With the Cross Insurance Center and Alfond Arena 8 miles form each other this region provides the avid sporting enthusiasts with plenty of spectator sports. The Cross Insurance Center is the home to the State’s popular class B, C and D high school basketball tournaments. These events bring thousands of fans to the area to cheer their schools for the coveted state title. The University of Maine College teams allow the region residents to follow the teams to national championship. Whether it is Maine hockey, women’s basketball or men’s baseball the teams all have a history of excellence as well as NCAA college titles.