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Sports & Recreation

Whether you want to enjoy a sporting event in Tampa or you want to head out to the Gulf with local St. Pete Beach fishing charters, you can find a wide variety of sport and recreation options close to our beach resort. Make your vacation a memorable one with a football or baseball game or find a show for the whole family at a local arena.

Land the big one and get yourself a trophy when you charter a boat for an offshore fishing excursion. Those groupers, snappers, and amberjack could be yours! In addition to exceptional fishing, you can also discover a new level of excitement at the races. The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburgh racecourse is only 8 miles away from our beach resort.

Steinbrenner Field
Premier Spring Training Complex for Baseball
Spectators can join the New York Yankees each year and watch them prepare for the new season. George M. Steinbrenner Field serves as the official spring training complex for the Yankees. As one of the premier spring training complexes in the country, Steinbrenner Field is also home to the Florida State League Tampa Yankees baseball team.

Other Major League Baseball Spring Training fields just a short drive from the Bilmar Beach Resort:

  • Philadelphia Phillies – Clearwater
  • Pittsburg Pirates – Bradenton
  • Toronto Blue Jays – Dunedin
  • Baltimore Orioles – Sarasota
  • Detroit Tigers - Lakeland


Tropicana Field
Home to the Tampa Bay Rays
Located six miles from our front door, Tropicana Field boasts a one-of-a-kind design tailor-made to give fans the ultimate experience. This 1.1 million-square-foot field is home to the Tampa Bay Rays Major League Baseball team. In addition to housing this beloved local team, Tropicana Field also plays host to the East-West Shrine Bowl each January.

Raymond James Stadium
Home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Known as the crown jewel of the National Football League, the Raymond James Stadium is home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the University of South Florida Bulls, and the New Year's Day Outback Bowl. Cheer on the Bucs to victory during your stay at our beach resort! Raymond James Stadium also is host to various concerts, monster truck shows and other events throughout the year.

Amalie Arena
Popular Sports & Recreational Arena
The former St. Pete Times Forum is one of the most revered sports facilities in the United States. Along with being the home of the Tampa Bay Lightning National Hockey League team, this popular arena plays host to concerts, family events, ice shows, indoor sports, and circuses all year long. Combining innovative design and cutting-edge technology, the Amalie Arena is the perfect place to find something exciting.

Al Lang Stadium
Home to the USL Tampa Bay Rowdies soccer team, this stadium is just 15 minutes from the beach.