Here’s Where South Tampa’s Alumni Catch The Games

August 7, 2014 | South Tampa Magazine | Categories: Editorial, Sports | Tags: college football South Tampa, south tampa alumni, Tampa Bay Seminole Club, Tampa Gator Club, University of Miami Alumni Club, USF Alumni Club, where to watch the game in south tampa

Tampa Bay Seminole Club


Florida State’s alumni club is an official affiliate of the Florida State Alumni Association. Paying members of the Alumni Association are also members of the club.

Max Oligario, former president of the Tampa Bay Seminole Club, helps make this club a year-round organization.

“We have at least one monthly business meeting where we help facilitate networking with our alumni members,” he said. “We meet in Ybor City, some restaurants in International Plaza and other locations around Tampa.”

To begin football season the club hosts a pub crawl in Ybor City. The 2017 event brought out thousands of Tampa-area ‘Noles and raised over $100,000 for scholarships.

Where to watch:

The Lodge (516 S. Howard Ave.,, Bar Louie (International Plaza, 2223 N. Westshore Blvd., Suite B-202,, The Blind Goat Food & Drink Co. (4106 Henderson Blvd.,, Gaspar’s Grotto on (1805 E. 7th Ave., and Irish 31 Westchase (10102 Montague St.,



Tampa Gator Club

TGC Best LogoThe Tampa Gator Club serves alumni in Hillsborough County and the greater Tampa area. Former chapter president Sam Vranish strives to provide the UF alumni in Tampa with a place to maintain relationships.

“Our mission is to foster relations between Gator alumni and to raise funds for scholarships for incoming freshman at UF.”

During the football season the club meets at The Patio near International Plaza and O’Briens Irish Pub in Carrollwood. It also hosts an annual kickoff party in SoHo called Gator Rompin’.

“We start at MacDinton’s and crawl the pubs in South Tampa,” Vranish said. “It’s the largest block party this side of Gasparilla.”

Where to watch:

The Patio (421 S. MacDill Ave.,, Ducky’s (1719 W. Kennedy Blvd.,, Glory Days Grill (14457 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., and Duke’s Brewhouse (2212 James L. Redman Pkwy.,



University of Miami Alumni Club


The University of Miami Alumni Club serves Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. Former club President Cori Pecoraro oversees all of the club’s events and members.

“We meet the entire year for a lot of event,” she said. “One we recently had was called ‘Welcome to the Neighborhood.’ We had our recent grads mingle with the older alumni to network.”

Not everyone has to be a member of the Alumni Association to attend watch parties during football season.

“Anyone can come,” she said. “We update everything on the Facebook page and send out E-blasts to anyone on the mailing list.”

Where to watch:

Beef O’Brady’s (5546 Main Street,



USF Alumni Club


The University of South Florida Alumni Club represents Hillsborough and Pasco counties. Former senior sales program manager for the club, Megan Rentz, actively advocates the club as a volunteer and alumna herself.

“Our leadership team meets the entire year,” she said. “We have more events during football season. We have watch parties for every away game.”

Where to watch:

Irish 31 Westshore Plaza (214 Westshore Plaza,