The Greater Orlando Sports Commission strategically solicits, creates and supports sports related events and businesses that enhance our community’s economy.
Founded in 1993, GO Sports has hosted or co-hosted more than 1,400 events in the Greater Orlando area with a total economic impact exceeding $1.78 billion in spending within the community.
Our strategy for growing sports tourism and enhancing the economy within the Greater Orlando region includes the following approach:
‣ Evaluate and decide whether to pursue and renew events
‣ Bid on new event opportunities
‣ Create new owned and operated events (i.e. Celebrating Women in Sports)
‣ Advocate for the strategic development of sports infrastructure
The Greater Orlando Sports Commission has a two- tier approach to evaluating opportunities:
Revenue Generation Criteria for Consideration:
• Attraction Tickets
• Event Risk/Reward
• Event Management Fees
• Room Night Generation
• Hotel Commissions
• Public and Private Funding
Non-Revenue Criteria for Consideration:
• Exposure and Branding for the Region Civic Pride
The Greater Orlando Sports Commission has assembled an impressive lineup of statewide and regional partners who are united in their goal to drive economic development for our community through sports tourism. As the GO Sports Staff and Board of Directors implement our business development plans, these partners will play a key role in our success.
"We have demonstrated once again that Orlando is the premier sports destination in the country. Amway Center played host to six NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship games, we garnered an unprecedented $181 million in economic impact in our community from Wrestlemania 33 and for the 10th year hosted the Florida High School Athletic Association Football Finals. This could not have been made possible without our partners at the Greater Orlando Sports Commission."
Mayor Buddy Dyer
City of Orlando
"The Greater Orlando Sports Commission is a trusted and valuable partner in staging NCAA championships. From quality venues to even be er people, the experiences for our student-athletes and fans are always of the highest quality. We know when working with the Central Florida Sports Commission that our event will be delivered on budget and with great professionalism so we look forward to many more return trips to Central Florida."
Former NCAA Director of Championships and Alliances
"The Sports Commission really is a great benefit to our community and improves the quality of life for all of our residents."
CEO, Orlando Magic
"Over the past few years, the Greater Orlando Sports Commission has become an industry leader in the sports community. Our experiences have been nothing but positive and we look forward to continuing our relationship into the future."
Senior Director, USA Volleyball