Play Where Champions Play
5 Nov, 2019
Just Bring Your Game and Discover The Palm Beaches
Palm Beach County, Florida, Where Elite Facilities, World-Class Attractions and Knowledgeable Experts Make The Palm Beaches A Top Sports Destination
Sports organizers will find a welcoming environment for athletics, as the area has hosted all levels of play, as well as a comfortable climate, with average annual temperatures hovering around 78 degrees. The Palm Beaches sports facilities are among the best, with premier venues that cater to both amateur and professional sports events. Combine all this with The Palm Beaches 47 miles of white sand beaches, its array of attractions and convenient accommodations, and you have the makings of an elite sports destination.
FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches
FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches is the newest spring training facility in the Palm Beach County. Home to the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros, Palm Beach County is the only Florida county with four MLB teams in two world-class training facilities. The complex features a stadium with 6,400 fixed seats as well as an additional 1,000 seats in the outfield berm, 6 luxury boxes, two (2) party decks, 12 supplementary practice fields with professional dimensions, and seven (7) multi-purpose fields built to FIFA specifications.
Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium
Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium is the spring training home of the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals. The 7,000 seat stadium features 6 luxury sky-boxes, two levels of permanent seating, parking, concessions, and 12 supplementary practice fields. The Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium Complex is the only stadium in the country to host four minor league teams. This facility has played host to the USA Baseball National Team Championships and Perfect Game’s WWBA World Championship for over 10 years. With FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, and the Santaluces Athletic Complex, The Palm Beaches has the ability to use 30 MLB-quality diamonds.
International Polo Club
The International Polo Club (IPC) was selected as “Florida’s Sports Venue of the Year” in 2016 by the Florida Sports Foundation. IPC is the home to the world polo circuit, which culminates with the prestigious United States Open Polo Championship. IPC consists of 7 full sized polo fields. Each polo field is the equivalent of 9 football fields. Apart from polo, the International Polo Club has hosted some of the nation’s largest sporting events. It has been home to USA Field Hockey’s National Hockey Festival, the AYSO National Games and several other field sports. In 2019, IPC will host the largest lacrosse tournament in the world.
The Gardens North County District Park
The Gardens North County District Park is equipped with nine Latitude 36 Bermuda Grass lighted multipurpose fields, one full-size training field, one agility field, three concession stands, one meeting room, a splash pad, a playground, a ninja fitness course and a fitness trail. It can accommodate sports such as archery, field hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer and croquet. Each multipurpose field can fit a full-size FIFA field and be configured in a variety of ways to accommodate an array of field layouts.?State-of-the-art LED sports lighting surrounds the multipurpose fields, luscious hibiscus flowers line the playground area, and colorful, anti-slip concrete has been laid in the splash pad. The park is adjacent to the award-winning Palm Beach Gardens Tennis & Pickleball Center.
Florida Atlantic University Stadium
The 30,000-seat, multi-purpose stadium, and home of FAU football, is equipped with a press level, five (5) locker rooms and two (2) suite levels consisting of 24 suites. It has hosted the Olympic Gold Medal-winning U.S. Women’s National soccer team, Major League Lacrosse, and international soccer matches, including a FIFA match between Ecuador and Germany. This stadium also plays host to the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl, which is one of 40 NCAA DI FBS Bowl Games. FAU stadium is the only college stadium with a view of the Atlantic Ocean.
Delray Beach Tennis Center
Palm Beach County is home to over 1,400 tennis courts. The Delray Beach Tennis Center is a full-service public tennis facility with 14 clay courts, 6 hard courts, and an 8,200 seat stadium located in the heart of Delray Beach, FL. The Delray Beach Tennis Center features an upstairs pavilion and conference room, pro-shop with locker rooms, racquet stringing, and merchandise. Delray Beach is home to the Delray Swim & Tennis Club which adds another 24 courts adjacent to the Delray Beach Tennis Center. The two facilities combine for nearly 50 courts.
Event organizers can always expect an extraordinary level of support when planning their events. The Palm Beach County Sports Commission can assist organizers with venue/facility selection, organizing event room blocks, soliciting volunteers, marketing/public relations, and event management. There are also financial partnership opportunities available. The sports commission can help organizers apply for funding through grants for qualifying events. The commission diligently works with event owners to make sure their events are a success and their participants have the best possible experience in Palm Beach County.
What is there to do in Palm Beach County?
Palm Beach County is more than just a sporting haven, it’s a top tourism destination. There’s so much to do here, your teams will want to extend their stay well past the final buzzer.
Palm Beach County is home to some of the most stunning coastlines in Southern Florida. Spend some time exploring the 47 miles of white sand beaches, spanning from Jupiter to Boca Raton. With nearly 30 tropical beach parks, there’s a beach for every need.
At Lion Country Safari African Adventure, you can travel to a different continent, without leaving the state of Florida. This drive-through safari park has over 1,000 animals roaming free on the grounds, from giraffes and zebras to rhinos and antelope. After the drive, guests can continue the fun at the Safari World Amusement Park, which features six rides, animal shows, and dozens of animal exhibits. Keep the action going at Drive Shack, with 96 full service all-weather hitting bays across three levels, 300+ TV’s for game-watching and entertainment, as well as interactive games and golf courses this is sure to be a hole in one experience!
Science is exciting at the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium, featuring educational, interactive exhibits and a 10,000-gallon fresh and saltwater aquarium. Athletes can get up close and personal with some of the ocean’s most incredible residents at Loggerhead Marinelife Center. The organization works to conserve ocean ecosystems through educational exhibits.
Teams can cool off at Rapids Water Park, South Florida’s largest water park. It boasts 30 acres of attractions and 42 thrilling water slides and rides. Those in needs of some retail therapy can head over to the Palm Beach Outlets, featuring over 100 stores to browse.
Palm Beach County offers funding to assist qualified events with specific costs through its grant program administered by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission. The financial support offered to numerous and varied events demonstrates the County’s commitment towards sustaining and enhancing its hosted events. Our grant program is one of the reasons that The Palm Beaches is a premier destination for sporting events.
A Full Range of Event Service Support
Some complimentary services provided by the Sports Commission include:
- Pre-Event Planning
- Operational & Logistical Support
- Venue/Facility Support
- Budget Management
- Sourcing Equipment Rentals
- Security Planning
- Designing Event Layouts
- Volunteer Recruitment
- Housing Accommodations
- In-Kind Partnerships
- Public Relations
- On-Site Staff Assistance
- Hospitality Management