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Sports Facilities

Our multi-purpose event center, world-class harbor, and major league baseball stadium provide diverse venues for nearly any event. Add in well-maintained softball and soccer fields, one of the top BMX tracks in the country, 4 1/2 star golf courses and kayaking venues to round out the offerings. Combine our ideal location with year-round sunshine and Southern hospitality, and your event is certain to be a home run.

Charlotte Sports Park
Charlotte Sports Park, the spring training home of the Tampa Bay Rays, has hosted a multitude of special events and sports activities. This 6-field complex, which features a 7,000 seat stadium, is an ideal venue for hosting a variety of baseball tournaments, clinics, and showcases.  In addition, this 82-acre park has played host to cross country meets, concerts, and other events and competitions.
Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center
The 43,500 square-foot Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center offers state-of-the-art technology, professional management, flexible multi-purpose spaces, top food service management, and waterfront vistas all at affordable rates. The center's largest event space measures nearly 20,000 square-feet and has served as the site for many sporting events including boxing, martial arts, gymnastics, cheerleading, and trampoline & tumbling.
North Charlotte Regional Park
Located just around the corner from the Charlotte Sports Park, NCRP features a combination of adult and youth baseball fields and serves as an ideal complement to the Charlotte Sports Park for large tournaments.  This popular facility also has 4 lighted soccer fields and a unique disc golf course.
Charlotte BMX Track
One of the top tracks in the country, this 1,000 foot track is well-managed by Charlotte BMX, Inc. and has a successful track record of hosting a variety of state and regional events.  The track is located in Carmalita Athletic Park providing ample parking as well as space to accommodate RV’s and camping.
Charlotte Harbor
The center piece of Charlotte County is a 270 square mile harbor which has proven to be an ideal body of water to host sailing regattas, kayak races, professional fishing tournaments, and other aquatic activities.  The harbor is easily accessible via several parks including Port Charlotte Beach Park and Laishley Park & Municipal Marina.

Additional high-quality sports venues in the area include the following:

Bobcat Trail Golf Club, Riverwood Golf Club, Rotonda Golf & Country Club: golf
Carmalita Athletic Park:  softball, BMX, football, equestrian

Three Palms Speedway: car racing, karting, cycling
Englewood Beach:  triathlon, beach volleyball, boat races

Harold Avenue Park:  baseball, softball, basketball, boxing, martial arts, wrestling
Oyster Creek Regional Park:  swimming (short course), football, skate park
Port Charlotte Beach Park:  sailing, kayaking, triathlon

South County Regional Park:  baseball, softball, basketball, swimming (short course), boxing, martial arts, wrestling
Come Take Advantage of Our Good Nature
Arrive early or stay late…the Charlotte Harbor area offers world-class boating, fishing, sailing, kayaking, island and sunset cruises, abundant nature explorations, pristine beaches, challenging golf, unique shopping and dining experiences, and a thriving arts community.
#15 Golf Course in the State of Florida (Riverwood Golf Club)—Golfweek Magazine (2012)
Outstanding Locally Created Event Winner (Charlotte Harbor Regatta)—National Association of Sports Commissions (2011)
#2 Emerging Travel Destination—Trip Advisor (2009)
#3 Place in the Country to Live and Play Golf—Golf Digest (2005)
Top Ten Place to Sail in the U.S.—SAIL Magazine (2004) 

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.