Tourism

Powerboat Festival Returns This Summer

The Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix will return this summer for the 34th year, with events scheduled to take place June 23-July 4.

05/24/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Four Local Sporting Events to Receive State Grants

The Florida Sports Foundation in February approved 32 grants for sporting events, including four in Sarasota County.

04/16/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Ed Smith Stadium Named Top Spring Training Facility

A data firm analyzed 36,000 online reviews of 23 spring training stadiums to arrive at its rankings.

02/28/2018 By Staff

Sports

Report Estimates Orioles' Economic Impact at $97 Million

The report looks at the club’s marketing and promotion of Sarasota tourism to its fan base across seven states and more.

02/22/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Braves to Play Most of 2019 Spring Training in Orlando Before Move to North Port

The team will play its first spring training game in its new North Port stadium at the very end of the April 2019 spring training season.

01/31/2018 By Staff

Planning

Panel to Discuss Benderson Rowing Facility, Public-Private Partnerships

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations is discussing concerns about public funding for projects like the rowing park on Jan. 8.

01/02/2018 By staff

Tourism

World Rowing Championships Generated $18.7 Million in Local Economic Impact

Organizers had predicted that the event would generate $25 million in economic impact for the region.

11/16/2017 By staff

Tourism

Report Puts Economic Impact of Powerboat Grand Prix at $36.2 Million

That's down from last year's impact, which was measured at $37.2 million.

09/01/2017 By staff

Construction

Builders Group Networking Social to Be Held at Rowing Park

The Gulf Coast Builders Xchange is holding its fall networking social from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14.

08/28/2017 By staff

Tourism

Sarasota Among America's Top 20 Cities for Sports and Adventure

Sarasota was ranked No. 15 in a list of America's top 20 destinations for sports and adventure.

08/23/2017 By staff

Tourism

Visit Sarasota County Logo Painted on Water Tower

A new Visit Sarasota County logo was recently painted on a large blue water tower near I-75.

08/17/2017 By staff

Tourism

First Sports Event Showcase Set for Aug. 15

The showcase will feature area sports events and allow for local businesses to learn more about the events and create new partnerships.

07/31/2017 By staff

New hires

Rowing Park Nonprofit Picks New Leader

Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates, Inc., the nonprofit that manages Sarasota's Nathan Benderson Park, recently hired Stephen Rodriguez as its president and chief executive officer.

07/21/2017 By staff

Tourism

Powerboat Festival Returns

Last year's Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival generated $37.2 million in economic impact for the area, according to the nonprofit that produces the event.

06/28/2017 By staff

Media

NBC Sports Group to Broadcast Some of This Fall's Rowing Championships

Portions of the 2017 World Rowing Championships, hosted by Sarasota's Nathan Benderson Park, will be broadcast by the NBC Sports Group.

06/07/2017 By staff

Tourism

Rowing Youth Championships Coming to Sarasota

Nathan Benderson Park will host the USRowing Youth National Championships June 9-11.

06/01/2017 By staff

Sports

2021 Super Bowl Moved From Los Angeles to Tampa

The National Football League announced Tuesday that Super Bowl LV will be relocated to Tampa after originally being planned to take place in Los Angeles.

05/24/2017 By staff

Sports tourism

BMX Track Hosts State Tournament

Sarasota BMX is hosting the largest BMX event in Florida in 2017, the SSA Florida Cup Series Finals.

05/15/2017 By staff

Tourism

County Allocates $21.2 Million for Braves Spring Training Facility

The Sarasota County Commission on Tuesday approved a proposal to allocate $21.2 million in Tourist Development Tax revenues to help fund the construction of a new spring training stadium for the Atlanta Braves in south county.

05/10/2017 By staff

Tourism

Panel Discusses Sports Tourism May 4

The Sarasota Tiger Bay Club is hosting a panel discussion on Sarasota as an "international sports mecca" at Michael's on East.

04/28/2017 By staff