George M. Steinbrenner Field

George M. Steinbrenner Field (formerly known as Legends Field[7]), is a baseball stadium located in Tampa, Florida across Dale Mabry Highway from Raymond James Stadium, home of the National Football League's Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The ballpark was built in 1996 and holds 11,026 people with an addition in right field built in 2007.[8] This ballpark is the largest spring training ballpark in Florida.

George M. Steinbrenner Field serves as the home of the Tampa Tarpons, the New York Yankees' affiliate in the Class A Advanced Florida State League, and is the Yankees' spring training home.[9]

George M. Steinbrenner Field
Legends field
Former namesLegends Field (1996–2008)
Location1 Steinbrenner Drive
Tampa, FL 33614
Coordinates27°58′49″N 82°30′24″W / 27.98028°N 82.50667°WCoordinates: 27°58′49″N 82°30′24″W / 27.98028°N 82.50667°W
OwnerYankee Global Enterprises
OperatorNew York Yankees
Capacity11,026 (2007–present)
10,200 (1996–2006)
Field sizeLeft Field – 318 feet (97 m)
Left-Center – 399 feet (122 m)
Center Field – 408 feet (124 m)
Right-Center – 385 feet (117 m)
Right Field – 314 feet (96 m)[1]
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Broke groundOctober 22, 1994[2]
OpenedMarch 1, 1996
Renovated2016/2017
Construction cost$30 million[3]
($47.9 million in 2018 dollars[4])
ArchitectLescher & Mahoney
Structural engineerMC Engineers, Inc.[5]
Services engineerColwill Engineering[6]
General contractorCase Contracting Company
Tenants
New York Yankees (MLB) (spring training) (1996–present)
Tampa Tarpons (FSL) (1996–present)
Gulf Coast Yankees (GCL) (1996–present)
FC Tampa Bay (NASL) (2010)

Background and stadium history

Tampa was the first spring training site in Florida, beginning in 1913 with the Chicago Cubs.[10] In the ensuing decades, the city hosted several different Major League Baseball teams for spring training and was home to several different minor league squads during the summer, first at Plant Field near downtown and later at Al Lopez Field near West Tampa. This era came to an end in 1988 when, after almost 30 years in Tampa, the Cincinnati Reds moved to new training facilities in Plant City and transferred operation of the Tampa Tarpons, their local minor league affiliate in the Florida State League, to the Chicago White Sox. In 1989, the Tarpons moved to Sarasota and Al Lopez Field was razed, leaving the city with no professional baseball teams and no large baseball venue.

In 1993, the Tampa Sports Authority announced a deal to build a new spring training stadium for the New York Yankees, who had been conducting spring training in Fort Lauderdale.[11] The original plan was to build the facility on the former site of Al Lopez Field, just south of old Tampa Stadium. However, due to objections from the Buccaneers, the new ballpark was instead built about a half-mile to the northwest, directly across Dale Mabry Highway from Tampa Stadium, displacing a Hillsborough County correctional facility.[12]

The ballpark and the surrounding training complex cost approximately $30 million to build and was financed entirely with public funds, mostly from Hillsborough County.[13][14][15] It hosted its first spring training game on March 1, 1996 when the Yankees opened spring training by hosting the Cleveland Indians.[11]

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Stadium exterior.

In 2006, Hillsborough County paid for a $7.5 million expansion to add more seats and amenities behind right field.[16] The addition opened in 2008.

The ballpark was known as Legends Field for the first dozen years of its existence. It was renamed in honor of George Steinbrenner, the Yankees' owner and Tampa resident, on March 27, 2008, when Steinbrenner was in failing health.[9][17] He died in July 2010, and a life-size bronze statue of the late owner was placed in front of the stadium in January 2011.[18]

On April 20, 2016, Hillsborough County commissioners approved a $40 million renovation of George M. Steinbrenner Field, greenlighting an agreement that will keep New York Yankees' spring training in Tampa through 2046. Renovations began after the 2016 season. Improvements included new seats throughout the 10,000-capacity ballpark, roof replacements, a better entry plaza and an upgraded outfield concourse. The renovations also included adding new amenities such as new loge boxes, cabanas, suite upgrades, a right-field beachside bar and bullpen clubs. The bullpen clubs will be installed on both the first base and the third base side. The clubs are composed of two levels; the top tier is exclusively for group tickets, club seat members and loge seating, while the bottom tier features a full bar that all ticket members can access. Additional shaded areas were constructed to protect fans from the sun. The team's spring training practice facility on Himes Avenue was also upgraded. The renovations were completed in time for Spring Training 2017.[19][20]

Design

The dimensions of the field precisely mimic that of the old Yankee Stadium besides new Yankee Stadium, and the scalloped grandstand facade (the frieze) is also meant to invoke the old ballpark in the Bronx. When built, it was the first spring training stadium to include luxury suites.[21] Outside of the stadium are plaques commemorating Yankees whose numbers have been retired.

