Market Overview News: Florida Gears Up for Different Orange Bowl Events


(EMAILWIRE.COM, October 30, 2012 ) Miami Lakes, FLThe Orange Bowl has lined up a series of exciting and fun sports games for both spectators and athletes all throughout the year until the early 2013.

The 2012 Orange Bowl Basketball Classic will be held in BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, at 2:00 p.m. on December 29, 2012. There are two games to choose from: Tulsa versus Florida at 2:00 p.m. and Air Force versus Florida at 4:30 p.m. Already in its nineteenth season, the competition sees the Florida Gators, one of the very strong contenders, now led by Kenny Boynton, competing for its 14th time. Boynton was also awarded MVP during last years tournament.

MetroPCS remains the tournaments major sponsor, with American Airlines, Nike, and Miami Herald, among others, as associate sponsors.

For those who are interested to catch lacrosse, they can buy advanced tickets for the ultimate Lacrosse Classic on March 2, 2013, Saturday, to be held at Sun Life Stadium. The time is still to be determined. However, the game is going to be between Syracuse and Florida for the womens division and Army and Michigan for the mens. High school teams are also encouraged to apply and compete by sending the necessary information to Orange BowlLacrosse.

On January 13, 2013, at Bayside Marketplace, Orange Bowl launches the yearly Paddleboard Championship. One of the biggest paddleboard competitions in the East Coast, its set to be a whole-day affair, with the routes covering Miami River and Biscayne Bay. Various teams can be set up, including amateurs and veterans. The audience may also catch a glimpse of Brenda Lowe, a former Survivor contestant and founder of Paddleboard Miami, as well as several-times-champion Packet Casey.

A few days before that, on January 3, 2013, is Orange Bowls Swim Classic. Like the paddleboard competition, the swimming tournament at Jacobs Aquatic Center in Key Largo is good for the entire day. The facility has been designed to handle large swimming events. It is fully equipped with 8 foot lanes, 25-meters pool, dive well, and large multi-use pool. It also takes advantage of a highly technological timing system for more accurate results.

One of the biggest highlights of the Orange Bowl Championship Series is Discover BCS National Championship Game in Miami Gardens on January 7, 2013. The Sun Life Stadium is the official venue for the championship after Mercedes-Benz Superdome in Louisiana. The top two teams have not been decided yet, but based on the games held last year, the audience can look forward to intense competition.

The Orange Bowl started on January 1, 1935, making it one of the oldest bowling series in the country, along with Sun Bowl, Sugar Bowl, and Rose Bowl. The games are usually held in Sun Life Stadium. offers Orange Bowl tickets for January 1, 2013, and Basketball Classic on December 29, 2012.

About is one of the biggest resources for affordable sports ticket, such as Outback Bowl tickets and Rose Bowl tickets. It also offers tickets for concerts, plays or musicals, speeches or conferences, and other types of events.

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Leo Aripoli


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