Root for the Home Team with Garden Communities Florida

From professional teams and games to outdoor activities, there are plenty of ways to get your sports fix in Tampa. Here at Garden Communities Florida, we strive to keep our residents active and happy, and sports are a fantastic way to do that. Whether you are a fan of baseball, basketball, soccer, football, or any other sport, calling one of our Tampa properties home will bring you right to the place for top-notch sporting events. With so many amazing teams, exciting games, and other exciting activities, there is something for everyone to enjoy. So, grab your gear and check out a few activity based amenities we offer as well as a tour of some of the top Tampa Florida sports events! 

Garden Communities Tampa, Florida

Living an active life is a happy life! That is why our two properties in Tampa, Florida (The Landings at Cypress Meadows and Compton Place) boast numerous opportunities to stay active and bring that competitive energy to your place-of-living. Each property is home to a swimming pool where you can break out your best swimming stroke and race your friends. If water-based fun is not your speed each property has a fitness center to keep those muscles strong and in top shape.  

Grab a few friends and play some basketball or tennis on one of the courts available to residents at The Landing at Cypress Meadows as well. Then, when you are done competing on your home court check out one of the many sporting events in the exciting city of Tampa, FL. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

An aerial perspective of a Tampa Bay Buccaneers game in progress at Raymond James Stadium.
Raymond James Stadium Source: Wikimedia Commons

When it comes to football in Tampa, there is one name that stands above the rest: the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Known for their passionate fans and thrilling games, catching a Buccaneers game is an experience like no other. Whether you are a die-hard fan or just looking for a fun night out, attending a game at Raymond James Stadium is a must-do in Tampa. 

From the moment you step into the stadium, you will be greeted by an electric atmosphere. The sea of red and pewter jerseys, the sounds of the cannons firing after every touchdown, and the roar of the crowd will send shivers down your spine. You will feel the energy in the air as the team takes the field and the excitement builds with every play. 

But attending a Buccaneers game is about more than just the on-field action. Raymond James Stadium offers a wide range of amenities to enhance your experience. Grab a bite to eat at one of the many food stands offering delicious stadium fare. Check out the team’s merchandise store to pick up some Buccaneers gear and show off your support. And do not forget to explore the stadium itself, which is a sight to behold with its iconic pirate ship and stunning architecture. 

Tampa Bay Lightning 

Tampa Bay Lightning Goalie.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Are you ready to experience the thrill of hockey season in Tampa? Look no further than the Tampa Bay Lightning, the city’s beloved hockey team. The Lightning have established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the National Hockey League (NHL) and attending one of their games is an experience like no other. 

The Amalie Arena, the Lightning’s home arena, is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the excitement of the game. From the moment you step into the arena, you will be captivated by the electrifying atmosphere. The sea of blue and white jerseys, the thunderous applause from the fans, and the sounds of the skates on the ice will send chills down your spine. 

Tampa Bay Rays 

An elevated perspective of the central upper deck at Tropicana Baseball Field in the midst of a game.
Tropicana Field Source: Wikimedia Commons

Are you a fan of America’s favorite pastime? Then you will not want to miss out on catching a Tampa Bay Rays game in the vibrant city of Tampa. As the city’s Major League Baseball team, the Rays have created a devoted fanbase and an electric atmosphere at Tropicana Field. Attending a Rays game is an experience that truly captures the essence of baseball. 

The crack of the bat, the cheers from the crowd, and the smell of fresh popcorn create a nostalgic ambiance that baseball enthusiasts cannot help but love. And when the Rays step onto the field, the energy is palpable. 

Tropicana Field offers a range of amenities to enhance your baseball experience. Grab a hot dog and a cold beverage from one of the concessions stands and settle into your seat to enjoy the game. Take a stroll around the stadium to admire the memorabilia and artwork that celebrates the Rays’ history and accomplishments. And do not forget to visit the team store to pick up some merchandise and show off your support for the Rays. 

USF- Home of the Bulls 

University of South Florida Bulls Green and Gold logo.

Are you a fan of college sports? Then you cannot miss the chance to root for the Bulls at the University of South Florida (USF). Whether it is football, basketball, soccer, or any other sport, the USF Bulls are known for their competitive teams and passionate fans, creating an electric atmosphere at every game.  

But it is not just about the games. USF offers a range of events and promotions throughout the year to engage fans and create a sense of community. Like Seats for Service where you can purchase a package that will sponsor several military personnel tickets to a USF Bulls football game. 

Beyond Game Day 

PGA Tour Logo

After attending an exhilarating game, you might think that your sports adventure in Tampa is over. But fear not, because there are plenty of sports events happening beyond game day that will keep the excitement going.  

Gasparilla Distance Classic  

One event that should not be missed is the Gasparilla Distance Classic. This annual race takes place in February and attracts runners from all over the country. With multiple race options, from a 5K to a half marathon, there is a distance for every level of runner. Not only will you get to test your endurance and push yourself to the limit, but you will also get to take in the stunning views of Tampa Bay as you race through the city. 

PGA Tour- Valspar Championship 

We would be remiss if we did not mention one of the more popular reasons people come to live and retire in the Sunshine State: Golf! As part of the PGA Tour, The Valspar Championship golf tournament attracts some of the world’s top players. Held at the beautiful Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, the tournament offers a chance to watch the pros in action and get a taste of the elegance and precision of the game. 

We will see you at the game! 

Do not let the fun stop on game day! Check out the sports events happening in Tampa and keep the adrenaline pumping. Whether you are racing through the city, watching top golfers compete, or fine-tuning your skills at a clinic, these events are sure to add an extra level of excitement to your Tampa sports adventure.