The area’s near-perfect weather means year-round enjoyment for spectator sports fans. With baseball, soccer, and golf, plus annual events like the Firestone Grand Prix in spring, the Clearwater Offshore Nationals in the fall, and the Outback Bowl in winter, you’ve got a fantastic fanatic’s dream destination here, no matter the season.
Baseball fans get double the pleasure: not only is the area home to spring training for the Philadelphia Phillies, the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays, but it’s also home of the Tampa Bay Rays during regular season. If golf is more your bag, then you probably know that the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Palm Harbor is the place to be in March for the PGA TOUR’s Valspar Championships. With a week’s worth of events programmed around this FedEx Cup, you have seven days of great golf in the sunshine to enjoy.
Then there are two seasons of soccer played by the USL Tampa Bay Rowdies—2012’s NASL champions and 2015’s runner up. Plan an outing to one of the local games using our Tampa Bay Rowdies Soccer Games event calendar.
Your only dilemma will be which sports season you’ll choose to visit!