Original article by: Mackenzie McClintock
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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) — Sports complexes and events across the nation have adjusted schedules in response to COVID-19, but locally, some events and leagues continue making a comeback at the Panama City Beach Sports Complex.
Jamie Cox, Panama City Beach Sports Complex General Manager, joined News 13 This Morning for an update on the complex’s current operations and guidelines in place, as well as information on what is to come.
Cox said the complex has hosted multiple events while following CDC guidelines for COVID-19. Spectators must follow social distancing rules and stay in designated areas for watching games at the complex, along with avoiding gatherings and large crowds.
Sanitizing stations and signage stating expectations also are placed throughout the complex for guests to use.
Cox said complex staff hopes to carry over several postponed spring leagues and programs to the fall if possible, such as adult kickball.
About Panama City Beach
Panama City Beach is situated on 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches bordering clear, emerald-green waters where the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrew Bay converge. With 320 days of sunshine annually and attractions such as St. Andrews State Park and Pier Park, the region has long been favored by travelers seeking an affordable beach vacation with year-round offerings for families, couples, groups and adventure-seekers. These include championship golf courses, spas, sporting events, award-winning dining and diverse recreational activities. In addition, Panama City Beach’s Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport offers non-stop flights on Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. For more information, call 850-233-5070 or visit the official website of the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau at www.visitpanamacitybeach.com. Stay connected with Panama City Beach on Twitter (@Visit_PCB), Instagram (@Visit_PCB) and Facebook (@VisitPanamaCityBeach).
About Visit Panama City Beach
Visit Panama City Beach is the official destination marketing organization for Panama City Beach, Florida. The award-winning organization has earned industry accreditation (DMAP) from Destinations International, the world’s leading authority in destination marketing, and exists to drive economic opportunity, job creation, community sustainability and quality of life for its residents through marketing, promotion and stewardship of the destination’s REAL.FUN.BEACH. brand and attributes, tourism development, special event production, and managing beach re-nourishment and maintenance programs.
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