Sarasota, Florida

By Connect Sports Staff, March 21, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-03-08 at 1.10.08 PMSarasota County, Florida, is a coastal destination in Southwest Florida known for its white-sand beaches that regularly score as some of the best beaches in the world. International athletes come to train for a variety of sports at elite athlete complexes and sports campuses. Many visitors enjoy the eco-recreational options and arts and culture attractions that this Gulf gem has to offer.

“Whatever your sport, play here” has become a mantra for Sarasota County. Rowers train and compete at Nathan Benderson Park. Volleyball athletes serve up the competition on the quartz-crystal sands of Siesta Key Beach. Equestrians ride for big-money purses at Fox Lea Farms. Soccer stars in the making pace the fields of Premier Sports Campus. Don’t forget about the plethora of historic tennis courts and golf courses that pepper the destination.

Start planning your event today. Contact the Sarasota County Sports Commission and let its staff help you maximize your event.

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