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Tampa Bay Rowdies return for 2024 season – a gameday guide

Tampa Bay Rowdies return for 2024 season – a gameday guide

Al Lang stadium during a soccer match at sunset

The Tampa Bay Rowdies are back at Al Lang Stadium for their 2024 season. Here’s our guide to gameday at the gorgeous waterfront Al Lang Stadium if you’re headed in for a match.

Rowdies looking to add another trophy to Champa Bay

After making the playoffs five years in a row and taking home the Eastern Conference title once (2020), the Tampa Bay Rowdies start a new journey to bring home the USL Championship trophy. With new Head Coach Robbie Neilson at the helm, they’re off to an exciting start in the 2024 season.


Enjoy the world’s sport at the most scenic stadium in America*

*Unofficially anyway, according to this writer. I’d say the waterfront stadium with iconic St. Pete sunsets every match is pretty hard to beat. Whether you’re diving head-first into the fanfare, or you just want some international football while you wait on American football, there’s plenty to do at Al Lang once you’re there. One of the best upsides to the historic stadium is that there isn’t a bad seat in the house. The views are stunning whether you’re in the grandstands, the seats at midfield, or even if you find yourself in either of the group areas in the grass at field level. As a reminder, Al Lang Stadium is completely cash-free, accepting only cards, Apple Pay or Google Pay.

If you’ve never been to a Rowdies game, it’s one of St. Pete’s most enjoyable and underrated experiences with boisterous crowds who sing, cheer and, of course, heckle, all match long. The club is one of the best in the league, meaning you’ll get an entertaining performance night in and night out. Plus, there’s no other pro stadium in the Bay where you can watch a game with views of downtown and the water during sunset. So don your green and yellow, grab a seat near the supporters section, and get ready to cheer on our Rowdies for 90 minutes of footy.

2024 Rowdies Theme Nights at Al Lang Stadium:
Games with fireworks are extra special because the crowd is let out onto the field to watch.


  • 4/27 Fireworks after the game
  • 5/11 Military Appreciation Night
  • 5/25 Fireworks after the game
  • 6/15 Pride Night
  • 8/24 Marvel Super Hero & Fireworks
  • 9/14 First Responders
  • 9/28 Hispanic Heritage Night
  • 10/26 Fan Appreciation & Fireworks after the game

Upcoming Home Games:

  • 4/20 vs El Paso Locomotive FC
  • 4/27 vs New Mexico United
  • 5/11 vs Birmingham Legion FC
  • 5/18 vs FC Tulsa
  • 5/25 vs Las Vegas Lights FC
  • 6/15 vs Louisville City FC

What to do in the stadium?

Behind the bleachers on the west sideline, the Midfield Courtyard is a hub for extracurricular activities, featuring a wide variety of fun and food for all ages (and drink for, well, older ages). Additionally, food and drink are available throughout the concourse.

Pre-Game Fan Zone: Before you head into the stadium, check out the DJ, face painters for the kiddos, and more in front of the stadium.

Food & Drink: The Colony Grill Food Truck will have their thin-crust Connecticut-style pizzas at Al Lang all season long. Stay tuned as more food trucks are TBA. The decadent stuffed Cookie Fueled Mama cookies are back at Al Lang and can be found in the concourse. Food stands are also located at multiple stations throughout the stadium concourse and in the Midfield Courtyard offering traditional ballgame grub.

Looking for some adult beverages? Grand Central Brewhouse has a location on the concourse! They’ll be serving their Lager beer St. Petian and their exclusive Rowdies brew the Leg Day IPA. If you need a Leg Day and it’s not a match day, the IPA will also be available at their Central Avenue brewhouse. There are regular specialty nights, and multiple adult beverage stops available throughout the stadium and season. Heads up: alcohol sales are cut off at the 75th minute.

PSA: OG Hoops are back! I repeat hoops are back!

The iconic green and gold hoop-sleeve jerseys are back and I can’t wait to pick up a new kit on match day. Also in big news: the Rowdies team store is moving back to Al Lang Stadium! The store will be open to the public during the week from 10am to 4pm. On game days, it will be open from 10am to 4pm and will reopen at 6:30pm for fans with tickets to the game. The store will be located on the front of the stadium to the right of the box office. You can also order merch online.

Want 20% off merch and concessions? Become a season ticket holder! Rowdies season ticket holders get 20% OFF all merchandise and concessions. Yes, that includes Cookie Fueled Mama AND Colony Grill!

Pro tips from a seasoned Rowdies fan

Show up early: Lines to get in can get a little longer the closer you get to kickoff. We recommend showing up early. Doors open at 6:30pm (an hour before kickoff). You’ll also be able to watch the players take the field for warm-ups before the match.

Meet the players: After every match, the Rowdies players greet fans, take selfies, and sign autographs. Depending on where you’re seated, It’s one of my favorite parts of the match and a cool core memory when I bring family and friends with younger kiddos to a match.

Be sure to follow the Rowdies on Facebook and Instagram. For game day updates, you can follow them on Twitter/X. For their full 2024 match schedule visit their site.


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