Top 10 Orlando Spectator Sports

1. Orlando Magic: Orlando’s NBA team plays its home games at the 17,500-seat Amway Arena in downtown Orlando. The Magic advanced to the NBA Finals in 2009, losing to the Los Angeles Lakers.

2. Orlando Predators: Winners of the 2000 Arena Bowl Championship, the Predators compete in the highly competitive Arena Football League. (Note: The AFL has cancelled the 2009 season with hopes to resume play in 2010.)

3. UCF Knights Football: The University of Central Florida’s football team is on the rise and and plays its home games at the state-of-the-art Bright House Networks Stadium.

4. Atlanta Braves Spring Training: The Braves play 16 home games at the 7,500-seat, state-of-the-art ballpark in Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex.

5. Houston Astros Spring Training: The Astros hold Spring Training at the Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee.

6. Orlando Sharks: Central Florida’s new professional indoor soccer team competes at the Amway Arena as part of the National Indoor Soccer League.

7. Silver Spurs Rodeo: Located in Kissimmee, Silver Spurs is the largest rodeo East of the Mississippi.

8. Capital One Florida Citrus Bowl: The Citrus Bowl features a matchup of the second-ranked college football teams of the Southeastern and Big Ten conferences.

9. Arnold Palmer Invitational: Formerly known as the Bay Hill Invitational, the Arnold Palmer Invitational draws the world’s top professional golfers on the PGA Tour.

10. Children’s Miracle Network Classic: The Children’s Miracle Network Classic has served as an annual tradition since 1971, the same year Walt Disney World Resort opened its doors.

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