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TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 We’re Conveniently Located! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Distances from Major Cities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Sporting Event Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Request for information or proposal form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Sporting Facilities Quick Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Sporting Facilities Kellogg Arena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Bailey Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Fort Custer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Full Blast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 M-66 Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Marshall Activity Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Multi-Sports Complex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Nottke’s Family Fun Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Nancy G. Held Equestrian Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 The Rink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

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attle Creek is a leading destination for regional and national amateur sporting events. The Battle Creek area has hosted significant amateur sporting events including 6 different Michigan High School

Athletic Association Final Championship events, 100 days of baseball/softball championship tournaments, six baseball World Series, and dozens of amateur events annually including NCAA, AABC, ASA, GameDay USA, MHSAA and USSSA events. Event organizers will find the Battle Creek area to have world-class facilities all located within close proximity to the area’s hotels, restaurants, and entertainment. In addition to world-class facilities, Sports Promotion provides excellent service to event planners. Relationships have been established city-wide to provide event planners with a trouble free experience, from the planning stages to the final day of the event.

The Battle Creek area isn’t just great for event planners, it’s loads of fun for event participants and their families. When attendees are not participating in events they can visit some of the great attractions in the area. Attractions include Full Blast, an indoor/outdoor water park and family entertainment center; Binder Park Zoo, a great outdoor experience where guests can get nose-to-nose with one of the largest giraffe herds in the country. This is just a taste of what the Battle Creek/Calhoun County area has to offer. Battle Creek/Calhoun County has a variety of Sports Facilities, for a complete list or an online RFP visit www.battlecreekvisitors.org. Sports Promotion was formed in 1990 to enhance the economic vitality of Battle Creek/Calhoun County through recruitment, creation, and management of amateur sports/athletic events. FireKeepers Casino, located off of I-94 at exit 104, incorporates the four elements - fire, earth, air and water - throughout the property, creating a contemporary, environmentally friendly and distinctive Las Vegas-style gaming destination that showcases the tribe’s deep history while making luxury a priority. FireKeepers offers convenient amenities, fine dining, attentive service, and of course, blazing hot gaming!

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We’re conveniently located! City

Mileage to BC

Chicago, IL

160

Detroit, MI

114

Ft. Wayne, IN

90

Grand Rapids, MI

61

Indianapolis, IN

240

Kalamazoo, MI

23

Lansing, MI

49

Battle Creek is conveniently located just west of the I-94 and I-69 interchange, between Chicago and Detroit.

Battle Creek/Calhoun County Convention & Visitors Bureau Sports Promotion 77 East Michigan Avenue, Suite 100 Battle Creek, MI 49017 P 800.397.2240 • F 269.962.6917 www.battlecreekvisitors.org bcsportspromo@battlecreekvisitors.org

Battle Creek/Calhoun County

Springfield

Battle Creek Marshall

Albion Calhoun County

Homer

Burlington Athens

Union City

LEGEND Tekonsha

Interstates

Visitor Information

Streets

Cities

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SPORTING EVENT SERVICES

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he friendly and knowledgeable staff at the Battle Creek/Calhoun County Convention and Visitors Bureau is available for advice and assistance throughout the planning of a sporting event. Bureau

representatives are available to meet with event planners personally to ensure a successful event. Some of the services available through the bureau are outlined below.

Information Services • Schedule site tours and facility inspections • Provide planning assistance with pre and post event activities • Customize pre-event maps and literature including discounts to area attractions • Supply welcome bags • Set up and maintain welcome tables

Housing Services In partnership with PSE Tournament Housing, the Battle Creek/Calhoun County Convention & Visitors Bureau offers event organizers a complimentary, all-in-one housing service readily available to handle the housing needs of your event. Offering the latest in tournament housing services, PSE will handle all of the housing details before, during and after your event. Including: • • • • •

Securing room blocks, best rates and a host hotel if needed Room rebates negotiated if required Comp rooms and meeting space A custom online reservation webpage for your event, allowing attendees to book their rooms online or over the phone An easy and convenient reservation experience for your teams and attendees

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Room pick up reports Minimize attrition exposure

• OVER 1,800 hotel rooms county-wide! Family Programs The bureau can arrange fun and entertaining programs for families of attendees. The area offers a variety of attractions and entertainment for all types of visitors ranging from adventures at the local zoo or a visit to our indoor/outdoor water park. The Battle Creek/Calhoun County Convention and Visitors Bureau will assist you with all your planning needs to ensure a successful event. To discuss your event in more detail, call the us at 800.397.2240 or e-mail bcsportspromo@battlecreekvisitors.org.

