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Polk County’s Athlete Spotlight: Rougie Odor of Winter Haven High School

Posted on April 24th, 2014 by

Categories: Baseball, General

Polk County is home to some of the top high school, collegiate, amateur and professional athletes in the world.  Home to more than 220 annual amateur sporting events, the Detroit Tigers and Lakeland Flying Tigers, the Florida Marine Raiders, and some of the top high school and collegiate athletic programs in the United States, there […]

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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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Flying Tigers Home Schedule Kicks Off April 3

Posted on April 2nd, 2014 by

Categories: Baseball, Upcoming

Magnet Schedule Giveaway and Taste of Lakeland Highlight Opener The Lakeland Flying Tigers 2014 season kicks off Thursday, April 3 at Joker Marchant Stadium when they battle their north division rivals the Tampa Yankees.  First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and the gates to Joker Marchant Stadium will open at 5:30 p.m. 2014 marks […]

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Flying Tigers Individual Tickets On Sale March 25

Posted on March 24th, 2014 by

Categories: Baseball, General, Upcoming

Individual tickets for Lakeland Flying Tigers home games will go on sale tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. at the Joker Marchant Stadium box office.  The box office is located at 2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd.  Season tickets are currently on sale for $210 (only $3 per ticket) and include special season ticket holder benefits including events, trips […]

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Tourism Office Introduces Tigers Spring Training Facebook Photo Contest

Posted on February 21st, 2014 by

Categories: Baseball, General, Uncategorized, Upcoming

Visit Central Florida, Polk County’s official tourism sales and marketing organization, is introducing a Tigers Spring Training photo contest on its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/VisitCentralFlorida, to highlight fans’ favorite Spring Training moments and memories, and to celebrate the Tigers return to Polk County for their 78th spring season. The winner will receive a baseball autographed by […]

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New Ways to Follow the 2014 Florida Grapefruit League Season

Posted on February 13th, 2014 by

Categories: Baseball, Uncategorized, Upcoming

The Florida Sports Foundation, the state’s lead sports promotion and development organization, is presenting some new ways to enjoy the 2014 Florida Spring Training season, which begins in less than a month when pitchers and catchers begin reporting in mid-February. Fans can now follow the 2014 Florida Grapefruit League season with a Mobile Phone App.  […]

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Spring Training Hits a Home Run in Polk County

Posted on February 4th, 2014 by

Categories: Baseball, Softball, Upcoming

Coming off an unusually cold winter for most of the country, thoughts of a spring vacation in Central Florida are extremely enticing. The weather is mild, the fragrant scent of orange blossoms hangs in the air… and baseball fever is in full swing. For the devoted baseball fan, it doesn’t get much better than spring […]

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Detroit Tigers to host Annual Fantasy Camp Game Saturday

Posted on January 23rd, 2014 by

Categories: Baseball, Upcoming

The Detroit Tigers will host their annual fantasy camp game on Saturday, January 25th at 10:00 a.m. at Joker Marchant Stadium. After spending the week training alongside Tigers greats, the campers will have the opportunity to showcase their talent and passion for the game on the field.  Participants scheduled to appear include: Willie Horton, Mickey […]

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Flying Tigers Announce 2014 Schedule

Posted on November 26th, 2013 by

Categories: Baseball, Upcoming

The Flying Tigers have announced the club’s 2014 Florida State League (FSL) schedule.  Next season will mark Lakeland’s 65th season in the FSL and 48th as a Detroit Tigers minor league affiliate, the longest affiliation in all of Minor League Baseball. Lakeland first began playing in the FSL in 1919. The Flying Tigers will open the season […]

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Lakeland’s Ron Myers Selected to FL State League Hall of Fame

Posted on September 27th, 2013 by

Categories: Baseball

The Florida State League (FSL) Hall of Fame Committee announced the 2013 Class of Inductees. The 2013 Class will be inducted into the Florida State League Hall of Fame on November 12, 2013 at the Plaza Resort and Spa in Daytona Beach. This will be the fifth induction ceremony. Ron Myers, Director of Florida Operations […]

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