SportsEvents Magazine

JUN 2018

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www.sportseventsmagazine.com June 2018 45 one of the largest festivals in the state, the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival. Hotel rooms: 1,000 Major facilities: The city offers six T-ball fields and eight baseball fields. Contact: City of Breaux Bridge, www.breauxbridgela.net Cajun Coast The Cajun Coast – St. Mary Parish – is home to natural beauty that's just 90 minutes from New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette. There are many bodies of water here, so it's a great place to host fishing and water events. Hotel rooms: 1,400 Major facilities: Kemper Williams Park houses baseball fields and tennis courts. Bayou Vista Community Center includes baseball/softball fields. Contact: Cajun Coast Visitors & Con- vention Bureau, www.cajuncoast.com Lake Charles Lake Charles, in Southwest Louisiana, is known as the Youth Sports Capital of Louisiana. The area resorts and hotels can accommodate large groups traveling to the area in close proximity to top-notch, family-friendly sports facilities. Hotel rooms: 7,368 Major facilities: The Burton Coliseum Complex includes the 9,000-seat domed Coliseum, the 160,000-square-foot Bur- ton Event Barn and the 50,000-square- foot Burton Arena. Sulphur Parks and Recreation Centers includes an Olympic- size pool and McMurry Park, which has an eight-court tennis complex, a gym, a basketball pavilion, 13 baseball fields and six soccer fields. Convention center: Lake Charles Civic Center is a three-level, three-part complex in downtown Lake Charles that has a flexible seating capacity for sports such as basketball, cheer and dance, indoor football, gymnastics, martial arts, volleyball and equestrian events. Contact: Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana CVB, www.visitlake charles.org See Ad On Page 48 Natchitoches Parish Natchitoches Parish, in west-central Louisiana, has a new sports complex currently underway, and it's scheduled for completion in 2019. Hotel rooms: 900 Major facilities: Northwestern State offers a football stadium, 1,200-seat base- ball park, 1,000-seat softball venue, track, indoor arena, eight-court tennis complex and soccer complex. MLK Building has a gym. Williams Maggio Recreation Complex has one full-size soccer field, four small soccer fields, eight baseball/ ► 800-634-9443 • LouisianaNorthshore.com/sports Plan your tournament in St. Tammany Parish, an hour from New Orleans, the Mississippi Gulf Coast and Baton Rouge, and it's sure to be a home run. World-class facilities are strategically situated less than 30 minutes from each other and include Pelican Park, Coquille, Slidell Bantam Baseball Complex and more. With over 3,000 hotel rooms, family-friendly attractions and fun, group-friendly restaurants, you're sure to be a winner. Call our experienced sales team for personalized service. Play ball on Louisiana's Northshore! A M E R I C A ' S F A V O R I T E PASTIME A M E R I C A ' S F A V O R I T E PASTIME L O U I S I A N A t

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