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Let us host your next tournament or event! Please complete the form below to give us the details of your event. Please return the form to our office using the contact information below. We will contact you soon to discuss your proposal needs.

CONTACT INFORMATION FIRST NAME

LAST NAME

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION NAME ADDRESS CITY

STATE

PHONE

ZIP

FAX

E-MAIL EVENT DETAILS/SPECIFICATIONS EVENT NAME EVENT DATE(S) NUMBER OF ATTENDEES TYPE OF VENUE NEEDED 0 ARCHERY

0 CHEER

0 MARTIAL ARTS

0 ARENA

0 DANCE

0 TRIATHALON

0 BASEBALL/SOFTBALL DIAMONDS

0 FENCING

0 VOLLEYBALL COURTS

0 BASKETBALL COURTS

0 GYMASTICS

0 WRESTLING

0 BIKING

0 ICE ARENA

0 OTHER ___________________

LODGING/OTHER FACILITY INFORMATION OVERNIGHTS REQUIRED

0 YES 0 NO

NUMBER PER NIGHT_______

PEAK NIGHT(S): MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN BANQUET FACILITIES

0 YES 0 NO

SPECIAL NEEDS

0 YES 0 NO

PLEASE DESCRIBE____________________________________________________________ ACCEPTING RFP’S

0 YES 0 NO

IF YES, LIST DATES?___________________________________________________________ OTHER INFORMATION

Please fax back to the Battle Creek/Calhoun County Visitor & Convention Bureau at 269.962.6917.

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269.731.4200

269.966.3431 269.962.9597 269.781.7091 269.963.9622 x102

517.629.1000

269.966.3625

5163 Fort Custer Drive Augusta, MI 49012 Battle Creek Parks & Recreation 35 Hamblin Ave Battle Creek, MI 49017 19794 M-66 Battle Creek, MI 49017 15325 Michigan Ave Marshall, MI 49068 182 Capital Ave NE Battle Creek, MI 49017

11039 29 Mile Road Albion, MI 49224 75 Houston Street Battle Creek, MI 49017

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Bailey Park

Fort Custer

Full Blast

M-66 Bowl

Marshall Activity Center

Multi-Sports Complex

Nottke’s Family Fun Center

Nancy G. Held Equestrian Center

The Rink

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1,000

Ice Hockey

85’ x 200’ Ice Sheet

340 Acres

56 Lanes

42,550 sq. ft.

400

56 Lanes

100’ x 186’ sports forum

13,500 sq. ft.

200

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3 full sized stadiums w/2 quadra-plex diamonds

Volleyball 400

30,000 sq. ft.

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3,033 Acres

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Wrestling

775 W. Columbia Battle Creek, MI 49015

Baseball/ Softball

269.966.3431

269.963.4800

One McCamly Square Battle Creek, MI 49017

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Kellogg Arena

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Battle Creek Parks & Recreation 35 Hamblin Ave Battle Creek, MI 49017

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Multi-Purpose / Indoor

KELLOGG ARENA One McCamly Square • Battle Creek, MI 49017 Phone: 269.963.4800 • Fax: 269.968.8840

Location Kellogg Arena is located in the heart of downtown Battle Creek, 4.5 miles north of I-94, and is attached to the McCamly Square complex which includes McCamly Plaza Hotel (239 rooms, three diamond hotel), McCamly Place (a 50,000 square foot retail area with unique shops and eateries), McCamly Square Parking Ramp, and a beautiful outdoor park.

Parking In addition to the 763-car ramp, there are over 1,500 spaces available in a two block area.

Arena Dimensions The Kellogg Arena consists of 30,000 square feet which can be used as one open area or can be divided via an operative curtain into two areas -- the arena side consisting of 22,000 square feet (100’ x 220’) and the exhibition hall side consisting of 8,360 square feet (38’ x 220’).

Arena Seating Capacity Approximate seating for reserved ticket concerts is 6,200. A theatrical curtaining system is available, and can reduce the size of the arena down to as few as 1,500 seats in a very intimate setting with no sight line problems. The curtaining system can be hung at almost any depth to accommodate capacities from 1,500 to 4,500. The Kellogg Arena can accommodate banquets from 50 to 2,000.

Equipment The Kellogg Arena has a full compliment of sporting event equipment. Included in this are tables, chairs, pipe & drape, sound equipment, basketball floor, and theatrical drapery. In addition, the Arena has volleyball and wrestling equipment, mats, and scoreboards. For more information and a complete list of this equipment please call the arena.

