The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitor Bureau (CVB), the organization responsible for promoting tourism in the city of Montgomery, announced today that it has entered Riverwalk Stadium into VirtualTourist.com’s quest to crown the “8th Wonder of the World.”
Public voting is now open at VirtualTourist.com, a leading travel research website and community that is part of TripAdvisor Media Group.
Riverwalk Stadium is a modern baseball stadium built into a historic train station in downtown Montgomery. It seats over 7,000 and has 20 luxury suites, with six of those built into the old train terminal and 14 on the third baseline. The stadium also includes picnic areas, playgrounds and a $1 million scoreboard with an LED screen capable of instant replay. Stadium Journey Magazine compared the stadium to those all around the country, of all levels and sports, and named Riverwalk Stadium 18th best experience in the “101 Best Stadium Experiences” of 2012 as well as the second best minor league and fourth overall in professional baseball stadiums.
“Riverwalk Stadium was essential to creating an active downtown area to attract visitors to Montgomery who are looking for additional activities when they attend conferences, meetings, military schools or just vacationing. Additionally, the stadium has become a venue to help attract sports events, and thus traveling teams to Montgomery,” says Dawn Hathcock, Vice President, CVB.
With numerous Tourism Boards, Chambers of Commerce and Visitor Bureaus sending in a nomination, the public is asked to vote for their favorite out of the more than 200 submissions. Voters can visit www.virtualtourist.com to vote for Riverwalk Stadium and have until September 30 to do so. The wonder with the most votes will be crowned the winner. The winner will be featured in a national broadcast TV segment on a popular syndicated program as well as receive a massive media relations campaign push from VirtualTourist.
“It’s wonderful to have a nomination from every corner of the world so we are thrilled to receive Riverwalk Stadium as a nomination from the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitor Bureau,” said Giampiero Ambrosi, General Manager of VirtualTourist.com. “As one of the best travel guide resources on the web, members and visitors to our site have been to almost every country in the world. We are eager to see which landmark they will choose to be crowned the 8th Wonder of the World.”
To vote for Riverwalk Stadium for 8th Wonder of the World, just visit www.virtualtourist.com
About VirtualTourist.com: VirtualTourist.com® is one of the largest online travel communities in the world and a premier resource for travelers seeking an insider perspective. Boasting close to 2 million travel reviews and over 4 million photos of 61,000 destinations worldwide from 1.3 million members, VirtualTourist (http://www.virtualtourist.com) attracts 8 million unique visitors per month. Unbiased, respected, insider advice on Hotels, Things to Do, Transportation, Favorites and more is posted entirely by VirtualTourist’s membership from more than 220 countries and territories. Virtual Tourist is a subsidiary of TripAdvisor, Inc.
About Montgomery, “A Cool Capital City on the Move:” Centrally located along the Alabama River in the heart of the Southeast, Montgomery is steeped in the history of world-changing events and is in the midst of another change – a complete reemergence. From a revitalized downtown to an array of new museums, restaurants, attractions and accommodations, the riverfront capital city is quickly becoming one of the newest must-see travel destinations in the South. Learn more about all that Montgomery has to offer at www.visitingmontgomery.com.