Located on the west coast of Central Florida, just 30 minutes away from the Tampa International Airport, Florida’s Sports Coast is well known for its high-quality amateur sports venues. The pristine playing surfaces, iconic sports complexes and dedicated event support are just the beginning. With our one-of-a-kind adventures and stunning natural beauty, your athletes will discover the perfect place to train, compete and embrace adventure.
Home to the 2018 U.S. Olympic Women’s Hockey Team training program and elite events, such as the Torhs 2Hot4Ice National Championships (Roller Hockey), 2017 Four-Nation Cup (Hockey), MYHockey Tournaments, Dick’s Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions (Lacrosse), Gran Fondo Florida (Cycling), and Savage Race (Obstacle Race). Florida’s Sports Coast is a trusted destination for sports events, training and tourism. The region offers the best experiences for trained athletes and sports enthusiasts on and off our fields and you’ll find the best training facilities and state-of-the-art sporting venues, the perfect places to score new goals and achieve personal triumphs.
The dedicated staff at Florida’s Sports Coast is ready to go the extra mile to bring your event into the home stretch to make your next sporting venture a reality. You’ll always have someone in your corner from their professional team to ensure your experience is a knockout for all.
Notable Recent/Upcoming Events
- Torhs 2Hot4Ice National Championships, AdventHealth Center Ice (6/28/19-7/6/19)
- USA Disabled Hockey Festival, AdventHealth Center Ice (3/28/19 –4/7/19)
- Sunshine State Games Figure Skating Championships, AdventHealth Center Ice (5/17/19 – 5/19/19)
- Sunshine State Games Flag Football Championships, Land O’ Lakes Recreational Complex (7/13/19 – 7/14/19)
- Savage Race, Little Everglades Ranch (3/16/19 – 3/17/19)
CVB/Sports Commissions Services Offered
- Volunteer Staff
- PR/Media Assistance
- Site Visits
- Transportation Assistance
- Lodging Services
- Grant Programs
- Welcome Bags/Gifts
- Itinerary Development
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- Skydive City
- AdventHealth Center Ice
- Little Everglades Ranch
- Saddlebrook Resort
- SunWest Park
- Land O’ Lakes Recreational Complex
- Wiregrass Ranch Sports Complex
- The Beach at Bishop
- Sarah Vande Berg Tennis Center
Skydive City in Zephyrhills is the only place that offers a panoramic view of Florida’s Sports Coast from 13,500 feet above the ground. Jump with USPA-rated staff and accelerate to 120 miles per hour, freefalling for about 60 seconds. After opening the parachute, you will have 4-6 minutes under the canopy, where you can steer or just enjoy the view.
Sports: Skydiving- tandem and accelerated freefall training
AdventHealth Center Ice
AdventHealth Center Ice is the largest ice complex in the Southeast. The state-of-the-art area features five rinks under one roof and is 150,000 square feet with three North American Standard NHL ice rinks (200’ x 85’), one Olympic/International standard ice rink (200’ x 100’), and one junior rink (80’ x 40’). The NHL rinks can also convert to a dry floor to accommodate basketball, soccer, lacrosse and volleyball.
Sports: Ice hockey, roller hockey, ice skating, figure skating, basketball, volleyball, wrestling
Little Everglades Ranch
Little Everglades Ranch is a 2,050-acre working ranch specializing in breeding top-notch Hanoverian performance horses, as well as thoroughbred race horses. Little Everglades is also a host to many athletic events. The ranch features beautiful scenery and a versatile terrain with 500 groomed acres and 1,550 acres of fields, woods, lakes and wetlands perfect for many obstacle courses, runs and cyclocross events.
Sports: Obstacle/mud racing, equestrian, cross country and cyclocross
Saddlebrook Resort’s 480 acres are home to two Arnold Palmer signature golf courses and 45 tennis courts in all four Grand Slam surfaces. This award-winning and all-inclusive resort is an amazing sports and vacation destination where your athletes can train like professionals, play like kids and relax like champs. Saddlebrook’s elite tennis and golf facilities off year-round opportunities to grow with the guidance of ATP, WTA and PGA professionals. Both athletes and families can hit the courts or courses within minutes from newly renovated resort rooms and exclusive amenities that will make your event an unforgettable experience for everyone.
