Polk County Visitor Center Celebrates Spring Training With Event on Saturday, Feb. 15

Davenport, FL (Feb. 6, 2020) – Central Florida’s Visitor Information Center (CFVIC) will celebrate the national pastime by hosting its annual Spring Training Celebration Saturday, Feb. 15.  This free, family-friendly event takes place from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., featuring prize giveaways, inflatable baseball games and free popcorn. Vendors will be on hand, selling food and craft items. CFVIC will be giving away commemorative T-shirts to the first 300 visitors (starting at 10 a.m., one per person, while supplies last). Attendees may enter a random drawing (one entry per person, no purchase necessary) for sets (two available) of four tickets to see the Tigers play a Spring Training game at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium. Attendees have the opportunity to take advantage of two attraction tickets offers during the event:

  1. BOGO: Buy one Bok Tower Gardens & Pinewood Estate Tour combo ticket and get one free
  2. Buy a discounted one day LEGOLAND® Florida Resort ticket and get a second day free (second visit must be used within 14 days of first visit).

CFVIC attraction ticket prices are already discounted, making these offers especially attractive.

Fans can pick up the latest 2020 Spring Training season information such as schedules and Spring Training guides. The Detroit Tigers are celebrating their 84th 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 2020 spring season marks the club’s 55th consecutive season of exhibition play at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium.

Baseball fans looking for additional action will be pleased to know that Polk County will also host the RussMatt Collegiate Baseball Invitational from mid-February through late March. For more information on the invitational, please visit www.russmatt.com. For more information on the Spring Training Celebration day, call 863-420-2586.

Something else for CFVIC visitors to enjoy is the Florida Sports Hall of Fame (FSHOF) Preview Center, which showcases many notable sports figures including athletes, coaches, broadcasters and sports executives. The FSHOF has inducted 271 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 enshrined. For more information on the FSHOF please visit: www.flasportshof.org.

In addition to assisting visitors, and residents (by providing tourism information about Polk County), CFVIC 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. 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.