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Sport is a $44 billion industry in the State of Florida

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by

Categories: General, Uncategorized

While overall Florida tourism visitor numbers are nearing 100 million annually, a recent Economic Impact of Sports survey showed that 13.3 million visitors came to the state of Florida for the sole purpose of sports and recreation. The report compiled by the University of West Florida’s Haas Center showed that sports and recreation was responsible […]

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What’s Happening in Polk County Sports

Posted on April 21st, 2014 by

Categories: Baseball, Powerboat Racing, Running, Soccer, Softball, Swimming

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. The Rowdy Cup Date: Friday, April 25 – Sunday, April 27 Venue: Rowdy Gaines Aquatic Center, Winter Haven – The Winter Haven Stingrays will host The Rowdy Cup, a USA and Florida Swimming sanctioned […]

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Flying Tigers Return Home April 21 for 5-Game Homestand

Posted on April 18th, 2014 by

Categories: Baseball, Upcoming

$1 Days, All-You-Can-Eat Night and Pink in the Park Highlight Series The Lakeland Flying Tigers return home for a five-game homestand against the Dunedin Blue Jays April 21-23 and the Tampa Yankees April 24-25.  Tickets for all home games are available by calling the Flying Tigers at (863) 686-8075 or visiting LakelandFlyingTigers.com.  Box seats are $6 […]

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Hydroplane Boat Racing Action Coming to Lake Cannon

Posted on April 17th, 2014 by

Categories: Powerboat Racing, Upcoming, Water Sports

An action packed rip-roaring sporting event will take place on the beautiful shores of Lake Cannon located at the Citrus Center Boys & Girls Club, 2400 Havendale Boulevard NW in Winter Haven.  One of the largest U.S. Title Series championships in the sport of power boat racing will be hosted once again in Winter Haven, […]

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Polk County Garners National Media Coverage on Bloomberg TV

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by

Categories: General, Uncategorized

PCTSM’s strategies and recruitment of lucrative collegiate spring training events was featured on Bloomberg TV, in a program which aired March 24. Bloomberg’s Economics Editor, Michael McKee, traveled to Polk County to interview Mark Jackson about the profitability of spring training stadiums in Florida, for a segment to air on Bloomberg Television’s program “Street Smart.” McKee […]

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What’s Happening in Polk County Sports

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by

Categories: Baseball, Basketball, Softball

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. Auburndale Youth Basketball- Polk Pride Challenge Date: Friday, April 18 – Sunday, April 20 Venue: Gyms throughout Polk County – Auburndale Youth Basketball’s Polk Pride Challenge is a Youth Basketball of America (YBOA) competitive […]

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Runners Can Experience Florida’s Cowboy Country at the First-Ever “Run the Ranch 5K

Posted on April 10th, 2014 by

Categories: Running, Upcoming

Runners can take in the natural beauty of Florida’s old cowboy country at the first-ever “Run the Ranch 5K” May 17 at Westgate River Ranch. The course will take runners through a portion of the ranch’s 1,700 lush acres alongside grazing buffalo and long-horn Watusi cattle. Participants will celebrate like a cowboy during the post-race […]

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More Than 2200 Triathletes to Compete in 2014 IRONMAN 70.3 Florida

Posted on April 8th, 2014 by

Categories: Running, Upcoming

Competitors from 41 States and from countries as far away as Germany and Argentina will descend on Central Florida to test their athletic abilities, stamina and competitive drive on Sunday, April 13 on the 70.3 mile swimming, running and cycling course. Triathletes from a number of tri-clubs from the Tampa, St. Petersburg, Orlando and Miami […]

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Flying Tigers Return Home Tomorrow for Six-Game Homestand

Posted on April 7th, 2014 by

Categories: Baseball, Upcoming

The Lakeland Flying Tigers return home for a six-game homestand against the Brevard County Manatees (Brewers) April 8-10 and the Clearwater Threshers (Phillies) April 11-13.  Tickets for all home games are available by calling the Flying Tigers at (863) 686-8075 or visiting LakelandFlyingTigers.com.  Box seats are $6 and reserved seats are $5. Seniors 55 and […]

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What’s Happening in Polk County Sports

Posted on April 7th, 2014 by

Categories: Baseball, Cycling, Food Event, Running, Soccer, Softball, triathlon, Uncategorized, Upcoming

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. Wingin’ It! 2014 Date: Friday, April 11 – Saturday, April 12 Venue: Winter Haven Airport – Wingin’ It! 2014 will include wing and wing sauce competition, live music and the best brews. – Most […]

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