Stadiums that Make the Most of Local Sports
Competitive sports are big in the Tampa Bay area and we’ve got the stadiums that make the most of them—not to mention the spectacular weather and views.
You’ll get a real kick out of the soccer games at Al Lang Stadium on the St. Pete waterfront, the home pitch for the Tampa Bay Rowdies soccer club of the NASL. But, if baseball’s more your thing, swing over to Tropicana Field, the St. Pete home of Major League Baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays, and try to land a seat behind the backstop, where you’ll be only 50 feet from home plate. (And don’t miss the 30 rays in the 10,000 gallon tank.)
With its Spanish Mediterranean exterior, palm-filled plaza and eats from Frenchy’s Tiki Pavilion, Clearwater’s Bright House Field definitely lets you know you’re in sunny Florida—even when you’re watching the Philadelphia Phillies at spring training. Blue Jays fans call the Florida Auto Exchange Stadium their spring home—and can even enjoy a can of Labatt Blue while watching them play.