Tampa Bay Downs is the only thoroughbred race track on the west coast of Florida and has become a major stop on the road to the triple crown.
There are two tracks at Tampa Bay Downs - the main track is a one mile sand oval that is 75 feet wide and the stretch is 976 feet. There is also a turf course that is 7/8 of a mile and is 80 feet wide.
Tampa Bay Downs
11225 Racetrack Rd., Tampa, Florida 33626
Main Phone (813) 855-4401
Toll Free (866) -TBDOWNS (823-6967)
The Miami Dolphins are the only team in NFL history to have a perfect season (17 and 0 in 1972) and have won two Super Bowls (1972 and 1973). The Dolphins have an enormous fan base both in Florida and around the world.
The Florida Gators have millions of fans and alumni and many of them travel to Gator football games in Gainesville. Gator Football takes over the city of Gainesville with all hotels booked and restaurants jammed.
For FSU fans the beginning of Football Season is a big deal. Many Seminole fans plan a trip for at least one Football Game every year. This year the Seminoles have 7 home games.
And every Thanksgiving the Seminoles and Gators play - a great way to end the season.
Robbie, Griese, Kick, Csonka, Morris, Warfield, Marino, Shula are a few of the names that come to mind when you think of the Miami Dolphins.
As the first NFL team in Florida the Dolphins have established a huge fan base and a they have always had a first class reputation.
UCF plays football in Division I-A in Conference USA with teams such as East Carolina, Memphis, Southern Miss, Houston, and others. The Golden Knights play in Bright House Network Stadium, which opened in 2007 and seats over 45,000.
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The University of Miami Hurricanes have won 5 national championships and produced many NFL Stars. The Hurricanes won titles in 1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, and 2001.
The Hurricanes play their home games in Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens.
Football is the king of all sports in Florida and FSU Football has been a dominant force for 25 years. Currently in the ACC, The FSU Seminoles won the National Championship in 1993 and 1999.
The Gator Football team is one of the most dominant teams in College football. The Gators won the National Championship in 1996, 2006, and 2008.
The Miami Heat came into the NBA in the 1989 - 1990 season. The Heat play in the American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami and are in the eastern conference of the NBA.
The Orlando Magic were created in 1989 as part of an expansion of the NBA. The Magic are in the Eastern Conference of the NBA and play in the Orlando Arena in the center of downtown Orlando Florida.
The Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach Florida is home to the Daytona 500, the biggest race in America. The 2.5 mile oval is centered on a 480 acre complex that hosts racing events year round.
As snow ice and sleet pound much of the US Florida is bathed in sunshine - perfect weather for the 6 bowl games in the sunshine state. There are two bowl games in Miami, two in Orlando and games in Tampa and Jacksonville.
Sports and outdoor activities are a big part of life in Jacksonville and whether you’re a big football fan, golf fanatic or love to fish Jacksonville has the perfect game, course, or spot for you.
Do you want your child to be confident, focused, and have a positive “can-do” attitude? Consider the unique teaching approach of the World Martial Arts Center located in Gainesville, FL.
Drive past Jock Leighton Park in Palm City and you there is a good chance you will see a lacrosse practice or game underway. The Martin County Pioneer Lacrosse league has introduced hundreds of youths to lacrosse.
How would you like your child to learn basketball at the Orlando Magic basketball camp or learn to play golf at the Arnold Palmer Golf Academy? They can at one of the many Florida Sports Camps that teach everything from basketball and golf to surfing and lacrosse.