Florida A Sporting Powerhouse

Florida A Sporting Powerhouse



Florida is​ one of​ the​ most Southern of​ all the​ United States. it​ is​ known as​ the​ Sunshine State for​ it's warm weather and​ pacific climate. "Florida" is​ a​ Spanish adjective which means "flowery". Florida was discovered by a​ Spanish explorer during Easter, which in​ spanish is​ called Pascua Florida.

Major Cities and​ Towns in​ Florida are: Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Tallahassee, and​ Tampa.

Because of​ Florida's climate it​ has become the​ traditional home for​ several Major League Baseball teams spring training. in​ 2018, these are all of​ the​ major league teams that Florida hosted for​ spring training:

* Atlanta Braves at​ Walt Disney World
* Baltimore Orioles in​ Fort Lauderdale
* Boston Red Sox in​ Fort Myers
* Cincinnati Reds in​ Sarasota
* Cleveland Indians in​ Winter Haven
* Detroit Tigers in​ Lakeland
* Florida Marlins in​ Jupiter
* Houston Astros in​ Kissimmee
* Los Angeles Dodgers in​ Vero Beach
* Minnesota Twins in​ Fort Myers
* New York Mets in​ Port St. Lucie
* New York Yankees in​ Tampa
* Philadelphia Phillies in​ Clearwater
* Pittsburgh Pirates in​ Bradenton
* Saint Louis Cardinals in​ Jupiter
* Tampa Bay Devil Rays in​ St. Petersburg
* Toronto Blue Jays in​ Dunedin
* Washington Nationals in​ Viera

Not only does Florida Host alot of​ the​ major sports teams in​ the​ United States it​ is​ also home to​ several of​ it's own teams:

* National Football League
o Jacksonville Jaguars
o Tampa Bay Buccaneers
o Miami Dolphins

* National Basketball Association
o Orlando Magic
o Miami Heat

* National Hockey League
o Tampa Bay Lightning
o Florida Panthers

* Major League Baseball
o Tampa Bay Devil Rays
o Florida Marlins

* Arena Football League
o Orlando Predators
o Tampa Bay Storm




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