Expansion of the North Lakeland park is set to begin within the next 90 days, adding fields, restrooms, a concession stand and a playground.
GJHS Football Field To Be Named in Honor of Late Coach
Coach Jerry May died in July at 59. He coached football and softball at George Jenkins High School for 20 years.
First Magic, Now Tropics: Teams Cite ‘Exorbitant’ Rent Hikes for Leaving
After seven seasons, the Florida Tropics soccer club announced Friday that it can no longer afford to play at the RP Funding Center.
End of an Era: Magic Leaving Lakeland
The Orlando Magic’s G League team is heading to Kissimmee, where team officials hope to sell more tickets and be closer to Orlando.
Tigers’ Willie Horton Recalls Segregated Lakeland, Gives Thanks for Progress
The retired slugger is grand marshal of Lakeland’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parade.
LHS Football Coach Bill Castle Retires After 52 Years
His Dreadnaughts have won eight state championships, the most recent one last month.
City Tentatively Approves $10 Fee For Athletic Field Use, Replaces Library Fees
The city gives and the city takes away. The City Commission this week unanimously voted to replace 10-cents-a-day late fees for library books, and also to begin charging youth athletic organizations $10 per child per season for sports participation on city fields, beginning in January. They will formally vote on the matters as part of […]
Detroit Tigers Spring Training Schedule Reflects a Return to Normal
After their traditional opener against a local college team, the Detroit Tigers launch Spring Training 2023 at home in Lakeland on Feb. 23 against the Philadelphia Phillies and end at home on March 26 against the Tampa Bay Rays.
City Negotiating Naming Rights for RP Funding Center
Is the RP Funding Center getting a new name? The city of Lakeland is currently negotiating naming rights for the performing arts/sports/convention center that opened as The Lakeland Civic Center in 1974, morphed into The Lakeland Center in 1996 and was rechristened as RP Funding Center in 2017.
Polk Schools Consider Offering More Sports, Especially for Girls
Polk County Public Schools is considering adding four sports to its lineup to stem a decline in girls sports participation.