The Tampa Sports Authority (TSA) is the proud manager of Raymond James Stadium. The TSA was created by action of the Florida Legislature in May 28, 1965 to “plan, develop and maintain 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.
The TSA owns, by virtue of a deed of conveyance by the legislature in its enabling act:
134 acres known as the “Stadium Complex” (formerly Tampa Stadium) and its parking lots
The Raymond James Stadium and its parking lots
The St. Petersburg Times Forum (Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey Arena)
The Authority operates three golf courses: Babe Zaharias, Rocky Point and Rogers Park. The courses are owned by the city of Tampa and operate financially independent of the stadium.
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