WHAT TIME IS IT? GAME TIME!

Apr 1, 2015

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MIAMI, FL– (April 1, 2015) – Following the success of last year’s first-ever Miami Sports Month, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) and Miami-Dade Sports Commission have teamed up to bring more action-packed sports and activities to the popular destination this month. Sponsored by MasterCard Priceless, Miami Sports Month provides guests and residents with fun deals and experiences like golf, tennis, bicycling, water sports and more.

On March 28, Miami Sports Month will kick off with the Monster Energy WWA Wake Park Triple Crown, a prestigious event in the splashy world of wakeboarding. As part of the Wake Park World Series, the event will take place at the brand-new, first-of-its-kind Miami Watersports Complex located at Miami-Dade County’s Amelia Earhart Park, sponsored by Aktion Parks. The opening of the Miami Watersports Complex is yet another premier sporting venue that calls Miami and The Beaches home. More information and promotional activities for the Miami Sports Month program will be made available during the grand opening of the Miami Watersports Complex.

“Miami and The Beaches’ is a global sports events town,” says GMCVB President and CEO William D. Talbert, III, CDME.  “And with Miami’s ideal, year-round weather, our visitors and locals will have access to their favorite sporting activities 365 days a year!”

This month’s lineup of sporting events includes:

Miami Open:
The Miami Open, long considered one of the most glamorous, cosmopolitan and energetic tennis tournaments in the circuit takes place at Crandon Park Tennis Center in beautiful Key Biscayne March 23rd-April 5th. This year, the IMG-owned tennis tournament welcomes presenting sponsor Itau, the largest private bank in Latin America. The Miami Open is one of nine ATP Masters 1000 Series events on the ATP calendar, a Premier Mandatory event on the WTA calendar, and features the top men’s and women’s tennis players in the world. Players this year include Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and many more. For more information on the Miami Open presented by Itau visit www.MiamiOpen.com.

Calling All Horse Enthusiasts:
Making its U.S. debut this year, the annual Longines Global Champions Tour has moved the world’s leading jumping series to the beautiful, thrilling sands of Miami Beach April 2-4. This Olympic-level sporting event offers spectators free access to arena seating on a first-come, first-serve basis as well as 5-star workshops throughout the three-day competition. Additionally, the GMCVB is encouraging everyone to stop by the nearby Prestige Village for a fantastic selection of shopping. Additional information can be found on GlobalChampionsTour.com.

Cattle Takeover in Miami:
With Miami’s year-round warm weather, the city is once again hosting the annual Miami International Agriculture, Horse & Cattle Show. Now in its eighth year, the Cattle Show, which will take place at Tropical Park on April 10-12, gathers thousands of visitors and cattle breeders from North America, South America and across the world. With fun-filled activities for all, attendees can enjoy live music, educational booths, agri-business and livestock product vendors, equestrian shows, dog obedience demonstrations, kids’ activities and much more. For more information, visit MiamiCattleShow.org.

Additional Miami Sports Month Participants include:

GOLF RESORTS & COURSES

  • Briar Bay Golf Course
  • Country Club of Miami
  • Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne
  • Greynolds Golf Course
  • Killian Greens Golf Club
  • Miami Beach Golf Club
  • Miami Shores Country Club
  • Normandy Shores Golf Club
  • Palmetto Golf Course
  • Trump National Doral Miami
  • Turnberry Isle Miami

ADDITIONAL SPORTS MONTH OFFERS
  

  • Bike and Roll Miami
  • Clevelander Marlins Park
  • Gulfstream Racetrack and Casino
  • Homestead Miami Speedway
  • Island Queen Cruises
  • Miami Ecoadventures
  • Miami Executive Helicopters
  • Miami Marathon & Half Marathon
  • Miami Open Presented By Itau
  • Miami Watersports Complex Amelia Earhart Park
  • Ocean Force Adventures
  • Resorts World Bimini Superfast
  • Sailboard Miami Watersports
  • Salio
  • Y Charter
  • World Crawl Miami

Sports Trivia Time:
In the spirit of Miami Sports Month, the GMCVB is running a trivia challenge every week in April on Visit Miami’s Facebook page where participants have a chance to win a $50 gift card. From April 1- 30, users can comment with their answers on each trivia post to automatically be entered in the weekly giveaway.

With special offers and incentives for guests through the entire month of April, Miami is the perfect place to get moving and stay active! Check out the Miami Sports Month website, www.MiamiSportsMonth.com for more details. 

Temptations:
Miami Sports Month is part of the GMCVB’s increasingly popular monthly Miami Temptations program, which takes a thematic focus on the best that Miami has to offer throughout the year at attractive prices. Full details for Miami Sports Month can be found at www.MiamiSportsMonth.com.

Other programs include Miami Cruise Month, Shop Miami Month, Miami Romance Month, Miami Museum Month, Miami Film Month, Miami Spa Month, Miami Spice Restaurant Month, Miami Attractions Month, and Miami Live Month. For more information on the Temptations programs please visit www.MiamiTemptations.com


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    About The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
    The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is an accredited not-for-profit sales and marketing organization whose mission is to attract visitors to Greater Miami and the Beaches for leisure, business and conventions. For a vacation guide visit our website at www.MiamiandBeaches.com or call 1-888-76-Miami (US/Canada only) or 305-447-7777. To reach the GMCVB offices dial 305-539-3000.  Meeting planners may call 1-800-933-8448 (US/Canada only) or 305-539-3071 or visit www.MiamiMeetings.com. To get further engaged with Miami and the Beaches, join the conversation by following us on our social media channels at Facebook.com/visitmiami, Twitter.com/miamiandbeaches, Instagram.com/miamiandbeaches and Pinterest.com/miamiandbeaches.    

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