Tampa Bay Storm

Home City: Tampa, Florida
Home Arena: Amalie Arena
401 Channelside Drive | Tampa, Florida 33602
Telephone Number: N/A
Team Web Site: TampaBayStorm.com
E-Mail: Not Available
Team Established:1997
Team Store: Shop at Tampa Bay Sports

The Tampa Bay Storm is a professional arena football franchise based in Tampa, Florida, U.S. It is a member of the American Conference (AC) in the Arena Football League (AFL). The team, along with the Chicago Bruisers, Denver Dynamite and Washington Commandos, joined the AFL as one of the charter franchises, and is the only one of the four still operating. The franchise was originally located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and known as the Pittsburgh Gladiators. The franchise relocated to Tampa Bay in 1991, changing its name in the process. The team played in St. Petersburg from 1991–1996, then in Tampa until 2008, after which point the AFL suspended operations and did not return until the 2010 season following the league’s restructuring. Together with the Orlando Predators, it has been in the same city for longer than any other AFL team. During its tenure the franchise won five ArenaBowl championships. With 214 wins at the end of the 2013 season, the Storm has won more games than any other team in AFL history. The club is currently owned by Jeffrey Vinik, also the owner of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning. Home games are played at the Amalie Arena in Tampa.