is a big sports town. This is especially true when it comes
professional sports. There is an abundance of Tampa Bay
sports teams to keep the sports fanatic happy.
In 2003 - 2004 seasons,
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays are in one of the toughest divisions in baseball with two powerhouse teams, the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. As a result the franchise has struggled since its inception, until recently.
New ownership has built
the team into a winning
organization. The team went to the World Series in 2008 and won the AL
East division title in 2010.
Training in the
league teams, the Tampa Yankees and Clearwater
Thrashers also play in the
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
This place is pretty crazy about its Bucs football. The winning over the last decade or so has brought new excitement to the Buccaneers football team.
The Bucs play in what is considered one of the best NFL stadiums in the league, Raymond James Stadium.
games are set for 1:00 p.m. on Sundays.
The stadium is located at
Tampa Bay Lightning
think that hockey would be big in
Winning the Stanley Cup like the Tampa Bay Lightning did in 2004 will definitely put people in the seats.
play their games at the St. Pete Times Forum,
formerly known as the The address is
The address is
Arena League Football
Tampa Bay Storm
The Tampa Bay Storm have won more Arena Bowl championships than any other team in the league. This dominant franchise has taken home 5 championships, making it one of the more successful Tampa Bay sports teams in the area.
They play in the same arena as the Tampa Bay Lightning in the St. Pete Times Forum.
is faster paced than its NFL counterpart and
can be fun to watch once you get used to the shorter 50 yard field and
smaller number of players on the field.
Professional boxing matches come to the area from time to time with marquee matches such as the Roy Jones Jr. vs. Antonio Tarver matchup that took place back in 2005.
Wright, and Jeff
Lacy are all top
ranked boxers from the
boxing matches held in some smaller venues in
One Punch Productions has fights at the Westshore Tampa Doubletree Hotel.
Upcoming boxing events in
can be found on Ticketmaster.com.
college sports market in
the Tampa Bay
area is anchored by the University of South Florida Bulls.
known as USF and South Florida the Bulls have established themselves as
a football power in the Big East.
The college sports market in the Tampa Bay area is anchored by the University of South Florida Bulls. Also known as USF and South Florida the Bulls have established themselves as a football power in the Big East.
played in Raymond
James Stadium, which is the same stadium where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Games are played in Raymond James Stadium, which is the same stadium where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play.
USF basketball is played in the USF Sun Dome on campus.
The university has a total of 18 varsity sports.
University of Tampa
The University of Tampa is located in downtown Tampa. UT as it is sometimes sponsors 14 intercollegiate sports.The university is a smaller school than USF. It is a member of the NCAA Division II.
Other major collegiate sporting events are held in Tampa from time to time.The Outback Bowl is held every year in Tampa in Raymond James Stadium. The game is held on New Year's Eve at 11:00 a.m.