Because of spring training, you might expect Florida to be home to baseball. But, you don’t exactly think…cricket.
Turns out, Fort Lauderdale has become somewhat of a cricket capital in America. Thanks to a growing population of ex-pats from the Caribbean and the UK, the sport is growing in popularity. In fact, Broward County has invested $70 million in a sports facility, the Central Broward Regional Park, where cricket matches occur regularly.
Here, you’ll find a professional cricket pitch, a state-of-the-art field house, and a 5,000-seat stadium. In fact, it’s the only stadium in North America that is certified by the International Cricket Conference. You can watch international teams from around the globe compete, or you can go to the Universal Cricket Academy and learn to play the game.
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