Experience the Thrill of Professional Sports in Orlando, FL
The always sunny setting of Orlando offers year-round excitement though sports fans are sure to find an added shot of adrenaline waiting throughout the winter and spring as some of the world-class sports entertainment kicks into high-gear in a number of competitions. From the fast-paced athleticism of professional basketball to the power and engineering prowess of NASCAR, read on to find a sporting event just right for your early 2010 vacation to Orlando, FL!
Having been founded in 1989, the Orlando Magic is a relatively young franchise within the NBA and has worked hard to stay competitive since day one. The one-time home of legendary Shaquille O’Neal, the Orlando Magic have returned to the top-tier form that Shaq brought in the early 90’s with the acquisition of Dwight Howard – a dominate 6’ 11”, 265 pound center who has defied physics by winning the 2008 Slam Dunk Contest. Along with an all-star cast of sharp-shooters, Dwight Howard offers an up-tempo, entertaining brand of basketball that pleases die hard fans and casual viewers night in and night out. Those interested in experiencing the Orlando Magic’s part in returning the NBA to its golden days would do well to plan quickly as the last regular season game is slated for April 14, 2010.
Just an hour north of Orlando, sports enthusiasts will find the acclaimed Daytona International Speedway to be a hot bed of racing action this winter and spring, including:
- Rolex 24 – January 30
- Budweiser Shootout – February 6
- NASCAR Daytona 500 – February 13
- Daytona 200 – March 5
- NASCAR Coke Zero 400 – April 3
Whether interested in a particular game or race, or simply looking for competitive entertainment, both the Orlando Magic and Daytona International Speedway are guaranteed to get the adrenaline running during your next visit to The Sunshine State!