Other tenant and events

In 2008, Barack Obama held a campaign rally at the ballpark with members of the Tampa Bay Rays, including David Price, who introduced him to the crowd.[22]

In 2010, the ballpark was the home pitch for FC Tampa Bay of the USSF Division 2 Professional League. The club moved across Tampa Bay to Al Lang Field in St. Petersburg for the 2011 season.

On August 9, 2014, the venue hosted the "Carnivores Tour" featuring Linkin Park and Thirty Seconds to Mars along with AFI.

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Panoramic view of a Tampa Tarpons game vs. the Charlotte Stone Crabs

References

  1. ^ "Grapefruit League Ballparks". Ballparks.com. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  2. ^ Wilborn, Paul; Mahan, Mike (October 11, 1994). "Celebrate Opening Day Series: Around Town". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved March 3, 2012.
  3. ^ "It Happens Every Spring: A 110-Year Retrospective of Yankees Spring Training". The Yankee Analysts. February 16, 2011. Archived from the original on February 18, 2011. Retrieved September 27, 2011.
  4. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  5. ^ "Projects". MC Engineers. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  6. ^ "Related Experience - Recreational". Colwill Engineering. Retrieved September 27, 2011.
  7. ^ "New York Yankees to Rename Legends Field in Tampa "George M. Steinbrenner Field"" (Press release). Major League Baseball Advanced Media. February 14, 2008. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  8. ^ Gigley, Chris (September 14, 2005). "Legends Field: The Florida Home of the Yankees". At the Yard. Archived from the original on May 9, 2006. Retrieved February 22, 2006.
  9. ^ a b "George M. Steinbrenner Field". Major League Baseball Advanced Media. 2008. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  10. ^ "2013 – The Quasquicentennial Year of Major League Baseball Spring Training in Florida". Florida Grapefruit League. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  11. ^ a b "Tampa Sports Authority: Timeline". Tampa Sports Authority. Archived from the original on September 28, 2010. Retrieved September 27, 2011.
  12. ^ Scherberger, Tom (January 15, 1994). "Yankees Reject Site South of Stadium". St. Petersburg Times. p. 5B. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  13. ^ "New York Yankees Legends Field Spring Training Facility". Hines. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  14. ^ Troxler, Howard (April 6, 1998). "Survival of the Richest Drives Laws". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved September 28, 2011.
  15. ^ Wilborn, Paul (March 2, 1996). "New Home's Opener". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  16. ^ Varian, Bill (August 1, 2006). "Yankees to Expand Legends Field Seating". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  17. ^ Brassfield, Mike (February 15, 2008). "Legends Field Gets New Name". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  18. ^ Johnson, Neil (January 7, 2011). "Yankees Honor Steinbrenner with Statue". The Tampa Tribune. Archived from the original on January 13, 2011. Retrieved September 28, 2011.
  19. ^ Steve Contorno (April 20, 2016). "Video: Hillsborough County approves $40M Steinbrenner Field renovation to keep the Yankees through 2046". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
  20. ^ George M. Steinbrenner Field Renovations (yankees.com; accessed November 4, 2016)
  21. ^ Scanlan, Dick (March 2, 1996). "Legends Truly a Sign of the Times". Ocala Star-Banner. p. 1D. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  22. ^ Davis, Susan (October 20, 2008). "Tampa Bay Rays Come Out for Obama". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved March 4, 2014.

External links

2010 FC Tampa Bay season

The 2010 FC Tampa Bay season was the first and inaugural season of FC Tampa Bay and only season in the USL Conference of the USSF Division 2 Professional League, the second tier of the American Soccer Pyramid. The USSF D-2 was a temporary professional soccer league created by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) in 2010 to last just one season, as a compromise between the feuding United Soccer Leagues (USL) and the North American Soccer League (NASL).