Sports: Tennis, golf, sports performance and training programs
SunWest Park is a recreational waterfront facility that has been developed around a former limestone mine. There is a wakeboarding cable over the lake, where experienced riders can practice their tricks on the spine kicker and modular box. A full cable system opened in 2016. On the shores of the 70-acre spring-fed lake you will find space for 20 beautiful white sandy beach volleyball courts perfect for college competitions.
Sports: Wakeboarding, beach volleyball
Land O’ Lakes Recreational Complex
An extensive 80-acre athletic park, Land O’Lakes Recreation Complex is a state-of-the-art facility with several baseball, football and soccer fields, along with tennis and basketball courts. The complex houses a large outdoor pool with a diving area that is open to the public during summer months. The facility’s gymnasium has a recently installed multi-purpose, high-performance rubber floor with an anti-slip surface. Amenities at the complex include a skate park, dog park, sheltered picnic areas, a recreation center, restrooms, an indoor volleyball court, a fishing pier and playgrounds. The indoor gymnasium features activity rooms that can be rented for birthday parties, meetings or classes.
Sports: Baseball, softball, football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis, swimming, fishing, skateboarding
Wiregrass Ranch Sports Complex
Opening summer 2020, Wiregrass Ranch Sports Complex will be the premier destination for local, regional and national competitions. Catering to players, coaches, referees, families and fans looking for quality venues, this all-encompassing athletic center will be the perfect place for your next sporting event.
Sports: Basketball, volleyball, wrestling, cheerleading, gymnastics, pickleball, martial arts, futsal, soccer, lacrosse
The Beach at Bishop
The Beach at Bishop is a state-of-the-art beach volleyball facility. With its ten, three-feet deep courts filled with pure white sand brought in from the Bahamas. The Beach at Bishop is the perfect place to host your next beach volleyball event. In late 2020, this venue will have a total of 20 courts, including 2 stadium courts.
Sarah Vande Berg Tennis Center
Opening Summer 2020, the Sarah Vande Berg Tennis Center will be a USTA sanctioned tennis facility featuring 11 tennis courts, one of which will be an exhibition court, eight pickleball courts, and four padel courts. It will also feature a restaurant, pro shop, and fitness center.
Sports: Tennis, pickleball
Things to do on Florida’s Sports Coast
Whether you want your adventure in the air, land or water, Florida’s Sports Coast has something for you. Hop in an air balloon at sunrise and check out the beautiful views. Not adventurous enough? Take a plunge at 13,500 feet and accelerate to 120MPH over breathtaking Zephyrhills at Skydive City. Known as one of the world’s premier drop zones, Skydive City caters to some of the best CRW parachutists and formation skydivers from around the planet. When you’re done, swing through the largest Treehoppers Aerial Adventure Park in Central Florida. Treehoppers has a total of eight different courses and over 100 unique elements. Teams will enjoy a challenging day of navigating cable walkways, wood obstacles and adrenaline-charged zip lines. Gear up for your next wakeboarding adventure at the Lift Adventure Park. The park features a 2.0 Cable Wakeboard System, exciting Aqua Park and more. Dive into the excitement of Florida’s Sports Coast on Anclote Key Preserve State Park. Go for a walk on miles of pet-friendly coastline, enjoy the Island’s abundant wildlife, or soak up the sun while looking for seashells next to the beautiful blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
You’ll experience some of the unique treasures that Florida’s Sports Coast has to offer. You can take some time to go kayaking on its pristine coastline or on the Pithlachascotee River. You can also swim in its spring-fed freshwater lake with white sandy beach at SunWest Park or enjoy a fun day at its newly-opened wakeboard park. Animal lovers can take a walk on the wild side at Giraffe Ranch where guests can feed and interact with giraffes. This wilderness preserve offers intimate safari expeditions led by experienced guides in customized 4-WD safari tour vehicles.