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Multi-Purpose / Indoor Ceiling Height 35’ to low steel, 47’ to high steel.

Loading Area Two loading doors - 15’ height x 20’ width and 15’ height x 12’ width.

Box Office The Kellogg Arena Box Office has a total of six window outlets, all located within McCamly Place. Tickets can be obtained from the Box Office, Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000 for events taking place at the Kellogg Arena. The Box Office accepts Cash, Check, Visa and MasterCard (for most events). The Box Office is operated by the facility.

Visit www.kelloggarena.com or call 269.963.4800 for more information.

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Baseball / Softball

BAILEY PARK 1350 Capital Avenue NE • Battle Creek, MI 49017 Battle Creek Parks and Recreation Phone: 269.966.3431 • Fax: 269.966.3653

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oasting more than 80 acres, this multi-use park features three full-sized baseball stadiums, including the 6,000 seat C.O. Brown Stadium; two quadra-plex softball diamonds, four sand volleyball courts; a playground and 12 shuffleboard courts. Over the years, Bailey Park has evolved into a facility with a reputation for hosting some of the finest baseball and softball tournaments in the country.

Convis and Flannery Softball & Junior Baseball Facilities • Seating capacity of 1,000 at Convis and 3,000 at Flannery • Quadra-Plex (4 diamond) configuration • Each field is completely fenced - 300 feet to right and left field fence, 320 feet to center • Each field is fully lighted • Moon rock infield, grass outfield • Electronic scoreboard on each field • Bleacher seating • Concessions and restrooms at each quadra-plex

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Baseball / Softball C.O. Brown Stadium • Over the years has been the home of the Southwest Michigan Devil Rays, Battle Creek Yankees, Michigan Battle Cats Class A Minor League Baseball Franchises and the Battle Creek Bombers, of the Northwoods Collegiate League • Meets professional baseball standards • Seating capacity of 6,000

Nichols and Morrison Fields • Bleacher seating - The capacity of each is 1,500 • Both fields are fully fenced - 335 feet to right and left field fence, 400 feet to center • Both fields are fully lighted • Grass infields • Covered dugouts • Public address systems • Permanent restrooms at Nichols field

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Outdoor

FORT CUSTER RECREATION AREA 5163 Fort Custer Drive • Augusta, MI 49012 Phone: 269.731.4200 • Fax: 269.731.2611

Fort Custer Recreation Area is a 3,033 acre, popular year-round destination for mountain bike users, equestrians, cross-country skiers, disc golfers, hikers and dog mushers. Fort Custer plays host to two annual Michigan Mountain Bike Association races, an annual XTERRA Off-road triathlon, an annual dog sled race and most recently host to the 2008 PDGA Disc Golf World Championships. The area features three lakes (no wake enforced), the Kalamazoo River and an excellent trail system. There are 4 different trail loops, each approximately 8 miles long, with varying degrees of difficulty. A map and trail descriptions can be found at www.friendsoffortcuster.org. The 18 hole disc golf course utilizes a variety of terrain including mowed grass, long grass, wood lines and forest with both closed canopies and open ceilings. In addition, there is ample parking and room for staging areas.

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Multi-Purpose / Indoor

FULL BLAST 35 Hamblin Avenue • Battle Creek, MI 49017 Phone: 269.966.3667 • Fax: 269.966.3653

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ull Blast, the Internationally Award Winning Family Entertainment Center has over 150,000 square feet of year around fun for the entire family. The Sports Forum at Full Blast offers many options for event planners. The Sports Forum is 100’ x 186’ or 18,600 square feet in size consisting of three regulation sized basketball/volleyball courts and a spectator seating area for approximately 400. Full Blast has hosted such events as floor hockey, basketball, volleyball, archery tournaments, dance and gymnastics competitions. Bleachers are located around the Sports Forum for maximum spectator participation. In addition, Full Blast boasts both an indoor and outdoor water park open Memorial Day through Labor Day. The indoor water park has two 100 foot water slides and the outdoor has two 200 foot waterslides.

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Bowling

M-66 BOWL 19794 M-66 • Battle Creek, MI 49017 Phone: 269.962.9597 M-66 Bowl offers a wide range of amenities to please every bowler including: • 5-10 minutes from area hotels • 56 Lanes • Snack Bar • Two Lounges • Full-line Pro Shop • AMF Computerized Scoring • Bumper Bowling • Call ahead for availability

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Multi-Purpose / Indoor

MARSHALL ACTIVITY CENTER 15325 Michigan Ave • Marshall, MI 49068 Phone: 269.781.7091 Marshall Activity Center is a Recreation/Banquet Center located at the NW corner of I69 and Michigan Ave (Exit 36), just west of Marshall. We have two full size basketball courts and a racquetball court. We run leagues and weekly pick-up games. We also host wedding receptions and banquets (up to 550), parties, auctions, meetings and more.

