There’s no surprise that the Tampa Bay sports market is booming. The Tampa Bay Lightning are consistently competing for the NHL Cup, the Buccaneers have become a staple in the NFL playoffs, and USF Bulls have new life with their new head coach.
Also, let’s not forget about the USL Tampa Bay Rowdies and MLB Rays that play in St. Petersburg. While it may seem like there’s a lot of competition for attention in the market, that hasn’t stopped a women’s pro soccer league from establishing their own place in Tampa.
The city has announced that Super League, a women’s pro soccer league, will be creating a franchise in Tampa. At the moment, no players have been announced. However, the the location of where their home games will be played has.
Tampa Bay Mayor Jane Castor and a few other city leaders unveiled plans to transform a local high schools football field into 5,000 seat stadium. Howard Blake High School was announced as the lucky high school to receive the upgrade.
Next to a local hot spot, Armature Works, the high school is situated right off the river and just a few minutes from the historical Ybor City. The Hillsborough County School Board still has to approve the decision.
Needless to say, this is a great move if approved due to the proximity to the downtown area. Although the league’s inaugural season doesn’t start until August of 2024, it is a good sign into the growing investment into women’s sports.