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Palm Beach County to Host Varied Slate of Sports this Year

17 Jan, 2020


Among the Highlights: Nationals and Astros To Duke it Out During Spring Training

What does professional tennis, golf, polo and baseball have in common? They are all in Palm Beach County, according to CBS News 12:

It's an irresistible line up for sports fans - the Palm Beach County spring professional sports season will kick off with the inaugural Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio, bringing the final piece of the Triple crown of golf, to Palm Beach County.

"Expect the Olympics, expect to see the best young female golfers at the prime of their career, come from all over the world. We'll have 29 different countries teeing it up here when we play in January," said Mike Whan, Commissioner of the LPGA.

"This is a perfect place for the event, it's going to showcase great golf and and the woman are really going to enjoy it," said Morgan Pressel, Boca Raton resident and LPGA Tour Pro.

A few weeks after Super Bowl 54 in Miami, the spring season will end with what's been dubbed "the perfect week of sports." You'll be able to bounce from the Delray Beach Open, to watching the 2019 World Series Champions take on an familiar foe.

"February 22nd is opening night and that will be the first baseball game played of the year and it's actually a matchup of the 2019 World Championship with the Astros and the Nationals hosting each other," said Matt Slatus, General Manager of The FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches,

Palm Beach County has a reputation for being a mid-market for sports, not anymore.

"We're just trying to put a spotlight on this incredible run of sports that will impact Palm Beach County in so many ways. It's great entertainment for our local residents in our community to a huge economic and tourism benefit that will be delivered through palm beach county through sports," said George Linley, Executive Director, Palm Beach County Sports Commission.

LIST OF EVENTS AND START DATES:

  • Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio (January 20th-26th)
  • Delray Beach Open ATP Tennis (February 22nd)
  • Gauntlet of Polo/ U.S. Open Polo Championships (February 23rd)
  • Major League Baseball Spring Training at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches (February 24th-February 25th)
  • Winter Equestrian Festival (February 26th)
  • The Honda Classic PGA Tour (February 27th)
  • The Boca Raton Championship (October 26th-November 1st)

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