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JUN 2018

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www.sportseventsmagazine.com June 2018 63 M I S S O U R I t Maryland Heights Maryland Heights is St. Louis's back yard and is centrally located along I-270 and I-70. It's also located just 10 minutes from the St. Louis Lambert International Airport. Hotel rooms: 4,000 Major facilities: The Creve Coeur Park Soccer Complex include 13 lighted turf fields for soccer and lacrosse. SportPort International is a 90-acre multi-sport facility with a total of 15 fields. Lou Fusz Soccer Complex offers eight artificial-turf fields and two grass fields. Coming in 2019: an indoor ice complex that will feature four sheets of ice. Contact: Visit Maryland Heights, www.visitmarylandheights.org Saint Charles Saint Charles features a variety of quality athletic facilities suited for all levels of play, including the St. Charles Convention Center, St. Peters Rec-Plex and the National Equestrian Center. Hotel rooms: 2,300 Major facilities: St. Peters Rec-Plex has three rinks, one full-size natatorium and three hardwood courts. Family Arena is an 11,000-seat multipurpose venue. CarShield Field has one turf baseball field. Wapelhorst Park includes four baseball/softball fields. The National Equestrian Center houses three arenas. Convention center: The St. Charles Convention Center offers 154,000 square feet of space. Contact: Greater Saint Charles CVB, www.discoverstcharles.com St. Joseph In western Missouri near the border is St. Joseph. The city is located at the crossroads of I-20 and Missouri Highway 36, and is only 30 minutes from North Kansas City. Hotel rooms: 1,000 Major facilities: Griffon Indoor Sports Complex is an indoor facility that can ac- commodate football and even baseball and softball. Northside Recreational Complex is a 25-acre facility featuring a ball field, two basketball courts, three lighted tennis courts and three football fields. The 23-acre Noyes Sports Complex features 12 lighted tennis courts and an adjacent fieldhouse. Contact: St. Joseph CVB, www.stjomo.com Springfield One of the largest cities in Missouri is Springfield. Situated in the Southwest part of the state, Springfield has numerous facilities and arenas, including JQH Arena at Missouri State University and O'Reilly Family Event Center at Drury University. Hotel rooms: 6,000 Major facilities: Hammons Field seats 7,000. JQH Arena is an 11,000-seat multipurpose venue. O'Reilly Family Event Center is a 3,000-seat multipurpose venue. Lake Country Soccer has 18 fields. Media- com Ice Park features two sheets of ice. Contact: Springfield Sports Commisison, www.springfieldmosports.org n Join Us for this first-time event! For more information, contact Lagina Fitzpatrick, Event Planner (573) 375-3738 laginaelite@gmail.com March 25 - 27, 2019 MISSOURI SPORTS TRAVEL EXCHANGE Missouri Travel Council and Greater St. Charles CVB will host the first MO Sports Travel Exchange at the Ameristar Casino Resort Spa. Mark your calendars and plan to join sports event organizers and rights holders from across the Midwest and destinations from the entire state for two nights/three days of one-on-one appointments, reverse tradeshow format, St. Charles Sports Fam and great networking opportunites. REGISTRATION FEES: $195 for Planners $400 for Member Suppliers $650 for Non-Member Suppliers http://missouritravel.com/sales-marketing/sports-travel-exchange

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