If sports are your passion, you've come to the right place! Daytona Beach has your sporting needs covered from racing to college sports and more.
In addition to the many sporting events held in Daytona Beach throughout the year, the destination is home to the Daytona Beach Half Marathon and 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.
Located less than an hour from Orlando, Daytona Beach is also a prime location to catch an Orlando Magic game or Orlando City Soccer match. Jacksonville, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, is only 95 miles north; the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and Tampa Bay Lightning are less than 150 miles away; and further south, resides the Florida Panthers in Fort Lauderdale and the Miami Dolphins, Miami Heat and Florida Marlins.
Traveler Tip: Plan to see a sporting event while vacationing in Daytona Beach! The venues listed below are home to many exciting spectator sports throughout the year and each have their own calendar. You can also check our Events Calendar, select your travel dates and the category Sports to get an action-packed line-up. Find even more sporting events on the SportsVolusia.com Calendar. When you're ready, book a value-packed vacation in Daytona Beach!
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