Sure, Orlando is best known for its world-famous theme parks, but our city is packed with unique outdoor attractions and opportunities to play and watch sports that everyone can enjoy. Between the NFL Pro Bowl, state-of-the-art United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Campus, professional sports teams, acclaimed golf courses and tournaments, miles of running terrain, pristine fishing spots, and other outdoor adventures for the whole family, Orlando is the premier destination for sportspeople of all ages and skill levels. Goal!
Orlando Magic and Orlando City Soccer
If you love basketball and soccer, you’re going to love Orlando. Orlando City Soccer Club's ultramodern Exploria Stadium in downtown Orlando is an unbeatable place to catch MLS and related matches. Also downtown, the Amway Center hosts the NBA’s Orlando Magic, which plays a minimum of 44 home games each year.
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NFL Pro Bowl and College Bowl Games
In January, the NFL Pro Bowl at downtown Orlando’s Camping World Stadium brings a celebration of American football to Orlando, providing players, coaches, families and fans with a full week of gridiron activities, challenges and fun. Before the game, Pro Bowl Week at Walt Disney World® Resort’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex gives everyone the chance to watch and even participate in a variety of events, including youth football clinics, the NFL Flag Championship, Pro Bowl player practices, skills challenges and the free, interactive NFL Pro Bowl Experience.
Camping World Stadium is also home to some of the nation’s biggest college football competitions, including January’s Citrus Bowl, November’s Florida Blue Florida Classic and December’s Camping World Bowl. In 2019, Camping World Stadium was approved for $60 million in upgrades, which will further position it as one of Florida’s premier sporting venues.
Home of American Tennis®
Open to the public, and less than 20 minutes from Orlando International Airport, the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona invites tennis enthusiasts of all skill levels and ages to watch, learn and play at one of the world’s largest tennis facilities. Whether you’re a player or coach, beginner or expert, or even a spectator, you’ll enjoy unparalleled tennis experiences at this one-of-a-kind location.
With more than 150 golf courses and numerous golf academies, it’s no surprise that so many pro golfers live in Orlando. Several pros have even designed local courses, including Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman and Tom Fazio. We also host prestigious golf tournaments, such as the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge.
Bring your best running shoes when you come to Orlando, because our miles of trails, parks and roadways will have you feeling the need for speed. You can also stock up on related equipment at boutique shops and well-known chains.
With miles of rivers, lakes and canals — not to mention the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico just an hour away on either coast — the Orlando area offers unforgettable action for anglers of all skill levels. At Walt Disney World, for example, you can fish the Seven Seas Lagoon courtesy of Walt Disney World Fishing, where options include two-hour guided trips, kid’s fishing and even canoe pole fishing.