2018 Sports Facilities Guide: Panama City Beach

By Sponsored Content, May 20, 2018

Panama City Beach is situated on 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches bordering clear, emerald-green waters where the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrew Bay converge. With 320 days of sunshine annually and attractions such as St. Andrews State Park and Pier Park, the region has long been favored by travelers seeking an affordable beach vacation with year-round offerings for families, couples, groups and adventure-seekers. These include championship golf courses, spas, sporting events, award-winning dining and diverse recreational activities. In addition, Panama City Beach’s Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport offers nonstop flights on Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines.


Panama City Beach Sports Complex

Panama City Beach Sports Complex

Through a public-private partnership with the Panama City Beach CVB, St. Joe Company and Bay District Schools, sports enthusiasts will enjoy a brand new, world-class sports complex on the world’s most beautiful beaches in 2019. This new project (with 210 acres of donated land) will be one of the largest complexes in the southeast.

The outdoor field complex will encompass 13 fields for soccer, lacrosse, rugby, football, flag football, baseball and softball. All of the fields will be built to provide athletes with world-class playing surfaces. The flexible design of the fields will allow the facility to drive demand throughout the spring and fall seasons in addition to the traditional summer months.

Quick Facts
Distance from Downtown 10 miles
Total Space 210 acres
Permanent Lighting Yes
Parking On-Site Yes
Permanent Restrooms Yes
Permanent Seating 2,500
Hotel Rooms Within a 10-Minute Drive 16,000+

Contact
Chris O’Brien, Director of Sports and Special Events
cobrien@visitpanamacitybeach.com
850-233-5070
visitpanamacitybeach.com


Frank Brown Park Recreational Complex

Frank Brown Park Recreational Complex

More than two hundred acres dedicated to outdoor recreation facilities at neighborhood and community parks surrounding the beaches. The playgrounds, picnic areas, saltwater fishing pier, freshwater youth fishing lake, greenways and trails are open to the public year round and are free from sunrise to sunset. Pet-friendly trails and fenced in dog park.

Quick Facts
Distance from Downtown 10 miles
Total Space 200 Acres; 9 Softball/Baseball Fields
Permanent Lighting Yes
Parking On-Site Yes
Permanent Restrooms Yes
Permanent Seating 1,800
Hotel Rooms Within a 10-Minute Drive 16,000+

Contact
Chris O’Brien, Director of Sports and Special Events
cobrien@visitpanamacitybeach.com
850-233-5070
visitpanamacitybeach.com

Destination Facts

Hotel Room 16,000+
Restaurants 300+
Sports Venues 14
Largest Indoor Venue Edgewater Conference Center
Largest Outdoor Venue Frank Brown Park
Closest Airport Northwest Florida International Airport

Recently Hosted

> IRONMAN Gulf Coast and IRONMAN 70.3
> United States Fast Pitch Association World Series
> GrandSlam Baseball

What’s New

> Panama City Beach Sports Complex is slated to open in early 2019
> Skywheel, a 200-ft. observation wheel
> New hotels include a 200-room SpringHill Suites by Marriott and a TownePlace Suites.

Key Indoor Venues

Edgewater Resort Conference Center
Arnold High School
Gulf Coast State College

Key Outdoor Venues

Frank Brown Park Aquatic Center
City Pier
Frank Brown Softball Complex

Contact

Chris O’Brien
Director of Sports and Special Events
cobrien@visitpanamacitybeach.com
850-233-5070
visitpanamacitybeach.com

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