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JUN 2018

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June 2018 48 www.sportseventsmagazine.com 350,000 square feet of space, including a 90,000-square-foot expo space; the con- vention center is attached to a 312-room Hilton Hotel. Contact: Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission, www.shreveportbossier- sports.com St. Tammany Parish From basketball and cheer to gymnastics and polo, St. Tammany Parish has the facilities. Known as Louisiana's North- shore, the destination also features nu- merous affordable accommodations and all sorts of family-friendly attractions. Hotel rooms: 3,000 Major facilities: Pelican Park boasts 33 athletic fields for baseball, softball, flag football, soccer and lacrosse, along with hard courts and volleyball courts, and an 18-hole golf course. The Northshore Harbor Center has versatile space for sports such as gymnastics, martial arts, and cheer and dance. Castine Center is a 28,000-square- foot indoor multipurpose venue. Lake Pontchartrain is a prime spot for fishing. Contact: St. Tammany Tourist & Convention Commission, www.louisiana northshore.com See Ad On Page 45 Tangipahoa Parish Tangipahoa Parish is conveniently located at the intersection of two interstates. The region is home to multiple cities, includ- ing Kentwood and Hammond. The cities offer numerous fields, gyms, arenas and multipurpose buildings, many of which are within a 20-mile radius. Hotel rooms: 1,426 Major facilities: Chappapeela Park has 12 Celebration Bermuda turf fields, 21 soccer fields, two regulation football fields and a gym with two basketball/volley- ball courts. North Oak Park features four softball fields. The Claude B. Pennington, Jr. Student Activity Center at Southeastern Louisiana University has 87,000 square feet and houses a four-court gym. Convention center: The University Center at Southeastern Louisiana Univer- sity is a 15,000-square-foot arena with 7,561 seats. The facility hosts numerous events every year, including basketball and cheerleading. Contact: Tangipahoa Parish CVB, www.tangitourism.com See Ad On Page 47 West Baton Rouge West Baton Rouge is right off Interstate 10 and is just five minutes from down- town Baton Rouge. Hotel rooms: 1,215 Major facilities: Louis Mouch Jr. Mul- tipurpose Facility is used frequently for equine events. Three community centers accommodate basketball, tennis and volleyball. The area also offers a soccer complex and ballparks. Contact: West Baton Rouge CVB, www.westbatonrouge.net n L O U I S I A N A t

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