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Join The Lakeland Raiders Football Battalion with A Free Fan Fest This Saturday


LAKELAND, Fla. –The Lakeland Raiders Professional Indoor Football team is hosting their inaugural Lakeland Raiders Fan Fest on Saturday, February 11th from 10:00am-3:00pm in Jenkins Arena at The Lakeland Center. Fans will have the chance to see their Lakeland Raiders for the first time on the new indoor field.   

Admission is free and the first 1,500 fans will receive a Lakeland Raiders commemorative season poster provided by the Ledger Media Group. Families will enjoy a Kids Activity Zone, face painting and games along with multiple giveaways including the #1 Fan Contest.  Fans will also receive 25% off season ticket package purchases during the event. All new Lakeland Raiders merchandise will be available for purchase.

While enjoying the festivities, fans can meet the coaches, dancers and players while enjoying exciting football drills.  There will also be Raider4Kids Youth team/Junior Dancer sign-ups and refreshment specials. Aspiring performers can also audition to sing the National Anthem or become The Voice of the Lakeland Raiders. 

The Raiders’ season kicks off Saturday March 10th at 7:15pm against the Rome Rampage at The Lakeland Center.  For additional ticket information and game dates, call (863) 834-7511 or visit us online at

The Lakeland Center offers a full variety of sporting events, concerts and shows. Located minutes between Orlando and Tampa in Lakeland, Florida off I-4 on Lime Street, The Lakeland Center is a short drive from anywhere in Central Florida. Regular box office hours are Monday-Friday 9:30am-5:30pm and two hours prior to most events. For ticket information, call the Box Office at (863)834-8111 or visit our website at



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