The Clearwater area hosts several professional sports teams including the following - follow link to see schedules:
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (National Football League)
- Tampa Bay Rays (Major League Baseball)
- Tampa Bay Lightning(National Hockey League)
- Clearwater Threshers (Minor League Baseball)
- Tampa Bay Rowdies (North American Soccer League)
- Philadelphia Phillies spring training(Major League Baseball)
Tampa Bay Area Stadiums and Teams
- Raymond James Stadium, Tampa - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg - Tampa Bay Rays
- Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa - Tampa Bay Lightning
- Bright House Networks Field, Clearwater - Philadelphia Phillies and Clearwater Threshers
Clearwater Threshers Baseball
- Clearwater's Minor League Baseball team
- Schedule: April - August
- Location: Bright House Networks Field
- Phone: 727-467-4457
Tampa Bay Rays Baseball
- Location: Tropicana Field, One Tropicana Dr., St. Petersburg, FL 33705
- Phone: 888-326-7297, 727-825-3137
Apart from its reputation as a wonderful residential community and exciting tourist destination, Clearwater is also a hub of professional and amateur sports. Clearwater and nearby areas have several popular and well-equipped sports stadiums for various sports. Almost every type of sport has its place in Clearwater. A visitor to Clearwater will invariably find a variety of tournaments at any part of the year. Being a spectator at one of the world-class stadiums is one of the principal attractions of the city. In addition, the city is also the seat of a range of professional organizations involved in training and organizing tournaments.
World-Class Sports Stadiums
Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium is dedicated to football and soccer and is the home to NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers and NCAA's South Florida Bulls. With a capacity to accommodate over 75,000, the stadium proudly hosts some of the most important annual tournaments like the annual Outback Bowl and the Superbowl of Motorsports monster truck event. Heralded as the crown jewel of the NFL, the highlights of the stadium are its wide video screens, total ADA compliance, and an attractive replica of a pirate ship.
Since 1998, St. Petersburg’s Tropicana field is the principal base of The Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball (MLB). With 1.1 million square feet area, the field was the first to introduce artificial turf. The dome roof of the stadium is the second largest cable supported dome roof. With a capacity of about 43,500 people, the stadium hosts a range of 16 other sports other than baseball.
Formerly the Ice Palace, Tampa’s Tampa Bay Times Forum is the home for Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League, and the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League, with a capacity of 19,500 for hockey and 21,500 for center-staged events. The events that are conducted here include Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, U2, different concerts and figure skating.
With a capacity to house 8,500 spectators, Bright House Networks Field is a baseball stadium at Clearwater. This is the spring training base for the Philadelphia Phillies and the home for the Class A Florida State League Clearwater Threshers. Earlier, the Phillies were using the Jack Russell Memorial Stadium, which is one of the oldest stadiums in Florida still used for spring training.