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Baseball, Hockey, Gridiron and ‘little NASCAR’ Star in Pensacola


Watching professional baseball never looked this good. The Blue Wahoos — a Double-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins — play their home games at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium, a 5,000-plus seat multi-use venue that overlooks beautiful Pensacola Bay and the downtown harbor.

In the fall, that bayfront stadium goes #ArgoStrong when the University of West Florida Argonauts college football team kicks off its NCAA Division II season.

Professional baseball and college football are just part of Pensacola's vibrant year-round coastal sporting life which offers activities for fans and athletes of all ages.

Champions Play Here

From October through April, the Pensacola Ice Flyers face-off before a raucous, family-friendly crowd at the Pensacola Bay Center. The Flyers have been slap shooting, body checking and penalty killing their way to three Southern Professional Hockey League championships in four years.

Rubbin’ is Racin’

Short track car racing fans love Five Flags Speedway and December's annual Snowball Derby. The 300-lap Super Late Model race, which began in 1968, draws some of the biggest names in short-track racing, becoming a proving ground for NASCAR's future stars like Kyle Busch. The half-mile, banked asphalt short-track racing venue puts the fans right on top of the action. Racing heats up in the summer with Late Model and multiple levels of races.

Top Athletic Venues

As a host to soccer and baseball events year-round, the Pensacola area boasts two sprawling sports complexes that cover more than 300 acres. More than 3,000 children participate in athletics at the complexes, which have become a destination for families who can enjoy a coastal vacation with their children.

Ashton Brosnaham Athletic Park holds soccer and softball tournaments for athletes of all ages. The 117-acre facility's ten soccer and four softball fields hosted the Gulf South Conference NCAA Division II soccer tournaments for the past seven years — and the NCAA Division II National Championship in 2011.

The Southwest Escambia Sports Complex sits just a few miles from the pristine beaches of Perdido Key. This 17-field, 217-acre athletic complex holds youth soccer, baseball and football, and also includes nature trails, a playground, and numerous pavilions for fans and visitors alike.

A Few Ways We Sport


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