About The Bradenton Area
Welcome to the State of Florida. The Bradenton Area supports a variety of sports and offers top-notch venues while being the perennial favorite for athletes, teams, and their coaches for years. Our backdrop of beautiful islands, white-sand beaches and warm weather is the perfect destination to host your next sporting event. You have a choice of every type of lodging from luxury beachside resorts to new friendly budget-friendly hotels. There are so many great things to do between games and events. We’ve got what it takes to become your destination of choice for your event or annual tournament. Let us help you get the game on!
Sean Walter, Director of Sports for The Bradenton Area Sports Commission is a graduate of The University of Central Florida where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management and a minor in Business Administration. He started his career at The Walt Disney World Company and held positions in upper management at various resorts as well as teaching a hospitality customer service class for the Disney Institute. Focusing on expanding his career throughout the hospitality Industry, Sean has held Director of Operations positions overseeing aspects of various collegiate and professional sporting events including the LPGA, PGA golf tournaments. He is a committee member for The Bradenton Area Sports Performance, and a member of the National Association of Sports Commissions and the Florida Sports Foundation. He has extensive experience as a coach and board member for youth football, baseball, softball, soccer and basketball. And he has sat on the board of intermural athletic representing his fraternal organization in college.
It is the intent of The Bradenton Area Sports Commission to help facilitate and foster the growth of sporting events in Manatee County that will have a positive economic impact on the community by increasing hotel stays and traffic to the local restaurants and attractions. We provide you the one- on- one service that creates that special experience on and off the field.
The mission of The Bradenton Area Sports Commission is to promote the economic development and enhance the way of life in Manatee County through the promotion and development of youth, amateur, collegiate and professional sports and recreation.