For nearly a decade now, the Tampa Bay Rowdies have entertained soccer fans in the Tampa Bay region.
In 2010, the Tampa Bay Rowdies began play. In the eight years that have followed, the Rowdies have have established themselves as the soccer team to watch in the Bay Area. Playing at Al Lang Stadium, and outfitted in the green and yellow colors of the original Tampa Bay Rowdies, the Rowdies have fostered a robust soccer culture. Ralph’s Mob, the club’s most loyal supporters, hosts tailgate parties open to anyone (except Orlando City fans) before each match. Ralph’s Mob also does charity work, and promotes the game of soccer in the area. The Rowdies are not just a soccer club; they are a bastion of the beautiful game in the Bay Area.
Tampa Bay Rowdies
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The Tampa Bay Rowdies were founded in 2008 and first took the pitch in 2010. Since 2017, the Rowdies have been members of the United Soccer League (USL) in the second tier of the American soccer pyramid. They formerly played in the North American Soccer League (NASL) (from 2011 to 2016) and USSF Division 2 (in 2010). The Rowdies play their home games at Al Lang Stadium on St. Petersburg's downtown waterfront.
Awards & Accolades
2011: Ricky Hill rejoins the Rowdies as head coach and leads the team to the playoffs. FC Tampa Bay also played its first international friendly, beating the English Premier League’s Bolton Wanderers 1-0. 2012: The team thrives under Hill and wins its second NASL Soccer Bowl Championship, defeating the NSC Minnesota Stars in a penalty kick shootout to claim the trophy. 2013: The season is highlighted by a run to the Fourth Round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, including a 1-0 victory at home over Major League Soccer’s Seattle Sounders FC.
Core values/mission statement
The Rowdies are Tampa Bay's professional soccer team and a member of the United Soccer League. The team plays its games in downtown St. Petersburg.