Tampa: Destination Championship City

By Katherine Smith, Spectrum Sports
Last Updated: Monday, January 09, 2017

Tampa Bay is the host with the most.

Pick a major sporting event and odds are Tampa Bay’s hosted it.

Stanley Cup Finals? Check.

World Series? Check. Frozen Fours? You betcha.

Super Bowls? Been there, done that four times.

Now the National Championship is in town to join the lengthy list of big-time sporting events in Tampa’s backyard. Tampa becomes the first community to host NCAA football, men’s and women’s basketball and hockey championships.

When it comes to hosting sporting events, Tampa’s got it down pat.

It’s been nine years since Raymond James Stadium hosted a Bucs playoff game and eight years since the last Super Bowl.

So where will this National Championship game between Alabama and Clemson rank on the all-time Tampa Bay list?

Get in line. That list keeps on growing.