October 2018 Edition

Kickoff Series Featuring USA vs. Colombia Set for Thursday, Oct.11 at Raymond James Stadium

More than 27,000 tickets have been sold for the next stop of the U.S. MNT's Kickoff Series when the United States will host 14th-ranked Colombia at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. FS1, UniMas and UDN will broadcast the match beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET. [KICKOFF SERIES TICKETS

The match could set an attendance record for a MNT visit to Tampa. A crowd of 31,547 witnessed a Landon Donovan hat trick in a 3-0 win against Ecuador on March 25, 2007 in the same venue. The U.S. is coming off a 1-0 win against archrival Mexico on Sept. 11 in Nashville, with 19-year-old Tyler Adams scoring his first international goal in the shutout victory. 

Tickets are on sale through ussoccer.com and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. [Note: Tickets are not sold at Raymond James Stadium except on the day of the event.] Groups of 20 or more can order directly at ussoccer.com. Ultimate Fan Tickets (special VIP packages that include a premium ticket, a custom-made official U.S. National Team jersey with name and number, VIP access to the field before the game, and other unique benefits) are also available exclusively through ussoccer.com. 

Purchase tickets here

A Day of Tampa Bay with U.S. Soccer

U.S. Men's Soccer National Team Coach Dave Sarachan, after his squads victory over Mexico, spent 24 hours in Tampa Bay getting fans and media ready for the October 11 matchup with Colombia. Watch the video to relive this moment. 

2018 NAGAAA Gay Softball World Series Culminates in Tampa Bay

A record-setting event, Tampa Bay was proud to host the 42nd Annual Gay Softball World Series. In total, 194 teams, 3,000 participants, 770 games and use of six venues capped a memorable week!

Read the full recap HERE

Join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the 6th Annual Treasure Chests 5K and Fun Run  

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Come join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the 6th Annual Treasure Chests 5K and Fun Run, powered by Jabil on Sunday, October 21 before the Buccaneers take on the Cleveland Browns. This year is your chance to finish inside the Buccaneers' all-new indoor practice facility at One Buccaneer Place.  A portion of the proceeds go to breast cancer research and patient services in the Tampa Bay area.  To register, visit Buccaneers.com/race today! Brought to you by Jabil and Coca-Cola Beverages Florida.

Register HERE

Get in on the 2019 NCAA Women's Final Four Action!

The 2019 NCAA Women's Final Four is set to arrive in Tampa Bay for a third time in April 2019! Games are slated for April 5 & 7 at Amalie Arena, but fun, FREE, family-friendly events will be happening throughout the week! Stay current with all the latest news and updates by signing up for our host committee Women's Final Four newsletter below, or make sure to stop by one of our upcoming trophy tour stops and get your photo with the National Championship trophy!


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Bolt to the Blue Line at the 18th Annual Florida Hospital Bolt Run presented by Dasani- featuring the first-ever finisher’s circle inside AMALIE ARENA! A portion of each registration will be donated to benefit prostate cancer research and patient services via the Lightning Foundation.

Register NOW to run, walk, or cheer! 

Entertainment, Tailgate Food; Highlight Fifth Annual Tampa Bay's Tailgate Taste Fest

Thousands came through Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park on Saturday, October 6 to celebrate the Fifth Annual Tampa Bay's Tailgate Taste Fest presented by Coca-Cola Florida. The free event featured country music stars Jimmie Allen and Craig Campbell as well as many of the top restaurants in Tampa Bay who brought their best tailgate dishes. Local franchises brought their street teams to highlight the Fan Zone, in addition to the VIT (Very Important Tailgater) tent presented Kiolbassa. Check out photos from the day below. 

Tailgate Taste Fest Photos

After School All-Stars Tampa Bay Announces Corporate Challenge

After School All-Stars Tampa Bay is proud to partner with the City of Tampa to present the first-ever Tampa Bay Corporate Challenge (TBCC) on Saturday, November 10 at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park. The event is open to Tampa Bay area companies and will encourage company comradere, networking and of course, competition through a variety of sporting events, including a 5K Run/Walk that is also open to family and friends. Registration for the TBCC and the 5K Run/Walk is now open!

Visit ASASTampaBay.org/Challenge for more details and to register.

Hillsborough County All-Star Baseball Combine Set For October 17

The 9th annual Hillsborough County All-Star Baseball Game takes centerstage again on October 17, 2018 at Jesuit High School. The event aims to highlight many of Hillsborough County's best uncommitted, underclassman baseball players as well as college coaches from around state. The West Team will be coached by Landy Faedo (Alonso) and Bill Leiby (Riverview), while the East side will be captained by Jim Macaluso (King) and Kevin McCray (Robinson)

Admission is FREE and first pitch is slated for 6 p.m. More information will be made available at TampaBaySports.org in the near future. 

Upcoming Youth and Amateur Events

October 11
U.S Men's Soccer vs. Colombia at Raymond James Stadium

October 17
Hillsborough County All-Star Baseball Combine

October 26–28
GSA Halloween Havoc Super Regional

November 2-4
MyHockey Tournament's Tampa Fall Classic

November 3-4
USA Ultimate College Mixed Regionals

November 3-4
Florida Fall Classic

November 7-11
U.S. Amateur Pool Championship

November 7
Ed Sheeran Concert

November 8-11
25th Annual Tampa AM

November 8-11
Central Florida Hunter Jumper Zone

November 12-17
Norwich City Football Club Training Camp

November 17-21
Florida Marching Band Championships

November 21-25
49th Annual Thanksgiving Horse Show

November 27-30
PGA Tour Champions Q-School Finals 

Click HERE for a full list of calendar events as well as details on the events above.

Tampa Bay Sports Commission Volunteer Opportunities

The goals of the volunteer program are to provide an enthusiastic and warm welcome to guests visiting the area, provide information to visitors, and contribute to the general atmosphere of excitement surrounding the event. We work hard to ensure that our events are a tremendous success for the student-athletes, community and fans. The premier sporting events rely on the help and support of volunteers, without whom, all of our events could not run. To volunteer for any of our upcoming events, email Tony Diaz at TDiaz@TampaBaySports.org or visit the link below.

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