It’s game on in Orlando where planners can create a winning lineup of sports-related events for their attendees (pictured: Kia Center).


Home to major sports franchises, modern arenas and stadiums, and new sports-themed restaurants, Orlando has “game” for meeting and convention groups.

Discover: Orlando Sports

Here, planners have a winning lineup of championship-caliber experiences — from live games on the field, pitch or court to catching a big game on the big screen at sports-themed entertainment venues — to satiate the die-hard, casual and even non-sports fans on their meeting roster.

Take in the Live Sports Action Downtown

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Exploria Stadium in Downtown Orlando’s Parramore District

Downtown Orlando is home to multiple professional sports franchises including the NBA’s Orlando Magic, Major League Soccer’s (MLS) Orlando City Soccer Club and the NWSL’s Orlando Pride.

The Magic play at the Kia Center where planners can host their event or meeting in one of the many exquisite hospitality spaces or luxury suites for their attendees to experience the best of NBA basketball. Other teams that play at the Kia Center include the ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears and the Arena Football League’s Orlando Predators.

In downtown’s West Lakes Market Street district, planners can book the The Varsity Club at Camping World Stadium. This newly-renovated corporate and social event venue features a unique setting and state-of-the art audiovisual equipment making it an ideal location for meetings and events.

Just down the road at Exploria Stadium in downtown Orlando’s Parramore District, groups can immerse themselves in the already rich history and passionate following of Orlando City Soccer Club and the Orlando Pride. Exploria Stadium is an excellent place to host private events, as the various areas within the ultramodern stadium provide an incredible atmosphere for private parties and company functions to catch all the excitement on the pitch.

Catch the Game at the Convention Hotels

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Descend 21 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando

After a productive day on the tradeshow floor, attendees can catch the game while networking with clients at two new sports-focused restaurant and entertainment lounges: Descend 21 at Hyatt Regency Orlando and FastBreak at Hilton Orlando.

Descend 21 at Hyatt Regency Orlando is a dynamic all-new lounge and entertainment venue with multiple TVs showing the latest sports action. It’s a great location for private events complete with indoor and outdoor seating, communal tables, billiards, virtual golf, and an expanded terrace with fire pits.

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FastBreak at Hilton Orlando

Every seat has a view of the game at Hilton Orlando’s new sports bar and grill, FastBreak. Meeting groups can grab a spot at the indoor bar or the outdoor biergarten where the drinks flow as easily as the networking. All-American eats are served and there are a variety of beers available on tap. Indoor or outdoor seating gives meeting attendees the perfect places to gather with colleagues and clients to watch their favorite sports or have teambuilding competitions with a variety of outdoor lawn games.

Entertainment Venues With Sports and More

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Main Event Entertainment Orlando

The Convention District has a plethora of championship venues to choose from that broadcast every sport imaginable, making it easy to find one-of-a-kind places to catch all the games. At these locations planners can host private parties with teambuilding activities where everybody can play.

Discover: 10 Places to Watch Sports in Orlando

Main Event Entertainment Orlando at Pointe Orlando boasts more than 60 big-screen TVs that will immerse attendees in the on-screen action while they enjoy innovative American fare and handcrafted cocktails. The venue’s other activities include bowling, a high-ropes adventure course, billiards and a free-roam, virtual-reality game called V Play.

At halftime or the seventh-inning stretch, fans can make their way over The Pub Orlando, also located at Pointe Orlando. Here at this British-inspired venue, when someone’s favorite team scores, everyone can toast them with a festive “cheers!” as they enjoy a traditional pub menu and an extensive beverage selection.

Venturing farther down International Drive attendees will find Kings Dining & Entertainment. This 30,000-square-foot entertainment center creates an experience that’s the next best thing to watching sports live with more than 60 giant HDTVs, HD projector screens, and next-generation sound and lighting. Amidst the TVs, attendees will also find a full-service restaurant and two premium bars along with bowling, billiards, ping pong, bocce ball, foosball and shuffleboard.

With so many options to incorporate Orlando sports into the event agenda, planners might start their next meeting by proclaiming, “Play Ball!”

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