SPG's State Guide to Sports in Florida

Welcome to the Sunshine State where you can Come Play in Florida year-round!


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Welcome to Florida!

When looking for the best location for your next sporting event, we make it easy for you to choose to “Come Play in Florida.” Our world-class facilities, top-ranked professional, college, and amateur sports, and an environment that creates life-long memories for competitors and their families will ensure success for your competition.

In Florida, we have a history of finding creative ways to design extraordinary events. In 2022 we hosted the Miami Grand Prix – F1 Race at Hard Rock Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins. We brought the English Premier League teams Arsenal and Chelsea to Orlando for the Florida Cup.

We hosted a MexTour event at Camping World Stadium in Orlando with Mexico and Guatemala National Teams, we brought teams from around the world to the International Dragon Boat Festival 13th Club Crew World Championships in Sarasota, and we were selected for the U.S. Figure Skating’s 2022 National Showcase in Wesley Chapel. The same intense attention and care we give to creating exceptional international events are given to every tournament, game, and trip you plan for your athletes.

In this 2023-24 edition of the Sports Planning Guide, you’ll find everything you need to create an incredible sporting event in the Sunshine State. Whether this is your first event in Florida or you’re a seasoned pro working within the state, we want your experience to be unforgettable as you discover why Florida has become the location of choice for sporting events across the country and beyond.

When not competing, athletes and their families can enjoy the hospitality, attractions, beautiful weather, and 1,350 miles of shoreline featuring many of the world’s best beaches. Our local hosts and partners guarantee incredible experiences that send visitors home with plans of returning to Florida.

Through the combined efforts of the Florida Sports Foundation and its 30 industry partners, we bring a $57.4 billion economic impact from sports that produces 580,000 jobs statewide. We invite you to use this guide to create events and experiences for your athletes, families, and fans that drive attendance, interest, and success.

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