Tuesday, January 18, 2011

FC Tampa Bay Moves to St. Petersburg

Professional soccer team FC Tampa Bay, formerly known as the Rowdies, is moving to St. Petersburg. Mayor Bill Foster and team representatives will announce Wednesday morning that the franchise is leaving the confines of Tampa's Steinbrenner Field, where it enjoyed modest success, for St. Pete's Al Lang Field.

Al Lang remains popular in Tampa Bay, but the move will be an interesting experiment in a time where the Rays say they can't draw to Downtown St. Petersburg largely because of location.

For what it's worth, in my humble opinion, the ingress/egress at Tropicana Field is superior to any other venue in Tampa Bay, including Al Lang Field.

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