Fall Lineup of Youth and Collegiate Sports Tournaments
FALL LINEUP OF YOUTH AND COLLEGIATE SPORTS TOURNAMENTS
Great Spectator Events at Seminole County Parks and Championship Sports Venues
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – Take me out to the ball game, take me out with the crowd…there’s plenty of sports tourneys in Seminole County, with Soccer, Softball, Baseball and Football filling the fields and stands. And there’s one, two, three months of events showcasing youth and collegiate competitions! Come visit with us in Orlando North, Seminole County and catch the fall sports fever while enjoying fabulous weather:
A GRAND SLAM OF SPORTING EVENTS FOR SPECTATORS, OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2018
October 5-7 – 200 youth soccer teams, U9 – U19 age divisions, will compete in the Orlando City Cup. This tourney is expected to draw 7,000 visitors to Seminole County, and have a projected $1.2 million economic impact. Various Locations: Seminole Soccer Complex, Boombah Sports Complex, East Lake Park, Sylvan Lake Park, Moore’s Station. Organized by Orlando City Sports Commission.
October 12-14 – 60 elite Fastpitch softball teams from coast to coast compete in the Power 50 Invitational, a college showcase event, HomeRun Derby Friday night to kick off event attended by some of the biggest names in college softball. Event organized by former pro and UCF hall of famer Stephanie Best. Locations: Soldiers Creek, Boombah Sports Complex, Seminole Softball Complex. Organized by ProSwings.
October 20-21 – Take me out to the ballpark for the Nations Baseball Fall Invitational being held at the Boombah Sports Complex. You can enjoy “America’s favorite pastime” plus popcorn, peanuts and Cracker Jacks!
October 26-28 – Seminole County welcomes the Fall Sun Classic, an 80-team elite Fastpitch softball college showcase event. Top-level softball on display for 3 days in Seminole County. Locations: Boombah Sports Complex, Soldiers Creek Park, Seminole Softball Complex. Organized by Diamond 9.
November 3-4 – The Boombah Sports Complex will be filled to the stands with Perfect Game Youth Florida’s High School Fall Nationals. This event will bring in teams from all over Florida to compete in this weekend tournament. Perfect Game projects over 70 teams and 250 room nights from visiting teams and families.
November 16-18 – The cheering continues, this time for football, when the Central Florida Youth Football and Cheer’s AYF Southeast Regional tournament kicks off at the Boombah Sports Complex. This event is expected to generate over 500 room nights for Seminole County.
December 8-9 – The United States Specialty Sports Association’s Central Florida Winter Nationals baseball tourney showcases top area sluggers, pitchers and fielders at the Boombah Sports Complex. The event will drive over 2,000 total visitors into our area for the weekend.
Also December 8-9 – USSSA Fastpitch brings 95 of the best fastpitch softball teams from all over Florida to converge in Seminole County and battle it out for the winter state championships in the Central Florida State Championships. This event will bring over 3,000 visitors into the destination. Locations: Soldiers Creek, Seminole Softball Complex, Merrill Park, Red Bug Lake Park
For a complete list of fall sports tournaments, times and applicable entry fees, visit the Play Orlando North website.
About Orlando North, Seminole County:
Teeming with old Florida charm and young Florida vibrancy, Orlando North, Seminole County serves up nationally-recognized venues for youth, collegiate and amateur sports tournaments, along with nature-based recreation, eclectic dining, an emerging micro brew scene, plus a year round calendar of festivals, events and sports tournaments. With over 2,000 waterways, visitors discover a wide array of thrilling outdoor pursuits from paddling in clear freshwater springs and rivers, to air boating among alligators, or zooming through an aerial zip line course. Recipient of the 2018 Excellence in Sports Tourism Award from the Florida Parks and Recreation Association, Seminole County proudly presents an array of sports and training facilities for amateur tournament play, including the 102-acre Boombah Sports Complex at Seminole County in Sanford. And getting here is easy via Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), Orlando International Airport (MCO), aboard the Amtrak Auto Train, or via auto on I-95 and I-4. Here overnight guests save 30% on accommodations compared to Orlando hotels. All this, and it’s just a short drive to area theme parks and beaches too. 1-800-800-7832 or 407-665-2900 or visit: www.PlayOrlandoNorth.com
Mary Jane Kolassa