ESPN Wide World of Sports Overview
Prince Harry's Invictus Games will be coming to ESPN Wide World of Sports May 8-12, 2016. These games celebrate wounded servicemen and women from around the globe. 10 sporting events will be held, including archery, cycling, indoor rowing, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field, triathlon, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis. The 2014 inaugural games in London hosted 400 athletes from 13 countries and 65,000 spectators. More than 10 million fans watched the games on TV.
The event uses "the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for all those who serve their country as well as their families and caregivers."
The ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is a 220-acre state of the art sports facility. It’s quite impressive with the imposing 7,500 seat Cracker Jack stadium.
It can be difficult to get to the facility. Having a car helps since the buses only run from a few of the resorts. Buses run from the All Star resorts, Pop Century and Caribbean Beach. There is no parking fee.
ESPN Wide World of Sports serves many purposes. Pre-season training for the Atlanta Braves and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take place here. In addition, it is host to many athletic competitions including the Amateur Athletic Union Championship Events. For a complete schedule, look here: Wide World of Sports
If you’re a sports fan, you may want to head to the ESPN Wide World of Sports to watch a competition. There’s an admission fee that varies depending on the event. Coolers are allowed but no alcohol, no glass containers and no lawn chairs. (The cooler policy is subject to change.)