Hey gang!  Travis here with some very, very exciting news!  You may or may not have heard that Tampa Bay is one of 27 finalist potential host cities for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup Bid.

I'll give you a second to stop jumping up and down like we were!  Ok, now is where we need your help to make this happen! 

The USA Bid Committee has setup a website so that fans from these final 27 cities can show why they should be a host cities for the games should we win the bid in 2018 or 2022!

All you have to do is visit our Tampa Bay GO USA Bid site and sign the petition to show your support for Tampa Bay!  Plus, tell your friends, family, coworkers, neighbors and even people you don't like so we can get to 50,000 signatures! 

Log on to www.GoUSABid.com/TampaBay and join the movement!

Oh, in case hosting the event isn't motivation enough, consider this - the USA Bid Committee has indicated that an FIFA World Cup™ in the United States in 2018 or 2022 would expect to realize an economic impact of $100 MILLION PER GAME.  PLUS, the overall impact of $6.4 billion for the FIFA World Cup™ would be the most ever realized for a sporting event anywhere in the world. 

So, get out there and start telling people!  We'll be checking back in with updates about how many votes we have...so stay tuned! 

and as always, keep checking back for more information about this and other Tampa Bay area events and other great things to do in Tampa Bay!