From watching exciting professional sports, to enjoying big-time college bowl games to amenities that promote an active lifestyle, Downtown Orlando offers plenty to do for sports fans. Here are five things that sports lovers can do Downtown.
With its first-class amenities and a capacity of over 20,000 seats, the Amway Center in only four years has developed into one of the premier venues in the country. Home to the Orlando Magic, Orlando Solar Bears and Orlando Predators, the Amway Center also hosts other national-caliber events, including NCAA Tournament basketball games, boxing matches and mixed-martial arts bouts.
Orlando Urban Trail
About three miles round trip, and with connections to other bike paths like the Cady Way Trail, the Orlando Urban Trail offers a pleasant bike ride or jogging route. The newest addition to the City’s bike system, the trail offers a safe path for travel.
Orlando Tennis Center
Enjoy a game of tennis at the City’s Orlando Tennis Center. Reserve a court to play with friends or sign up for private lessons with professionals to brush up on some skills and work on your cardio. The center has five hard courts, eleven clay courts, two racquetball courts and three hitting walls.
Orlando Citrus Bowl
Set to open in November, the reconstructed Citrus Bowl will provide the City Beautiful with a modern venue that will host some big-time events. The renovation has brought new amenities including a 360-degree main concourse, lower bowl seating, club level seating, fan decks, suites and new video boards. The home of the Russell Athletic Bowl and the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, the stadium will add another college football postseason game in 2015 when the Cure Bowl comes on board. This spring, the Citrus Bowl will serve as the home of Orlando City Soccer during its inaugural campaign in the MLS. In 2016, the Lions will move into their own soccer-specific Downtown stadium.
Lake Eola Park
Orlando’s signature park provides a venue for numerous recreational activities. The sidewalk path that circles the lake is 0.9 miles in length, making it easy for joggers to keep track of their running distances. The park features plenty of green space, offering a scenic location for yoga and other exercise activities.