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Posted on March 4th, 2013 by

Categories: Baseball, Football, Mud Run, Running, Softball, Tennis, Uncategorized

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA SPORTS

For a complete listing of upcoming events in Polk County, please visit our website at: CentralFloridaSports.com/events.aspx.
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RussMatt Central Florida Baseball Invitational
Dates:
Now through Thursday, April 4
Venue:
Baseball venues throughout Polk
- The RussMatt Central Florida Baseball Invitational features over 200 college annually in all divisions(NCAA D I, II, III, NAIA and JUCO), more college teams than all other Florida spring break tournaments combined!
-The invitational will be held at Lake Myrtle Sports Park, the Chain of Lakes Baseball Complex, and various other baseball fields around the county.
-Follow Polk County Sports Marketing on Twitter at @CentralFLSports and “Like” us on Facebook at CFSports for daily game schedule, game results, and weather updates.

Detroit Tigers vs. Houston Astros
Date:
Monday, March 4
Venue:
Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland
-The 2013 spring season marks the Tigers 77th season at Tiger Town in Lakeland, extending the longest-standing relationship between a major league team and a current Spring Training host city, and this spring season marks the club’s 48th consecutive season of exhibition play at Joker Marchant Stadium.
- Admission prices vary depending on the game and seat.
- Purchase tickets in person at the Box Office, online at www.tigers.com or by calling 866-668-4437.

Detroit Tigers vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Date:
Wednesday, March 6
Venue:
Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland
-The 2013 spring season marks the Tigers 77th season at Tiger Town in Lakeland, extending the longest-standing relationship between a major league team and a current Spring Training host city, and this spring season marks the club’s 48th consecutive season of exhibition play at Joker Marchant Stadium.
- Admission prices vary depending on the game and seat.
- Purchase tickets in person at the Box Office, online at www.tigers.com or by calling 866-668-4437.

Detroit Tigers vs. New York Mets
Date:
Friday, March 8
Venue:
Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland
-The 2013 spring season marks the Tigers 77th season at Tiger Town in Lakeland, extending the longest-standing relationship between a major league team and a current Spring Training host city, and this spring season marks the club’s 48th consecutive season of exhibition play at Joker Marchant Stadium.
- Admission prices vary depending on the game and seat.
- Purchase tickets in person at the Box Office, online at www.tigers.com or by calling 866-668-4437.

20th Anniversary Shamrock Walk and Run
Date:
Saturday, March 9
Venue:
Winter Haven Public Library
- The 20th Anniversary Shamrock Walk and Run is an annual 5K event and a fun 2 mile walk that raises money for the Winter Haven Public Library’s children’s library and also includes children’s races, musical entertainment, food, and for the 9th year, dogs!

Dirty Foot Adventure Run
Date: Saturday, March 9
Venue:
Fort Meade
- Enjoy the beautiful scenery while pushing your mind and body beyond its limits with two courses – 4 and 7 miles in length – and more than 30 obstacles at the Dirty Foot Adventure Run in Fort Meade.

Lakeland Raiders vs. Sarasota Thunder
Date: Saturday, March 9
Venue:
The Lakeland Center
- The Raiders will play six home games at The Lakeland Center on March 9, March 30, April 20, April 28, May 4 and May 18, and kick-off for all home games will be 7:30 p.m. with the exception of the April 28 game, which will begin at 3:00 p.m.

Florida ISA Youth March Madness
Dates: Saturday, March 9 – Sunday, March 10
Venue:
Bartow Softball Complex
- Florida Independent Softball Association (ISA) presents the Youth March Madness, a qualifying softball tournament in Bartow.

Linder Jr. Super Series
Dates:
Saturday, March 9 – Monday, March 11
Venue:
 Beerman Family Tennis Center
- City of Lakeland Parks & Recreation Department presents the Linder Jr. Super Series, a USTA Florida Sponsored and Sectioned event that hosts not only local and state tennis players, but players from all over the country.

Detroit Tigers vs. Washington Nationals
Date: 
Sunday, March 10
Venue: 
Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland
-The 2013 spring season marks the Tigers 77th season at Tiger Town in Lakeland, extending the longest-standing relationship between a major league team and a current Spring Training host city, and this spring season marks the club’s 48th consecutive season of exhibition play at Joker Marchant Stadium.
- Admission prices vary depending on the game and seat.
- Purchase tickets in person at the Box Office, online at www.tigers.com or by calling 866-668-4437.

 

RECURRING EVENTS:

Saturday Night Rodeo – Every Saturday night (Westgate River Ranch Resort, River Ranch)

Polk Senior Games 2013 – Through March 11 (Across Polk County)

RussMatt Central Florida Baseball Invitational – Through April 4 (Across Polk County)

 

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