Daytona Beach is a renowned spectator sport destination given the millions who visit each year to see events like the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the Daytona 500 and Coke Zero 400. As such, the area offers top notch sports venues that include multiple university, college, municipal and professional facilities, including the pro golf courses at the U.S. headquarters of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) .
In addition to the many sporting events held in Daytona Beach throughout the year, the destination is home to a number of excellent collegiate teams: Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats; Daytona State College Falcons (broke ground on a new soccer complex in 2016); Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Eagles; Stetson University Hatters; and DME Sports Complex, an international training facility. All this quality sportsmanship makes being a sports spectator in Daytona Beach really fun!
The Daytona Supercross and Daytona TT (Tourist Trophy) flat track race bring the thrill of motorsports to Daytona International Speedway. Spectators line the beach to see over 100 amateur and world class champion personal watercraft racers in the Grand Prix of the Seas competition.
Home to a free summer concert series, The Bandshell is an outdoor venue with a stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean. In addition to concerts, this a unique historic coquina venue sees 10,000 attendees annually for another sport synonymous with Daytona Beach: the National Cheer Association and National Dance Association Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship.
At exactly 7:05 p.m. on select nights from April through September at the historic 4,200-seat Jackie Robinson Ballpark, you can catch a baseball game of the Daytona Tortugas, a Cincinnati Reds’ Class A affiliate.
No matter what sports you’re into, you will find an exciting event that is just your speed.