Want a warm-weather destination to host your next sporting event where everyone can relax and unwind after the game? The Bradenton Area supports a variety of sports–including top-notch sporting venues and a backdrop of beautiful islands ringed with sugar-white sand beaches.Find our Venues on PlayEasy
Andersen RacePark is a go-kart and small-formula car facility that offers “arrive and drive” and professional driver development services. The racetrack sits on 18 landscaped acres and features a test track and opportunities for Indy car, stock car and drag racing.
Bradenton Area Convention Center
Located on the scenic Manatee River, this flexible full-service facility has the space and staff necessary to make your event an overwhelming success. An ideal location for any indoor sporting event, the Bradenton Area Convention has a professional and friendly staff that is ready to assist you in planning and overseeing your function. With the ability to seat 4,000 people in a 34,000 square foot arena, there are also seven conference rooms available to help enhance your sporting event.
The Bradenton Area offers a number of pristine, landscaped parks to host your next sporting event. With six top notch facility designed to accommodate large crowds and multiple events. These facilities include (but are not limited to) seven big league fields, 15 little league fields, five t-ball fields, 14 softball fields, 21 soccer fields, four football fields and eight outdoor courts.
Bradenton Motorsports is a great facility 1/8 Mile and ¼ mile drag racing and testing, grudge racing, car shows, and club track days. Standing tall with a start tower, 12,000 seat stadium and ample parking for all, this weekly racing is home to NMRA and NMCA.
Coquina and Manatee Beach
Clear water and 15 miles of beautiful, white sand beaches combine to create some of the best backdrops during your sporting event. The beaches in the Bradenton, Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key area are a great place to host your next tournament and training.
Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex
The 115,000-square-foot, “igloo-like” complex is a state-of-the-art facility on the Florida Gulf Coast offering recreational and entertainment activities for all ages. The complex features two NHL-regulation ice rinks, a 13,500-square-foot indoor soccer/ball hockey/lacrosse floor and a fitness center.
Fort Hamer Rowing Facility
Located in the Bradenton Area, right off the Manatee River, the Fort Hamer Rowing Facility helps turn athletes into serious contenders. With an 8,500-square-foot fourbay boathouse and 15 miles (one-way) of rowable water surrounded by the natural, serene beauty of the Manatee County outdoors, there is no better place for teams of any size to train.
IMG Academy annually attracts nearly 200,000 athletes, coaches and spectators from 100 countries. In addition to its boarding preparatory school, IMG offers high-level training programs and hosts tournaments for amateur, collegiate and professional athletes and teams. Experience the benefit of state-of-the-art facilities and an entire staff dedicated to improving the skill level of athletes across a spectrum of different sports.
For more than 90 years, LECOM Park, formerly McKechnie Field, has been a source of fun and excitement in Bradenton. This 8,500+ person, state-of-the-art stadium is perfect for baseball training and tournaments. A 19,000-squarefoot boardwalk spanning the outfield provides an exceptional experience for both athletes and fans.
Train where the pros train and take your team’s game to the next level. The Pittsburgh Pirates conduct their spring training in Bradenton at LECOM Park, and Pirate City is their state-of-the- art training facility near the stadium. You’ll walk on 100% Bermuda grass among four fields in a cloverleaf design. Spectators can watch from a common area in the middle and entry to the fields can be secured for ticket sales purposes.
Premier Sports Campus
The Premier Sports Campus, with 23 multi-purpose FIFA regulation fields (eight lighted), and more than 140 acres, can support a variety of field-related events. Underground field irrigation allows for efficient water drainage and improves timeout weather management. The campus is available to host local, state, regional and national level events.
State College of Florida (SCF)
Home of the Manatees, the State College of Florida campus in Bradenton offers a number of facilities and accommodations. With the ability to host baseball, softball, basketball, tennis and volleyball you can play on the same grounds as college players.