When you plan a sports event, you want your attendees to feel like professionals. They deserve only the best, no matter how big or small the competition. The destination you pick should have amenities fit for the big leagues. Palm Beach County has exactly what you’re looking for.
Sports organizers will find a welcoming environment for athletics, as the area has hosted all levels of play, as well as a comfortable climate, with average annual temperatures hovering around 78 degrees. Palm Beach County sports facilities are among the best, with premier venues that cater to both amateur and professional sports events. Combine all this with Palm Beach County’s 47 miles of white sand beaches, its array of attractions and convenient accommodations, and you have the makings of an elite sports destination. Prepare to make your sports event in Palm Beach County one for the record books.
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- FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches
- Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium
- International Polo Club
- Delray Beach Tennis Center
- Florida Atlantic University Stadium
- Palm Beach County Convention Center
- PGA National Resort & Spa
FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches
FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches is home to the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros. The complex features a stadium with 6,400 fixed seats as well as an additional 1,000 seats in the outfield berm, 6 luxury boxes, two (2) party decks, 12 supplementary practice fields with professional dimensions, and seven (7) multi-purpose fields built to FIFA specifications. The 160-acre venue features a 360-degree concourse, as well as a city park with a playground, splash park, four lighted basketball courts and a 1.8-mile walking trail.
Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium
Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium is the spring training home of the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals. The 7,000 seat stadium features 6 luxury sky-boxes, two levels of permanent seating, parking, concessions, and 12 supplementary practice fields. The Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium Complex is the only stadium in the country to host four minor league teams. This facility has played host to the USA Baseball National Team Championships and Perfect Game’s WWBA World Championship for over 10 years.
With FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, and the Santaluces Athletic Complex, The Palm Beaches has the ability to use 30 MLB-quality diamonds.
International Polo Club
The International Polo Club (IPC) was selected as “Florida’s Sports Venue of the Year” in 2016 by the Florida Sports Foundation. IPC is the home to the world polo circuit, which culminates with the prestigious United States Open Polo Championship. It features eight polo fields and 60 acres of field space that can accommodate up to 50 soccer or field hockey-sized fields. Apart from polo, it has also hosted several other events, including the USA Field Hockey National Hockey Festival.
Sports: Polo, field hockey, soccer
Delray Beach Tennis Center
Palm Beach County is home to over 1,400 tennis courts. The Delray Beach Tennis Center is a full-service public tennis facility with 14 clay courts, 6 hard courts, and an 8,200 seat stadium located in the heart of Delray Beach, FL. The Delray Beach Tennis Center features an upstairs pavilion and conference room, pro-shop with locker rooms, racquet stringing, and merchandise. Delray Beach is also home to the Delray Swim & Tennis Club which adds another 24 courts adjacent to the Delray Beach Tennis Center. The two facilities combine for nearly 50 courts. It has hosted a range of amateur and professional tennis tournaments, such as the Chris Evert Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic and the Delray Beach Open.
Florida Atlantic University Stadium
The 30,000-seat, multi-purpose stadium, and home of FAU football, is equipped with a press level, five (5) locker rooms and two (2) suite levels consisting of 24 suites. It has hosted the Olympic Gold Medal-winning U.S. Women’s National soccer team, Major League Lacrosse, and international soccer matches, including a FIFA match between Ecuador and Germany. This stadium also plays host to the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl, which is one of 40 NCAA DI FBS Bowl Games. FAU stadium is the only college stadium with a view of the Atlantic ocean.
Palm Beach County Convention Center
The Palm Beach County Convention Center is a multi-purpose venue that can be configured to accommodate a range of sports events. The 350,000-square-foot facility features a 100,000-square-foot exhibit hall, a ballroom that can divide into four rooms, 19 meeting rooms, pre-function space and a courtyard.
Sports: Wrestling, gymnastics, cheerleading, dance
PGA National Resort & Spa
A renowned golf facility, the PGA National Resort & Spa is considered one of the best locations for golf tournaments in the country. It features five championship golf courses—the Champion, The Palmer, The Fazio, The Squire, and the Estates. The Champion hosts the Honda Classic, and is home to the famous Bear Trap, dubbed one of the hardest stretches in golf.
Things to do in Palm Beach
Palm Beach County is more than just a sporting haven, it’s a top tourism destination. There’s so much to do here, your teams will want to extend their stay well past the final buzzer.
Palm Beach County is home to some of the most stunning coastlines in Southern Florida. Spend some time exploring the 47 miles of white sand beaches, spanning from Jupiter to Boca Raton. With nearly 30 tropical beach parks, there’s a beach for every need.
At Lion Country Safari African Adventure, you can travel to a different continent, without leaving the state of Florida. This drive-through safari park has over 1,000 animals roaming free on the grounds, from giraffes and zebras to rhinos and antelope. After the drive, guests can continue the fun at the Safari World Amusement Park, which features six rides, animal shows, and dozens of animal exhibits. Keep the action going at Drive Shack, with 96 full service all-weather hitting bays across three levels, 300+ TV’s for game-watching and entertainment, as well as interactive games and golf courses this is sure to be a hole in one experience!
Science is exciting at the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium, featuring educational, interactive exhibits and a 10,000-gallon fresh and salt water aquarium. Athletes can get up close and personal with some of the ocean’s most incredible residents at Loggerhead Marinelife Center. The organization works to conserve ocean ecosystems through educational exhibits.
Teams can cool off at Rapids Water Park, South Florida’s largest water park. It boasts 30 acres of attractions and 42 thrilling water slides and rides. Those in needs of some retail therapy can head over to the Palm Beach Outlets, featuring over 100 stores to browse.
Event organizers can always expect an extraordinary level of support when planning their events. The Palm Beach County Sports Commission can assist organizers with venue/facility selection, organizing event room blocks, soliciting volunteers, marketing/public relations, and event management. There are also financial partnership opportunities available. The sports commission can help organizers apply for funding through grants for qualifying events. The commission diligently works with event owners to make sure their events are a success and their participants have the best possible experience in Palm Beach County.
Palm Beach County Sports Commission
How to Get to Palm Beach
Located in Southern Florida, Palm Beach County is an accessible gateway to the beauty of Florida. The breathtaking locale is pretty easy to reach from most parts of the state, as well as other areas of the country.
By Car: Located 70 miles north of Miami and 152 miles south of Orlando, Palm Beach County is easily reached by I-95 from two major cities. The Florida Turnpike and I-75 also allow for easy access by car from many areas of the state.
By Air: Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) has nearly 200 daily non-stop flights to more than 25 destinations. Teams can also fly to Miami International Airport or Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International and take the Tri-Rail or the new Brightline train to downtown West Palm Beach.
Company Name: Palm Beach County Sports Commission
Sports Sales Manager: Glen Allen
Title: Director of Sports Development