2010 Miami FC season

The 2010 Miami FC season was the fifth season of the club. Previously, they fielded a team in the USL First Division. Along with other clubs, Miami FC broke away from the previous league to form the new North American Soccer League. Nonetheless, the club fielded a team in the NASL Conference of the USSF Division 2 Professional League, the second tier of the American Soccer Pyramid at the time. (The USSF D2 was a temporary professional soccer league created by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) in 2010 to last just one season. It was a compromise between the debating United Soccer Leagues (USL) and the North American Soccer League (NASL) while the USSF determined which league would eventually receive second or third division status). This year the team finished fourth in the NASL Conference Standings and ninth in the playoff standings, missing the post season. This was the last year of the team as the new NASL was launched the following year. The club connected with the original Fort Lauderdale Strikers club and launched a new team and franchise in the NASL under the Strikers' name starting in the 2011 season.

2010 NSC Minnesota Stars season

The 2010 NSC Minnesota Stars season was the first season of the franchise to be played in the USSF Division 2 Pro League.

Dale Mabry

Dale Mabry (March 22, 1891 – February 21, 1922) was an American World War I aviator.

Mabry, a native of Tallahassee, Florida, was the son of former Florida Supreme Court Justice Milton H. Mabry and Ella Dale Bramlett. He went on to become an airship pilot and captain in the United States Army Air Service. Captain Mabry died piloting the Army airship Roma, a dirigible he was testing, when it crashed in Norfolk, Virginia on February 21, 1922. The event marked the greatest disaster in American aeronautics up to that time, resulting in 34 deaths. Mabry was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. He was survived by a brother, G. E. Mabry, of Tampa, Florida.

Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa, Florida is named for him. It was initially constructed to connect what was then MacDill Field, now MacDill Air Force Base, with then-Drew Field Municipal Airport, now Tampa International Airport. It is a major, highly commercialized roadway through Hillsborough County. Landmarks on this road include Hillsborough Community College, Raymond James Stadium, and George M. Steinbrenner Field. Also in Tampa, Dale Mabry Elementary school is named in his honor. A Tampa restaurant originally named Dale 1891 in his honor was remodeled and renamed during season 4 of Bar Rescue.Dale Mabry Municipal Airport in Tallahassee, Florida, that city's first airport, also bore his name. The original Tallahassee Airport location was on Dale Mabry Field, a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps, later U.S. Army Air Forces flight training facility.

Dale Mabry Highway

Dale Mabry Highway is a north–south road in Tampa, Florida. The majority of its length consists of three lanes each direction plus a central turn-lane and often includes a right-turn lane. It begins at the MacDill Air Force Base entrance in South Tampa and ends by merging with US 41 just north of the Pasco County border. The highway carries multiple designations, carrying US 92 for an approximately five-mile (8.0 km) stretch between Hillsborough Avenue and Gandy Boulevard. It is the longest street in Tampa.Dale Mabry Highway has many items of interest, including Raymond James Stadium, George M. Steinbrenner Field, Tampa International Airport, the Dale Mabry branch of the Hillsborough Community College, Plant High School, Gaither High School, shopping centers, car dealerships and restaurants.

Drew Park

Drew Park is a neighborhood within the city limits of Tampa, Florida. As of the 2010 census the neighborhood had a population of 1,780. The ZIP Codes serving the neighborhood are 33607 and 33614.

Felix Lopez (businessman)

Félix M. López, Jr. (Havana, April 1, 1954) is a Cuban-born American sports executive.

Lopez moved to Tampa, Fla., in 1969 and later graduated from Cam Tech School of Construction.

He is the Executive Vice President/Chief International Officer for the New York Yankees. His current responsibilities include overseeing the daily operations of George M. Steinbrenner Field, the Himes Player Development Complex and the Single-A Tampa Yankees. He is also involved with the Yankees' Latin Baseball Academy in Boca Chica, Dominican Republic, as well as player development in Latin America. He also serves on the boards of Yankee Global Enterprises, LLC, and Legends Hospitality, LLC.

