Orlando is made for sports lovers. Look no further than The City Beautiful for opportunities to root, root root for the home teams. Plus, you’ll find a full schedule of bowl games and tournaments—and one new attraction gives you a chance to get in the game yourself.
Be it football, basketball, hockey or golf, there’s a game for you happening right now in Orlando. A closer look reveals plenty of opportunities to cheer on your favorites, and even to be part of the action yourself.
Bowls for Days
Orlando is home to not one, but three collegiate bowl games in December and January. Bowl time starts on December 21, as you head to Exploria Stadium to cheer on two well-matched teams in the Cure Bowl, while raising funds for breast cancer research. The fun continues on December 28 with the Camping World Bowl between the ACC and the Big 12 conferences. Finally, the Citrus Bowl, which takes place on New Year’s Day, will pit the SEC against the Big 10.
A Little Magic
The Orlando Magic has been wowing spectators and amping up hometown pride in The City Beautiful since 1989. After an impressive pre-season warm up, the regular season is in full swing during December, with plenty of home games to choose from. Head to the Amway Center in Downtowon Orlando for an exciting evening cheering on fan favorites such as Aaron Gordon, Mo Bamba, and the rest of the team.
These Bears Don’t Hibernate
Orlando is also home to the Solar Bears, a professional hockey team in the ECHL conference. Like the Magic, the Solar Bears play their home games at the Amway Center, and you’ll find plenty to choose from during December, including match ups with the South Carolina Stingrays, the Jacksonville Icemen and more.
A Golf Tournament That Has It All
Looking forward to the new year, the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions takes place January 15-19, 2020, at Tranquilo Golf Course at Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club. An official LPGA event, the tournament brings together some of the top female players along with a stellar line up of sports and entertainment celebrities for a fun-filled race to the top of the leaderboard in this nationally-televised event.
Get In The Game
If you’re looking to be part of the action yourself, check out the new NBA Experience at Disney Springs, which places fans in the center of it all—literally—with interactive experiences for all.