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Where is Sunrise, Florida?

The Florida Panthers play their home games at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, Florida. Sunrise is a town just west of Ft. Lauderdale and just north of Miami. A part of Broward County, Sunrise is conveniently located at the center of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. It is also easily accessible via 595, 75, 95 and the Sawgrass Expressway.

Click here for directions to FLA Live Arena.

Sunrise, Florida is…..

• 7.2 Miles from Coral Springs, FL

• 13 Miles from Ft. Lauderdale Beach

• 14 Miles from Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

• 16.02 Miles from Boca Raton, FL

• 34 Miles from South Beach, Miami

• 40 Miles from West Palm Beach, FL

• 53.9 Miles from Palm Beach, FL

• 96.7 Miles from Naples, FL

• 181 Miles from Key West (Southernmost point of US)

• 198 Miles from the Kennedy Space Center

• 215 Miles from Cinderella's Castle

• 1,068 Miles from New York City

• 1,388 Miles from Montreal, Canada

• 1,489 Miles from Minneapolis, Minnesota

• 4879 Miles from North Pole, Alaska

• 5,085 Miles from Tampere, Finland (Aleksander Barkov 's hometown)

Sunrise Facts

• Sunrise was originally known as Sunrise Golf Village, and was incorporated in 1961 by Norman Johnson.

• Johnson was appointed mayor by Governor Farris Bryant even though at that point, there were no residents in the village.

• Norman Johnson used the "Upside Down House" as a way to attracted buyers to the area.

• The name, Sunrise Golf Village was shortened to the more succinct Sunrise in 1971.

• Sunrise has the distinct honor of having Florida's first Ikea.

• Sawgrass Mills Mall is the 7th largest mall in the US (2,383,906 sq. ft.) and also the largest single story mall in the US.

• The Mall is also kind of shaped like an alligator which is very fitting considering Sunrise's proximity to the Everglades.

• Sunrise hosts a number of special events every year including the Harvest Festival every October and a 'Woodstock' event in December.

• The annual Sunrise Fourth of July Celebration is hosted at FLA Live Arena and features live music and fireworks.