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Marriott International

October 26, 2011 15:10 ET

Stockton, California Hotels Hear the Thunder as Hockey Team Rolls Into New Season

Dedicated Fans Stand Strong Behind Young Team Moving Into Its Sixth Season

STOCKTON, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 26, 2011) - The flat fertile plains of California's Central Valley are shuddering with the roar of Thunder fans as the Stockton Thunder emerges for its sixth season and the onslaught of hockey league excitement fills the air.

Coming off a run into the Conference Finals during the 2010-2011 season the Thunder enjoys a strong commitment from hockey enthusiasts, playing before an average of 6,000 fans per game during their five-year history. Conveniently located less than 10 minutes from Stockton Arena, the stylish Courtyard hotel in Stockton, CA is a great location for setting up camp and following the Thunder as they advance their commitment to success and progress within the ranks of the ECHL.

Returning the support they enjoy from Central Valley fans, most Thunder home games are themed to include projects aimed to help local fund-raising projects or support youth and their involvement in local sports. Starting with "Coats for Kids" and "Thunder Goes Pink VI" and moving into the season with Family Day, team photo and youth t-shirt giveaways, there's always excitement at the Thunder games and those making the trip into town can enhance their stay with comfortable Courtyard guest rooms and spacious hotel suites in Stockton. A full Thunder schedule, including both home and away games, may be found at

Welcoming guests to the heart of the Central Valley and the rush of Thunder excitement, the Courtyard Stockton boasts a spacious lobby and Courtyard Bistro proudly serving Starbucks coffee and offering hearty breakfast and dinner ala carte menu items and grab-n-go favorites. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property and guests can choose from the hotel's offering of stylish Stockton suites and well-appointed guest rooms, all featuring Plug-In technology, premium movie channels and pay-per-view movie and video game options. A coffee maker/tea service is standard in every room, along with voicemail services and a large desk with ample lighting.

Located just off Interstate 5, and in the midst of Lodi Wine Country, this Stockton, CA hotel's location near the University of the Pacific, Port of Stockton and Haggin Museum provides guests with easy access to some of the area's finest attractions and events.

About the Courtyard Stockton Hotel
The Courtyard Stockton hotel offers guests comfortable accommodations that are functional, along with a welcoming atmosphere and exceptional service. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, guests have access to this impressive Stockton, California hotel's heated outdoor pool, Jacuzzi and 24-hour fitness center for added comfort and relaxation. The hotel also offers event space and meeting rooms for small, intimate gatherings with comfortable seating for up to 40 persons and the availability of professional catering, ideal for business meetings, training sessions, interviews or an executive retreat.

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