Marriott Offers Convenience For Traveling Sports Fans

WASHINGTON—May 9, 2002—More and more sports fans are on the go and with today’s start of the WNBA preseason and Major League Baseball in full swing, great play is just around the corner. More than 50 Marriott and Renaissance Hotels, Resorts and Suites, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, SpringHill Suites, Fairfield Inn or Residence Inn by Marriott hotels lie within a one-mile radius or less of 32 professional sports arenas or fields.

Traveling sports fans can take advantage of Marriott`s current offers providing valuable savings and special benefits. Now through June 15, Marriott Rewards® Take Two promotion offers two free weekend nights and silver Elite status to members, while those who fly Delta, American Airlines, Air Canada or United can receive $50 off their next two-night stay for showing their ticket at participating Renaissance hotels in the United States and Canada. For more details on these current offers or to book your next stay, call 1-800-228-9290 or visit

(A complete list of Marriott hotels and the proximity to local arenas will be furnished upon request.)

Major League Baseball Home Fields
Skydome, Toronto, Canada/Toronto Blue Jays; Renaissance Toronto Skydome Hotel (attached)

Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Mo./St. Louis Cardinals; St. Louis Marriott


Pavilion Downtown Hotel (across the street); Courtyard St. Louis Downtown (1 mile)

Bank One Ballpark, Phoenix, Ariz./Arizona Diamondbacks; Springhill Suites Phoenix Downtown (.2 miles)

Pacific Bell Park, San Francisco, Calif./San Francisco Giants; Courtyard San Francisco Downtown (.3 miles); San Francisco Marriott (1 mile)

Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Md./Baltimore Orioles; Renaissance Harborplace Hotel (.4 miles), Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor Hotel (.5 miles) ANDFenway Park, Boston, Mass./Boston Red Sox; Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel (.7 miles) AND Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minn./Minnesota Twins; Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown at the Depot (.5 miles), Residence Inn at Depot (.5 miles), TownePlace Suites Minneapolis Downtown (.5 miles)

Cinergy Field, Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Reds; Cincinnati Marriott Hotel at River Center (.5 miles), Courtyard Cincinnati Covington (1 mile)  AND PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pa./Pittsburgh Pirates; Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel (.2 miles) AND Network Associates Coliseum, Oakland, Calif./Oakland Athletics; Courtyard Oakland Airport (1 mile)
Safeco Field, Seattle, Wash./Seattle Mariners; Renaissance Madison Hotel (.8 miles) AND WNBA Arenas
Compaq Center, Houston, Texas/ Houston Comets; Renaissance Houston Hotel (adjacent)

Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Sting; Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel (next door)
TD Waterhouse Center, Orlando, Fla./Orlando Miracle; Orlando Marriott Downtown Hotel (across the street), Courtyard Orlando Downtown (.5 miles) AND Target Center, Minneapolis, Minn./Minnesota Lynx; Minneapolis Marriott City Center (.2 miles), Residence Inn Minneapolis Downtown (across the street), Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown at The Depot (.5 miles), Residence Inn Minneapolis at The Depot (1 mile) AND Gund Arena, Cleveland, Ohio/Cleveland Rockers; Residence Inn Cleveland Downtown (across the street), Renaissance Cleveland (.4 miles), Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center (.8 miles)
America West Arena, Phoenix, Ariz./Phoenix Mercury; SpringHill Suites Downtown (.2 miles)

American Airlines Arena, Miami, Fla./Miami Sol; Renaissance Miami Biscayne Bay Hotel (.5 miles), Biscayne Bay Marriott Hotel (.5 miles)
Rose Garden, Portland, Ore./Portland Fire; Residence Inn Portland Downtown (.5 miles) AND Conseco Field House, Indianapolis, Ind./Indiana Fever; Courtyard Indianapolis Downtown (.5 miles), Courtyard Indianapolis at the Capitol (1 mile) AND MCI Center, Washington, D.C./Washington Mystics; Residence Inn Washington D.C. Thomas Circle (.7 miles), JW Marriott Hotel (.7 miles), Renaissance Mayflower Hotel (1 mile), Marriott Washington Hotel (1 mile), Renaissance Washington D.C. Hotel (.2 miles), Courtyard Washington Convention Center (.2 miles), Marriott at Metro Center Hotel (.3 miles) AND Key Arena, Seattle, Wash./Seattle Storm; SpringHill Suites Seattle Downtown (1 mile)
Delta Center, Salt Lake City, Utah/Utah Starzz; Courtyard Salt Lake City Downtown (1 mile) AND Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y./New York Liberty; Courtyard Times Square South (.5 miles), New York Marriott Marquis (.5 miles), Renaissance New York Times Square (.7 miles), Rhiga Royal JW Marriott Hotel (1mile) AND Staples Center, Los Angeles, Calif./Los Angeles Sparks; Los Angeles Marriott Hotel Downtown (.5 miles)