||The 1999 Gators from the
Florida Volleyball Conference
Challenge All-Tournament Team (L-R):
Jenny Whitehead, Alberta,
Heather Wright, Jenny Manz
and Jen Sanchez.
Disney's Wide World
of Sports Complex has played host to the Florida Volleyball Conference
Challenge for three years
1998 Florida, South
Carolina, Washington, Washington State (Winner-Florida)
1999 Florida, Kentucky, South Florida, Marquette (Winner-Florida)
2000 Florida, Tennessee, Tulane, Cincinnati
2001 Florida, LSU, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech
||A multi-million dollar international sports complex able to accommodate top-caliber training and competition, festival- and tournament-type events for more than 30 individual and team sports. Facilities are designed to make this the world's premier sports destination for athletes and spectators alike -- a place alive with the drama and exhilarating fun of sports 365 days a year. It includes classrooms, office space and media facilities and will serve as headquarters for sporting events taking place throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. Home of the only permanent version of the NFL Experience, an interactive football playground, the sports complex offers a variety of activity for everyone.
||On 200 acres of Walt Disney World property along the southern boundary near the intersection of Interstate 4 and U.S. 192 in Osceola County.
Aug. 7, 1995
- First Event: March 28, 1997
- A broad spectrum
of athletes, ranging from college teams to youth leagues, professionals
to leisure-time amateurs and seniors, will be involved in a variety
of athletic events as participants and spectators.
- The Atlanta
Braves made the complex their spring training home beginning in
1998. The complex also hosts the Braves' Gulf Coast Rookie League
and Instructional League activities.
- The Amateur
Athletic Union (AAU) annually conducts more than 30 championship
events at the sports complex.
- The Harlem
Globetrotters have made the complex their training site. An annual
holiday season series has also become a new tradition for the
Globetrotters at Walt Disney World Resort.
- In February
1998, the Official All Star Cafe opened its newest sports-theme
restaurant at the complex.