Tampa Bay Buzz
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December
2014
Winners show their Outback Bowl "fantensity"
  When the Outback Bowl kicks off Jan. 1 at Raymond James Stadium, two fans will get the VIP treatment. Auburn University fan Everett Duke and University of Wisconsin fan Stefanie Gliniany showed the "fantensity" they have for their favorite teams, winning our Outback Bowl VIP Experience photo contest. For being chosen as winners, Duke and Gliniany get round-trip airfare to Tampa Bay for the game and a stay at the Holiday Inn Westshore Aiport hotel. They'll also get:           Two (2) 2015 Outback Bowl game tickets          Two (2) 2015 Outback Bowl Corporate Village passes (game day VIP brunch)          Two (2) 2015 Outback Bowl pregame sideline...
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Tampa Bay? There's an app for that.

You can now carry around everything you need to know about visiting Tampa Bay in one device. Visit Tampa Bay's 2015 Official Visitors Guide is now available as an iPad app. Apple posted the app to its iTunes store this weekend. This is the second year the 80-page guide to discovering Tampa Bay's...

$1 billion overhaul for Channelside

Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik unveiled a vision for Tampa Bay's Channelside district this morning that promises to showcase some of the region's greatest treasures, starting with its waterfront. Vinik, who has assembled nearly 30 acres of largely vacant former industrial land around the...

Tampa Pride gets important sponsor

Tampa Bay's first gay pride parade in more than a decade gained an important sponsor this week -- the City of Tampa. Mayor Bob Buckhorn reversed a 2009 city ban on sponsoring events and agree to let the city contribute to the event set for March 28. The city will cover $35,000 of city services --...

The day the South Florida Railroad came to town

Our friends at the Tampa Bay History Center (@tampabayhistory) reminded us via Twitter that today's the day in 1883 that the South Florida Railroad arrived in Tampa Bay. Railroad baron Henry B. Plant was to west Florida what his competitor, Henry Flagler, was to the cities along Florida's Atlantic...

Le Meridien honored as a Historic Hotel

Le Meridien Tampa, Tampa Bay's newest luxury hotel has been honored by Historic Hotels of America. The hotel opened this year in the extensively renovated 1905 federal courthouse in downtown Tampa. The courthouse, which sat empty for years, is on National Register for Historic Places. Today's what...

Tampa Bay prepares for marriage-minded LGBT couples

With Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage likely to end early next month, Visit Tampa Bay has prepared an ad campaign inviting gay and lesbian couples to choose Tampa and Hillsborough County for their weddings and honeymoons. “This change will open an entirely new market for Tampa Bay tourism,” said...

Have a Ghoulish Good Time this Weekend in Tampa (10/31 - 11/2)

Look's like we have a Friday full of fright with Halloween falling on a Friday this year!!!  Dig out your costumes, the Halloween events continue through the weekend as well as many other events in Tampa Bay offering you a special taste of authentic West Tampa Cuisine to Opera music on the lawn......