Under Mr. Lopez's supervision, the Yankees spring training home in Tampa, Fla., has undergone several structural enhancements and renovations, including the expansion of field box seating and the redesign of the Yankees' clubhouse facilities. Fan-friendly amenities have been at the forefront of Mr. Lopez's operational strategy, including the design of the Brighthouse Networks Dugout Club, located underneath the field box seats behind home plate. In addition, Mr. Lopez was instrumental in developing the new Tampa Tribune Deck, which was unveiled in 2008. Located beyond the right field wall, the unique and intimate structure features picnic-style seating the 500 people, private concessions and a full bar. In January 2010, Mr. Lopez headed a Yankees delegation that took the club's 2009 World Series trophy to the Dominican Republic. The visit included stops at the Presidential Palace, U.S. Embassy, National Police Headquarters and Santo Domingo's Quisqueya Stadium for a Dominican Winter League playoff game.

Before Joining the Yankees, Mr. Lopez was the president of Architecture Design & Construction, Inc., a company specializing in commercial construction in the Southeastern United States.

He is a member of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Florida and Nobles of the Mystic Shrine of North America. He also serves on the board of the Gold Shield Foundation and contributes to the efforts of the Police Athletic League (PAL) Mr. Lopez is married to Jessica Steinbrenner and is the son-in-law to George M. Steinbrenner III. He has three children (Felix M. Lopez III, Jessica A. Lopez, and Vanessa L. Lopez) and resides in Tampa, Fla. with his wife and family.

Florida State League

The Florida State League is a Minor League Baseball league based in the state of Florida. It is one of three leagues currently classified as Class A-Advanced, the third highest classification of minor leagues. Each team in the league is affiliated with a Major League Baseball team, and most play in their affiliate's spring training facility.

The league was founded in 1919, and has continued almost entirely uninterrupted to the present day.

Gulf Coast League

The Gulf Coast League is a rookie-level Minor League Baseball league that operates in Florida, United States. Together with the Arizona League, it forms the lowest rung on the North American minor-league ladder.

GCL teams play at the minor league spring training complexes of their parent Major League Baseball clubs and are owned by those parent clubs. Admission is not charged and no concessions are operated at the teams' games. The players assigned to this level are first-year players who are drafted in the MLB entry draft a few weeks prior to the start of the GCL season, and emphasis is therefore placed on skill development, rather than competitive play.

Gulf Coast League Yankees

The Gulf Coast League Yankees (or GCL Yankees) are the Rookie League affiliate of Major League Baseball's New York Yankees. The GCL Yankees play in Tampa, Florida at the Yankee Complex. The team is composed mainly of players who are in their first year of professional baseball either as draftees or non-drafted free agents.

The GCL Yankees have won the Gulf Coast League championship twelve times, most recently in 2017 by the GCL Yankees East squad.

List of Major League Baseball spring training cities

The following is a list of current and former Major League Baseball spring training cities.

List of baseball parks in Tampa Bay, Florida

This is a list of venues used for professional baseball in the region of Florida called Tampa Bay. It includes Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and neighboring cities. The information shown is a summary of the information contained in the references listed.

(name unknown)

Occupant: Tampa, Florida State League (1892 only)Plant Field (opened 1899) known as Pepin-Rood Stadium in final years (1971–2002)

Occupants – spring training:

Chicago Cubs – National League (1913-16)

Boston Red Sox – American League (1919)

Washington Senators – AL (1920s)

Detroit Tigers – AL (1930s)

Cincinnati Reds – NL (1930-54)

Chicago White Sox – AL (1954)

Occupants – minor league and university

Tampa Smokers – Florida State League (1919–1927)

Tampa Smokers – Southeastern League (1928–1930)

Tampa Smokers – West Coast League (1932)

Tampa Smokers – Florida International League (1946–1954)

University of Tampa (1933-36)

Location: Horse race track – on grounds east of North Boulevard and south of Cass Street.