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Multi-Purpose / Indoor

MULTI-SPORTS COMPLEX 182 Capital Avenue NE • Battle Creek, MI 49017 Phone: 269.565.9622 • Fax: 269.962.2820 Location The Battle Creek Family Y-Center is located approximately 5 miles north of I-94. Use exit 98-B towards Downtown or M-66 North. Turn right at the corner of M-66 and Cherry Street.

Parking Two lots are available with approximately 150 lot spaces and additional parking within one city block.

Multi-Sports Center Dimensions The Battle Creek Family Y Multi-Sports Center consists of 42,550 square feet of activity floor space. The area can be used as an open space or divided into separate courts which measure 46’ x 78’.

Sporting Capabilities The Battle Creek Family YMCA Multi Sports Center has 7 athletic courts. All 7 courts can be either volleyball or tennis and 4 of the courts have permanent basketball standards. The MSC also comes equipped with an electronic baseball/softball batting cage with pitching machine, indoor soccer goals, and a sport wall (contact us for more information regarding the sport wall).

Seating Portable bleacher seating is available for approximately 400.

Ceiling Height Ceiling height is approximately 20’ at the edge of the playing surface and 40’ at the peak.

Loading Area One loading door 12’ height and 12’ wide.

Concession A single window concession is available for use during events.

Pool A 25 yard six-lane competitive pool is also available within the Battle Creek Family Y-Center complex with seating for approximately 60 people.

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Bowling

NOTTKE’S FAMILY FUN CENTER 775 West Columbia Avenue • Battle Creek, MI 49015 Phone: 269.963.9121

Nottke’s Bowl is conveniently located to area attractions, restaurants, and hotels on Columbia Avenue. Nottke’s Bowl is one of the largest bowling centers in West Michigan.

Nottke’s offers: • 56 Lanes • Brunswick AS 90 automatic scoring machines • Ample parking • Full-line Pro Shop • Bumper Bowling - 56 Lanes • Sports bar with pool tables and dart boards • Full-service restaurant • Two lounges • Cosmic Bowling Nottke’s also offers full league record service, tournament rooms, and three large rooms for group gatherings. There are three sets of restrooms, one at each end, and one in the center.

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Outdoor

NANCY G. HELD EQUESTRIAN CENTER 11039 29 Mile Road • Albion, MI 49224 Phone: 517.629.1000 The Nancy G. Held Equestrian Center is a full-service, state-of-the-art riding facility built on 340 acres of undulating land at the south end of the Albion College campus. Albion is the only private college in Michigan with an on-campus equestrian center. The College offers its students onsite boarding, training and lessons, rated competition opportunities in dressage, hunt seat, eventing and western, intercollegiate competition opportunities through the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) and Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA), and training toward international equestrian certification through the British Horse Society. In addition, the Held Equestrian Center hosts various equestrian competitions during the year, a yearly summer camp for young women, and annual symposia with highly regarded professional horsemen and women. The Held Equestrian Center riding program educates students from beginner to advanced levels in hunt seat, dressage, show jumping, eventing, and western disciplines.

Programs and Services • Lessons (beginner through advanced)

• Locally provided veterinary and farrier services

• Symposia with top professionals

• Hosting for shows

• Summer camps

• IHSA competition (Intercollegiate Horse Show Association)

• Boarding

• IDA competition (Intercollegiate Dressage Association)

Facilities • State-of-the-art stabling for 79 horses (individual 12’ x 12’ windowed stalls with Nelson automatic water stations) • 100’ x 200’ outdoor all-weather sand arena • 250’ x 300’ grass arena • Randi C. Heathman Arena (100’ x 400’ indoor arena with heated viewing and judging areas) • 43 individual half-acre turnout paddocks • Wash stalls, farrier bays, and a veterinary care area • Private tack room and extra storage

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Ice Hockey

THE RINK 75 Houston Street • Battle Creek, MI 49017 Phone: 269.966.3625

The Rink is Battle Creek’s premier ice arena featuring: • 85’ x 200’ sheet of ice • 4 dressing rooms • Seating for 1,000 spectators • Ample on site parking • Dressing rooms for referees • Skate sharpening facilities • Ice available for tournaments September thru March

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Battle Creek Sports Facilities Guide