Central Florida’s Visitor Information Center, our official visitor information center in Davenport, will celebrate the game of baseball with its 11th Annual Spring Training Celebration day on Saturday, February 10, 2018.
This free, family-friendly event will take place from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., featuring prize giveaways, a batting cage and a pitching booth with speed timer. 97.5 WPCV will be broadcasting live from the event and Visitor Information Center staff will be giving away commemorative event T-shirts to the first 300 visitors, once the event begins at 10 a.m. (one per person, while supplies last).
Attendees will have the chance to register for two grand prize drawings: one for four tickets to see the Tigers play a Spring Training game at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium and the other for a game-worn Tigers jersey. In addition, visitors who bring canned goods (for donation to local food banks) will have the chance to enter a special drawing for attractions tickets. Attendees will receive one free LEGOLAND® Florida Resort or Bok Tower Gardens ticket for each one (of the same) purchased at the Visitor Information Center on the day of the event. Note: the “buy one, get one” special on tickets is limited to the first 125 tickets sold. Visitor Information Center attraction ticket prices are already discounted, making this an especially attractive offer.
Detroit Tiger Spring Training
Attendees can pick up the latest information on the 2018 Spring Training season such as schedules and Spring Training guides. The Detroit Tigers are celebrating their 82nd Spring Training season at TigerTown in Lakeland, extending the longest-standing relationship between a major league team and a current Spring Training host city. The 2018 spring season marks the club’s 53rd consecutive season of exhibition play at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium.
Spring training fans looking for additional action will be pleased to know that Polk County will also host the RussMatt Baseball Central Florida Collegiate Invitational from mid-February through late March. For more information on the invitational, please visit centralfloridasports.com. For more information on the Spring Training Celebration day, call 863-420-2586.
About our Visitor Information Center
In addition to assisting visitors, and residents (by providing tourism information about Polk County), the Visitor Information Center also sells discounted attraction tickets for many Central Florida attractions (including LEGOLAND Florida Resort) and hosts a seasonal Farmers Market on Thursdays, through the end of April.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame
Something else for Visitor Information Center visitors to enjoy is the Florida Sports Hall of Fame (FSHOF) Preview Center. The FSHOF Preview Center showcases many of the notable sports figures that have excelled as an athlete, coach, broadcaster or sports executive. The FSHOF has inducted 253 Hall of Fame members since its founding in 1961. Such sports legends as George Steinbrenner, Fred McGriff, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Chris Evert, Rowdy Gaines, Curt Gowdy, Otis Birdsong, Michael Irvin and Tim Tebow are among those that have been inducted. For more information on the FSHOF please visit: flasportshof.org.
The information center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week (excluding major holidays), and is located at 101 Adventure Court, Davenport, FL 33837 (along U.S. Highway 27), a half-mile south of I-4 at Exit 55.