Play golf, fish, or rent bikes while you stay here. What’s a vacation without some good old-fashioned sports and rec in Anna Maria Island? Take advantage of everything our area has to offer by starting at our world-class rowing facility and then visiting McKechnie Field, where Bradenton hosts the Pittsburgh Pirates’ spring training and minor league baseball team. In Ellenton, the Ice and Sports Complex is a great place to ice skate or catch a hockey game. It also hosts Olympic figure skaters during the off-season.
Interested in polo? Check out Lakewood Ranch to take in polo matches on the area’s authentic polo grounds. And with championship golf courses in almost every area, there is never a shortage of opportunities to play a few holes.
To learn more about hosting a Sporting Event, Sporting Venues, and Sports in the area, please visit the Bradenton Area Sports Commission page.
If you’re a golf fanatic, the Bradenton area has a handful of courses to choose from. Once you have satisfied your appetite for golf, wash it down with a drink at one of the finest breweries in town.
The Pittsburgh Pirates spring training home is Bradenton!
From Indy cars, stock cars, drag racing to bikes and more, the Bradenton area is the perfect location for those with a need for speed.
Lakewood Ranch Premier Sports Campus
The Bradenton Area supports a variety of sports and offers top-notch sporting venues.
Submit a request for information and find out more about the Florida Sports Grant Program.
Discover where the olympic figure skaters train.
The Premier Sports Campus is impressive from almost any vantage point, designed from the ground up to simultaneously handle a number of games and activities – and their spectators.
Seles, Courier, Agassi, Sharapova, Williams – the greatest names in tennis all seem to have one thing in common: the Bradenton Area.
Only a handful of communities around the country can offer the fun and excitement of spring training baseball. But when you combine Florida’s beautiful weather with swaying palms and gorgeous beaches, you’ve got a home run.
The smell of fresh grass fills the air. The lines at the hot dog stand are full. Cheers for the Pittsburgh Pirates echo throughout the stands. It’s official: – baseball is back at McKechnie Field in Bradenton. And while the scene is familiar, McKechnie Field’s story is truly unique.
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Six Eastern Conference MLS teams have made the Bradenton Area home for their 2014 spring training. For some, Bradenton offers the perfect conditions for soccer. But for others, it’s home.
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