Sports enthusiasts of all ages should love ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida. Owned and operated by the Walt Disney Company, the complex has nine venues, all with a new audio system and some with HD video scoreboards. The fields include the 9,500 seat baseball Champion Stadium, the 5,000 seat multi-purpose arena HP Field House, the Jostens Center featuring basketball and volleyball courts and roller hockey rinks.
The eight Hess Sports Fields are multi-purpose venues for a variety of sports like soccer, with two being equipped for night games. The Baseball Quadraplex features four baseball fields, with two equipped for night games, and a practice infield that includes batting tunnels, pitchers’ mounds, hitting tunnels and pitching machines, along with bullpens. The Diamondplex, the oldest venue of the complex, has six softball fields, and Centre Court Stadium is a tennis complex consisting of ten courts. The track and field venues are the Cross Country Course with multi-purpose fields and a wooded trail and the Track and Field Complex that has a nine lane track with a facility designed for track, shot put, discus, javelin, high jump and pole vault.
There is always a great variety of events being held in the complex such as Walt Disney World Country Classic, Walgreen’s International Dragon Boat Festival, 2011 Special Olympics Fall Classic, Old Spice Classic Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament and Disney’s Junior Soccer Showcase.
The ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex also offers its visitors a café called the ESPN Grill and several gift shops, with an admission-free gift shop next to the Champion Stadium box office. For visitors’ convenience, there are ATM’s located within the main entrance and in both Champion Stadium and the HP Field House. The Welcome Center is available daily to assist visitors with tickets, reservations, transportation and directions.
ESPN Wide World of Sports address
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
700 S. Victory Way
Kissimmee, FL 34747
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