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

USDGA Article | January 30, 2020
Inside Events: United States Disabled Golf Association

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

A little-known (but strongly traveling and spending) sector of the golf market is individuals with disabilities. The U.S. Disabled Golf Association...   More>>


SuerpBowlRings Article | January 17, 2020
Merch Madness: Counterfeiters vs. Customs Agents at the Super Bowl

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Super Bowl fever is in high gear. But playing out in a shadow economy, not far from the Hard Rock Stadium, is another battle: the stealth game of the...   More>>


ToughMudder Article | January 8, 2020
Tough Times for Tough Mudder Show Dark Future for Obstacle Racing

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

What happens when a giant in the industry falls? It reverberates through those left standing. Tough Mudder might not have hit the ground (yet) but it...   More>>


blank Article | December 20, 2019
New Decade, New Destinations

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The holidays are behind us and the new year (a whole new decade, in fact) is underway. Gyms are crowded, shopping malls are empty and it’s time for...   More>>


blank Article | December 18, 2019
Frozen Assets

By: Michael Popke

Winter sports organizers can find ice sheets everywhere these days, from venues near the frozen communities on the North Dakota-Minnesota border to...   More>>


blank Article | December 18, 2019
Courting the Game

By: Tracey Schelmetic

March Madness is around the corner, high school basketball is peaking and with the 3-on-3 game making headway on the global stage, the sport is...   More>>


blank Article | December 18, 2019
Rebranding: A Case Study

By: Dan Rowe

Sports tourism has facilitated rebranding of communities nationwide. Some areas have used sports as a way to overcome economic distress while others...   More>>


Article | December 11, 2019
“Assault on Hometown Baseball” Panicking Cities

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Spring training for baseball starts soon but there may be fewer players at the Minor League level in years to come, thanks (or no thanks) to a...   More>>


blank Article | November 1, 2019
Introducing the 2019 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The legendary coach, Pat Summitt, said it best: “Teamwork is what makes common people capable of uncommon results.” Meet this year’s award...   More>>


blank Article | November 1, 2019
Varied and Victorious, Equestrian Sports are Riding High

By: Tracey Schelmetic

Whether at the highest levels with world-class horses and riders, or at the state, local and regional levels, where the sport has a devoted youth...   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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