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Pro Sports Leagues Represented in FL

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I went to a Florida Seals hockey game Sat. night in Kissimmee of all places. The team was originally in Orlando, then suspended operations for a year and moved to Kissimmee. They played the Jacksonville Barracudas.

This got me thinking about the pro leagues out there and what teams the cities in our states have that represent these leagues. The four majors are easy but I bet there are some others out there that would suprise us. List off the pro teams that your area has and the leagues they are in. I do not feel that spring training should be included.

I'll start.

Orlando Magic National Basketball Association

Orlando Predators Arena Football League

Florida Seals Southern Professional Hockey League

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Miami Heat

Miami Dolphins

Florida Marlins

Florida Panthers (Broward County)

We have minor league teams come and go constantly. We are notorious for supporting the major teams much less minors.

I can't think of any that are in operation right now.

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I remember the Miami Hooters of the Arena Football League awhile back.

I see that there is an AFL2 franchise near Ft. Myers - Florida FireCats

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So far we have

Football

NFL

Miami Dolphins

Jacksonville Jaguars

AFL

Orlando Predators

Tampa Bay Storm

AFL2

Florida Firecats (Ft. Myers)

Baksetball

NBA

Orlando Magic

Miami Heat

Baseball

Florida Marlins

Tampa Bay Devil Rays

Jacksonville Suns AA

Hockey

NHL

Tampa Bay Storm

Florida Pnathers

SPHL

Florida Seals

Jacksonville Barracudas

There's gotta be more teams from outside the four majors out there....

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So far we have

Football

NFL

Miami Dolphins

Jacksonville Jaguars

AFL

Orlando Predators

Tampa Bay Storm

AFL2

Florida Firecats (Ft. Myers)

Baksetball

NBA

Orlando Magic

Miami Heat

Baseball

Florida Marlins

Tampa Bay Devil Rays

Jacksonville Suns AA

Hockey

NHL

Tampa Bay Storm

Florida Pnathers

SPHL

Florida Seals

Jacksonville Barracudas

There's gotta be more teams from outside the four majors out there....

For baseball you are missing an entire league. The Florida State League (A level) probably has 10 to 15 teams.

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For baseball you are missing an entire league. The Florida State League (A level) probably has 10 to 15 teams.

Dunedin Bluejays

Clearwater Threshers

Tampa Yankees

Daytona Cubs

Brevard County Manatees

Lakeland ?

Sarasota ?

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So far we have

Football

NFL

Miami Dolphins

Jacksonville Jaguars

AFL

Orlando Predators

Tampa Bay Storm

AFL2

Florida Firecats (Ft. Myers)

Baksetball

NBA

Orlando Magic

Miami Heat

Baseball

Florida Marlins

Tampa Bay Devil Rays

Jacksonville Suns AA

Hockey

NHL

Tampa Bay Storm

Florida Pnathers

SPHL

Florida Seals

Jacksonville Barracudas

There's gotta be more teams from outside the four majors out there....

Don't forget Tampa Bay Bucs

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I was going to say the Orlando Magic.

But then I saw where the thread specified *pro* sports. :)

Haha easy now, this is they year of the Magic...oh wait that was last year, i mean this, i mean...

Theres the Lakeland Tigers, Tampa yankees, Clearwater PHillies, Dunedin Blue Jays, Fort Myers Miracle, all the Florida State league (minor leage Class A).

Lakeland thunderbolts (NIFL-arena football)

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Some may now be defunk.

