Sports tourism expert praises Pasco’s offerings

As Pasco County stocks up on sports and recreation facilities, one local sports tourism expert envisions the growing area as a regional asset and an enticement for attracting more big-ticket sporting events to Tampa Bay. Jason Aughey, senior director at the Tampa Bay Sports Commission, was the featured guest speaker on March 22 at an economic development briefing hosted by the North Tampa Bay … [Read more...]

New townhomes popping up in Lutz

Construction is underway on Sylvan Crossing Townhomes, a CalAtlantic Homes project that is expected to open in December. The gated community will feature three different floor plans, according to CalAtlantic’s website. Each plan has three bedrooms, and all come with either a one-car or two-car garage. Sylvan Crossing also will have an amenity center, with a community pool for its … [Read more...]

O’Brien’s a destination for Steelers fans

As it turns out, you don’t have to live in Pittsburgh to be surrounded by hundreds of Steelers fans for a National Football League game. You just have to be inside the confines of O’Brien’s Irish Pub, 15435 N. Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa. For the past 21 years, O’Brien’s has been the official destination for Steelers fans to watch NFL games, since partnering up with the Bay Area Black … [Read more...]

See the Bucs, save a lot of bucks

Football season is starting. That means a fresh start, new players and optimism for the hometown Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It also means your wallet might get sacked if you want to see the team live. The very cheapest game tickets are $30 — and at that price, you'd better have great eyesight or a good pair of binoculars. For a better view, you could easily pay twice that much, or more. The best … [Read more...]

Florida Hospital stirring up ‘Bucs Fever’ across bay area

Florida Hospital and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are spreading "Bucs Fever" across the Tampa Bay region with a series of community health events and a new television commercial featuring Bucs head coach Lovie Smith. "We believe that Florida Hospital has an important role to play in creating a healthier community," said Mike Schultz, president and chief executive of Florida Hospital West Florida … [Read more...]