Florida’s Sports Coast offers shopping for all, ranging from historic downtown antique shops to upscale boutiques and malls. Travel back in time as you visit the shops that were housed in early 20th century cottages in downtown Dade City and New Port Richey. If modern is more your style, you’ll enjoy the Shops at Wiregrass where you can shop, dine and visit the lifestyle center. You will also enjoy the national retailers and entertainment options at The Grove in Wesley Chapel. Looking for a good deal? Make sure you check out Tampa Premium Outlets, home to 110 shops.
Florida’s Sports Coast also has a variety of dining options to fuel your journey. Whether it is fresh from the farm or straight from the Gulf, these restaurants are sure to top off an exciting day.
“We are an international tournament organization hosting inline hockey tournaments throughout North America with teams competing from all over the world. We have dealt with a number of CVB’s and Sports Commissions from coast to coast. Unequivocally, I can say that Adam and Consuelo and the team at Florida’s Sports Coast are the most professional, detailed, and supportive group we have ever dealt with. They take the time to understand your business, and make every effort to help the event be the best it can be. We often use the term partner because the relationship with the local CVB and Sports Commission is a vital piece to the success of any large event. Florida’s Sports Coasts’ entire team epitomizes the true meaning of what a partner should be, and we are very excited to see what the future holds entering our 3rd year working together!”
Joe Bertaccini, Principal TORHS 2HOT4ICE, LLC
“The Florida’s Sports Commission, especially Consuelo Sanchez, and the entire Pasco County officials were a huge part of us pulling off one of the most successful USA Hockey Disabled Hockey Festivals in recent memory. Their first class welcoming approach, organizational skills and personal connection within the community made the event a giant success. USA Hockey Disabled Hockey Section hopes to continue to work with the Florida’s Sports Commission to bring more USA Hockey national and local events to Pasco County in the future.”
JJ O’Connor, Chair, USA Hockey Disabled Hockey Section
From the very beginning, every aspect that Florida’s Sports Coast provided to us was beyond professional. To the wonderful on-site lodging, Consuelo helped secure to the various eateries arranged for our players and their families to the various sights of interests suggested to visit were superb. Florida’s Sports Coast should take great pride in knowing how much of an impact all of the hard work had on our athletes. The memories Florida’s Sports Coast helped provide will last a lifetime. I can hardly wait until the next time USA Hockey has an opportunity to host again in Florida and am most confident Florida’s Sports Coast will be the first people we call to assist us.
Jim Smith, President, USA Hockey
“We are a national youth ice hockey tournament organization that operates approximately 65 tournaments per season across 13 cities. This will be our 3rd season running events in Wesley Chapel, FL and working with Florida’s Sports Coast CVB.
Our organization manages all aspects of our events including contracting with facilities, recruiting teams, setting schedules, staffing, and assigning our participants hotels. We could not do this in Pasco County without the help of Florida’s Sports Coast and Consuelo Sanchez. Consuelo has been instrumental in helping us grow our events by encouraging the local venue to add new dates and by working with local hotels so that we can find adequate accommodations for our participants. She is a vigorous advocate for our events.
We work with many CVBs across the country, but what sets Florida’s Sports Coast apart is Consuelo and her tireless work ethic and passion for making the events in Pasco County successful. We look forward to continuing to work with Florida Sports Coast and Consuelo in the future.”
Jonathan Oppenheimer, President/Managing Member, MYHockey Tournaments, LLC
How to Get to Florida’s Sports Coast
Florida’s Sports Coast is located about 30 miles north of Tampa and roughly 50 miles west of Orlando. Both the Tampa Bay International Airport and the Orlando International Airport are served by most major airlines and offer hundreds of daily flights from all corners of the country.
Company Name: Florida’s Sports Coast Sports Commission
Sports Sales Manager: Consuelo Sanchez
Title: Sports Development & Tourism Manager