2018 Sports Facilities Guide: Naples, Marco Island, and The Everglades, Florida

By Sponsored Content, May 23, 2018

Discover a sports destination that delivers the same energy and excitement your teams bring to the field: Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades—Florida’s Paradise Coast. Located in Southwest Florida, the area offers amazing sports facilities, affordable hotels, and a tropical beach vibe that’s perfect for your next sports event. It’s home to countless championship tournaments, for sports like golf, football, volleyball, soccer, softball, pro watercross, pickleball and more.  And with perfect weather year-round, anytime is a great time to play in Paradise. Contact us to learn more and book your sports event on Florida’s Paradise Coast today.

New Amateur Sports Complex

New Amateur Sports Complex

As great as the sports on Florida’s Paradise Coast are now, they’re getting even better. A $60 million, 120-acre amateur sports complex east of downtown Naples has been approved, and is slated to include a multipurpose championship venue with 3,000 to 6,000 seats.  In addition, there will be 12-16 rectangular multipurpose fields and an indoor field house. This state-of-the-art facility intensifies our commitment to guarantee a sports paradise well into the future.

Quick Facts
Total Indoor Space 125,000 square feet.
Meeting Rooms On-Site Yes
Union Facility No
Permanent Seating 3,000 to 6,000 for championships stadium.
Ceiling Height At least 24 ft.
Column-Free Yes
Hotel Rooms Within a 10-minute Drive Minimum of 3; and possibly one onsite


Nicole King, Sports Marketing Manager

Sugden Park

Sugden Park

Sudden Regional Park in Naples, Florida boasts a beautiful view of Lake Avalon, along with one of Collier County’s only freshwater beaches_making it the ideal setting for sailing, waterskiing, and other watersport tournaments. Park amenities include a 60-acre lake, lakeside beach, paddle boat rentals, walking path, gazebos, picnic areas and more. Located only 15 minutes from downtown Naples, Sugden Regional Park is close to affordable hotels, amazing restaurants, and incredible shopping. Whether they’re adventuring through the Everglades, splashing in the Gulf of Mexico, or simply relaxing on white sand beaches, the fun never ends on Florida’s Paradise Coast.

Quick Facts
Distance From Downtown 3 Miles
Total Space 60-acre lake
Permanent Lighting Yes
Parking On-Site Yes
Permanent Restrooms Yes
Permanent Seating 1,000
Hotel Rooms Within a 10-Minute Drive 5,000

Michael Toolan, Park Supervisor

Destination Facts

Hotel Rooms 8,500
Largest Indoor Venue New indoor sports facility (125,000 square feet) opening in 2020
Largest Outdoor Venue North Collier Regional Park
Closest Airport Southwest Florida International Airport

Recently Hosted

> Football University National Championship
> US OPEN Pickleball National Championship
> Pro Watercross World Championship

What’s New

> Collier County Sports Complex (eight FIFA artificial turf fields) opening June 2019
> Four new FIFA Artificial Turf Fields being added to North Collier Regional Park Summer 2018
> Multiple opportunities for golf competitions (90 golf courses)

Key Outdoor Venues

North Collier Regional Park—8 soccer fields (4 artificial turf), 5 softball diamonds, 1 basketball court
Sugden Regional Park (Lake Avalon) has a beach on the east side and bleachers on the north side and allows for jet skis, hydro flight, waterskiing, and motor craft activities and drone racing.
East Naples Community Park—54 Pickleball courts and one center court under a shade.
Wheels Skate/BMX Park at Golden Gate Community Center, National Bicycle League Official BMX


Nicole King, Sports Marketing Manager