Some of the most popular sporting events are the Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays’ MLB Spring Training games, with thousands of fans hoping to snag tickets each year. Close behind are the local Tampa Bay Rays baseball games, held at Tropicana Field in St. Pete.
Soccer fans can catch a Tampa Bay Rowdies game at Al Lang Stadium; golfers shouldn't miss the Valspar Championship, a PGA Tour tournament, at Innisbrook Golf Resort; hockey lovers can catch the Stanley Cup-winning Tampa Bay Lightning, who regularly plays (and wins) at Amalie Arena; and racing fans should aim for the Firestone Grand Prix, which takes place on the waterfront streets of downtown St. Pete.
Of course, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rule the fall season with their games at Raymond James Stadium in nearby Tampa. And when January rolls around, some of the best football teams in the region compete in the ReliaQuest Bowl, also in Tampa.