What: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort is a 220-acre venue widely regarded as the leading facility for youth sports in America
Years of Operation: The sports complex opened in 1997 and has been in business for 21 years
Sports Destination: The sports complex hosts more than 100 sports and entertainment events per year.
Sports Complex Versatility: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex provides professional, amateur and youth athletes with the same experience synonymous with names like “Disney” and “ESPN”. The sports complex features multiple competition venues, including 18 multi-purpose outdoor fields for football, soccer and lacrosse, a Major League ballpark along with 16 diamonds for baseball and softball, and three field houses (State Farm Field House, the Athletic Center and AdventHealth Arena) for sports such as basketball, volleyball, dance and cheer. AdventHealth Arena opened in early 2018 giving the sports complex an 8,000-seat building specifically designed with cheerleading and dance competitions in mind
Variety of Sports: More than 60 different sports featuring athletes from 70 countries have been held at the sports complex
Additional Amenities: The sports complex has a track and field facility and a cross-country course. There is also an ESPN-style broadcast center that produces live sports event programming on various ESPN platforms.