MAR 2012

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Home Planning Directory Planner Resources SPECI AL ADVER T I SI NG & I NF O RMAT I O N SECT I O N Meeting Site Showcase The Event Center For All Your Needs Ford Park Event Center Is Texas Big! With 221 acres and 5 venues, Ford Park Event Center offers maximum flexibility. Conveniently located on U.S. I-10 in Beaumont, Texas. SMALL & INTIMATE or BIG & EXTRAVAGANT Ford Exhibit Hall has over 48,000 square feet and 8,000 square feet of meeting space. The 11,000-square-foot lobby of the E-Hall is an additional resource as an adjunct to an E-Hall event or as a venue of its own. Ford Arena has over 34,000 square feet of floor space. It can be combined with the E-hall for a total of 93,000 square feet of contiguous space. OUTDOOR & NATURALISTIC Ford Park Midway/Ag BarnsWith nine acres of paved midway, there is plenty of room for festivals and fairs. Structures in Ford Midway in- clude a 45,000-square-foot practice arena, over 25,000 square feet of covered barn space with restrooms, office space and a dedicated parking area. Ford Pavilion is a contained area with 6,300 covered seating and lawn seating for 8,000. SPORTS & SPIRITED Ford Fields is comprised of 12 championship- Ford Park Event Center: Linda Waggoner, Director of Marketing & Sales (409) 951-5413 or (877) 266-6939 Charlie Gibbs, Convention Sales (409) 782-0322 caliber fastpitch softball/youth baseball fields. The complex has one centralized gate, concessions and restrooms, and 1,000 on-site parking spaces. SAVOR…THE FLAVOR In-house catering is provided by SAVOR… Beaumont, catering by SMG. 44 ConventionSouth MARCH 2012 www.con v DESTINATION SHOWCASE

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