I love watching sports – would St. Pete be a good place to live?

In a word – yes. Living in an apartment in St. Pete, you will have a lot of opportunities to watch live sports games. St. Pete is home to many different sports teams, and you're sure to find games to watch year-round. St. Pete is home to a NFL team, a NASL team, a MLB team, and even a NHL team. Of course, there are less known teams in St. Pete and the Bay area as well.

If you enjoy watching soccer, you may become a fan of the Tampa Bay Rowdies, part of the NASL. In St. Pete, you will find them playing at the Al Lang Stadium, located in downtown St. Pete.

If you are a baseball fan, you're sure to have heard of the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays have been in St. Pete since the nineties. Tropicana Field is their home, and living an a St. Pete apartment, you'll be close enough to consider buying season tickets! If you do buy season tickets, consider investing in a cowbell as well, since that is a staple of Rays home games.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are your best bet if you love football. While you're living in your St. Pete apartment, the Bucs are just a short drive away. Their stadium is in Tampa, called the Raymond James Stadium. Currently, the Bucs training stadium is the largest in the NFL.

Living in an apartment in St. Pete, you would expect to find warm weather sports, like swimming and beach volleyball. However, St. Pete is a very diverse place, and this diversity includes its sports. This is why you will find the Tampa Bay Lightning located in downtown Tampa, just a short drive from your St. Petersburg apartment. They play in the Tampa Bay Times Forum. A hockey team may not seem like something you'd normally find in Florida, but living in St. Pete, you may be surprised by what all you will find.

Living in St. Pete, you'll also be near several other sports, though most are less popular than the four listed above. If you enjoy arena football, you can go see Tampa Bay Storm play at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. If you're a rugby fan, you can watch the Bay Area Pelicans play in Sawgrass Park, which is in St. Pete. If auto racing is something that you enjoy, you can go and see the Honda Grand Prix in St. Pete. It is a yearly event, and this year it occurred in March.

Of course, you may prefer playing sports from time to time, rather than just watching. If this is the case, living in a St. Pete apartment, you will have plenty of options. The Tampa Bay area is a very active community, and you are sure to have plenty of sports options available to you.

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