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Sports teams in the Tampa Bay area fall in one of 4 classifications: MLB, NFL, AFL and the NHL. In college, sports teams are dominated by the Tampa U. Spartans and the USF Bulls.
Professional Sports Teams
The Tampa Bay Rays play professional baseball at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Rays won the AL Pennant in 2008. After winning this title, the team changed the name of the team from Tampa Bay Devil Rays to Tampa Bay Rays.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, or Bucs as they're commonly known, play football in the NFL. Raymond James Stadium hosts the NFL home games. The Bucs won the Super Bowl XXXVII after the 2002 football season. In 2006, Matt Bryant scored a 62-yard kick that clinched the game against the Eagles. This feat is second just to the sixty-three (63) yard NFL record for field goals.
The Arena Football League or AFL is the cornerstone of the Tampa Bay Storm team that plays their games at the Amalie Arena. Arena football is a type of football that's played in an indoor stadium on a much smaller field. A founding member of the AFL, The Storm has currently won five ArenaBowl championships since their inception in 1987.
The Tampa Bay Lightning is the professional ice hockey team that plays in the National Hockey League (NHL). They come from the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the NHL. Their home games are at Amalie Arena, and they're frequently called the Bolts. Founded in 1992, the Tampa Bay Lightning won two Division Championships in 2003 - 2004 and the Stanley Cup in 2004.
Collegiate Sports Teams
The University of South Florida Bulls Football team plays their games at the Raymond James Stadium. The Bulls Football team plays Division I NCAA football, and the team belongs to the Big East Conference incorporating sixteen universities in the Eastern part of the US. They began to play in 1997, and their current games air on the radio in the Tampa Bay area. You can also catch the games on the ESPN network.
Tampa U. Spartans, the collegiate team from the University of Tampa, started contending at the college level in 1993. They have risen to end up being a force to contend with in the Sunshine State Conference, at Division II of the NCAA. The Spartans have won various titles in the NCAA Division II league consisting of baseball in 2006 and 2007 and ladies' soccer in 2007. Tampa Stadium plays host to the team's games.
Both professional and college sports teams are plentiful in the area. From basketball to baseball, you're sure to find the team that plays your preferred game from the long list of professional clubs and the two leading University organizations. Book your Tampa Bay Rays tickets for the next time you're in the Tampa area and enjoy the action on the field!