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Tampa Bay Sun FC starts Blake High School stadium renovations

The $4+ million in upgrades will transform the Tampa stadium.

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Team president Christina Unkel discusses the renderings.

Photo by TBAYtoday

Here comes the sun. Literally.

Tampa Bay leaders + Tampa Bay Sun Football Club hosted a ceremony yesterday to kick off (get it?) renovations to Howard W. Blake High School’s football stadium.

The area’s first women’s professional soccer team, Tampa Bay Sun, is making $4+ million worth of improvements to the stadium, including bringing the capacity up to ~5,000 people, upgrading locker room facilities, installing a new scoreboard, and adding new FIFA-approved turf. Construction starts this week + will wrap up by August. The team’s inaugural season begins this fall.

“We’re creating another crown jewel for the Tampa Bay area on the professional landscape,” said club President Christina Unkel. The club plans to play their first several seasons at the riverfront spot, and then move to a permanent location.

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