Tampa Bay Rowdies facts for kids
Tampa Bay Rowdies playing an away match in St. Louis
|Full name||Tampa Bay Rowdies|
|Founded||June 18, 2008|
|Stadium||Al Lang Stadium
St. Petersburg, Florida
|Owners||Tampa Bay Rays
|Head coach||Neill Collins|
|2018||12th, Eastern Conference
Tampa Bay Rowdies is the name of two soccer clubs from the Tampa Bay Area of Florida. The first club was founded in 1975 and played till 1993 in the NASL (North American Soccer League ). After the folding of the NASL in 1984 they played in minor leagues till their own folding in 1993.
The new club was formed in 2008 under the same name. The club plays in the North American Soccer League (NASL), the second division in American league system. There was a trademark dispute, so the club played his first two seasons under the name F.C. Tampa Bay. In December 2011 the dispute was solved and the club plays now under the name Tampa Bay Rowdies.
League position (Old Tampa Bay Rowdies)
|1977||NASL||Playoff First round|
|1982||NASL||3rd / South|
|1983||NASL||3rd / South|
|1984||NASL||4th / East|
Images for kids
Dan Antoniuk and Tsuyoshi Yoshitake, 2012
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