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Fieldhouse of Dreams breaks ground

As the shovels broke ground on an empty plot of land near the Chain O’ Lakes Complex in Winter Haven, the clock started on a project that will cause a seismic shift in the type of events Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing recruits. “I don’t think people realize...

Three Polk parks host men’s over 60 softball this weekend

Three Polk County parks will be busy this weekend as more than 30 softball teams from throughout the Southeast converge for an over 60 slugfest. The Florida Half Century Amateur Softball Association will take over the Loyce Harpe in Lakeland, the Polk State...

Skaters of all ages welcome at Nov. 3 Grind for Life event

The Grind for Life Series, presented by Marinela, will once again stop in Lakeland this weekend, giving local skateboarders the chance to fakie, ghetto bird and psycho white boy against others for awards and prizes. Aimed at bringing skateboarders of all ages...

Gators, USF to play in Lakeland

Two top-ranked college baseball teams will play in Lakeland this Sunday. And one just happens to be the Florida Gators. Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium will play host to the University of Florida and University of South Florida baseball teams in an exhibition...

Thanks to Netflix, crossfit competition goes international

Netflix. Lakeland. Crossfit. Not normally three words you think of together. However, a Netflix documentary, filmed years earlier, has had an unintended effect on the Central Florida Throwdown, Lakeland’s signature crossfit competition – more competitors. “We’ve had...

Tarpons, Arena Football to return to RP Funding Center

Arena Football will return to the RP Funding Center next spring, with the Lakeland Tarpons hosting the inaugural A-League game on May 11. This will be the eighth straight season of arena football for the Tarpons, who will be joined by the Gulf Coast Fire of Fort...