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Sports and Recreation

While Bilmar Beach Resort is an oasis unto itself—sports fans will be thrilled that Tampa's celebrated sports arenas and games are just a short drive away. In fact, there is even a trolley that takes spectators directly to downtown St. Petersburg as well as select sports arenas, so you won't have to worry about the stress of traffic and parking.

A Major Sports Destination

From the Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL team at the celebrated Raymond James Stadium and the Tampa Bay Rays MLB baseball team at Tropicana Field to New York Yankee Spring Training at the George M. Steinbrenner "Legends" Field to the St. Pete Forum, home to  the Tampa Bay Lighting NHL team and the University of South Florida Bulls College Athletic teams,  sports fans will have plenty to cheer about. So, what kinds of fun awaits sports fans in Tampa? Well, these stadiums and their teams should be quite enough for even the most die-hard sports enthusiasts:

Legends Field

Better known as the George M. Steinbrenner Field, Legends Field serves as the New York Yankees Major League Spring Training Complex, which is open to spectators. Regarded as one of the premier Spring training complexes in the country, the George M. Steinbrenner Field is also home to the Florida State League Tampa Yankees baseball team. Check out the site for upcoming event schedules.

Tropicana Field

This 1.1 million square-foot field, complete with a one-of-a-kind design tailored to provide the ultimate experience for fans and players alike is home to the well-loved Tampa Bay Rays Major League Baseball team. The technological services and special spots for fans are so special that no MLB stadiums in the country can compare. Check out the site for upcoming event schedules  including the December St. Petersburg Bowl featuring match ups between the Big East and Conference USA football conferences.   Located only 6 miles from our front door you can literally see the stadium from our Palms Guest Rooms.

Raymond James Stadium

Raymond James Stadium is so impressive that pros and fans alike consider it the "crown jewel" of the NFL. Home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the University of South Florida Bulls and the New Year's Day Outback Bowl featuring match ups between the Big 10 and The SCC football conferences.the stadium hosted  Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009.

St. Pete Times Forum

Cutting-edge technology and innovative design synergize beautifully to make the St. Pete Times Forum one of the most revered entertainment, conference and sports facilities in the United States. Home of the Tampa Bay Lightning National Hockey League team, the St. Pete Times Forum also hosts more than 150 events annually, including concerts, family events, ice shows, the circus and other indoor sports.

Bilmar Beach Resort 10650 Gulf Blvd. Treasure island, Florida 33706 Phone: (727) 360-5531