Florida


USA_WaterSki

77th GOODE Water Ski National Championships Begin Tomorrow in Palm Beach

August 5, 2019

Nearly 700 water ski athletes from across the U.S. will descend upon the Ski Club of the Palm Beaches and Okeeheelee Park. more >>


USA_WaterSki

Water Ski and Wake Sport Athletes Ready to Descend on Palm Beach

August 2, 2019

More than 600 water ski athletes –ages 6 to 90 – descend upon the Ski Club of the Palm Beaches and Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach. more >>


USRowing

Details Announced on 2019 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Sarasota

July 24, 2019

ESPN will provide live streaming of racing from the championships starting today at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, FL. more >>


NBA

NBA Experience Tips Off August 12 At Walt Disney World Resort

July 16, 2019

NBA Experience, the new destination coming to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort, officially opens August 12, 2019. more >>


FloridaCollegiate

South Florida Collegiate Baseball All-Star Game Coming to FAU Stadium This Weekend

July 11, 2019

The annual 2019 South Florida Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game will be held this Sunday, July 14th at the FAU baseball stadium. more >>


PalmBeach

USA Gymnastics Stars and Stripes Championships Coming to The Palm Beaches

July 11, 2019

More than 1,000 of the nation’s top trampoline and tumbling gymnasts and coaches will converge on The Palm Beaches from July 20-21. more >>


PanamaCitybeach

Panama City Beach Sports Complex Opens Today

July 8, 2019

Panama City Beach’s new Sports Complex,managed by Sports Facilities Management (SFM), opens today, July 8. more >>


ITA

Oracle ITA Summer Circuit Announces Dates, Events

July 8, 2019

The ITA Summer Circuit includes 55 events over six consecutive weekends from late June to the last weekend in July. more >>



DaytonaBeach

Daytona Beach Golf Community Enjoys a Fast Start to 2019

August 5, 2019

Buoyed by good weather and a reputation as a go-to spot for golf, the Daytona Beach golf community enjoyed a strong first quarter of 2019. more >>


FloridaSportFoundation

Florida Releases Spring Training Figures

May 6, 2019

Since 2000, a total of 31,097,343 fans have attended Spring Training games in Florida. more >>


TennisChannel

USTA, Tennis Channel Announce Partnership

April 29, 2019

The USTA and Tennis Channel announced an agreement to house a permanent broadcast facility at the USTA National Campus. more >>


FloridaSportsCoast

Visit Pasco County Rebrands as Florida's Sports Coast

April 2, 2019

Visit Pasco has announced a new identity and elevated tourism brand as Florida's Sports Coast. more >>


OrlandoNorth

Orlando North Seminole County Sees a Home-Run Year for Sports Tourism

March 11, 2019

Thanks to the four major tournament facilities in Orlando North/Seminole County, sports tourism has become one of the most lucrative draws. more >>


RockyTop

Rocky Top Sports World Receives Leadership Summit Awards

December 26, 2018

At a recent SFM meeting, Rocky Top Sports World took home two awards: the ‘Service Award’ and the ‘Excellence Award’.' more >>


USL

MLB’s Tampa Bay Rays Purchase the Tampa Bay Rowdies

December 26, 2018

The Tampa Bay Rowdies announced the Tampa Bay Rays Major League Baseball team has purchased soccer club. more >>


PBC

Palm Beach County Wins National Gold Medal Award In Parks and Recreation

December 26, 2018

Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department won the 2018 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management. more >>



Beach

Naples, Marco Island and The Everglades: Your Sports Paradise

February 16, 2018

Naples, Marco Island and The Everglades is known as the Paradise Coast for its sun, sand, luxury resorts and more, but this don’t-miss destination... more >>


Articles

SwimmingPool Article | July 24, 2019
Could Water Contamination Hurt Summer Sports Events?

By: Michael Popke

Talk about muddying the waters. This summer has brought a wave of concerns over Cryptosporidium in swimming pools, flesh-eating bacteria in open...   More>>


PortlandWorldSoccer Article | July 10, 2019
Immigrants, Holocaust and Refugee Causes Find Footing with Sports Events

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

In June, the world reeled in shock at the image of the father and daughter who drowned trying to flee across the Rio Grande. Sports organizations...   More>>


blank Article | June 27, 2019
Warm, Welcoming – and Winning

By: Cindy Cantrell

With its mild, humid climate and famed welcoming southern hospitality, the Southeastern region is uniquely positioned to host athletes and their...   More>>


blank Article | June 27, 2019
Ready to Fight

By: Tracey Schelmetic

Combat sports offer both youth and adults a great way to interact in person, focus, gain self-discipline, reduce stress and stay fit. Even better...   More>>


IndyCar Article | June 12, 2019
Motorsports Events: Economic Engine or Source of Contention?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Motorsports events can generate revenue, excitement and crowds. Unfortunately, they can cause controversy when they’re not being held at a facility...   More>>


MLSBall Article | May 15, 2019
Amid Enthusiasm From Cities, Major League Soccer Will Expand to 30 Teams

By: Michael Popke

Feeding on the building World Cup frenzy, Major League Soccer will be expanding to 30 teams. Nashville SC and Inter Miami CF begin play in 2020, and...   More>>


Audit Article | May 1, 2019
Lack of Transparency at the Parks Level Lands Clearwater in Hot Water

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Clearwater is in hot water. Following the revelation that the special events division of its parks and recreation department hadn’t tracked income...   More>>


blank Article | April 24, 2019
Venues Suited to Victories

By: Tracey Schelmetic

It’s one of the oldest sports known to man but its facilities are state-of-the-art and designed to coax the best performances out of athletes at...   More>>


blank Article | April 24, 2019
Hooked on Fishing

By: Judy Leand

Whether it plays out on a bass boat, from the shoreline, on the ocean or through the ice, fishing is big business for cities across the U.S. Prime...   More>>


blank Article | April 24, 2019
Take Me Out to the Ballpark

By: Michael Popke

Summer’s favorite game is back for another season. As the sport’s popularity continues, facilities across the U.S. are upping the ante to bring...   More>>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | February 17, 2015
Okaloosa County, Florida: Tee Off on the Emerald Greens   

By: Peter Francesconi

Okaloosa County, Florida, is known as the Emerald Coast, and its greens are a great place to bring your next golf event. Whether skirting the... More>>


blank Case study | January 7, 2015
Okaloosa County, Florida - The Magic of the Emerald Coast   

By: Peter Francesconi

Some say there’s something magical about the power of three. In our culture, combinations of three are everywhere, including in sports: three... More>>


blank Case study | August 26, 2014
Daytona Beach, Florida: Compete the Daytona Beach Way   

By: Juli Anne Patty

Daytona Beach, Florida, with its 23 miles of beaches and the Daytona International Speedway, has long been the preferred destination for those with a... More>>



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