San Marcos, Texas: Where Sports Just Come Naturally
Nestled in the center of Texas between Austin and San Antonio, San Marcos is a sweet spot for sports, with both vibrant natural beauty and plentiful outdoor amenities. From off-the-beaten-track races to collegiate level play, our facilities are a natural fit for your next tournament or event. In fact, whether your sport plays out on a diamond, a court, a mountain bike trail, a river, a grass field or a track (or just about anywhere else), we are the place to call yourself the home team away from home. After hours, San Marcos offers shopping, dining and plenty to explore. Our social media game is second to none and our level of service is top-notch. Come visit our city, see our venues, enjoy our weather and meet our staff. You'll be back!
Pack Up the Teams and Head on Down to Laredo, Texas!
Want a destination for sports but one that also lends itself to a perfect blend of culture, language, culinary influences and ambiance? Look deep into the heart of South Texas and you'll find Laredo, with its bonus of year-round sunny skies, a variety of venues and plenty of after-hours diversions.
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A fascinating aspect of our industry is the way the moving parts - event owners, destinations, venues and services - create the dynamic whole. This issue bears that out, with insights from all corners. You can learn not just about sports (we're highlighting baseball, track & field and fishing) but about hot-button industry topics (sports for senior athletes, creating the athlete relationship and maximizing economic impact). In addition, we've honored longtime favorites in our industry, with the Reader's Choice Awards. Who's being recognized? Read on to find out!
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