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| October 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Events with a Kick in the South

The Elizabethtown Sports Park opened in 2012 and features 12 ball diamonds as well as 12 multiuse fields.

By Rachel Carter

The South is fiercely proud of its traditions, whether it’s sweet tea, Sunday school or sports. College towns like Knoxville, Tennessee, revel in school pride. Elizabethtown, Kentucky, has a sprawling sports complex that draws major youth tournaments. Tuscaloosa, Alabama, though famous for college football, also is a haven for triathlons at its downtown riverfront. The Mississippi Gulf Coast turns competitions into vacations, and Rogers, Arkansas, is making a name for itself in the cycling world. New Orleans is a major player for major events, consistently on the roster for the Super Bowl and Final Four.

Whether it’s college cities or small suburbs, beach towns or the Big Easy, these Southern destinations offer rights holders mild weather, world-class facilities, easy access and a Southern passion for sports.

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