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The Charleston region has built its reputation as a new sports destination largely due to the diversity of its state-of-the art venues and the world-class athletes, who have competed here before thousands of spectators. Then again, Charleston's oldest and largest sports venue simply consists of water – some 91 miles of Atlantic coastline, two major rivers and acres of waterways.


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Major Sports Venues

  Blackbaud Stadium
Home of the Charleston Battery Professional Soccer Club. Soccer-specific venue seats 5,113 and has been the host site for a number of events including international professional rugby matches and a 120-court bocce competition for Special Olympics. www.charlestonbattery.com
  Blackbaud Stadium  
  Family Circle Tennis Center & Family Circle Magazine Stadium
Home of the Family Circle Cup. The Center includes 32 acres with 17 tennis courts, a clubhouse, boat dock and the crown jewel, a 10,200-seat stadium. www.familycirclecup.com.
  Family Circle Tennis Center  
  Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park a.k.a.
“The Joe”
Home to the New York Yankees single A team, the Charleston RiverDogs Baseball Organization and The Citadel collegiate baseball team. Seats 5,500. www.riverdogs.com
  Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park  
  North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center
Home to the ECHL’s SC Stingrays Hockey Organization. The 13,600-seat coliseum is adjacent to a 2,300-seat Performing Arts Theatre, and a 255 room Embassy Suites hotel, all connected. www.coliseumpac.com.
  North Charleston Coliseum  
  Charleston Area Convention Center
202,000 sq. ft. facility, a 77,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall, 37,000 sq. ft. of function space, 25,000 sq. ft. ballroom, 18 meeting rooms with 50-200 persons capacity. Full banquet facilities for 1,750. www.charlestonconvention.com
  Charleston Area Convention Center  
  Carolina Ice Palace
Host of a number of regional and national events. One of the largest indoor ice skating facilities in the Southeast. South Carolina Stingrays professional hockey team practice facility. www.carolinaicepalace.com.
  Carolina Ice Palace  
  Charleston Maritime Center
Multi-purpose event facility opened in 1997 with two piers, meeting rooms, gift shop and a waterfront park. Has both a deep-water, full-service marina and premiere special events facilities. The marina can accommodate boats up to 180' in length, and offers dockage without the restriction of any overpasses or bridges. Charleston Maritime Center can house events from 20 to 5,000 people. It has been a host site for the annual Charleston Harbor Fest and touring Tall Ships. Ph#: 843-853-3625. www.cmcevents.com
  Charleston Maritime Center  
 
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Recreation Fields and Centers

Recreational competitions at the state and regional level often require multiple fields, courts, gyms, etc.,which may not be available in one municipality area. Over the years, our recreation coordinators have given a brand new meaning to the old cliché, “Build it and they will come.” Through collaborative efforts, they have crossed over city boundaries and 'build' partnerships to create unique sports facility schedules to host large events, all for the betterment of economic value to the entire region. These relationships provide great satisfaction to non-local event organizers. That is, the only boundary lines noticed are by their event participants on the playing field.

CITY OF CHARLESTON RECREATION DEPARTMENT
MT. PLEASANT RECREATION DEPARTMENT
NORTH CHARLESTON RECREATION DEPARTMENT
CHARLESTON COUNTY PARK & RECREATION COMMISSION
GAHAGAN PARK SPORTS COMPLEX
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Golf Courses

“Charleston SC ...Where the game began in America.” With more than 34 golf courses and clubs, the Charleston golf scene offers an exceptional variety and challenge in the midst of one of the world's most acclaimed travel destinations. World class courses situated on breathtaking coastal terrain range from true links style to tight wooded Lowcountry layouts. Throughout the region, there are the best designs by the world's top architects: Pete Dye, Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus, Rees Jones, Arthur Hills and Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and Arnold Palmer.

Charleston Golf Inc., is an organization of the Charleston Area CVB, and its staff books tee times and vacation packages for all size groups. For a listing of local golf courses, go to www.charlestongolfguide.com

KIAWAH ISLAND GOLF RESORT
This is Charleston's world class golf resort with a number of courses, which have hosted major events and more to come.

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