The Tampa Bay area offers many options for those who enjoy sports. Tampa sports teams include the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Rowdies, Tampa Bay Rays and spring training for the New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays.
With so many teams, there are ways to have Tampa sports celebrations. Each team offers great stadiums where you can enjoy games. Also, the fantastic weather in Tampa means you can host watch parties where you can put party game rentals to use.
Here’s a look at the professional Tampa sports teams and ways to have a Tampa sports celebration.
Tampa Bay Football
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have played in Tampa since 1976. The team is a fixture of the sports scene in Tampa Bay. Like many football teams, one of the best ways to celebrate a game is to tailgate before the game at Raymond James Stadium. The entire parking lot surrounding the stadium turns into a festival-like atmosphere as people grill, play catch and simply enjoy each other’s company before walking into the stadium for a game.
The Tampa Bay Lightning play at Amalie Arena in downtown Tampa. It’s a fun place to see a game because of its location and the amenities inside, including a Tesla coil that fires real lightning! Because there are 41 home games, most people can’t make it for all of them. So, a great way to celebrate is to have a backyard game-watching party that includes party game rentals.
Soccer in Tampa
The Tampa Bay Rowdies play in one of the most scenic stadiums in the area – Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, which is right on Tampa Bay. The Rowdies play in the USL Championship, the second-tier league in the United States soccer pyramid. Go early and take in the restaurants and cafes along Central Avenue and Beach Drive.
Baseball in Tampa Bay
The Tampa Bay Rays also play in St. Petersburg at Tropicana Field, a domed stadium that keeps you comfortable and cool even during the hot and humid summer months. With 81 home games, you have plenty of opportunities to attend. You also will likely want to watch plenty of games at home. For the big games and playoffs, consider some backyard sports inflatables to make your Tampa sports celebration memorable.
Tampa Bay is home to spring training for three Major League Baseball teams. The New York Yankees play at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa. The Philadelphia Phillies play at Spectrum Field in Clearwater. The Toronto Blue Jays play at Dunedin Stadium in Dunedin. All offer a wonderful experience for baseball fans, as you get to sit near the field and see your favorite stars up close! Plus, the weather in the month of March in Florida is hard to beat.
The Tampa Bay area is a wonderful place to live. Part of the attraction are the many Tampa sports teams and weather that allows you to enjoy each team in your own unique Tampa sports celebrations! Check out the upcoming Tampa sports events and find out the best dates to have a backyard sports party of your own.