Currently: University of Tampa athletic fields complex(name unknown) (opened fall 1908)

Occupant: St. Petersburg Saints (1908–1911)

Location: "Northeast side of Mirror Lake". Flooded by the expanding lake in 1911. Would have been about Third Avenue North and Sixth Street North.Symonette Field

Occupant: St. Petersburg Saints (1912–1914)

Location: "Tangerine Avenue just west of 40th Street."Coffee Pot Park a.k.a. Sunshine Park (opened 1914)

Occupants – spring training:

St. Louis Browns – AL (1914)

Philadelphia Phillies – NL (1915–1918)

Indianapolis Indians – American Association (1921)

Occupant – minor league:

St. Petersburg Saints – Independent (1914–1919), FSL (1920–1928)

Location: St. Petersburg – "The head of Coffee Pot Bayou" – approximately 22nd Avenue North and First Street North (the actual bayou is northeast of that site a few blocks)

Currently: Residential housing.Moore Field

Occupant – spring training:

Indianapolis Indians AA (1921) (sources contradict)

Occupant – minor league:

St. Petersburg Saints – Florida State League (1920) (sources contradict)

Location: St. Petersburg – "Fourth Street, Seventh Avenue South".Clearwater Athletic Field orig. Brooklyn Field

Occupants – spring training:

Brooklyn Robins (Dodgers) – NL (1923–1932)

Cleveland Indians – AL (1942)

Philadelphia Phillies – NL (1947–1954)

Occupant – minor league (unconfirmed):

Clearwater Pelicans – FSL (1924 – partial season)

Location: Clearwater – Pennsylvania Avenue (west – third base?), Seminole Street (north – left field?), Palmetto Street (south – first base?), Greenwood Avenue (now North Martin Luther King Jr Avenue) (east – right field?) "Home plate was located on Pennsylvania Avenue, which ran south to north along the third base line, near Seminole Street. Left field ran parallel to Palmetto Street, and right field ran parallel to Greenwood Ave. The grandstand was destroyed by fire in April 1956."

Currently: North Greenwood Recreation and Aquatic Complex.St. Petersburg Athletic Park a.k.a. Waterfront Park (opened 1923)

Occupants – spring training:

Boston Braves NL (1921 or 1922–1937)

New York Yankees – AL (1925–1942,1946–1947)

St. Louis Cardinals – NL (1938–1942,1946–1947)

Occupant – minor league:

St. Petersburg Saints – Florida State League (1921–1928)

Location: Same as Al Lang Field (see below)Al Lang Stadium (opened 1947) a.k.a. Al Lang Field

Occupants – spring training

New York Yankees – AL (1947–1950, 1952–1961)

St. Louis Cardinals – NL (1947–1997)

New York Giants – NL (1951)

New York Mets – NL (1962–1987)

Baltimore Orioles – AL (1991–1995)

Tampa Bay Rays – AL (1998–2008)Canada national baseball team (2011–present)

Netherlands national baseball team (2011–present)

Nexen Heroes (spring training) Korea Baseball Organization (2011–present)Occupants – minor league and university

St. Petersburg Saints – Florida International League (1947–1954); Florida State League (1955–1965); St. Petersburg Cardinals – FSL (1965–1997)

St. Petersburg Pelicans – SPBA (1989–1990)

ACC Tournament (1997, 2002)

St. Petersburg Devil Rays – FSL (1998–2000)

C-USA Tournament (2000)Location: St. Petersburg – Second Avenue Southeast (north – home plate), Bay Shore Drive Southeast and then Tampa Bay (east – left field corner), Fourth Avenue South (south – center field), First Street Southeast (west – right field corner).

Currently: Used for soccer.Jack Russell Memorial Stadium (1955–2003) org. Jack Russell Field

Occupants – spring training:

Philadelphia Phillies – NL (1955–2003)

Occupants – minor league:

Clearwater Phillies – FSL (1985–2003)

Location: Clearwater – 800 Phillies Drive (west – third base); Palmetto Street (north – left field), North Jefferson Avenue (east – right field), Seminole Street (south – first base) – one block directly east of the site of Clearwater Athletic Field.Al Lopez Field (opened 1955)

Occupants – spring training

Chicago White Sox – AL (1955–1959)

Cincinnati Reds – NL (1960–1987)

Occupant – minor league

Tampa Tarpons – FSL (1957–1988)

Location: Tampa – Northeast quadrant of what is now the Raymond James Stadium complex.Tropicana Field (opened 1990) previously Florida Suncoast Dome and Thunderdome

Occupant:

Tampa Bay Rays – American League (1998–present)

Location: St. Petersburg – 1 Tropicana Drive – Stadium Drive and then Interstate 175 (south), 16th Street South and then Interstate 275 (west), Pinellas Trail and then First Avenue (north), parking lots and then 10th Street South (east). Edge of complex is about 10 block straight west of Al Lang Field.George M. Steinbrenner Field (opened 1996)

Occupant – spring training:

