Orlando Sports & Outdoors
Between professional sports teams, the state-of-the-art United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Campus, acclaimed golf courses and tournaments, miles of running terrain, bicycle trails, pristine fishing spots, sports events, and other outdoor adventures for the whole family, Orlando is the premier destination for sportspeople of all ages and skill levels. Whether you want to get in the game or just watch pros work their magic, you’re bound to win.
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Basketball and soccer fans might never want to leave Orlando. Home to the Orlando City Soccer Club and Orlando Pride teams, the ultramodern Exploria Stadium in downtown Orlando’s Parramore District is an unbeatable place to catch MLS and NWSL matches and related events. Also downtown, the Amway Center hosts the NBA's Orlando Magic, which plays a minimum of 44 home games each year. Other teams that play at the Amway Center include the ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears and the Arena Football League’s Orlando Predators.
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In downtown’s West Lakes Market Street district, Camping World Stadium hosts the Orlando Guardians. They’re part of the new XFL, with home games played during winter months.
Sports fanatics can also cheer on the Pro Volleyball Federation’s Orlando Valkyries in their inaugural season at Addition Financial Arena at the University of Central Florida.
Camping World Stadium is 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 Pop-Tarts Bowl, with December's Cure Bowl taking place at Exploria Stadium. Camping World Stadium is also benefiting from $60 million in upgrades, which will further position it as one of Florida's premier sporting venues.
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These games are in addition to home games of the University of Central Florida (UCF) Knights football team, who play at FBC Mortgage Stadium. The Knights also have men’s and women’s basketball teams, and the Amway Center hosts select NCAA March Madness events.
Open to the public, and less than 20 minutes from Orlando International Airport, the United States Tennis Association (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 — including options to play for free. Whether you're a player or coach, beginner or expert, or even a spectator, you'll enjoy unparalleled tennis — and pickleball — experiences at this one-of-a-kind location.
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With more than 100 golf courses and numerous golf academies (not to mention excellent mini-golf), 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 and numerous LPGA tourneys at Tranquilo Golf Course at Four Seasons Resort Orlando, part of Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort.
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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. Top foot races held in the area include January’s Walt Disney World Marathon, February’s Orlando Xtreme Half-Marathon and Disney’s Princess Half-Marathon, April’s Springtime Surprise Weekend, November’s Disney Wine & Dine Half-Marathon, and December’s OUC Orlando Half-Marathon.
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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. Several area resorts also offer fishing packages, including JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes, and Rosen Shingle Creek. Or, head out to deeper waters with a boat from Luxe Rentals.