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What’s Happening in Polk County Sports

Posted on March 2nd, 2015 by

Categories: Baseball, Basketball, Cycling, Softball, Tennis

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.

MONDAY, MARCH 2 1:05 PM – 3:00 PM
Detroit Tigers Spring Training • Lakeland
– The 2015 spring season marks the Tigers 79th season at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, extending the longest-standing relationship between a major league team and a current Spring Training host city. The 2015 spring season marks the club’s 50th consecutive season of exhibition play at Joker Marchant Stadium.
– The Tigers will begin the exhibition schedule on Monday, March 2 as the club plays host to Florida Southern College in the annual matchup against the Moccasins.

MONDAY, MARCH 2 – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4
SoccerViza Men’s Professional Combine • Lake Myrtle Sports Park
– SoccerViza’s Men’s Professional Combines give you the opportunity to showcase your talent in front of professional coaches and scouts from Europe and Scandinavia.
– The combine will consist of a capped number of 60 participants competing in small sided and 11v11 games over a 3-day time span.

TUESDAY, MARCH 3 1:05 PM – 3:00 PM
Detroit Tigers Spring Training • Lakeland
– The 2015 spring season marks the Tigers 79th season at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, extending the longest-standing relationship between a major league team and a current Spring Training host city. The 2015 spring season marks the club’s 50th consecutive season of exhibition play at Joker Marchant Stadium.
– The club opens the home portion of the Grapefruit League schedule against the Baltimore Orioles at Joker Marchant Stadium on Tuesday, March 3.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4 – FRIDAY, MARCH 20
Rebel Spring Games • Diamond Plex, Auburndale Softball Complex
– The Rebel Spring Games are coming back to Polk County in spring 2015! Entering the second year of action in Winter Haven and Auburndale, more than 80 collegiate softball teams are expected to participate. Teams will come from NCAA Divisions I, II, and III.

THURSDAY, MARCH 5 1:05 PM – 3:00 PM
Detroit Tigers Spring Training • Lakeland
– The 2015 spring season marks the Tigers 79th season at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, extending the longest-standing relationship between a major league team and a current Spring Training host city. The 2015 spring season marks the club’s 50th consecutive season of exhibition play at Joker Marchant Stadium.
– March 5 vs. Atlanta

FRIDAY, MARCH 6 – SATURDAY, MARCH 7
Eagle Lake BBQ Festival • Eagle Lake
– The event is sanctioned by the Florida BBQ Association, and more than 30 teams are expected to compete. Admission and parking are FREE, with plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy, including live entertainment, dodgeball game, and assorted food and beer vendors.

FRIDAY, MARCH 6 – SUNDAY, MARCH 8
2015 Orange Cup Regatta • Lake Hollingsworth
– This is an open invitational event for participants. Fifteen different classes of race boats will be competing in this year’s regatta on the “Lake of Records”, Lake Hollingsworth. The Orange Cup is full of tradition and has become a legendary event over its 75 year history.
– This is a free event for spectators. Bring your camp chairs, relax and enjoy this year’s Orange Cup Regatta!

SATURDAY, MARCH 7 – SUNDAY, MARCH 8
Lakeland Hawks Middle School Shootout • Various Locations
– The Lakeland Hawks Basketball presents the Lakeland Hawks Middle School Shootout, a basketball tournament for kids grades 4th- 8th.

SATURDAY, MARCH 7 – MONDAY, MARCH 9
Linder Jr. Super Series • Beerman Family Tennis Complex
– The City of Lakeland hosts the Linder Jr. Super Series, a USTA Florida sponsored and sanctioned tennis tournament featuring top ranked players across the state and world.

SUNDAY, MARCH 8 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Detroit Tigers Spring Training • Lakeland
– The 2015 spring season marks the Tigers 79th season at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, extending the longest-standing relationship between a major league team and a current Spring Training host city. The 2015 spring season marks the club’s 50th consecutive season of exhibition play at Joker Marchant Stadium.
– March 8 vs. Houston (SS)

MONDAY, MARCH 9 1:05 PM – 3:00 PM
Detroit Tigers Spring Training • Lakeland
– The 2015 spring season marks the Tigers 79th season at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, extending the longest-standing relationship between a major league team and a current Spring Training host city. The 2015 spring season marks the club’s 50th consecutive season of exhibition play at Joker Marchant Stadium.
– March 9 vs. Toronto (SS)

Recurring Events

Spring Break Sports Lacrosse Spring Training – Through March 29 (Northeast Regional Park, Davenport)
RussMatt Central Florida Collegiate Baseball Invitational – Through March 31
Detroit Tigers Spring Training – Through April 3 (Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland)
Saturday Night Rodeo – Saturdays weekly (Westgate River Ranch Resort, River Ranch)

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