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In The News

Come See Why Arlington, Texas Was Named #1 Sports City by Men's Health Magazine

Rightfully so, Men's Health Magazine has named Arlington, Texas the #1 sports-obsessed city in the United States! Other cities and their rankings are listed in the July/August edition of Men's Health.

The rankings were determined through Scarborough Sports Marketing by a tally of how many people attend baseball, basketball, college and pro football games, as well as high-school sporting events. Men's Health factored in NASCAR attendance and who is catching their sports on TV and radio. They also looked at the number of people vying for tickets to any sport, who's purchasing the most team apparel, and how many people call themselves 'foam-finger-waving' fanatics.

A favorite segment of tourism has always been sports packages," says Jay Burress, President & CEO for the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau. "Arlington is definitely the place to experience sports. Men's Health Magazine got it right!"

To celebrate, the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau created sports vacation packages, available on www.arlington.org. Any true sports fanatic who wants to experience sporting euphoria for themselves can book options such as hotel stays and tickets to the area's attractions and amazing sporting venues.

It's easy to see why Arlington won the top spot. The new $1.15 billion dollar Cowboys Stadium opened in June. Major League Baseball's Texas Rangers and Rangers Ballpark in Arlington has been a fan favorite since 1994, and the city will also be welcoming the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame in spring 2010. Rounding out the city's tourism product is the original Six Flags Over Texas, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, and scores of hotels, restaurants, shopping and other entertainment.

Additionally, the magazine states they found an enormous amount of fan energy in Texas!

Getaways are also available by calling toll-free at 1-800-656-FUNN (3866).

The Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau is spreading the news about Arlington, Texas. A full service, non-profit, private corporation, the Bureau is responsible for marketing Arlington as a destination for meetings, conventions and family vacations so as to improve the tax base and grow Arlington's stock in the city's tourism industry.

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SOURCE: Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau

CONTACT: Decima Cooper of Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau,
+1-800-433-5374, Direct, +1-817-704-7669

Web Site: http://www.arlington.org/