Tampa is an excellent destination for those who enjoy watching sports. The city provides a range of different sports options all year. There are events for every different type of sport such as football, baseball, bull riding, dog races and roller derby games. Even kids can watch and participate in area kickball games.
Sports enthusiasts will find a variety of local teams that can be watched and cheered. Some of these are:
• NHL Lightening Hockey Team
• MLB Devil Ray Baseball
• NFL Buccaneers Football
Venues For Sporting Events
Several venues around Tampa provide locations for teams and fans to congregate play and watch the games. Some of these locations are:
• The USF Sun Dome
• The Raymond James Stadium
• The Tampa Greyhound Track
• The Tampa Bay Times Forum
• The St. Pete Times Forum
• The Sun Dome
The Sun Dome does not only host sporting events; it is a multi-purpose venue that hosts hundreds of events throughout the year. The facility hosts sporting events such as cheerleading competitions, Taekwondo tournaments, boxing, rodeos, wrestling, gymnastics, and also hosts events such as home and garden shows, conventions, religious services, commencement ceremonies, political rallies and various entertainment.
Boxing, Hockey, And Football
As discussed previously, Tampa has several sports teams in the area with plenty of loyal fans that travel near and far to watch them and cheer them on. However, there are boxing matches that are occasionally hosted in the city as well. Famous boxers such as Winky Wright, Antonio Tarver, and Jeff Lacy have all fought in Tampa.
Fans of ice hockey will not be disappointed when they watch the Florida Panthers play. It is quite interesting to watch an ice hockey team be successful in a warm area like Tampa.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are an amazing NFL team, and their championship playing earned them a title in 2003. The University of South Florida has various types of sports available for students and alumni to watch during the year.
Golf And Tennis
Less than 15 miles from the downtown area, golf enthusiasts can play at high-level clubs such as:
• Pebble Creek Golf Club
• Westchase Golf Club
• Old Memorial Golf Club
• Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club
Tennis enthusiasts can also watch and play a game not too far from downtown. The Carrollwood Village Golf and Tennis Club is a popular place for players and fans to meet.
Tampa is an awesome travel destination for those who enjoy watching sports no matter what time of year it is. Fans can enjoy both indoor and outdoor sporting events.