SportsEvents Magazine

JAN 2017

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Page 60 of 67 January 2017 61 It's time to discover the new leader in Florida Sports Training, events and performance transformation. It's an amazing destination that can take your game to the next level. The home of IMG Academy, Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch, and winter home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. To book your event today, call Sean Walter (941) 729-9177 ext. 239 to world-class escape in no time. to world-class Go from world-class facilities Palm Beach County The diversity of sports facilities in Palm Beach County is a vital strength for the area. The area is also home to extensive natural resources, including 47 miles of beaches and more than 100 miles of fresh- water canals, rivers and lakes. Hotel rooms: 17,000+ Hotel tax rate: 12 percent Major facilities: Roger Dean Stadium is a 7,000-seat ballpark. The International Polo Club Palm Beach features eight polo fields and 60 acres of field space that can host up to 50 multi-purpose fields in one location outside of polo season. Delray Beach Tennis Center includes 14 clay courts, seven hard courts and an 8,200-seat stadium. Convention center: Palm Beach County Convention Center is a $600 million complex with two primary levels totaling 350,000 square feet. The facility is able to host mat-based or floor-based sports such as martial arts, fencing, wrestling, boxing, cheer and dance. Contact: Palm Beach County Sports Commission, Panama City Beach Panama City Beach is located in the Florida Panhandle and is home to The World's Most Beautiful Beaches. The city also offers first-class sports venues, great shopping and dining, and lots of fun activi- ties on and off the beach. Hotel rooms: 16,500+ Hotel tax rate: 12.62 percent Major facilities: Frank Brown Park boasts nine baseball/softball fields, one T-ball field, one Miracle League field, three soccer fields, four multi-purpose fields, four tennis courts, two outdoor basketball courts and one indoor gym. Aaron Bessant Park & Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater encompasses three multi-purpose fields for soccer, football and lacrosse. Coming soon: The city will soon welcome Panama City Beach Sports Park, a 210-acre, $30 million project that will include 13 fields. Convention center: The city houses three resort conference centers (Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort, Boardwalk Beach Resort and Sheraton Bay Point Resort) that accommodate cheerleading, gymnastics, dance, boxing, mixed martial arts and race expos. Contact: Visit Panama City Beach, See Ad On Page 3 Pensacola The Florida Panhandle city of Pensacola boasts miles of beautiful beaches and a number of great venues, including Blue Wahoos Stadium/Vince J. Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park. ► F L O R I D A t

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