Big Game Action
Catch A Game In Orlando!
Orlando has a multitude of sporting options and is home to several professional sports teams and plays host to many national level competitions. It's easy to catch a big game here in Central Florida.
We’re a sports-lover’s paradise here in Orlando, some of our most notable big sporting events include, the Citrus Bowl in January, the Arnold Palmer Invitational PGA Golf Tournament in March, the Florida Blue Florida Classic in November and the Cheez-It Bowl in December.
Plus, add in dozens of regular season soccer, basketball and hockey at Amway Center and Exploria Stadium too and you'll never be short of action to watch!
So, get ready for big fun at big games in Orlando, and for all the latest big and ticket news, Gotta Go Orlando Going Out Guide has your back!
Orlando's Professional Sports Teams
We highly encourage you to support the local teams and watch the large selection of sporting events available.
Orlando Magic (NBA)
Orlando Magic is perhaps the city’s most famous professional sports team, despite it being a relatively young team in the National Basketball Association.
Several famous players, like Shaquille O’Neal, Tracy McGrady, and Dwight Howard, have donned the blue, silver, and white colors, and the team has enjoyed several successes, including a trip to the NBA finals in 1995, since its founding in 1989.
The iconic basketball franchise plays home games at the Amway Center, located in the heart of downtown Orlando, and it belongs to theNBA’s Eastern Conference Southeast Division.
Orlando City Soccer Club (MLS)
One of the latest professional sports teams to call O-Town home is Orlando City Soccer Club (SC), the 20th team to join Major League Soccer.
Founded in 2015 after a decades long campaign to find investors, Orlando City SC has a roster of talented international players that have played in European and South American leagues, including Ricardo Kaka, a world-class player from Brazil who has played in the World Cup.
The professional footballers play in the Orlando City Stadium that was completed in early 2017, they previousd playe games at the Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium The team colors are purple and white.
Orlando Pride (NWSL)
The first professional women’s soccer team to call The City Beautiful home is Orlando Pride, which recently became the 10th member of the National Women’s Soccer League.
The team’s roster has featured many famous players including Alex Morgan and Kaylyn Kyle, as well as an international mix of talented footballers.
Orlando Pride shares the Orlando City Stadium as well as the same team colors of purple and white, made famous by the city’s professional men’s team, but their team logo, based on the iconic Lake Eola fountain, is all its own. the Orlando Pride!
Orlando Solar Bears (NHL)
You may think the soaring heat of Orlando is a strange place for a professional ice hockey team, but the Orlando Solar Bears are right at home playing at the Amway Center in downtown O-Town.
Founded in 2012, Orlando Solar Bears play in the South Division of the ECHL’s Eastern Conference as an expansion franchise of the National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs and American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies.
Donning Florida-inspired colors of solar purple and sunset orange, Orlando Solar Bears have qualified for the playoffs several times.
Orlando Anarchy (WFA)
O-Town’s first professional women’s full-tackle football team, Orlando Anarchy, was founded in 2010 and plays in the Women’s Football Alliance.
Orlando Anarchy made it to the 2017 WFA Bowl Weekend and became the 2017 WFA Tier III National Conference Champions.
Orlando Anarchy home games are held at Trinity Preparatory School in the Winter Park neighborhood, as the pro team aims to provide opportunities for female football players to participate full tackle games in a safe, empowering environment.
Check back often for news on all the latest sporting events coming to Orlando and Central Florida.
Where To Watch Sports In Orlando
No matter your favorite teams or games, you won’t miss a second of the action at some of Orlando’s best places to watch sports. There is nothing more American than being in the company of fellow sports fans, chowing down on the best bar food in Orlando, and quenching your thirst with an ice-cold beer and drink specials in Orlando.
All of which can be enjoyed while viewing your favorite sports team kick ass on multiple high-definition TV screens.
NBC Sports Grill & Brew at Universal CityWalk
Get immersed in sports coverage with nearly 100 high-definition TVs at this unique setting, which is one of the winning entertainment and dining options at Universal CityWalk at Universal Orlando Resort.
In addition to more than 100 bottled and draft beers, ciders and more, as well as a full bar, NBC Sports Grill & Brew has some tasty surprises on the menu, including a mix of classics like burgers and ribs as well as globally influenced creations such as Asian Grilled Shrimp Salad.
Splitsville Luxury Lanes at Disney Springs
Located at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort, Splitsville Luxury Lanes is one of the coolest places to watch sports. They have more than 70 flat-screen TVs throughout the premises, which also include four bars, 30 bowling lanes, three billiards tables, and gourmet takes on “alley-style” food and drink.
The Pub Orlando, The Pointe
When your favorite team scores, toast them with a festive “cheers!” at The Pub Orlando, a British-inspired venue that’s part of the dining, shopping and entertainment offerings at Pointe Orlando on International Drive.
Their menu incorporates traditional pub fare with an extensive beverage selection, including draft, cask-conditioned and handcrafted brews from Europe and the U.S.
Kings Dining & Entertainment, I-Drive
Head to International Drive for this 30,000-square-foot entertainment center, which pairs a full-service, chef-driven restaurant and two premium bars with bowling, billiards, ping pong, bocce ball, foosball and shuffleboard, plus more than 60 giant HDTVs and HD projector screens.
Kings Dining & Entertainment also boasts next-generation sound and lighting to create an experience that’s the next best thing to watching sports live.
Main Event Entertainment Orlando, The Pointe
Thanks to 61 big-screen TVs, you’ll be immersed in the on-screen action while enjoying innovative American fare and handcrafted cocktails at Main Event Entertainment Orlando, located at Pointe Orlando on I-Drive.
But, be warned: The venue’s other fun activities might distract you from watching sports, including their signature bowling, a high-ropes adventure course, billiards, and a free-roam, virtual-reality game called V Play.
Not only does Topgolf Orlando feature HDTVs in their full-service restaurant and bars, but all of their 102 driving bays are also equipped with televisions. That way, you won’t miss a second of the game while enjoying the venue’s addictive golf-game concept, which blends traditional golf with a scoring system that’s reminiscent of darts.
Topgolf is adjacent to the Orange County Convention Center, just off International Drive.
Wall St. Plaza, Downtown Orlando
Found in the heart of downtown Orlando, Wall St. Plaza features a central, open-air courtyard that connects to seven themed bars, including The Hen House, Hooch, Monkey Bar, Shine, Sideshow, Waitiki and Wall St. Cantina.
For sports, we recommend the latter, where you can watch the game while enjoying some of the best Mexican fare in Orlando. Afterward, celebrate your team’s win or drown your sorrows, by partying throughout Wall St.
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