Tampa unseats Miami on Best Cities in America list for 2021

Tampa, Florida, USA downtown city skyline over the Hillsborough River – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by ESB Professional News Flash! There’s more to Florida than just Miami. While Miami is certainly the most well-known city in the Sunshine State for a number of reasons, people often forget about the other big cities that make Florida—well,

Tampa Bay woman set to represent Florida in 100th Miss America Competition

(Source: Polk County Tourism & Sports Marketing)- via WFLA Petitions to formally change Tampa Bay to “Champa Bay” should seriously be considered because it seems like every game, competition, and contest over the past year has some winning ties to the Bay area. Joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Tampa Bay Lightning, Miss Tampa

Tampa Bay Lightning look to finish off 2021 Stanley Cup run with second consecutive title, Game 1 at home against Montreal Canadiens

TAMPA, FL – JUNE 25: The Tampa Bay Lightning celebrate the game and series victory against the New York Islanders in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Semifinals of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on June 25, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images) The reigning Stanley Cup

Tom Brady led Tampa Bay Buccaneers hoist Lombardi Trophy for first time since 2003

Courtesy: NFL Images Was it ever in doubt that a Tom Brady led team would lose on football’s biggest stage? Well, it depends who you ask.  Coming into Super Bowl LV (55), Florida’s home team was a 3.5 point underdog, despite the clear advantage they had playing on their home field, the first team to

Super Bowl LV stage is set: Tampa Bay Buccaneers become first host city to play with home-field advantage

Quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bruce Arians celebrating after NFC Championship win on Jan. 24, 2021. Courtesy: Stacy Revere – Getty Images The stage is set for what is likely to be the most-watched television broadcast of 2021—Super Bowl LV. While this year has certainly brought its fair share of challenges and obstacles, one

FDOT announces $67 million contribution to expanding Tampa Streetcar service

Rendering of future TECO Streetcar Line. Courtesy: InVision Tampa.gov Tampa Bay’s TECO Line Streetcar just received a massive boost from the Florida Department of Transportation in the form of a $67 million state match donation to expand the Hillsborough County transit service. The FDOT contribution brings the streetcar line one step closer to expanding north

Tampa Bay’s Busch Gardens welcomes Speedy Revamp to storied Wooden Coaster— Meet Iron Gwazi, the fastest and tallest coaster of its kind

Courtesy: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay A video released by Busch Gardens has surfaced showing the all-new additions to the once wood-only rollercoaster at the popular Florida theme park. Gwazi, as it once was called, was a dueling wooden roller coaster with opposing running tracks named Lion and Tiger; the name originated from a fabled creature

Rare first edition maps of Florida on display in Tampa exhibit

Courtesy: Naples Florida Weekly It’s crazy to think that up until the early 2000s, a map was the GPS of the past. Now, two decades removed from GPS’s popularization, we entrust our cars and smartphones to lead us to our destination. Turn right in 500 feet. Wrong.  Even with the countless leaps in technology, our

City of Tampa Awarded Grant from USDOT

The Tampa Riverwalk. Photo: www.tampa.maps.arcgis.com A federal transportation grant of $24M is being awarded to the City of Tampa to extend the west portion of Riverwalk North and connect to nearby neighborhoods. The grant is awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant. The money will pay