Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa_Bay_Buccaneers_logo_old Tampa_Bay_Buccaneers_logo_newThe Tampa Bay Buccaneers (a.k.a The Bucs) are a professional American football franchise based in Tampa,Florida, U.S. They are currently members of the South Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The team joined the NFL in 1976 as an expansion team. The Bucs played their first season in the AFC West as part of the 1976 expansion plan. After the season, they switched conferences with the Seattle Seahawks and became part of the NFC.

Raymond_James_StadiumNFL championships: 2002
Stadium: Raymond James Stadium
Location: Tampa
Mascot: Captain Fear
Division: NFC South


Tampa Bay Rays

1000px-Tampa_Bay_RaysALE-TB-Insignia The Tampa Bay Rays are a Major League Baseball (MLB) team based in St. Petersburg, Florida. They are currently a member of the American League East Division. Since their inception, their home venue has been Tropicana Field. Following nearly three decades of unsuccessfully trying to gain an expansion franchise or enticing existing teams to relocate to the Tampa Bay area, an ownership group led by Vince Naimoli was approved in 1995. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays began play in the 1998 Major League Baseball season.

Tropicana_Field_Playing_Field_Opening_Day_2010Stadium: Tropicana Field
Mascot: Raymond
Location: St. Petersburg
Former name: Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Division: American League East


Tampa Bay Lightning

Tampa_Bay_Lightning_LogoTampa_Bay_LightningThe Tampa Bay Lightning (a.k.a The Bolts) are a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). They have one Stanley Cup championship in their history, in 2003–04. There is an accompanying dance team known as the Lightning Girls featured at all home games and community events.

St_Pete_Times_ForumTampaArena: Tampa Bay Times Forum
Location: Tampa
Mascot: ThunderBug
Division: Southeast Division



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