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The Bear’s Den Resort Orlando Blog Can’t Miss Events & Activities for Sports Fans in Orlando


What makes Orlando, Florida a popular vacation destination is the variety of activities and events that guests can take part in. The area’s attractions are designed to appeal to different travelers, including sports fans.

Vacationers who fall into this category can tour attractions related to professional sports and attend events involving their favorite sports during their stay. Fans, both young and old, can also explore facilities designed to educate them about their favorite teams and athletes.

Staying at The Bear’s Den Resort Orlando grants you the chance to add to your sports expertise and make your retreat special. Here are events and activities every sports fan must not miss in Orlando.

1. Golf Courses

Golf lovers will want to book their Orlando trip at The Bear’s Den not just for the resort’s luxurious amenities, but for the chance to play golf on their amazing courses. Guests will have three courses to choose from: the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, the Arnold Palmer Signature Course, and the Tom Watson Signature Course.
Each of these courses features unique designs and challenges for players of all skill levels. This is an opportunity to start a playful tournament between seasoned players or introduce friends or families to the game in a fun way.
Aerial view of people on the putting green of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at The Bear’s Den Resort Orlando

2. Orlando Valkyries

Women jumping for a volleyball next to the net
A vacation in Orlando allows you to enjoy activities and entertainment in wonderful weather, one of which being volleyball. You have the chance to catch a game with the Orlando Valkyries as part of the Pro Volleyball Federation.
This team hosts home matches at the Addition Financial Arena from January to May, which works for those visiting for a late spring or early summer break. Themed matches such as Sunday Fundays include sign making, face painting, and other activities to provide fun for the whole family.

3. Orlando Solar Bears

If you or someone in your group watches hockey and still wants to catch a game in the warmer parts of the year, the Orlando Solar Bears have you covered. You can catch a live game featuring the mid-level professional ice hockey team up until April.
Solar Bear games are held at the Kia Center and feature everything hockey fans love, from interactive cheers to the appearance of the team’s mascot Shades. Showing up on the jumbotron is a fun opportunity for both friend groups and families.
Ice hockey player about to hit the puck

4. Camping World Stadium

Football field inside Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida
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Your getaway at the Bear’s Den can leave time for tours of sports-focused facilities in-between games and other activities. Orlando is home to several stadiums that are used for sporting events, one of which being the Camping World Stadium.
This stadium is one of the largest in the area with a seating capacity of over 65,000, leaving plenty of space for you to explore. As a host for numerous college and professional sporting events, the Camping World Stadium will give you plenty of additions to your vacation photo collection.

5. Orlando Magic Basketball Game

Sporting events make for an exciting activity for vacations because they allow visitors of all ages to have fun. A prime example is a basketball game with The Orlando Magic, an NBA team that has been the home to legends such as Patrick Hewing and Shaquille O’Neal.
The Orlando Magic hosts both regular and preseason games up until April at the Kia Center, and they feature halftime entertainment to keep the energy flowing. Parents can take their kids to STUFF’S Magic Castle, and the arena offers restaurants and bars for a nice meal after games so your group can relive the excitement of the events.
Basketball about to go through the hoop

6. Inter & Co Stadium

Inter & Co Stadium - Home of the Orlando City Soccer Club in Orlando, Florida
Another stadium that you should tour during your Orlando retreat is Exploria Stadium. This is a must for soccer fans, as this stadium is home for Orlando City SC of Major League Soccer (MLS) with a safe-standing supporters’ section to provide the feel of a game in Europe.
The seating capacity of 25,500 gives you time to check out more of the stadium, including areas that explore the history of soccer. We recommend visiting when a game is scheduled, especially if you want to introduce a friend or relative to the sport.

7. Orlando City Soccer Club

Speaking of soccer, guests at The Bear’s Den can catch a game with the Orlando City Soccer Club throughout the spring and summer. This club has been putting on amazing games since its birth in 2010 and as part of the MLS for almost a decade.
Games are held at Inter & Co Stadium in downtown Orlando, which gives you time to explore attractions in the city before and after these events. Make sure to take photos of the game in addition to the stadium when you arrive and before you leave.
Aurelien Collin - Orlando City Soccer Club player in a professional match
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8. ESPN Wide World of Sports

Baseball player about to hit a baseball with a bat
If you are a fan of multiple sports and want to experience all of them in one location, then a stop by the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is a priority. Visiting this venue allows you to explore different sports facilities with elements of Disney sprinkled throughout.
The complex, located right in the middle of Walt Disney World Resort, is home to sporting and Disney-themed events perfect for those visiting the theme parks during their stay. After attending an event, your kids can get personalized designs for t-shirts at the Custom Tee Center by Champion.
You don’t have to take a break from your favorite sports offseason, as Orlando is home to a variety of ways to keep sports fans happy. Book your stay at The Bear’s Den today to experience fun games and create new fans among your friends and family.

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