New York Yankees – AL (1996–present)

Occupants – minor league:

Tampa Tarpons – FSL (1996–present)

Gulf Coast Yankees – Gulf Coast League (1990–present)

Location: Tampa – 1 Steinbrenner Drive – Immediately northwest of Raymond James Stadium complex, across North Dale Mabry HighwayBright House Field

Occupant – spring training:

Philadelphia Phillies – NL (2004–present)

Occupant – minor league:

Clearwater Threshers – FSL (2004–present)

Location: Clearwater – 601 Old Coachman Road – Just east of where Sharky Road T's into Old Coachman Road

Scott Buete

Scott Buete (born July 23, 1980 in Bowie, Maryland) is a retired American soccer player and soccer coach who last played for the Baltimore Blast. He is currently the assistant coach of the Maryland Terrapins men's soccer program.

Steinbrenner

Steinbrenner may refer to:

Members of the Steinbrenner family

George Steinbrenner (1930–2010), American businessman, former New York Yankees owner

Hal Steinbrenner, part-owner of the New York Yankees along with his brother Hank; son of George and Joan

Hank Steinbrenner, part-owner of the New York Yankees along with his brother Hal; son of George and Joan

Joan Steinbrenner (1935–2018), vice-chair of the New York Yankees baseball team

Gene Steinbrenner, baseball player

George M. Steinbrenner Field, Tampa, Florida baseball field named after George Steinbrenner

Steinbrenner High School, Lutz, Florida school named for George Steinbrenner

SS Henry Steinbrenner, freighter

Tampa Bay Rowdies

The Tampa Bay Rowdies are an American professional soccer team based in St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S. The club was founded in 2008 and first took the pitch in 2010. Since 2017, the Rowdies have been members of the USL Championship 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), which were also second-tier leagues. The Rowdies play their home games at Al Lang Stadium on St. Petersburg's downtown waterfront.

The current club shares its name, logo, and some of its club culture with the original Tampa Bay Rowdies, who were active from 1975 until 1993, most notably in the original North American Soccer League. The owners of the current club announced their intention to use the old Rowdies' trademarks at its introductory press conference in 2008. However, licensing issues forced the club to use the name FC Tampa Bay until December 2011, when it gained full rights to the Rowdies name and other intellectual property. The current Rowdies have always used the same green and yellow color scheme and "hoops" as the original team, even when they could not yet use the Rowdies name.The Rowdies captured the NASL championship in Soccer Bowl 2012, and their team shield includes two stars: one for their 2012 win and one for the 1975 Soccer Bowl championship won by the original Rowdies. The club has had a long-standing rivalry with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, with whom they have contested the Florida Derby since the original Rowdies and Strikers first met in 1977.

In October 2018, the Tampa Bay Rays, the area's Major League Baseball franchise, announced plans to purchase the Rowdies and assume control of Al Lang Stadium.

Tampa Rockets

The Tampa Rockets were a baseball team that played in the Florida State Negro League in the 1940s. Notable players that played for the Rockets include Walter Lee Gibbons and Raydell "Bo" Maddix. Both of them went on to play for the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro American League.

Tampa Tarpons

The Tampa Tarpons are a Minor League Baseball team based in Tampa, Florida. They are members of the Florida State League (FSL) and are the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the New York Yankees Major League Baseball team. Home games are played at George M. Steinbrenner Field, which is also the spring training home of the New York Yankees and incorporates design elements from old Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.

The team was established in 1994 as the Tampa Yankees and played for twenty-three seasons under that name. Before the 2018 season, the team was rebranded as the "Tampa Tarpons", reviving a name that had been used by an earlier FSL franchise for over thirty years. Since their inception, the club has won five league championships, in 1994, 2001, 2004, 2009, and 2010.

Yankee Global Enterprises

Yankee Global Enterprises, LLC, formerly YankeeNets, LLC, is an American company which owns the New York Yankees baseball team, along with a majority stake in YES Network and the New York City FC soccer team. It was formed in 1999 and is controlled by the family of George Steinbrenner. Other investors including Lester Crown, Donald Marron and Jerry Speyer own minority stakes.

The company was originally created as YankeeNets, through a merger between the Yankees and the New Jersey Nets.

Yendry Diaz

Yendry Díaz Pérez (born June 5, 1987 in Matanzas) is a Cuban footballer.

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