The Florida Cup 2022, held in Orlando this July, offers serious footy fans the perfect opportunity to watch an unprecedented football match – Chelsea vs Arsenal – while enjoying a holiday in the Theme Park Capital of the World.
Whether visitors want to spectate and soak up the atmosphere or make sport an exciting part of their holiday, here is a round-up of some of the new and most popular sport activities and iconic venues in Orlando.
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Now in its 8th year, the Florida Cup, a series featuring clubs from all over the world, makes Orlando a must-visit destination for serious footie fans this summer. Not only will Arsenal play Orlando City SC (at Exploria Stadium, 20th July) for the first time ever, but the city will witness a stateside derby as Arsenal plays Chelsea on 23rd July in a stateside derby in the grand finale of the Florida Cup. Tickets are on sale now.
Both casual and competitive golfers will love Orlando’s variety of golf courses. NEW for this summer is PopStroke, an entertainment venue with two 18-hole putting courses designed celebrity golfer Tiger Woods. Traditional golfers can enjoy Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge, just one of numerous celebrated designer golf courses in the Orlando area, some featuring academies helmed by nationally recognized instructors.
GAME, SET AND MATCH
Want to improve your serve? In 2017, Orlando became the new home of American tennis, when the United States Tennis Association opened a USTA National Campus in the Lake Nona area of Orlando. The 63-acre complex encompasses 100 courts (hard and clay) and is available for play to visitors.
There are miles of trails, parks and paths in Orlando, so packing your trainers is a must if you love to walk, jog or run. Loops such as the Orlando Urban Trail in downtown Orlando and the West Orange Trail in Winter Garden will take you on a scenic tour of parks, lakes and pretty streets as you explore local neighborhoods of the city. Or, run with your favourite characters to a castle backdrop through Walt Disney World® Resort at one of their four runDisney race weekends including 5k, 10k, half and full marathons.