Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is an incredible destination for beachgoers, gourmands, and lovers of the arts. Did you know that sports fans also love Fort Lauderdale? The reason why: Each season’s variety of Fort Lauderdale stadium events! No matter what sport you love best, there’s a fun and festive event waiting just for you in “The Venice of America.” Below, we’ve listed where to find the best games during your trip. For a complete list of area events, activities, and attractions, be sure to access our free Fort Lauderdale Vacation Guide!
The Best Fort Lauderdale Sporting Events to Enjoy
Cricket at Central Broward Regional Park and Stadium
The 110-acre Central Broward Regional Park and Stadium is home to many types of events—soccer matches, cultural carnivals, and music festivals, just to name a few. One of the best ways to enjoy this venue is to attend a cricket game! After all, it’s the only stadium in the country certified by the International Cricket Council (ICC). This venue is also home to a state-of-the-art field house featuring a multipurpose, lighted playing field. It seats more than 15,000 spectators, making it the perfect spot for local, national, and international championship games. Be sure to keep an eye on the event schedule!
A Panthers Game at the BB&T Center
The Fort Lauderdale BB&T Center is much more than a meeting place for parties, seminars, and concerts—it’s also home to the Florida Panthers NHL team! The Florida Panthers are a member of the Atlantic Division of the National Hockey League’s Eastern Conference, and attending one of their games is a must! In addition to a variety of entertaining games, shows, and other events, the BB&T Center offers stunning views of Fort Lauderdale and the Everglades.
A Note on the Fort Lauderdale Stadium
We use “Fort Lauderdale stadium events” as a loose, non-specific term—not in reference to the abandoned Fort Lauderdale Stadium. If you aren’t familiar with this structure, it once served as a baseball training ground for the New York Yankees (and later the Boston Red Sox). It was constructed in 1962, but has been closed to the public and marked for demolition since 2016. In the future, the site will become something new and different. The city has considered water parks, golf ranges, amusement parks, and even aviation charter schools.
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