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Lake Myrtle Stadium Receives Approval


Published on Aug 23, 2021


Bartow, Fla. (August 23, 2021)  - A new stadium that will be the home of the Pan American Lacrosse Association and Florida Tropics received the green light for funding this week.

An interlocal agreement with the City of Auburndale that pledges $4.3 million of Tourist Development Tax money for the stadium at the Lake Myrtle Sports Complex was approved by the Polk County Board of County Commissioners

The stadium is part of the complex’s phase 3 improvements and Polk’s tourism tax dollars

The stadium will also serve as the home to the Florida Tropics UPSL team and allow the county to further our efforts to recruit a Major League Soccer club for pre-season training. Staff will also target other premier events that were previously unattainable including FHSAA Boys and Girls State Championships in soccer and lacrosse, state and national rugby events through USA Rugby, US Youth Soccer regional and national championships, and emerging sport national championships.