Florida


GreaterOrlando

Greater Orlando Sports Commission Announces 2021 IWWF World Waterski Championships in Lake County

March 5, 2021

The biennial event will feature an expected field of more than 200 water skiers representing 35 countries, taking place October 11-17, 2021. more >>


AAU

AAU Volleyball Classic Ready to Begin

March 4, 2021

Now in its 21st year, the AAU Volleyball Classic has been a staple on the AAU Volleyball calendar for more than two decades. more >>


Bassmaster

Grass Will Play A Key Role In Bassmaster Southern Open On Harris Chain

March 4, 2021

Competition days will be March 4-6 with daily takeoffs from Venetian Gardens (Ski Beach) at 6:45 a.m. ET. more >>


AAU

AAU Junior National Volleyball Championships, AAU Volleyball Classic to Return to Orlando in 2021

March 3, 2021

The organization has announced that the overall dates for next year's event are June 17-29, 2021. AAU Volleyball Classic info is also out. more >>


MLF_Big5

MLF Announces 2021 Abu Garcia College Fishing Schedule, Rules and Entry Dates

March 2, 2021

Major League Fishing (MLF) announced the 2021 Abu Garcia College Fishing season. more >>



SoutheastTourismSociety

Huddle Up Group, Southeast Tourism Society Announce New Partnership

March 1, 2021

The Southeast Tourism Society (STS) and Huddle Up Group have announced their new industry partnership. more >>


DeeringBay

Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club Building New Facilities

January 25, 2021

Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club in Coral Gables, Florida has broken ground on a $7.1 million amenity improvement project. more >>


USTA

University of Florida to Offer Professional Tennis Management Program

December 7, 2020

University of Florida will be joining a growing list of colleges across the country to offer Professional Tennis Management (PTM) programs. more >>


TCool

T°Cool® Field Coming to the Sunshine State

November 16, 2020

T°Cool®, an evaporative cooling solution that is proven to reduce synthetic turf surface temperatures, is coming to the sunshine state. more >>


GreaterOrlando

Leesburg’s Parks and Recreation Department Receives Excellence Award

November 16, 2020

Leesburg’s Parks and Rec Department received the 2020 “Excellence in Sports Tourism, Small Market” award. more >>



LittleSchematic

Location Review: Wiregrass Ranch Sports Campus of Pasco County

September 1, 2020

The buzz is true. Wiregrass Ranch Sports Campus of Pasco County is open for your next unbeatable event. From basketball to soccer, volleyball,... more >>


FITTEAM

Play Where Champions Play

November 5, 2019

At The Palm Beaches, sports organizers find a welcoming environment and premier sports facilities for all levels of play—from amateurs to... more >>


PanamaCityBrach

It’s a Whole New Ball Game in Panama City Beach, Florida

October 28, 2019

With 27 miles of sugar white sand, turquoise waters and a plethora of options on-site and off-site, your players and teams will be able to play their... 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

HS Soccer Article | December 6, 2020
With Phoenix Stopping Tournaments, Event Owners Look to Texas, Florida

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Youth sports are starting to bear an eerie and unpleasant resemblance to a wagon train of settlers trying to find a decent place to live – but...   More>>


COVIDTesting Article | November 7, 2020
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell? Parents Push to Hide COVID Test Results and Keep Sports Going

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

While some youth sports parents are protesting fall season postponements by waving signs reading, “Fear is the REAL Virus,” others are taking a...   More>>


Spectators Article | November 6, 2020
Spectators are Returning and Event Owners Say It's Past Time

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

From the NFL to the PGA TOUR to local tournaments, events are reopening to spectators. And even if the crowd isn’t that big, it still creates an...   More>>


blank Article | November 2, 2020
Horseplay: Multiple Disciplines Boost Equestrian Events’ Popularity

By: Judy Leand

For more than a century, American equestrian athletes have represented the U.S. in international competition, claiming medals in the Olympics, Pan...   More>>


blank Article | November 2, 2020
Bucking Convention: Rodeo Has New Grounds for Growth

By: Judy Leand

With an American fan base exceeding 43 million people, ever-increasing media coverage (and prize purses), as well as a new focus on attracting...   More>>


blank Article | November 2, 2020
Tennis Bounces Back

By: Peter Francesconi

When sports all but shut down this past spring, tennis bounced back faster than most, as players realized that the physical distancing inherent in...   More>>


NFL_London Article | October 24, 2020
Will the NFL Play in London Again?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

We already knew the NFL wouldn’t be playing in London this season. However, it appears we may not be seeing any transatlantic games for quite some...   More>>


Article | October 23, 2020
Surprising Choices, Returns to Old Favorites for NCAA Championships

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

One of the most eagerly looked-forward-to site selection announcements of 2020 came down recently, and there’s a lot to be learned from it. With a...   More>>


ChallengeDaytona Article | September 11, 2020
Challenge Daytona Kicking Sand in COVID’s Face with Family-Friendly Event

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Over in Daytona Beach, they’re planning to kick some sand in COVID’s face with a family-friendly and spectator-welcoming festival of sports that...   More>>


Article | September 11, 2020
Referee Shortages Loom as Sports Resume

By: Michael Popke

One thing that hasn’t changed over the last six months is a shortage of referees. If anything, it’s worse. Here are the strategies event owners...   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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