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Featured, Other Events, Soccer


Wednesday, December 13th 2017

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Other Events, Ultimate Frisbee

USA Ultimate Announces Dates, Locations for 2017-19 National Championships

Friday, November 3rd 2017

Nationals Returns to Sarasota this Fall; San Diego Set to Host Ultimate’s 50th Anniversary Celebration as Part of Two-Year Agreement. Colorado Springs, Colo. (Feb. 1, 2017)—USA Ultimate confirmed today dates and locations for the next three National Championships, awarding the 2017 event to Sarasota, Fla., and the 2018 and 2019 editions to San Diego. The 2017 National Championships will b…

Hockey, Other Events, Soccer

Tampa Bay Lightning helping build hockey rink in Lakewood Ranch

Friday, November 3rd 2017

LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL (WWSB) - Suncoast hockey fans are celebrating the news the Tampa Bay Lightning and Lakewood Ranch are teaming up to build an outdoor hockey rink. Former Lightning greats Vincent Lecavalier and Dave Andreychuk among those on hand for the Wednesday morning announcement. The rink will be built at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch and the project will be funded by a gran…

Bradenton Gulf Islands Travel Journal

Friday, June 2nd 2017

2017 ISSUE: Discover the heart of real authentic Florida and the best spots for kayaking the preserves, shopping and coastal dining.



Thursday, May 11th 2017

CHICAGO (May 11, 2017) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team will head to Lakewood Ranch, Fla. as head coach Mark Carr will run a large 40-player camp from May 14-21. The USA is coming off a victorious run at the 2nd Torneo Femminile Delle Nazioni in Italy and Slovenia where it beat Italy 6-0 in the championship game. Sixteen players from the roster that captured that tournament title a…


Premier Sports Campus becomes major economic driver for region

Thursday, April 6th 2017

Unless you consider watermelon farming a sport, the 145 acres that comprise Premier Sports Campus never hosted a sporting event before 2011. That makes the 200,000 people who will use the facility in 2017 – and their economic impact on the Bradenton-Sarasota area – all the more impressive. When Antonio Saviano joined Premier Sports Campus as director of sports in 2013, the “sea of g…

Football, Lacrosse, Other Events, Rugby, Running + Fitness, Soccer, Training + Clinics, Ultimate Frisbee

Sporting events in Sarasota County generating big bucks

Tuesday, February 14th 2017

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. -- Sarasota County is seeing a lot of green when it comes to sporting events.  These events generated an economic impact of more than $178,000,000 in 2016, that's a 23% increase compared to the year before. "Of course we use the beach as a primary factor when telling people about our area as to why they should bring their event here," said Rob Wells, Director for the Saras…

Other Events

New cycle begins for Thunder by the Bay; Event may have found permanent home in Lakewood Ranch

Wednesday, January 11th 2017

Singer Bobby Friss walked to the front of the stage and screamed at the crowd in his best rock-star voice. "How are you doing, Sarasota!" Only Friss, the front man for the Bobby Friss Band, was playing Jan. 8 in the Thunder by the Bay event at the Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch. For the 18 previous years, the Suncoast Charities for Children held its Thunder by the Bay event in Sa…



Monday, January 9th 2017

In conjunction with the Nike International Friendlies, the 2016 Development Academy Winter Showcase proved to be another landmark event in U.S. Soccer’s mission to develop world class players, coaches and referees. The combined event, which drew in over 20,500 spectators, 400 scouts and 40 U.S. Soccer technical staff members, allowed for the three major development areas to blend together in a s…

Other Events

Thunder by the Bay fest opens with a blast

Thursday, January 5th 2017

The 19th edition of Thunder by the Bay got underway Thursday with the blast of a shotgun at Ancient Oak Gun Club. Sixteen teams of four members gathered for the annual motorcycle festival’s opening event, a sporting clays tournament. Attendance is expected to spike this weekend as the fest, one of the larger biker events in Florida, hits its stride with the Rockin’ and Ridin’ at the Ran…

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