Tampa Bay Blog

Category - Sports & Outdoor Recreation
  • spike_at_busch_gardens_tampa_w1024
    January 8, 2015
    There's a new tusker in town at Busch Gardens Tampa . Ganesh (aka Spike), a male Asian elephant, has settled into the theme park's wildlife collection after relocating from the Calgary Zoo in Canada. He's joining the five female Asian elephants Busch Gardens Tampa already has on display in the elephant habitat across from the park's Animal Care Center. Park officials hope 33-year-old Spike will play a big role in Busch Gardens Tampa's conversation efforts. As part of the...
  • header_raymond_james_stadium_w1024
    December 23, 2014
    Tampa Bay will be the star of this year's Outback Bowl Preview Special, set to air three times before Wisconsin and Auburn meet at Raymond James Stadium on New Year's Day. The preview show will showcase some of the best that Tampa Bay has to offer -- especially for those fans planning to spend days in town before and after the game. The half-hour show is produced by the bowl organizers and looks at the Auburn and Wisconsin match-up with coach and player interviews. It also spend time
  • auburn_winner
    December 23, 2014
    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...
  • bikeshare1_w1024
    December 15, 2014
    In Tampa Bay, a great outdoor experience is never far away. With great weather year-round and an abundance of sports facilities, it's no wonder we ranked near the top of Wallet Hub's 2014 Best and Worst Cities for and Active Lifestyle . We placed 6th on the ranking of the country's 100 biggest cities. We were one notch behind Orlando (No. 5) and well above our neighbor across the bay, St. Petersburg (No. 33). Even Miami (No. 49) came in lower. At the bottom of the list: Several...
  • 12_bayshoreboulevard_w1024
    December 9, 2014
    When you visit Tampa Bay, you'll go home some great memories -- and a few bucks still in your wallet. That's because Tampa Bay knows how to have a good time without spending a lot of money. The region ranks No. 2 on DealCrunch.com's new 15 Most Frugal Cities list. Here's what DealCrunch has to say about us: "Locals and visitors can find great deals all over this city and enjoy entertainment and food at a low price. Tampa offers free attractions such as Yuengling Brewery,...
  • bikeshare1_w1024
    November 25, 2014
    Leave the car in the parking garage: You can get around Tampa Bay on two wheels. After a members-only kick-off Nov. 17 , Coast Bike Share will open to non-members on Dec. 7. All you need is a credit card to get moving on one of their 300 sky-blue bikes. Stations are scattered across downtown, Ybor City and other popular neighborhoods like Historic Hyde Park. The bikes are sturdy and built for city riding. They have a front basket so you can keep both hands on the handlebars. They have a
  • coastbikeshare_w1024
    November 18, 2014
    You can put your mettle to the pedal and get around downtown Tampa on two wheels when you rent from Coast Bike Share . Tampa Bay's new bike share program kicked off Monday, Nov. 17, with Mayor Bob Buckhorn leading the pack on a short ride in Ybor City. The bike share system is open for anyone who have signed on as a member of the for-profit company. Non-members and tourists will get access to bikes starting Dec. 7. Renting from Coast Bike Share is a simple as swiping a credit card. Each...
  • front_2_revised_small_w640
    August 6, 2014
    Ranked as one of the largest gun stores in the nation- bigger than the average Publix to be exact, Shooters World in Tampa is the ultimate indoor gun range, retail store and home to a wide variety of firearm training and marksmanship classes. The place is unbelievably gorgeous (not what most people envision a gun range would look like) and the people working inside are friendly and happy to help you in whatever your mission may be. Whether you are looking to purchase your first gun or looking
  • blog_uswnt_052014
    May 28, 2014
    U.S. SOCCER FANS REJOICE! More great news coming out of Tampa Bay as U.S. Soccer recently announced that Raymond James Stadium will host a friendly between the U.S. Soccer Women’s National Team and France on June 14 at 7:30 p.m. This is only the second appearance for the women inside Raymond James, defeating the Korea Republic back in 2008 during the team’s post-Olympic Tour. It is, however, the sixth time the U.S. WNT have come into our Tampa Bay community, where they have...
  • YMCA Gymnastics National Championships Volunteers!
    May 19, 2014
    Long time no speak, Tampa Friends! No worries, however, as we'll regularly be posting updates on what's hot in the world of Tampa Bay sports and entertainment from this point on! Big news coming out of the Tampa Bay sports world over the last few weeks. From the upcoming NCBA DI World Series (5/23-30) and pulse-pumping Sunset Music Festival (5/23-24), to the U.S. Women's National team's visit on June 14th and our 4th Annual Sneaker Soiree on June 18th, excitement is at a...