May 19, 2023 — Willowbrook, Illinois … From urban excitement with championship pro sports and epic theme parks to delightful outdoor adventures on Everglades airboat tours and sprawling national parks, it’s no wonder Florida has become a hotspot for sports tourism. Sports Planning Guide’s (SPG) dedicated 2023 Florida guide provides planners with in-depth coverage of premier sports facilities, activities, locales and more across the Sunshine State.

“When not competing, athletes and their families can enjoy the hospitality, attractions, beautiful weather and 1,350 miles of shoreline featuring many of the world’s best beaches,” said Angela Suggs, president and CEO of Florida Sports Foundation. “Our local hosts and partners guarantee incredible experiences that send visitors home with plans of returning to Florida.”

Cities like Jacksonville and St. Petersburg are just the tip of the iceberg as planners delve into 10 beautiful destinations across the state. The guide features a total of 42 facilities, with additional spaces at diverse venues such as Orange County Convention Center.

“Our world-class facilities, top-ranked professional, college and amateur sports and an environment that creates life-long memories for competitors and their families will ensure success for your competition,” said Suggs.

In addition to in-depth facility coverage, the Florida guide also contains two key feature articles. First, the 2022 Special Olympics filled 55,000 hotel rooms by teams, families and spectators; learn how the total economic impact has benefitted the Orlando area. SPG also dives into the success of hosting Formula 1 on a street track next to Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, which set a record for the largest U.S. television audience for an F1 event.

The 2023 edition of the Florida guide is now available both in print and via digital download, all for free. To reserve your copy, visit

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