Professional

* Florida Bobcats (AFL) - Plantation

* Florida Marlins (MLB) - Miami

* Florida Panthers (NHL) - Miami

* Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL) - Jacksonville

* Miami Dolphins (NFL) - Miami

* Miami Fusion (MLS) - Miami

* Miami Heat (NBA) - Miami

* Miami Sol (WNBA) - Miami

* Orlando Magic (NBA) - Orlando

* Orlando Miracle (WNBA) - Orlando

* Orlando Predators (AFL) - Orlando

* Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL) - Tampa Bay

* Tampa Bay Devil Rays (MLB) - Tampa Bay

* Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL) - Tampa Bay

* Tampa Bay Mutiny (MLS) - Tampa Bay

* Tampa Bay Storm (AFL) - Tampa Bay

League

* Brevard County Manatees (A) - Melbourne

* Charlotte Rangers (A) - Charlotte

* Clearwater Phillies (A) - Clearwater

* Dunedin Blue Jays (A) - Dunedin

* Florida Everblades (ECHL) - Estero

* Fort Myers Miracle (A) - Fort Myers

* Jacksonville Lizard Kings (ECHL) - Jacksonville

* Jacksonville Suns (AA) - Jacksonville

* Lakeland Tigers (A) - Lakeland

* Pensacola Ice Pilots (ECHL) - Pensacola

* Sarasota Red Sox (A) - Sarasota

* St Petersburg Devil Rays (A) - St Petersburg

* Vero Beach Dodgers (A) - Vero Beach

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speaking of former teams

There was the Orlando Thunder with the World League of American Football. That was fun while it lasted with their flourecent yellow uniforms.

Miami Matadors (minor league hockey)

Miami Hooters (AFL)

Jai Alai

Miami (The original)

Dania (With Miami, the heavyweights)

Orlando

Ft. Pierce

Hamilton (Jasper)

Ocala

Horses

Gulfstream

Calder

Hialeah (Closed)

Tampa Bay Downs

Pompano Park (Harness)

Ben White Raceway (Harness (closed?))

Dogs (copied from About.com) http://goflorida.about.com/od/allaboutflor...eyhoundrace.htm

* Daytona Beach Kennel Club, Daytona Beach

* Derby Lane, St. Petersburg

* Ebro Greyhound Park, Ebro (Florida Panhandle)

* Flagler Greyhound Track, Miami (Near Miami International Airport)

* Hollywood Greyhound Track, Hollywood

* Jacksonville Kennel Club, Jacksonville

* Jefferson County Kennel Club, Monticello

* Melbourne Greyhound Park, Melbourne

* Naples/ Ft.Myers Greyhound Track, Bonita Springs

* Orange Park Kennel Club, Orange Park

* Palm Beach Kennel Club, West Palm Beach

* Sanford-Orlando Kennel Club, Casselberry

* The Best Bet at St. Johns Greyhound Park, Jacksonville

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^ Nice compilation Viper. You were at it late/early weren't you!

Thanks. That can be chalked up as late night. I was working on installing vB 3.5.1 on my forums.

Brickell, I hadn't even thought about the greyhound racing.

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Brickel: When did they close Hialeah?? And where is the Florida Derby run?

Hialeah closed a couple of years ago when the lobbyist, I mean the florida lawmakers deregulated the racing calendar. Previously they each had a season. They couldn't compete, especially since the other two tracks are owned by bigger deep pocketed companies.

A little bit of background is all I could find.

http://www.cr.nps.gov/nhl/DOE_dedesignations/hialeah.htm

http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnew...6/28/2005#55669

The Florida Derby is run at Gulfstream and is a stepping stone to the Kentucky.

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Let us not forget the Orlando Solar Bears Hockey (from the former IHL (current AHL)), may they rest in peace, and the Orlando Devil Rays (Southern League AA Baseball who moved to Alabama and became the Montgomery Biscuits, I believe).

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wasnt sure if this was an appropriate place to put this, but Stan Van Gundy held a press conference earlier today, resigning as head coach of the Miami Heat. Pat Riley is to resume Coachin the team. just thought it was breaking news in the florida sports world. (mainly because it was so unexpected, especially now that Shaq's back).

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I think the only thing surprising about it is that Van Gundy didn't get fired 6 months ago, when talk of Pat Riley taking over first surfaced. In fact, before the 2005-2006 season started, ESPN had several of their analysts predict who would win coach of the year and one actually chose Riley.

How sad is this picture?

a_svangundy_372.jpg

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