Michael Popke 2016-11-18 00:12:26
Edmond OKLAHOMA The Crown Jewel of Oklahoma Want your next event to shine? Consider Edmond, Oklahoma. Known as the “crown jewel” of Oklahoma, this suburb puts the polish on sports events of all shapes and sizes. Located on I-35, convenient to north Oklahoma City, Edmond offers more than 170 pieces of public art scattered throughout the city, waiting to surprise you with unexpected beauty. With a history of hosting several southern regional soccer tournaments, golf’s USGA Senior Open, the PGA’s Senior Championship and many Triple Crown softball tournaments, successful competition is in Edmond’s DNA. A point of pride is the UCO Endeavor Games, an annual multi-sport event for athletes with physical disabilities. The Endeavor Games were key to Edmond’s University of Central Oklahoma becoming a “Rings of Gold” USOC Paralympic Training site. UCO is the home of the Team USA Men’s and Women’s sitting volleyball teams and US Paralympic powerlifting. Oklahoma is in the heart of America and Edmond is in the heart of Oklahoma. Horses and equestrian events have a special home there at the fabulous Lazy E Arena. The Lazy E is located just minutes north of Edmond between Edmond and Guthrie. The Lazy E serves the cowboy population with more than 40 unique events a year. Among the biggest is the National Little Britches Finals Rodeo in July. Besides the main indoor climate-controlled arena, which seats 7,200, the 900-acre site has a covered outdoor arena, a breeding facility housing some of the top names in the racing Quarter Horse stud books, and a track training facility. Home to the prestigious Timed Event Championship of the World in March, the Lazy E is both where legends begin and where rodeo history is made. When you’re thinking of where to place your next event, think of Edmond, Oklahoma! For more information, visit www.VisitEdmondOk.com. STATS • Accommodations: Hotels and B&Bs; overflow available in OkC and Guthrie hotels • Arcadia Lake: fishing, water sports and camping • Edmond Soccer Complex: 16 full-size fields (10 lighted) • 200-plus holes of golf on public and private courses, including the Pete Dye-designed Oak Tree National • Edmond YMCA Recreation & Aquatic Center Mitch Park: natatorium with Olympic-size pool • Lazy E Arena: Full-service, climate-controlled lighted arena, adjacent outdoor covered arena. • Lazy E Arena has 584 permanent stalls; portable stalls can be added.
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