Proudly manage Raymond James Stadium and 3 public golf courses. Affiliated with the Amalie Arena, George M. Steinbrenner Field and home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, USF Football, Outback Bowl, Monster Jam and more!
Tampa Sports Authority is the manager of Raymond James Stadium and three city golf courses as well as the landlord for George Steinbrenner Field and the Amalie Arena. The Authority was created May 28, 1965 by Governor Hayden Burns for the purpose of planning, developing and maintaining a comprehensive complex of sports and recreational facilities for the Tampa Bay area.
TSA's goals and mission statement are essentially the same 46 years after its creation, and the scope of the Tampa Sports Authority’s involvement in various projects is constantly expanding.
TSA was originally created as a public agency by Chapter 65-2307, Laws of Florida, on May 28, 1965, and as such is an Independent Special District. The Tampa Sports Authority is exempt from Federal and State Income Taxes under provisions of the Internal Revenue Code and Florida Income Tax Code, respectively. Capital Grants are received annually by the Tampa Sports Authority pursuant to Cooperative (Interlocal) Agreements with Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa. In accordance with the Cooperative (Interlocal) Agreements, unexpended appropriations are refunded to the county and city at the end of each fiscal year.
Tampa Sports Authority was created in 1965 by an enabling act of the Florida Legislature for the purpose of:
- -Planning, developing and operating a comprehensive complex of sports and recreational facilities
- -Issuing revenue bonds and refunding bonds to carry out the purpose of this act and for the rights and remedies of bondholders
- -Providing sources of revenues including appropriations from the City of Tampa and the Board of County commissioners of Hillsborough County to the Authority
- -Providing for competitive bidding of certain contracts
*Click here for the Tampa Sports Authority organizational chart.