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JUN 2018

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t June 2018 42 www.sportseventsmagazine.com Beloit Beloit is conveniently located along the I-90/I-43 corridor in Wisconsin, just min- utes north of the Wisconsin-Illinois border. Visitors can experience the charm and hos- pitality of a small town while still enjoying easy access to the amenities of Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago, which are all a short drive away. Hotel rooms: 730 Major facilities: The YMCA Youth Sports Complex has 11 baseball/softball fields. The Beloit Memorial High School Natatorium houses an eight-lane, 25-yard pool. Pohlman Field is a 3,500-seat ball- park. Beloit College features Flood Arena and the Strong Stadium Complex, which hosts football, baseball, tennis, softball, soccer, lacrosse, and track and field. Contact: Visit Beloit, www.visit beloit.com Fox Cities The Fox Cities has a strong record of hosting high-quality sporting events. Between the lines, athletes experience intense competition and exceptional playing surfaces. When athletes are finished with their competition for the day, they can enjoy the walkability of its downtowns and the compactness and driveability of the entire region. Hotel rooms: 3,200 Major facilities: Scheels USA Youth Sports Complex features 15 soccer fields, two baseball fields and two Little League fields. Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium is a 5,900-seat ballpark. Appleton Memorial Park includes seven softball/youth baseball fields. Convention center: Fox Cities Exhibi- tion Center is a 31,000-square-foot venue that opened in January 2018 and is attached to the 388-room Radisson Paper Valley Hotel. The center can host sports such as gymnastics, cheer and dance, and power- lifting. Contact: Fox Cities CVB, www.fox cities.org Green Bay Green Bay is known around the world for its NFL football team, the Green Bay Packers. Many sports teams love to visit With major natural resources, includ- ing two Great Lakes, 260 miles of the Mississippi River and 42,000 miles of streams and rivers, Wisconsin has made a name for itself with fishing. But The Badger State enjoys much more than that. From cycling and golf to football and baseball, Wisconsin plays them all. "We have natural resources and a spirit of inno- vation that delivers spectacular set- tings for sports," said Kristina LeVan, PR coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. "Wisconsin is a friendly, inviting state with a sense of camaraderie that participants and spectators pick up on right away." n Volleyball in Wisconsin Dells ► SPOTLIGHT ON: WISCONSIN WISCONSIN Wisconsin Dells CVB A Magic Museum Learn all about the life of Harry Houdini in Appleton, Wisc., his birthplace. The History Museum at the Castle houses a permanent exhibit dedicated to its most magical son. n MUST SEE: Photo courtesy History Museum at the Castle

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