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Great news convention-goers! Starting THIS Sunday, October 7th, the historic Tampa Streetcar will be fare FREE. With a stop just outside our building at Dick Greco Plaza, the Tampa Streetcar is an…

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Pardon our waves! BIG upgrades are on the horizon that are sure to satisfy convention-goers and local foodies alike.This morning, construction barriers and fencing were installed right on schedule…

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The Tampa Convention Center Coffee Bar recently received a makeover thanks to local artists Tony Krol and Michelle Sawyer.The husband and wife duo, known by their moniker, Illsol, have worked on many…

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Work will commence the week of September 17 on one of Tampa’s favorite waterfront locations, The Sail.The project will reimagine the space around the 360-degree bar, adding new amenities like…

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Construction is well underway for Harpoon Harry’s—a new seafood restaurant coming to the Tampa Convention Center. The restaurant, which is currently projected to open in  November of this year, will…

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Bailey Morris Honored with 2018 CSM of the Year AwardBy Hannah RagoThis week, our very own Bailey Morris won the 2018 Convention Services Manager of the Year Award at the annual ESPA Celebrate…

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The Channel District is undergoing an impressive transformation, with exciting waterfront amenities moving in just steps from the Tampa Convention Center.Last week, Water Street Tampa, the…

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This week is the ESPA Celebrate Services Week, and our Convention Service Managers celebrated with their annual tradition of cooking for a cause.  On Monday evening, a group of our Convention…

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Get ready for those mid-conference pick-me-ups to get a whole lot sweeter—a new coffee bar officially opened at the Tampa Convention Center over the weekend, serving one of America’s favorite brews.…

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GuardianCon may be full of fun and games, but these creators are playing for much more than simple entertainment—they’re raising money for a heartwarming cause.Leading up to the GuardianCon meetup,…

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The AAU National Gymnastics Championship rounded off nicely at the Tampa Convention Center over the weekend, as thousands of young gymnasts’ ages 5-18 competed in this nation-wide competition.This…

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This week, the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses is hosting their annual convention at the Tampa Convention Center. This event brings together nurses from across the…

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Great news convention-goers! Starting soon, the historic Tampa Streetcar will offer FREE rides and increased service for anyone wishing to hop aboard! This is thanks to a $2.67 million grant from the…

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As history buffs packed the Tampa Convention Center today for AP US History exam grading, a different academic subject was being studied just outside our facility—led by scientists from the…

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This Monday and Tuesday the Tampa Convention Center hosted the annual Hillsborough County Public School STEM Fair. The HCPS STEM Fair is the biggest event of its kind in the state.  This scholastic…

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Between an “enemy village” at The Sail, helicopters on our roof, and ships exploding near our docks, it is safe to say that SOFIC brought an action-packed week to the Tampa Convention Center.Amongst…

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Flooring is the foundation on which a home is built. And no one understands this more than the National Wood Flooring Association and Habitat for Humanity.As part of our Save the Resource initiative…

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Here’s a bit of news to brighten your Tuesday! Last week, the Lumbermen’s Merchandising Corp donated leftover convention materials to Habitat for Humanity.As part of our Save the Resources initiative…

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Race registration: Friday, February 23rd, 2018.Road races: Saturday, February 24th & Sunday, February 25th, 2018Traffic is expected to be heavier than normal this weekend in and around downtown…

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Tampa, FL—Kicking off Black History Month, the City of Tampa Black Heritage Committee, Inc. (COTBHC) will host their 30th Annual Black History Celebration this Friday, February 2nd 2018 at 11am.In…

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Get ready to pack your bags! A brand new luxury hotel recently broke ground next door to our facility—offering a premium lodging option for convention goers when they visit Tampa. Strategic Property…

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With waterfront views, a downtown location, and 600,000sqft of event space, the Tampa Convention Center has earned its position as a world-class facility.Each year, we host a number of major events—…

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It’s safe to say that this year’s HCPS SLAM was a slam dunk!This week, the annual Hillsborough County Public School SLAM event allowed students of all grade levels to meet some of their favorite…

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Tampa, FL—On Sunday, Tampa’s infamous pirate ship sailed away from the Tampa Convention Center, but not without bringing smiles to children’s faces yet again.A heartwarming event took place on the…

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Tampa, FL—Over 10,000 athletes, coaches, and spectators gathered at the Tampa Convention Center last weekend for the JVC Gasparilla Volleyball Tournament. Featuring over 30 courts, the Tampa…