There’s nothing quite like pulling out the grill on a hot summer day and cheering on your favorite sports team with a cold drink and a kebab in hand. Luckily, Tampa Bay’s sports scene is experiencing a renaissance, quickly turning Tampa into a hub for sports fans of all kinds. Today, we want to give you guys the inside scoop on the many successful sports teams worth rooting for in Tampa Bay.
1. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Before the Buccaneers’ massive Super Bowl win last season, the team had not gone to the Super Bowl in 18 years. With star players such as famous quarterback Tom Brady in the fold, the Bucs don’t seem ready to let their newfound place as reigning kings in the NFL go anytime soon.
2. The Tampa Bay Lightning
While ice hockey is probably the last thing people think of when they imagine sunny Tampa Bay, the NHL Tampa team Lightning won the Stanley Cup in back-to-back seasons in 2020 and 2021. Combined with the massive Super Bowl win of the Buccaneers, Tampa Bay has recently become known as Champa Bay for all its recent achievements in professional sports.
3. The Tampa Bay Rays
How could we forget America’s favorite pastime? The Rays baseball team also had a standout season last year where they won the title of American League Champions before going on to compete in the World Series. While they didn’t manage to beat the LA Dodgers in the World Series, there’s no doubt they can go toe to toe with the best of the best.
Regardless of what kind of sports you follow, Tampa Bay has become one of the best places to be a sports fan. Why not come here and experience it for yourself?