Orlando North to Host Perfect Game Action
10 Apr, 2019
Orlando North, Seminole County Sports Tourism and Perfect Game, INC are pleased to announce the agreement of a multi-year deal to host four (4) national level events during the summer of 2019 and 2020. The 9U-12U Super25 National Championship/16U PG World Series Qualifier will take place on June 20-24, 2019 and June 18-22, 2020.
The 13U/15U Super National Championship will take place on July 5-9, 2019 and July 3-7, 2020. The 14U Super25 National Championship/13U PG World Series will take place July 12-16, 2019 and July 10-14, 2020. Lastly, the 14U-16U PG World Series will be hosted July 18-25, 2019 and July 16-23, 2020. All events will compete at the BOOMBAH Sports Complex located in Sanford, Florida.
The 100-acre BOOMBAH Sports Complex has 15 baseball fields; nine fully-synthetic turf fields and six natural grass fields. The complex also has a total of 25 batting cages, three concession facilities and parking for more than 900 vehicles. The state-of-the-art facility, which opened in May of 2016, has the ability to host not only baseball and softball events, but also football, lacrosse, field hockey and numerous other sports. Since opening, the BOOMBAH Sports Complex has hosted more than 150 events, generating 53 million dollars in economic impact and more than 35,000 hotel room nights for Seminole County.
“Seminole County is excited to partner with Perfect Game National to bring these four National Championships to the BOOMBAH Sports Complex,” said Seminole County Chairman Brenda Carey. “Perfect Game has an exceptional reputation in the baseball industry for running top notch events that will drive numerous out-of-state visitors into our community. We look forward to working with Perfect Game and developing a long term relationship”
Each of these 4 events will host 60+ teams from throughout the United States for a five-day competition, generating an estimated 1,500+ hotel room nights and roughly 1 million dollars in economic impact. Collectively, the four tournaments will generate an estimated 6,500 room nights and 4 million dollars in economic impact to Seminole County each year of the agreement.
“Perfect Game events attract spectators and families from throughout the state of Florida and across the United States, generating revenue for Seminole County hotels, restaurants and attractions. Orlando North Sports Tourism looks forward to developing a long-term partnership with Perfect Game that will benefit tournament organizers, teams, and the businesses and residents of Seminole County” - Danny Trosset Director of Sports Tourism- Orlando North, Seminole County.
“We are thrilled to return to Seminole County and the BOOMBAH Sports Complex in 2019 and lock-in for the next couple of years. We look forward to bringing more events and several more teams to the Orlando North area. The response from teams and families was very positive and we are excited to continue to grow in this area.” – Jerry Ford, Founder/President – Perfect Game.
About Orlando North, Seminole County: Teeming with old Florida charm and young Florida vibrancy, Orlando North, Seminole County serves up nationally-recognized venues for youth, collegiate and amateur sports tournaments, along with nature-based recreation, eclectic dining, an emerging microbrew scene, plus a year round calendar of festivals, events and sports tournaments. With over 2,000 waterways, visitors discover a wide array of thrilling outdoor pursuits from paddling in clear freshwater springs and rivers, to air boating among alligators, or zooming through an aerial zip line course. Recipient of the 2018 Excellence in Sports Tourism Award from the Florida Parks and Recreation Association, Orlando North Seminole County proudly presents an array of sports and training facilities for amateur tournament play, including the 102-acre Boombah Sports Complex at Seminole County in Sanford. And getting here is easy via Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), Orlando International Airport (MCO), aboard the Amtrak Auto Train, or via auto on I-95 and I-4. Here overnight guests save 30% on accommodations compared to Orlando hotels. All this, and it’s just a short drive to area theme parks and beaches too. 1-800-800-7832 or 407-665-2900 or visit:www.PlayOrlandoNorth.com
About Perfect Game: Perfect Game is considered to be the elite amateur baseball scouting organization in existence, producing over 100 tournaments and showcases each year across the country. Perfect Game is dedicated to giving amateur players exposure to take their game to the next level, whether that be in college or in the professional ranks. At Perfect Game events, players are performing with top-level competition in front of college recruiters and professional scouts from all over the country. Because of this, these events prove to be invaluable to the college coaches as well as Major League Baseball as they can scout a large population of talented ballplayers in one location. To date, over 1,000 players that have played in a Perfect Game event have also played in Major League Baseball. Since 2003, over 10,000 Perfect Game alumni have been selected in the MLB First-Year Amateur Player Draft.