• Sports TravelMagazine.com 95 October/November 2017
at doing triathlons,” which usually cen-
ter around the 8,000-seat riverfront Tus-
caloosa Amphitheater and use the river
for the swim and Jack Warner Parkway
for cycling. USA Triathlon keeps return-
ing to Tuscaloosa, most recently in April
for its 2017 Collegiate Club and High
School National Championships.
The university’s 3,940-seat Rhoads
Stadium is home field for the softball
team and has hosted several regional NCAA tournaments, SEC championships and the 2016 National Pro
Fastpitch Championships. Sokol Park
South has eight lighted fields, and
Sokol Park North has another four.
Bowers Park features eight recently renovated diamonds.
Gymnastics meets often use the
15,383-seat Coleman Coliseum, which
is home to the school’s basketball teams.
Mississippi Gulf Coast
Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast represents
13 communities in three counties along
the state’s scenic coastline. Calm waters,
mild weather and seafood are all big reasons
people flock to the area,
but event organizers are
equally drawn to the region’s sports venues.
“It’s a great destina-
> Running races are popular on the Mississippi coast.
tion for youth to come
down here and spend a
Springs Sports Complex, which has four
softball fields, five baseball fields, four
soccer fields and two football fields. The
A.J. Holloway Sports Complex in Biloxi