Swinging For the Fences
Mary Jane Kolassa
Swinging For the Fences: State-of-the-Art Sports Complex to Bring World Class Events to Seminole County
Baseball, Softball, Soccer & Lacrosse Complex To Open Spring 2016
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. (November, 2015) – Competitive sports have called Seminole County home for almost a century, from the early spring training games of the New York Giants and Boston Braves to the training grounds for next year’s new Major League Soccer’s franchise Orlando City. In a game changing move for Central Florida, Seminole County is constructing a new 100-acre, sports complex that will become the home of hundreds of top youth and amateur events over the next several years.
The premiere, tournament-quality sports complex, scheduled to open in May 2016, will provide exceptional multi-purpose fields, designated baseball and softball fields, a central pavilion and dedicated amenities for both players and spectators. The complex will also feature multiple artificial turf fields, which can be used for lacrosse events and several other types of sport events requiring multi-purpose fields.
According to Tricia Setzer of Orlando North, Seminole County Tourism, “This is a game changer. We are excited to be able to start breaking ground on a one-of-a-kind facility that we can all be proud of, and that sports associations will be lining up to use. The presence of a tournament-quality sports complex in Seminole County will attract not only sports tournaments but also showcase training academies. The sports complex is also expected to bring in a large number of visitors to the area, resulting in economic benefits to Seminole County’s hotels, businesses and attractions.”
“This new facility will elevate Seminole County into the premier league of sporting destinations in Florida. We already have year-round capabilities, value prices for teams and leagues and a great support structure. Now Seminole County will be a sports powerhouse,” said John Bisignano, President of the Central Florida Sports Commission.
In addition to its traditional baseball and tennis roots, Seminole County recently became a home to many NCAA, FHSAA and other state and international sporting events - including annual Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) tournaments that have brought tens of thousands of visitors to the County - and a training center for countless athletes ranging from high school to Olympic status. The new complex will continue Seminole County’s legacy of providing diverse sports venues and hosting some of the world’s best athletes.
For more information about Seminole County and the future sports complex, please call 407-665-2900 or visit www.PlayOrlandoNorth.com.
About Orlando North, Seminole County:
A short drive from all the major attractions of Central Florida and home to Orlando Sanford International Airport, Orlando North, Seminole County offers first-rate accommodations for less, varied meeting & event venues, and diverse dining and shopping in its charming communities. Known as “Orlando’s Natural Oasis,” the destination offers visitors a wide array of thrilling outdoor activities from an aerial adventure course with ziplining to paddling alongside manatees in clear freshwater springs and rivers. Long known as an exciting and affordable meetings/groups destination, Orlando North also offers an array of sports and training facilities, soon to include the 102-acre Seminole County Sports Complex (open in May 2016). For destination information call 1-800-800-7832 or 407-665-2900 or visit www.DoOrlandoNorth.com.