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2014 Sunshine State Games to be Held in Polk County on June 21-22

Posted on June 12th, 2014 by

Categories: Fencing, Judo, Karate, Table Tennis, taekwondo, Upcoming, weightlifting, Wrestling

The Sunshine State Games – Polk County Festival returns to Polk County for the 2014 year! The Games have been held in Polk for eight years and will be held Saturday, June 21- Sunday, June 22, 2014 with competition in seven sports. The Lakeland Center will host five of the sports. Who Can Compete? All Florida residents […]

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Flying Tigers Return Home Sunday for First Place Battle With Blue Jays

Posted on June 6th, 2014 by

Categories: Baseball, Upcoming

The Lakeland Flying Tigers return home Sunday, June 8 for a first place battle against the Dunedin Blue Jays.  Entering play on June 5, the Flying Tigers (38-21) trail the Blue Jays (40-18) by 2.5 games with 11 games remaining in the first half of the Florida State League (FSL).  The first half of the FSL […]

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Flying Tigers Return Home Saturday for Series with Cardinals

Posted on May 28th, 2014 by

Categories: Baseball, Upcoming

The Lakeland Flying Tigers return home for a four-game series against the Palm Beach Cardinals May 31 – June 3.  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 over children 14 and under and […]

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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 March 3rd, 2014 by

Categories: Aviation, Baseball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, 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. Rebel Spring Games Date: Monday, March 3 – Tuesday, March 18 Venue: Auburndale Softball Complex; DiamondPlex, Winter Haven – More than 110 NAIA, Junior College, Division I, II and III colleges and university softball […]

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Detroit Tigers Announce 2014 Spring Training Schedule

Posted on November 7th, 2013 by

Categories: Baseball, Upcoming

The Detroit Tigers announced the club’s exhibition game schedule for 2014 Spring Training in Lakeland, Florida. Next spring will mark the Tigers 78th season at TigerTown in Lakeland, extending the longest-standing relationship between a major league team and a current Spring Training host city.  The 2014 spring season marks the club’s 49th consecutive season of […]

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Collegiate Softball Spring Training Coming to Polk County

Posted on August 8th, 2013 by

Categories: Softball, Upcoming

Central Florida’s Polk County Sports Marketing recently announced its long-term agreement with the Rebel Spring Games organization to hold collegiate softball spring training games in Polk County beginning in March of 2014.  More than 110 NCAA Division I, II, and III softball teams are expected to participate each spring with more than 500 games being […]

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Polk Sports Venue Spotlight: Lake Eva Park

Posted on May 22nd, 2013 by

Categories: Basketball, Fitness, General, Swimming, Tennis, triathlon, Uncategorized

Each month, Catch Central Florida features sports venues across Polk County. Check out this month’s spotlight on Lake Eva Park. Then, look for June’s feature on The Lakeland Center. May is here, and summer is fast approaching with local citizens and tourists alike looking for something to do outdoors in the Florida sunshine.  If that […]

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Experience Florida’s Most Picturesque 5K This May at Bok Tower Gardens

Posted on May 16th, 2013 by

Categories: Running, Upcoming

Runners and walkers will be able to experience what may be Florida’s most challenging and picturesque 5K course on Saturday, May 25 by competing in the 2013 Carillon Classic 5K Run & Walk on the grounds of historic Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, Florida. Now in its second year, the Carillon Classic 5K is […]

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The Homeschool World Series Returns to Polk County This Weekend

Posted on April 26th, 2013 by

Categories: Baseball, Upcoming

For the fourth consecutive year, the Homeschool World Series will return to Lake Myrtle Sports Park beginning this Sunday.  This year’s tournament will run over seven days, from April 28 through May 4 in Auburndale, with the top 25 homeschool high school baseball teams from across the country competing to determine national champions in three […]

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