The Braves are finishing up their final season at Disney’s Wide World of Sports, but that doesn’t mean the experience has lessened any. A fan favorite destination among spring training sites since it opened in 1997, Champion Stadium is literally on Disney World property in Orlando, which provides travelers the perfect excuse to visit theme parks and take in a baseball game.
The runDisney Marathon weekends have become a staple of Disney’s sports scene. After starting with just a marathon every January, the schedule now includes no less than four race weekends a year with 5k, 10k, half, and full marathons scattered throughout each weekend. Different themes offer fans and runners a different experience each time, making this one of the more unique and memorable marathons in the country.
The Super Bowl, or each sports’ respective equivalent, is traditionally the final game of the year. NASCAR’s version, however, is the first race on the calendar – the Daytona 500 is not just an exciting race, but is arguably one of the most historic races in the world.
With a stadium as beautiful as that found at Tigertown in Lakeland, Florida, it is easy to see why the Detroit Tigers are one of the most enjoyable spring training destinations in the state. A comfortable atmosphere with plenty of seating options and ways to enjoy the day, fans are in for a treat when watching the Tigers take the field. Located in between two of Florida’s biggest metro areas, it is easy to get to and provides a great option for those who wish to escape the city life while not being too far from it.
Long has Orlando dreamt of a professional football team that the city could call its own. The fans here are football crazy, as evidenced by the crowds at UCF football games, recent Pro Bowl visits, and three college bowl games every year. The Apollos are hoping to capitalize on this thirst, and things seem to be off to a great start.
During recent seasons, the Florida Panthers were known in the news for being the team that had a franchise-low for attendance. In addition, they experienced the smallest season-opener crowd in franchise history. The few fans that showed up could carry on conversations in the upper deck that could clearly be heard in the lower bowl. However, an injection of young talent and a streamlined stadium experience has led to a growing crowd and an even better game day atmosphere. A new logo and a new feel make it a different experience than that of the past.