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

New hires

Club Names Two New Golf Pros

The Founders Club, a private Sarasota golf club and residential community, recently hired two new golf professionals: Anne McClure and Joel Rasho.

05/25/2017 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

Technology

Sarasota Tech Company Helps Launch New Social Media Site

The Sarasota web development company Web Jarvis recently helped launch Fanoptic, a new social media platform intended to bring together sports fans, players, coaches, sponsors and teams.

05/22/2017 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

Networking

Lakewood Ranch Group Holds Annual Golf Tournament

The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance is holding its ninth annual golf tournament, The Ranch Scramble, on Friday, April 28.

04/19/2017 By staff

Off the Clock

Off the Clock: Attorney Rob McLain Practices Japanese Jiu Jitsu

He's a lawyer warrior.

04/10/2017 By Ilene Denton

Tourism

Orioles' Spring Training Attendance the Team's Second Highest Ever

A total of 119,742 fans attended the team's 17 home games at Sarasota's Ed Smith Stadium this spring.

03/31/2017 By staff

Tourism

Rowing Championships Race Schedule Finalized

Competition will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 24.

03/28/2017 By staff

Tourism

Half Marathon Returns Sunday

The First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon returns Sunday, March 19, for the 12th year. Last year's race drew 3,000 participants and added almost $3.5 million to the Sarasota economy.

03/16/2017 By staff

Hiring

Sports Academy Hosting Career Fair

Bradenton's IMG Academy is looking to fill more than 250 full-time, part-time and summer job openings during its upcoming career fair.

03/15/2017 By staff

Sports

Brewery to Offer Growlers at Baseball Stadium

Darwin Brewing Co. is launching a new partnership with LECOM Park, the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Bradenton Marauders.

02/23/2017 By staff

Design

Golf Club Dining Facility Places Second in National Ranking

The Lodge at Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club recently received a national Golden Fork Award, an honor created by Golf Inc. magazine to recognize the best and most improved public and private golf club dining facilities.

02/15/2017 By staff

Data

Sports Tourism Numbers Way Up in 2016

The Sarasota County Sports Commission hosted 135 events in 2016, a 20 percent increase over 2015, and generated an economic impact of $178.6 million, a 23 percent increase.

02/14/2017 By staff

Sports

Bradenton Ballpark Gets New Name

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine announced on Friday that the Pirates' Bradenton spring training and minor league ballpark will be renamed from McKechnie Field to LECOM Park.

02/13/2017 By staff

Honors

Osprey Club Recognized for Member Experience, Golf Course Redesign

The Oaks Club recently received the “Distinguished Emerald Club of the World” award from BoardRoom magazine and Golf Digest recently recognized the club for the redesign of its Heron Course.

02/01/2017 By staff

Data

Retail Federation Predicts Dip in Super Bowl Spending

The National Retail Federation is predicting that American consumers will spend an average of $75 per person for a total of $14.1 billion while watching Super Bowl LI on Sunday, Feb. 5.

01/31/2017 By staff

Sports

Atlanta Braves Reps to Discuss Spring Training Relocation Tuesday

Representatives from Major League Baseball's Atlanta Braves will attend the next Sarasota County Commission meeting to "publicly introduce themselves and express their desire to relocate spring training operations to Sarasota County."

01/23/2017 By staff