Soccer’s rise in popularity has been a slow burn in the States, but for Tampa Bay Rowdies
fans, the game has always been hot. Since the Rowdies franchise came to be in the 70s, through its growing popularity in the 80s (we dare you to ask a local to sing the “Kick in the Grass” anthem), to recent Championship titles like 2012’s NASL Soccer Bowl Championship, the fans have followed fiercely—making for a game atmosphere you have to see with your own eyes. So if you’re a soccer fan, a trip to the St. Petersburg and Clearwater area to experience a live Rowdies game is a must-do.
Get a taste of a Rowdies soccer game in our video, and think about planning a trip around one of the games below!