St. Pete Clearwater Releases Calendar of Sports for Spring
17 Feb, 2020
Visit St. Pete/Clearwater has released its calendar with some highlights of the upcoming sports season.
Baseball fans get double the pleasure during Spring Training when they visit St. Pete/Clearwater, because not one but two teams have southern homes in the area. The Toronto Blue Jays prepare for the long season at TD Ballpark, and the Philadelphia Phillies practice at Spectrum Field in Clearwater.
You don't have to be a fan of these particular teams to head to the area for a game or three, because there's nothing better than watching America's favorite sport with the sun on your shoulders. And you're bound to see loads of sun in St. Pete/Clearwater in March!
Runners and walkers of all levels will have the opportunity to cross over the span of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in St. Pete, Florida. In this third annual Skyway 10K, the iconic bridge, covering three Florida counties, will serve as the breathtaking setting and 6.2-mile course for a once-in-a-lifetime race. With 100% of all proceeds benefiting the Armed Forces Families Foundation, the Skyway 10K will be a salute to the military families and a premiere bridge run for years to come. Take in the beauty of Tampa Bay, support our military and their families, and be a part of something historical.
Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
The race is on every March when downtown St. Pete is transformed into an IndyCar racetrack for three adrenaline-pumping days when the Firestone Grand Prix comes to town. This year’s dates are March 13-15.
Come watch drivers race at speeds in excess of 170 mph on a 14-turn course through the streets of downtown St. Petersburg, circling the Duke Energy Center for the Arts - Mahaffey Theater, the stunning Dali Museum and then onto the runways of Albert Whitted Airport, all overlooking the picturesque city waterfront.
The Grand Prix is not only a great weekend out for those with a need for speed--it's also family-friendly with interactive games and chances to meet the drivers themselves.
PGA TOUR Valspar Championship
Watch your favorite golf pros play from March 16-22 as the PGA TOUR's Valspar Championship comes to St. Pete/Clearwater. This year, the lineup includes the finest PGA TOUR professional golfers like Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson and more to be announced soon.
The tournament takes place at the renowned Copperhead Course at the Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Palm Harbor. This full-fledged FedExCup event always promises an exciting field.