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Open Position on Pasco County Tourist Development Council

Experience Florida’s Sports Coast seeks hotel professional to join advisory council PASCO COUNTY, FL — Pasco County’s Destination Management Organization, Experience Florida’s Sports Coast, is seeking a tourism industry professional to be the newest member to serve on the Tourist… Read More »

Wiregrass Ranch Sports Campus of Pasco County Officially Open!

Wiregrass Ranch Sports Campus of Pasco County Officially Open! Experience Florida’s Sports Coast opens state-of-the-art, 98,000 square-foot facility to welcome sports tourism PASCO COUNTY, FL (August 27, 2020) – Experience Florida’s Sports Coast (FSC), the Destination Management Organization for Pasco… Read More »

Pasco Requires Face Masks to Help Reduce Spread of COVID-19

Pasco Requires Face Masks to Help Reduce Spread of COVID-19 ~~Face coverings now required in all indoor businesses, county government facilities~~ PASCO COUNTY, FL —- Pasco County is seeing a sharp increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, including an… Read More »

Experience Florida’s Sports Coast Awarded 3 Telly Awards

PASCO COUNTY, FL (June 1, 2020)- Experience Florida’s Sports Coast (FSC), the Destination Management Organization for Pasco County, has won three Telly Awards, including gold, for their scalloping promotional video, “Scalloping on FSC”. The video was created to promote the… Read More »

Florida’s Sports Coast Marketing Matching Sponsorship Cycle Opens March 16

2020-2021 Florida’s Sports Coast Marketing Matching Sponsorship Program Cycle Opens March 16 PASCO COUNTY, FL – March 10, 2020 – Experience Florida’s Sports Coast (FSC), the destination management organization for Pasco County, is gearing up for the 2020-2021 Marketing Matching… Read More »

EXPERIENCE FLORIDA’S SPORTS COAST HOSTS FEATURE HORROR FILM PRODUCTION, DEATH CAST

EXPERIENCE FLORIDA’S SPORTS COAST HOSTS FEATURE HORROR FILM PRODUCTION, DEATH CAST Destination Management Organization works to grow film industry and economic development in Pasco County   PASCO COUNTY, FL – March 5, 2020 – Experience Florida’s Sports Coast is celebrating… Read More »

Saint Leo University Breaks Ground for Wellness Center

For Immediate Release: February 7, 2020   Saint Leo University Breaks Ground for Wellness Center 59,000-Square-Foot Facility Will Provide Space for Health, Recreation, Counseling Services   LEO, FL – Saint Leo University broke ground Thursday, February 6, for a Wellness… Read More »

Florida’s Sports Coast Kicks Off 2019 Scalloping Season

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. – July 19, 2019 –Bay scallop season has returned to Pasco County for a second season following a 25-year hiatus and is, officially, here. Florida’s Sports Coast, the official destination management office for Pasco County, celebrated the… Read More »

Experience Florida’s Sports Coast Awarded Bronze Telly Award for Tourism Brand Launch Video

Pasco County, FL (June 17, 2019)- Pasco County’s Destination Management Organization, launched an exciting new brand as Experience Florida’s Sports Coast on March 7, 2019. Those efforts have now been recognized nationally with a Bronze Telly Award for the launch… Read More »

Experience Florida’s Sports Coast Seeks Tourism Professional to Fill Open Position on Tourist Development Council (TDC)

Pasco County, FL – Pasco County’s Destination Management Organization, Experience Florida’s Sports Coast, is seeking an industry professional to be the newest member to serve on the Tourist Development Council (TDC). The TDC is an advisory council to the Board… Read More »

IN THE NEWS

Sports ETA Awards FSC 2019 "Destination Branding & Marketing Campaign of the Year, Population over 500K " Award

This award is given to a Destination member with the most outstanding comprehensive marketing campaign for its organization during the 2019 calendar year. This can include a variety of types of marketing: print ads, newsletters, email blasts, digital marketing, press releases, media coverage or any other promotional program. The campaign should promote the sports destination. Read More

Experience Florida’s Sports Coast's Tourism Director Appointed Chairman of the Board for Destinations Florida

Destinations Florida is proud to announce Adam Thomas as the new Chairman of the Board. He has served many positions on the board of directors since October 2017 including CEO Director, Treasurer, and Vice Chair. Read More

Florida's Sports Coast to Host 2020 Florida Senior Games

Florida's Sports Coast will host four out of 22 sporting events for the 2020 Florida Senior Games, held December 5-13 throughout Central Florida. The sporting events include volleyball, bag tossing, basketball and pickleball. Senior athletes, age 50 and over, can find registration and competition information for the 22 sports of the 29th Annual Florida Senior Games at www.floridaseniorgames.com. Read More

Hilton Garden Inn Recognizes Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Suncoast Parkway with The Conrad Achievement Award

Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Suncoast Parkway was recently recognized with the Conrad Achievement Award. The award acknowledges the hotel as one of Hilton’s best-in-class properties. Read More

Pasco Expanding Film Production Footprint

Pasco County’s tourism office last year rebranded to Experience Florida’s Sports Coast with the idea of becoming a destination for youth and amateur sports.
But, the county doesn’t want to be pigeonholed simply as a playground for various athletics tournaments and festivals. Read More

