Sports

International Youth Baseball Tournament Coming to Sarasota, Bradenton

The 30th edition of the U-18 Baseball World Cup will take place in Sarasota and Bradenton in September 2021.

03/05/2019 By Staff

Sports

New Minor League Soccer Team Opens Play in May

Sarasota Metropolis FC will be part of USL League Two.

03/04/2019 By Staff

Global Game

Victory Rock's Athletes Travel Across the World for Their Basketball Dreams

A former warehouse deep in an industrial park off U.S. 301 in north Sarasota has become a veritable United Nations of basketball.

02/28/2019 By David Hackett

Tourism

Report Puts Orioles’ Annual Economic Impact at $92 Million

The analysis measures the total tourism impact created by the Orioles, combined with the club’s business operations and spending in Sarasota County.

02/25/2019 By Staff

Sporting Life

Sarasota is a Hub for Recreational and Amateur Sports

“Tampa has professional sports. But for recreational and amateur sports, it’s hard to beat what’s going on in Sarasota.”

02/04/2019 By David Hackett

Retail

American Spending During Super Bowl Expected to Reach $14.8 Billion

American adults plan to spend $81.30 on average while watching the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams play in Super Bowl LIII.

01/28/2019 By Staff

Education

School Opens New $2.5 Million Sports Facility

The Out-of-Door Academy recently opened Fox Field House, a new 12,300-square-foot practice and competition space for the school's student athletes.

01/18/2019 By Staff

Sports

Baseball Team Looking to Hire

The Pittsburgh Pirates are holding two job fairs at which they will hire staff for the team's spring training season and for the season of their minor league team.

01/08/2019 By Staff

Round two

With the NFL Playoffs Looming, a Former Venice High Football Star Hopes for More Super Bowl Magic

Last year's Super Bowl turned Trey Burton into a star. Now he's preparing for another playoff run, with a different team.

01/03/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Sports

Air Conditioning Company Buys Naming Rights to New Braves Ballpark

CoolToday recently purchased the naming rights to the Atlanta Braves' new spring training facility in North Port.

12/05/2018 By Staff

Sports

IMG Academy Hires Former Tennis Pro as New Director of Player Development

Longtime pro Jimmy Arias was one of the original tennis students at IMG Academy, then the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, when it opened in 1978.

11/09/2018 By Staff

Hospitality

Golf Club Names New Executive Chef

Bradenton's Concession Golf Club recently hired Peter LaMontagna to oversee its culinary program.

11/08/2018 By Staff

Limelight

Women's Sports Museum Gala

The third annual gala honored five trailblazers in women's sports and awarded two scholarships to young female athletes.

10/22/2018 Photography by Lori Sax

Events

Vinik Executive to Headline Economic Development Corporation Event

Jim O’Connell, the president of Tampa's Vinik Family Office, will be the keynote speaker at the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation's 2018 Annual Update Luncheon.

10/09/2018 By Staff

Retail

New Sporting Goods Store Opens

Dick's Sporting Goods recently opened in the University Town Center area.

09/17/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Report Puts Powerboat Race Economic Impact at $21.9 Million

That's down from last year's event, which generated $36.2 million in economic impact.

09/10/2018 By Staff

Sports

Atlanta Braves Announce Date of First Game in New Spring Training Facility

The Atlanta Braves will play their first spring training game in their new North Port stadium on Sunday, March 24, 2019.

08/30/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

Attorney Joins Women's Sports Museum Board

Attorney Katharine Vestal was recently elected to the board of directors of the nonprofit working to build a Women's Sports Museum in Sarasota.

08/09/2018 By Staff

Sports

College Athletic Director Named to National Committee

Matt Ennis of State College of Florida recently joined the executive committee of the National Alliance of Two Year College Athletic Administrators.

08/03/2018 By Staff

Media

Networks to Air Footage From Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix

This week, Fox Sports and CBS Sports are beginning to broadcast footage from this year's Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix.

07/17/2018 By Staff