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Tampa Bay Sports

Tampa Bay sports have gotten quite a bit of attention lately, and rightly so. All three of the area’s major league sports went to their respective championships last year (2020), and two of them won it all: the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, each adding a second championship to their resume. The Tampa Bay Rays came up short in the World Series for the second time in franchise history, and we love them anyways.

If you like sports and you want to see some live sports while in the area, you’re in luck! We have major league teams, minor league teams, and multiple colleges to slake your live sports thirst. We have hockey, football, soccer, racing, golf, and tons of baseball.

NHL (National Hockey League): Tampa Bay Lightning

Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

Founded: 1992

Resume: 2004 and 2020 Stanley Cup Champions

NFL (National Football League): Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33607

Founded: 1976

Resume: 2002 and 2020 Super Bowl Champions

MLB (Major League Baseball): Tampa Bay Rays

Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Dr., St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Founded: 1998

Resume: 2008 and 2020 American League Champions

PGA (Professional Golfers Association): Valspar Championship

Innisbrook, 36750 US Highway 19 N, Palm Harbor, FL 34683

IndyCar Racing: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Downtown St. Petersburg

United Soccer League: Tampa Bay Rowdies

Al Lang Stadium, 230 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Founded: 2010

Resume: 2020 Eastern Conference Champions (Championship Canceled)

Minor League Baseball: Clearwater Threshers

Spectrum Field, 601 Old Coachman Rd., Clearwater, FL 33765

Founded: 1985

Resume: 1993 and 2007 FSL Champions

Bonus: MLB Spring Training: Philadelphia Phillies

Minor League Baseball: Dunedin Blue Jays

TD Ballpark, 373 Douglas Ave, Dunedin, FL 34698

Founded: 1987

Resume: Co-champions 2017

Bonus: MLB Spring Training: Toronto Blue Jays

Minor League Baseball: Tampa Tarpons

Steinbrenner Field, 1 Steinbrenner Dr, Tampa, FL 33614

Founded: 1994

Resume: 1994, 2001, 2004, 2009, 2010 League Champions

Bonus: MLB Spring Training: New York Yankees

The Basketball League: Tampa Bay Titans

Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School, 13651 Hays Road, Spring Hill, FL, 34610

Founded: 2019

University of South Florida

University of Tampa

Eckerd College

XFL (Football): Tampa Bay Vipers

League put on hold due to Covid --

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