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Tampa Bay Sun land waterfront stadium, a spot in D1 pro women’s soccer league

rendering of a soccer stadium
Rendering of Super League Tampa Bay's temporary stadium

Big news for the Tampa Bay Sun – the area’s future pro women’s soccer team. The U.S. Soccer Federation has approved the USL Super League’s application to operate as a Division One professional women’s soccer league when its inaugural season kicks off in August 2024.

“This is a tremendous moment for the USL Super League and for women’s sports,” said USL Super League President Amanda Vandervort. “Receiving Division One sanctioning further showcases the work that our ownership groups, our clubs, and the league are doing to create a professional environment for top-level talent to compete. This is a crucial step toward realizing our vision to be a global leader in women’s soccer on and off the field. We cannot wait to see our clubs take the field when we kick off in August 2024.”


A group of city officials wear hard hats, and officially break ground on a new soccer field
Tampa Bay Sun FC women’s professional soccer team joined key stakeholders to launch more than $6 million in transformative upgrades to the riverfront stadium in Downtown Tampa that will serve as the team’s first home.
rendering of a soccer stadium with a capacity of 5,000 seats
Super League Tampa Bay will develop a waterfront stadium with a 5,000 attendee capacity

The Super League Tampa Bay squad revealed renderings for a new waterfront stadium (a temporary location) in partnership with Howard W Blake High School (1701 N Blvd). The stadium will have a capacity of 5,000 and feature FIFA-approved turf. The team will play on this field for around 3-5 years ahead of creating a permanent stadium in the region.

“We want to thank the Hillsborough County School Board for supporting this historic partnership that will become an important legacy for the school community and for our new club,” wrote team representatives in a joint statement following the plan’s approval.

As part of the agreement, the team will pay for enhancements that will transform the school’s stadium. The team would provide additional upgrades that will be identified as plans are completed. The team will also work with school leaders to identify beautification projects on the adjacent Blake campus.


rendering of a soccer stadium
Super League Tampa Bay will play on FIFA-approved turf

Scheduled to begin construction imminently and completed by August 2024, the upgrades will usher in a new era for the stadium, creating an electrifying atmosphere for fans while fostering unique sports and learning opportunities for students at neighboring Blake High School.

“We are thrilled to embark on this journey,” said Blake High School Principal Valerie Newton.

“This investment will have a tremendous positive impact for our student-athletes and fans—and it will also contribute to student learning and improve our community as a whole.”

The team is now accepting deposits for season tickets. The deposit for the club’s August 2024 debut is $24 per ticket. Click here to sign up now. Follow Super League Tampa Bay on its website and Instagram for updates.

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