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Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands, which includes the Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, and Englewood areas, has emerged as a premier sporting event destination. In addition to serving as the Spring Training home of the Tampa Bay Rays, as well as home to their minor league affiliate, the Charlotte Stone Crabs, our destination has also successfully hosted numerous other sporting events on the state, national, and international level. Click here for a sampling of annual and recently hosted events.

Complimentary Visitor & Convention Bureau Services

The Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau is committed to the recruitment and development of youth, amateur, collegiate, interscholastic, and professional sports events, tournaments, conventions and championships. In a short period of time, national governing bodies and rights holders have quickly learned that Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands is committed and capable of hosting a multitude of successful events.

To assist you with your event, the Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau will:

  • Consult with you to discuss logistical feasibility of event, financial assistance that may be available, and any potential conflicts.
  • Find sports facilities that suit your needs.
  • Contact accommodations for rates and room blocks, and provide you with a variety of options and detailed information on each property.
  • Assist with event coordination.
  • Contact local, regional and national media through a public relations plan designed specifically for your event.
  • Provide vendor referrals and/or work with you to identify local businesses that may be interested in sponsoring your event.

Sports Facilities     Event History

For more information and assistance with an event, call (941) 743-1900 or email Sean.Doherty@CharlotteFL.com.

Hey Florida Residents, Help Support Youth Sports

The Florida Sports Foundation and each of Florida's nine professional sports teams encourage you to purchase the specialty sports tag of your choice. Proceeds from the $25 purchase directly support each designated youth charity and the development of major and regional sports events throughout Florida. Click here to learn more.

 

 

 

 

 


About the Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast

Florida's premier year-round eco-tourism destination, Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, The Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast, is known for its pristine, unspoiled beauty. The area has hosted seven major feature films, been featured on SAIL magazine's list of the "10 Greatest Places to Sail in the United States," ranked by Golf Digest as the "Third Best Place to Live and Play Golf in America," and rated by MONEY magazine as one of the "Best Places to Live in the South." For information about area events, activities and attractions, contact the Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast Visitor and Convention Bureau, 18500 Murdock Circle, Suite B-104, Port Charlotte, FL; 941-743-1900, or call toll free at 1-800-652-6090 for a free Visitor's Guide; or visit the Web site at CharlotteHarborTravel.com.