Champions (and Memories) Are Made Here JACKSONVILLE IS A SPORTING MECCA with enough local, regional, college and professional teams and events to satisfy a diverse range of passions. Choose from venues like the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center or give your event a special twist by hosting it in one of our unique venues, perfect for basketball, swimming, gymnastics, soccer or track and field.Whether you’re looking for an intimate setting or enough space to fit thousands of guests, Jacksonville has the perfect space for you. Jacksonville is one athletic town. From football to golf, from basketball to anything outdoors, our great weather, modern facilities and excited crowds make for the ideal destination for sporting events of all sizes including Super Bowl XXXIX, the Gate River Run (the largest 15K in the nation), and the only marathon in the world where you run on the beach, the 26.2 with Donna. And that’s not all. With over 1,220 holes of golf and 72 public and private courses making up 488,000 yards of greens, Northeast Florida is truly a golfer’s paradise all year long. Hodge’s Stadium at the University of North Florida includes a nine-lane Olympic-quality track with Mondotrack SX surface, four horizontal jump pits, eight pole vault locations and multiple areas for each throwing event. The newly renovated facility also includes a full 400m, three-lane warm-up track and brand-new IAAF-certified equipment provided by UCS. Let us be your next host city and show you how we create world-class events that your athletes, spectators, family and friends are sure to remember for years to come! Choose Jacksonville!For details: www.visitjacksonville.com/sports. SDM STATS • UNF’s Hodge’s Stadium: Olympic-quality track with Mondotrack SX surface • Nationally recognized sports complexes: Everbank Field, Veterans Memorial Arena, the Baseball Grounds • Awesome recreational soccer fields like Patton Park, 12 year-round soccer fields • Top-notch equestrian venue in the Cecil Equestrian and Recreation Complex • Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex: 100,000 square feet of recreation, sports and meeting space • Take a swing on one of the 72 golf courses • Home to the Jacksonville Jaguars
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