Latest News

New roles at PCTSM for Zimmerman, Duncan

Two longtime Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing managers have accepted new positions within the organization. Marc Zimmerman, the longtime Senior Sales Events Manager for Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing, now has a new focus. “I’m thrilled to be the...

read more
Famed original Batcopter whirls into SUN ‘n FUN

Famed original Batcopter whirls into SUN ‘n FUN

It may be remembered for the iconic “POW!” “BIFF!” and “SOCK!” exclamations from its fight scenes, but fans of the iconic Technicolor TV show “Batman” really know why they watched… …it was all those marvelous Bat-toys. Who can forget the Batarangs, the Batshield and,...

read more
Celebrate 50 years of ‘The Love Bug’

Celebrate 50 years of ‘The Love Bug’

Men were walking on the moon, “Scooby Doo” and “The Brady Bunch” both premiered on television and a certain sentient sedan ruled the box office. Believe it or not, it has been 50 years since the release of the movie “The Love Bug.” Since then, Herbie the pugnacious...

read more

More than 270 teams for RussMatt

Hail, hail, the games are all here. Baseball games, that is. With the return of the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational, Polk County can rightly lay claim to being the baseball capital of the world – at least for a month. With more than 270 teams playing more than...

read more

Quidditch championship returns to Auburndale

Quaffles, bludgers and a Golden Snitch or two were all on the field as muggles took part in the South Regional Championship for US Quidditch (USQ) at Lake Myrtle Park in Auburndale Feb. 16 and 17. Teams from around the state of Florida as well as South Carolina took...

read more

VIC enjoys Spring Training event

The Tigers aren’t the only ones to enjoy Spring Training. There were long lines and anxious visitors, but this crowd wasn’t trying to get into Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium – they were trying to get into the Central Florida Visitors Information Center. The...

read more