Take Me Out to Seminole County’s Sports Facilities: Sporting Events Bring Visitor & Economic Impact
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – Pack up the kids, invite the neighbors, and head out to enjoy tournament play at one of Seminole County’s premier sports complexes! Between the schedule of youth, amateur, and collegiate events, there is a tournament or event just about every weekend in Seminole County at one of their “top four” tournament facilities listed below.
- Boombah Sports Complex Seminole County (15 fields)
- Boombah Soldiers Creek Park (6 premier girls fast-pitch softball fields)
- Sylvan Lake Park (6 soccer fields, 9 tennis courts)
- Sanlando Park (25 tennis courts)
Over the past few years, the sports tourism team at Orlando North, Seminole County has not only hit a homerun for area residents eager to enjoy spectator sports close to home, it has also scored an economic grand slam, filling hotel rooms, local businesses, and restaurants, with athletes, their accompanying families, coaches, and spectators.
Since opening in May of 2016, the Boombah Sports Complex has hosted over 100 events, bringing in over 200,000 visitors which has generated over $34 million dollars in economic impact for Seminole County. For this current fiscal year, sports tourism is expected to host over 90 events countywide which is projected to generate over $36 million dollars in economic impact. In a 30 day timeframe from mid-December 2017 to the middle of January 2018, Seminole County hosted four events that brought in a combined total of over 15,000 visitors, 7,500 hotel room nights, and generated an economic impact of over $7 million dollars. Two of these events were the ECNL National soccer events, hosted in partnership with the Central Florida Sports Commission and Orlando City Soccer. These two ECNL events combined brought in over 330 soccer teams from across the country, over 8,000 visitors, and generated over 4,700 hotel rooms in Seminole County over a seven-day period. One of the other events was a national woman’s field hockey event which brought in over 90 girls field hockey teams and college coaches from all across the country. This event alone brought in approximately 3,000 visitors to Seminole County over the course of the three day competition and generated over 2,300 room nights in Seminole County. These events met with such success, they will be returning to Seminole County next year!
A schedule of sports tournament events for 2018 is available here.
For more information about Seminole County and its game changing sports venues, please call 407-665-2900 or visit www.PlayOrlandoNorth.com.
About Orlando North, Seminole County: Teeming with old Florida charm and young Florida vibrancy, Orlando North, Seminole County offers visitors nature-based attractions, eclectic dining, an emerging micro brew scene, plus a year round calendar of festivals and events. With over 2,000 waterways, you’ll discover a wide array of thrilling outdoor activities from paddling in clear freshwater springs and rivers to airboating among alligators, or zooming through an aerial zip line course. It also features an array of sports and training facilities for amateur tournament play, including the 102-acre Boombah Sports Complex at Seminole County. 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; and you’ll save 30% on accommodations over 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.DoOrlandoNorth.com