All posts by: Jason Hendrix

Orlando’s Exploria Stadium to host final stages of 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League

in Press Releases, Sport Tourism News

Courtesy of the Greater Orlando Sports Commission Miami, FL (Tuesday, November 10, 2020) – Concacaf has announced that Exploria Stadium, home to MLS club Orlando City SC and the NWSL’s Orlando Pride, will host the final matches of the 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League (SCCL). The confederation’s flagship club competition will resume with centralized Quarterfinals, […]

FROM ONE PUSH-UP TO AN IRONMAN: CHRIS NIKIC MAKES HISTORY AS THE FIRST PERSON WITH DOWN SYNDROME TO FINISH A FULL-DISTANCE IRONMAN TRIATHLON

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PANAMA CITY BEACH / TAMPA, Fla. (November 7, 2020) – Today, Chris Nikic crossed the finish line at the 2020 Visit Panama City Beach IRONMAN® Florida in 16:46:09, making history as the first person with Down syndrome to complete a full-distance IRONMAN triathlon. Chris Nikic, a 21-year old recent high-school graduate, keynote public speaker, and […]

Leesburg Parks & Recreation Receives Excellence in Sports Tourism Award

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Original article LEESBURG, Fla. – Leesburg’s Parks and Recreation Department received the 2020 “Excellence in Sports Tourism, Small Market” award from the Florida Recreation and Parks Association. The award, accepted by Parks and Recreation Director Travis Rima at the FRPA Awards and Installation Banquet on September 2, recognizes the city’s efforts to support sports tourism. […]

Wiregrass Ranch Sports Campus of Pasco County Officially Open!

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PASCO COUNTY, Fla. – Experience Florida’s Sports Coast (FSC), the Destination Management Organization for Pasco County, is excited to announce the new 98,000 square-foot Wiregrass Ranch Sports Campus of Pasco County (WRSCPC) in Wesley Chapel is officially open, kicking off a new era of sports tourism for the destination. “With the destination’s recent rebrand to […]

Nearly 883,000 fans attend Florida Grapefruit League Spring Training in 2020

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Despite having to end 12 days early, and cancel 86 games because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020 Florida Spring Training Season was a success. Nearly 883,000 fans attended 199 games for an average of nearly 6,000 fans per game. Highlights from the 2020 season included: The debut of the Atlanta Braves new […]

Arnold Palmer Invitational Junior honoring Jim Bell will return to Orlando in 2020-2022

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Courtesy of Greater Orlando Sports Commission ORLANDO, Fla. (June 16, 2020) – The American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) and the Greater Orlando Sports Commission (GO Sports) have announced the Arnold Palmer Invitational Junior honoring Jim Bell will extend its stay in Orlando for three years through 2022. The tournament will be hosted at Arnold Palmer’s […]

WNBA Announces Plan To Tip Off 2020 Season in Bradenton

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Courtesy of the WNBA NEW YORK – After significant discussions with the league’s key stakeholders, including the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA), the WNBA today announced elements of plans to return to the court to begin the WNBA 2020 season.  The league is finalizing a partnership that would make IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, […]