Florida – Where the World Comes to Play
One of the main focuses of the Florida Sports Foundation is to promote Sport Tourism in Florida. Besides fishing, boating, golf and spring training for the MLB, Florida Sports works in conjunction with more than 25 Sports Commissions statewide to bring sports events to the Sunshine State through its Grant Program. Florida Sports Foundation serves to continue the success of state’s $53 billion sport industry and is responsible for the promotion of amateur and recreational sports all over Florida.
Every two years, the Florida Sports Directory and Facilities Guide is produced to highlight sports programs throughout the state and the wealth of athletic facilities in various areas. The guide breaks down the state by each Sports Commission and the facilities available within that area.
With ideal year-round weather and incredible facilities, Florida is known as “Where the World Comes to Play.” If it’s golf you want, Florida boasts more than 1,100 golf courses. A natural home for fishers and boaters, Florida offers over 1,000 miles of coastline, 8,426 miles of shore line, approximately 7,800 natural lakes and 12,000 miles of rivers and streams.
On top of all that, Florida is home to nine major professional sports franchises in Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, National Football League and National Hockey League. Additionally, NASCAR, the Daytona 500 and the PGA Tour, LPGA and the PGA of America all call the Sunshine State home.
Directory & Facilities Guide
Florida’s Professional Teams