Tag Archives: North American Soccer League (NASL)

Where Jacksonville Scores: Jacksonville Sports Complex

Jacksonville’s is home to great neighborhoods, restaurants and idyllic views of downtown and the water front. It is also home to Jacksonville’s Sports Complex, comprised of three distinct venues located within a mile of each other: the , and . They combine to host one major and four minor league franchises that offer year-round sports entertainment for local fans. The love affair between the citizens of Jacksonville and professional team sports dates back to the late 19th century when the city hosted Major League Baseball’s first-ever spring training in 1888. In 1904, the city welcomed its first pro team, the …

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Jacksonville Armada Sails into Suns’ Home Stadium

at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville has been the home of the Jacksonville Suns since the park’s completion in 2003. A bright spot of the downtown area and the first finished project of the , the Grounds have become a signature stadium for minor league baseball, pairing a classic ballpark feel with all of the modern conveniences of Major League venues. This spring, they welcome a new tenant: the soccer club. The Armada, a member of the ), Division II in the American soccer pyramid, was the brainchild of Jacksonville businessman and former Major League Soccer player Darío Sala. The …

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