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The Orange County Convention Center will host more than 70,000 athletes and coaches during the 18-day event June 14 to July 1.

AAU Bringing World’s Largest Volleyball Tournament to Orlando

The world’s largest volleyball tournament is heading to the Sunshine State. The Amateur Athletic Union will bring the 49th AAU Girls’ Junior National Volleyball Championships and AAU Boys’ Junior National Volleyball Championships to Orlando from June 14 to July 1. The Orange County Convention Center will host more than 70,000 athletes and coaches, representing 48 […]

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A large banner is raised prior to a FIFA World Cup qualifying match between the United States men's national team and El Salvador on January 27 in Columbus, Ohio. The U.S. won 1-0. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

U.S. Women’s National Team to Play in Columbus, Philadelphia; Orlando to Host Mexican Men’s National Team

The U.S. women’s national soccer team will meet Uzbekistan for the first time in a pair of friendlies scheduled for April 9 and April 12, the first in Columbus, Ohio, and the second in Chester, Pennsylvania. The first game will be played at Lower.com Field in Columbus, home of the MLS’ Columbus Crew. The second […]

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USA Volleyball Selects Orlando for 2022 Open National Championship

USA Volleyball will bring the 2022 USA Volleyball Open National Championship to Orlando, the first time the city has hosted the event since 2016. The tournament will be staged May 27–June 1 at the Orange County Convention Center and will also include USA Volleyball’s annual meeting. The 2016 event drew a record 578 teams. “USA […]

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Orlando to Host Inaugural NGA National Gymnastics Festival

Orlando, Florida, will host the National Gymnastics Association’s inaugural National Gymnastics Festival at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort. The event, which will be staged June 9–13, 2021, will include a national championships for men and women, an education and wellness summit, and a supplier marketplace. “We are excited to be working with the Greater Orlando […]

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Orlando Prepares for Potential Post-COVID Business

As the sports world slowly begins to start bringing back events, many professional leagues are working on proposals based upon being in one central location that would allow events to be held without widespread exposure or outbreaks of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the more popular locations mentioned is Orlando, Florida, which is reportedly the […]

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Cheez-It Takes Talents to Florida

Cheez-It is taking its cheesy snacks to Orlando this bowl season, announcing a deal to be title sponsor of the Cheez-It Bowl at Camping World Stadium starting in 2020. The move away from its sponsorship of a bowl game in Phoenix is a multiyear agreement signed with Florida Citrus Sports. The Orlando bowl game was […]

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Orlando Metropolitan Area to Host Major Youth Soccer Tournaments

A regular host for Boys and Girls Elite Clubs National League soccer events has signed a multiyear agreement to continue holding two big events through 2023, bringing more than 7,000 participants to the Orlando, Florida, metropolitan area. The agreement with the ECNL will keep the organization’s events in Seminole County for the next four years, […]

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Full Sail Named University Partner of Magic Gaming

Full Sail University has been named the exclusive university partner of the NBA 2K League’s Magic Gaming, a first-of-its-kind partnership in the esports league. The agreement would enable Full Sail and Magic Gaming to continue to build, support and engage the esports community’s global audience and provide educational opportunities for the students and alumni of […]

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Orlando to Host 2022 Special Olympics USA Games

Orlando has been chosen to host the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, a quadrennial event that attracts more than 4,000 athletes, 10,000 volunteers, 1,500 coaches and 20,000 families. The announcement from Special Olympics North America and Special Olympics Florida calls for Orlando to host the event June 5–10, 2022. The event will feature athletes in 15 […]

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