestling tournaments. Contact: Greater Johnstown/Cambria County CVB, Lancaster Lancaster County boasts a wide range of well-maintained athletic facilities and venues. The city is located within a county that's long been a destination of choice for families and features a multitude of attrac- tions and nightlife offerings, the surround- ing Amish countryside, lots of free parking, easy access from the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, and good value room rates. Hotel rooms: 8,285 Major facilities: Hempfield High School has nine fields. PA Classics Soccer Park features 10 fields. Kunkel Aquatic Center at Franklin & Marshall College has a 50- meter by 25-yard pool. Convention center: The Lancaster County Convention Center houses 46,000 square feet of space and has hosted myriad sporting events, including cheerleading championships, gymnastics invitationals and volleyball tournaments. Contact: Discover Lancaster, www. Lehigh Valley Athletes, coaches, event organizers and families enjoy the convenience of Lehigh Valley's sports facilities and the nearby ac- commodations, restaurants and things to do. From youth and collegiate to amateur and professional sports, Lehigh Valley can host a variety of athletic events at just a short drive away from mid-Atlantic metropolitan areas. Hotel rooms: 6,300 Major facilities: PPL Center is a mul- tipurpose arena that can seat up to 10,000. Coca-Cola Park is a 10,100-seat ballpark. Valley Preferred Cycling Center has a velodrome. Contact: Discover Lehigh Valley, Luzerne County Luzerne County is in eastern Pennsylvania and just two hours from major markets such as New York and Philadelphia. The area recently hosted the Pennsylvania Youth Wrestling Tournament and it will host the 2018 and 2019 Keystone State Games. Hotel rooms: 7,200 Major facilities: Mohegan Sun Arena is an 8,000-seat multipurpose venue. Moun- taintop Soccer Complex, Luzerne County Sports Complex and Back Mountain Soccer Complex offer 10 fields total. The Wyo- ming Valley Catholic Youth Center has an Olympic pool. The Toyota SportsPlex has one sheet of ice. Contact: Luzerne County CVB, Monroeville A major convention center, 12 hotels, more than 100 local eateries, bustling malls and shopping districts, and fun can be found in Monroeville. In addition, the city is just 13 miles east of Pittsburgh and 31 miles from the Pittsburgh International Airport. Hotel rooms: 1,434 Major facilities: Founder's Field has three rugby fields. CNX Sports Complex at Turner Valley offers 10 soccer fields. The Club Sport and Health has tennis courts, a turf field, a regulation-size gym, squash courts, an indoor track and more. Contact: Visit Monroeville, www.visit Philadelphia Home to seven professional sports teams, nearly 100 collegiate institutions and countless additional sports organizations, Lacrosse in Bucks County Anthony Sinagoga, courtesy of Visit Bucks County

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