Spectator Sports in Fort Lauderdale

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Florida Spectator Sports Venues

Sports Football: The Miami Dolphins are nearby, playing near the Broward/Dade county line at Pro Player Stadium. Stadium tours are available. Pro Player Stadium plays host to the 1998 Super Bowl.

Baseball: The 1997 World Series Champion Florida Marlins also play at Pro Player Stadium. The South Florida Association of Federal League Semi-Pro Baseball is headquartered at Fort Lauderdale Stadium, the spring training home of the Baltimore Orioles. The Big League World Series is played each August at Fort Lauderdale's Floyd Hull Stadium, drawing teams from around the world.

Basketball: The Miami Heat has a loyal following in Broward. Heat games are a short distance away at the Miami Arena.

Hockey: The National Hockey League's Florida Panthers play at the new $212 million National Car Rental Center in Sunrise.

Thoroughbred/harness racing: Gulfstream Race Track comes alive with thoroughbred horse racing during the winter. See future and past Kentucky Derby winners in action. This park, on the southern edge of Broward in Hallandale, has hosted the prestigious Breeders' Cup. Pompano Park hosts year-round action and is the winter capital of harness racing.

Greyhound racing: Hollywood Greyhound Track attracts top greyhounds nationwide. Attend matinees or evening races.

Jai-Alai: One of the best places in the world to see this lightning-paced, indoor game from the Basque region of Spain is at Dania Jai-Alai fronton.

Boating/sailing: Broward is the yachting capital of the world and was the only American stopover of the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989,1993 and 1997. The race is held every four years.

Fishing: From the Atlantic Ocean and the Everglades to thousands of lakes, canals and waterways, fishing is plentiful. Tournaments are held here, including the Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo.

Golf: Broward plays host the PGA Tour (Honda Classic). Most golf events occur in winter and spring.

Bicycling: Broward's Brian Piccolo Park is home to the only warm-weather velodrome in the United States, welcoming amateur cyclists as well as in-line skaters.

Swimming/diving: Olympians, past and present, have trained at the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale. Several other world-class aquatic centers are available for public use.

Rodeo: Davie hosts the Five Star Pro Rodeo Series and other championship rodeos at the Davie Rodeo Arena.

Olympic-style events: The Olympic-style competition of the Broward Sports Festival each June serves as a qualifying event for the Florida State Games, the state's major amateur athletic festival.

Lacrosse/rugby: The Fort Lauderdale Warriors and local Lacrosse Club play regularly. In rugby, the Fort Lauderdale Knights have a full schedule of games.

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