Put Your Sports in the Center of Everything Known for its natural beauty, San Marcos’ centerpiece, the crystal clear, spring-fed San Marcos River has tubing, snorkeling, canoeing and kayaking. Hike and bike trails wind through parks and natural areas for a spectacular view of scenic hills. Take a glass-bottom boat tour or paddle out on a glass-bottom kayak at Aquarena Center. Trek inside the nation’s only earthquake-formed cave at Wonder World Park and visit Dick’s Classic Garage to experience this tribute to the American passion with the automobile featuring three decades of pristine autos dating back as far as 1929. Looking for bargains? San Marcos outlet malls feature more than 240 brand-name and luxury label shops with discounts up to 65% off retail. Seeking alternatives to the mainstream? Visit the San Marcos Downtown Historic District nestled around the restored 1909 Hays County Courthouse. It’s a short stroll around the square to trendy boutiques, gift shops, restaurants, live music and more. A unique blend of old and new, charming and hip, San Marcos boasts a multicultural heritage with a wealth of accommodations, galleries, dining and nightlife. Conveniently located between Austin and San Antonio, San Marcos truly is in the center of everything. STATS Event Name: National Cup- State Finals Event Date: May 28-30 Venue: 5 Mile Dam Soccer Complex Number of Teams: Approximately 50 Number of Spectators: 2,000 (+/-) over the weekend Notable: Winning teams here move on to regionals; winners there go to the national tournament. ADDITIONAL LOCATION INFO: • New 43-acre complex with facility with 10 regulation size fields • Within walking distance of the Blanco River (opportunities for recreation, including swimming/fishing) • Wind turbine and solar panel make this a ‘green‘ facility. • 418 parking spaces • 1,641 hotel rooms in San Marcos (all within 5-10 miles of fields)
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