Each year Florida high school basketball teams from across the state battle for their respective state titles at the RP Funding Center, bringing thousands of fans and supporters to the area with them. For many of these students, it will be the pinnacle of their sports career—made even more exciting as they play on the same court as the rising stars of the Lakeland Magic! The 2017 tournament season was no exception making area merchants the real winners by creating more than seven million dollars in spending throughout Lakeland and Polk County.
Lakeland is pleased to once again host the 2018 Florida High School Championships during February and March:
February 26 – March 3: FHSAA Girls’ Basketball Championships – RP Funding Center
March 5-10: FHSAA Boys’ State Basketball Championships – RP Funding Center
Lakeland will be hosting many teams, fans, media and other guests in our area during these dates. Additionally, Detroit Tiger Spring Training will be underway! If you have a marquee at your business, please welcome and congratulate these FHSAA Basketball Championship students and our Tigers! Restaurants may particularly want to note these dates for staffing purposes. We are honored to be the home to such exciting sporting events that provide such excitement for our community as well as impact our economy so positively!