Florida’s Sports Coast Adventurous Family Getaway

With zip lining, mountain bike riding, water adventures, and yes, even Gator Bites, Florida’s Sports Coast has it all for a thrilling family getaway! This destination in Pasco County, Florida offers a little something for everyone to have a unique and exciting vacation. With just a short trip north of Tampa International Airport,.. Read More

Wiregrass Ranch Sports Campus Near Completion: 5 Things to Know

Construction on the new Wiregrass Ranch Sports Campus of Pasco County is about six months away from completion, according to Ajax Project Manager Marshall Quarles. Here are five things to know about the project:... Read More

The Best Bike Trails Throughout Florida

The rolling hills along the Gulf of Mexico north of Tampa have adopted the nickname Florida’s Sports Coast, in part thanks to 35 parks and 100 nature trails. Read More

Pasco Tourism Draws 1 Million Visitors in 2019

Pasco County drew more than 1 million tourists in the 2019 fiscal year, and the county’s annual bed tax collections topped $3 million for the first time. Those visitors also spent an estimated $462.6 million during their stays on hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment and attractions. Read More

Florida’s Sports Coast Adventurous Family Getaway

This destination in Pasco County, Florida offers a little something for everyone to have a unique and exciting vacation. With just a short trip north of Tampa International Airport, Florida’s Sports Coast has tons of activities that will open doors for adventure and experiences that will be memorable for years to come. Read More

Central Florida's Scariest Horror-Themed Park Is Open Every Day This Month

According to Fox News, Scream-A-Geddon has one of the most terrifying haunted houses in the nation. Though the park opened on September, Friday the 13th with specific dates in September, now you can visit every night in October. Read More

The 10 Coolest Places in America to Drink Craft Beer

Come for the local craft beers (don’t miss Big Storm Brewing Co.Opens in a new Window.), stay for the corn hole and old-school arcade games like PacMan and Super Mario Brothers. Read More

Why Scalloping Should Be On Your Bucket List

Whether you’re looking for a quick weekend getaway or a longer stay, Florida’s Sports Coast is exactly what you didn’t know you were looking for, but everything you need for a real-life escape! The destination is located just north of Tampa – and ideally situated on the beloved Gulf of Mexico – making for a prime location for scalloping! Read More

EVERYTHING THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SCALLOPING IN FLORIDA

Florida’s Sports Coast covers the Pasco County area and its epicentre is the picturesque town of New Port Ritchey. The FSC annual scallop season kicks off on the third Friday of July and lasts for 10 days. Read More

Exploring Florida’s Sports Coast + A Catch & Cook Adventure!

I was recently invited to spend some time exploring Florida’s Sports Coast, located just north of Tampa (and encompassing all of Pasco County). If there was an award for most hospitable county, Florida’s Sport’s Coast would win it ten times over. Read More

Pasco County brands itself as 'Florida's Sports Coast' in pursuit of active travelers

New Port Richey, Wesley Chapel, Dade City and Zephyrhills may not rank among the best-known cities in Florida, but the tourism board of Pasco County, now branded as Experience Florida's Sports Coast, is trying to change that. Pasco County, located on the Gulf Coast just north of Tampa.. Read More

Dive, dive, dive: Scallop season begins in Pasco County

Hooper, Pasco County officials, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission staff and journalists gathered at Anclote River Park on Friday for a season kick-off. This is the second year boaters have been allowed to drop anchor and suit up in snorkel gear in search of bay scallops in Pasco County waters. Read More

Get ready for some finger pinching: 10-day scalloping season returns in July to Pasco County

Grab a snorkel and a pair of fins. Scalloping season is returning to Pasco County.
Last year's season came after the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved the activity again following a 25-year pause. Read More

2019 Bay Scallop Season Starts July 19: What You Need To Know

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL -- For those craving freshly harvested pan-seared scallops or, perhaps, scallops sauteed in butter wine sauce, the wait is almost over. Read More

Scalloping Season in Pasco County Kicks Off in 2019 on the Florida Sports Coast:

Scalloping season in Pasco County is back for a second season following a 25-year hiatus and is, officially, here. Florida’s Sports Coast, the official destination management office for Pasco County, celebrated the long-awaited return of bay scallop season with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.. Read More

Scallop season is back in Pasco County

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. -- Zach Drewes and family are headed out for a day of scalloping.
“Get on the water early. Be safe and stay close to your boat. Embrace it and have fun,” he said. Read More

Pasco County, get ready for scallop season July 19

The open region includes all state waters south of the Hernando-Pasco county line, extending north of the Anclote Key Lighthouse in northern Pinellas County; it encompasses all waters of the Anclote River. Read More

Pasco’s tourism boosts county’s economy

An analysis by Downs & St. Germain Research Inc., consultants to Pasco County, reveals that 965,000 tourists visited Pasco County during 2018, with a $615 million impact on the county’s economy. Read More

To boost tourism, Pasco is now Florida's Sports Coast

A 30-second advertisement posted on Twitter Thursday morning touted the offerings "30 minutes north of Tampa International Airport'' but made no specific mention of the exact location. Read More

Pasco County ready to rebrand as sports tourism destination

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. — In recent years, Pasco County has seen the addition of the Center Ice facility, volleyball courts at Hudson’s Sunwest Park and a zip line course at TreeHoppers in Dade City. Read More

Pasco to promote itself as Florida's Sports Coast

Visit Pasco, the county's tourism agency, is poised to rebrand Pasco as Florida's Sports Coast to capitalize on its sports facilities, outdoor adventure offerings and water activities along the coast. Read More

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