Sports Commission

Tampa Bay Sports Commission

The Tampa Bay Sports Commission is a private, non-profit, 501c3, charitable corporation that serves the entire Tampa Bay area as the lead organization for bidding on and hosting premiere sports and entertainment events.

The Tampa Bay Sports Commission works to unite all interests in the Bay Area under one full-service approach that provides leadership and guidance for the benefit of all parties involved in the bidding and hosting process. Working in partnership with Visit Tampa Bay, our community’s convention and visitors bureau, we provide a one-stop-shop for all interested parties looking to bring their event to the Tampa Bay region.

If you have any questions, or would like more information regarding available partnership opportunities for the Tampa Bay Sports Commission, please contact Tony Diaz at




Rob Higgins
Executive Director
P: 813.342.4076
F: 813.218.3376
Jason Aughey
Senior Director
P: 813.218.3813
F: 813.218.3313
Claire Lessinger
Sales & Events Manager
P: 813.342.4075
F: 813.218.3375
Tony Diaz
Sales & Events Manager
P: 813.218.3892
F: 813.218.3392
Michael Farrant
Multimedia Specialist
P: 813.342.4077
F: 813.218.3377
Jenna Smith
Event Development Institute Coordinator
P: 813.342.4065
F: 813.218.3365