Why Come to Orlando?
There are plenty of reasons to visit Orlando North and the Seminole County area outside of its close proximity to world famous theme parks like Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. There are also a slew of fabulous athletic facilities around the destination, making it a great place to host a sports tournament. Baseball players and coaches won’t want to miss the awe-inspiring, 100+ acre Boombah Sports Complex of Seminole County, and will be enthralled with a visit to historic Sanford Memorial Stadium. Softball enthusiasts will be equally mesmerized with two prime venues: Boombah-Soldiers Creek Park and Seminole County Softball Complex. The former boasts six lighted fields, while the latter has five fields and a three-story operations center. Beyond baseball and softball, Orlando North Seminole County also has facilities for sports like football, soccer, lacrosse, tennis and watersports. Sylvan Lake Park is perfect for avid tennis players, while Sanlando Park hosts multiple tennis tournaments every year including the NCAA Men’s and Woman’s Division II National Championships The 40-acre Orlando City Youth Soccer Complex is another spectacular stop for those who love the sport of soccer.
Off Days are Fun Days
At some point, players, coaches, and their families will step away from Orlando North’s amazing athletic facilities. That doesn’t mean their fun will end. Animal lovers will find more than 500 animal species, including the Southeast’s largest collection of venomous snakes and Non-venomous reptiles at Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Become one with nature while exploring the Wekiva River, one of only two National & Wild Scenic Rivers in the entire state of Florida. Want to see some gators? Take an airboat ride on Lake Jesup, a 100,000-year-old lake with one of the highest populations of alligators in Central Florida. Take a journey through time at the Museum of Seminole County History and learn all there is to know about the history of Seminole County. Orlando is also home to Walt Disney World, which was founded in 1971 and welcomes more than 52 million visitors every year. Filled with entertainment options, Walt Disney World offers plenty to do, including the Magic Kingdom, with Cinderella’s castle as its centerpiece.
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Director or Sports Tourism
- Central Florida Destination: Play 365 days a year
- Planning experts to make your event a success
- State of the art facilities including brand new Boombah Sports Complex of Seminole County featuring 15 fields with 9 synthetic turf fields and Boombah Soldiers Creek Park featuring 6 championship quality premier girls fast pitch fields with a stadium field
- Outstanding hotels, shopping and delicious restaurants and fun attractions for teams to enjoy during their stay
Central Florida USSSA gives the highest recommendation for Seminole County. We host numerous events throughout the year, ranging from qualifiers to state/national events. Their professionalism and work ethic are top notch, thus surpassing their competitors. They are in constant communication with us from the planning stage to the finalization of every event which in return eliminates errors/confusion. Their fields and facilities are maintained to the highest degree by their highly trained staff. We look forward to our continued partnership.
–Tonya Waters, USSSA State Director, Girls Fastpitch
The ECNL is excited to continue the strong relationship with Orlando North Seminole County Sports and the Central Florida Sports Commission. Over the past 8 years the ECNL has grown as a league, helping to develop elite female players both on and off the field, and we could not have done it without the overwhelming support received from the various Sports Commissions and Visitors Bureaus across the country. Seminole County, in particular, has been a longstanding partner to the league, and offers top-notch customer service and event support to ensure our experience is seamless. The ECNL could not ask for a better staff to align with as we continue our mission to Raise The Game, and support the infrastructure of a forward thinking community that invests in the beautiful game that brings us all together.
–Jen Winnagle, Elite Clubs National League Commissioner
Boombah Sports Complex at Seminole County
Sports: Baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse
Boombah Sports Complex is the cream of the crop when it comes to American baseball facilities. Boombah Sports Complex spans 100 acres and boasts 3 batting cages, 15 playing fields, bullpen space and state-of-the-art LED lighting. Nine of the fields consist of artificial turf, while the other six are natural grass. The fences vary is distance from 315 to 385 feet, making this venue perfect for tourneys geared towards just about any age group. The complex also has more than 900 parking spaces, a 1.2-mile recreational trail, three concession stands and a playground. Complete with shaded bleachers, the complex is a perfect spot to relax and watch a great sports event.
Boombah-Soldiers Creek Park
Sports: Softball, youth baseball
Boombah-Soldiers Creek Park offers six lighted athletic fields, all of which are natural turf and have 220-foot fences. All the fields are build and designed to meet NCAA softball regulations. One field is designated as the Stadium Field, and boasts increased capacity and is used for championship games. Some popular amenities include an indoor meeting space, a playground, walking paths, and an eight-lane batting cage, ensuring players can practice as much as they would like.
Seminole County Softball Complex
Those looking to host a softball tournament in the Orlando area should look no further than Seminole County Softball Complex. It has five lighted fields with 305-foot fences and covered dugouts. Players and coaches love the water fountains and ice machines in the dugouts and the venue also features an 8,000-square-foot operations center. Complete with over 500 parking spaces, wi-fi availability, electronic scoreboards, and a PA system, Seminole County Softball Complex is an ideal locale for softball fans.
Sanford Memorial Stadium
This recently-renovated, 2,000-seat stadium once hosted the likes of Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson and Willie Mays. Built in 1951, it was once home to the New York Giants and the Boston Braves, certifying its importance in baseball history. Extensive renovations were made to the stadium in 2001, including major improvements to the grandstands, a new arc design roof, and new clubhouses for both teams. The Sanford Memorial Stadium staff has done a great job of maintaining its historical image as a host to many of baseball’s most storied players.
Sylvan Lake Park
Sports: Soccer, tennis, football
Sylvan Lake Park is a go-to venue, especially when it comes to tennis and soccer. The complex boasts 11 tennis courts and six international-dimension soccer fields, four of which are equipped with lights. There are also locker rooms and 15,000 square feet of training space, ensuring that players will always have room to practice. Home to the Professional Soccer Club Orlando City Lions of Major League Soccer, this multi-purpose facility should be near the top of any event director’s list.
Sports: Tennis, volleyball, racquetball, basketball, Wallyball
Sanlando Park is massive and flexible in terms of the sports it services. There are 25 hard-surface tennis courts, one of which is equipped with a tennis ball system. Sanlando also has eight four-wall, outdoor racquetball courts, two basketball courts, a sand volleyball court and four Wallyball courts. A visitor’s biggest dilemma could be choosing what sport to play. Sanlando’s amenities are perfect for families as it features a jogging trail, three pavilions, wi-fi availability, and a playground area.
Orlando City Youth Soccer Complex
Orlando City Youth Soccer Complex is the home of Orlando City Youth Soccer. It is a sprawling 40-acre facility located in Markham Woods, just north of Orlando and has 11 full size soccer fields. The complex hosts multiple elite youth tournaments, and acts as an alternative training venue for the professional teams. It is also the site for PDL and ECNL.
How to get to Orlando North, Seminole County
Walt Disney reportedly chose Orlando as the home of Walt Disney World because of its accessibility. This bodes well for out-of-town visitors, as there are a number of simple ways to reach Orlando by car or plane.
By Car: Interstates 4 cuts right through Orlando, running from Daytona to Tampa. Interstates 75 and 95 are also major routes that take you around the state, while Florida’s Turnpike goes north-south through Orlando.
By Air: Located right in Orlando North, Orlando Sanford International Airport offers a range of domestic and international flights in the backyard of your final sports destination.