You might not realize that the Bay area is big on sports, but make no mistake—we’re as competitive as any other sports-centric destination.

Perhaps we should remind you of a baseball team called the Tampa Bay Rays, a.k.a. the 2008 AL East champs? Or the fact that we host spring training for other MLB teams such as the Philadelphia Phillies, the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays? Or if golf is more your bag, then maybe you’ve heard of this little game called the PGA TOUR’s Valspar Championships, played right here at the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook? No? Maybe you need a soccer team to impress you. We’ve got the Tampa Bay Rowdies, 2012’s NASL champions (see them yourself at one of the local games using the Tampa Bay Rowdies Soccer Games event calendar). Go ahead and add to the list the Firestone Grand Prix in St. Pete, and the Super Boat National Championship on Clearwater Beach.

Yeah, you could say we’re a little competitive when it comes to sports.

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