Championship Beach Bash Coming to Clearwater Beach

Tampa Bay Sports Commission Communications
(Courtesy: Tampa Bay Sports Commission)

TAMPA, Fla. (September 6, 2016) — What’s a trip to Florida without a visit to America’s #1 Beach?

The Tampa Bay Sports Commission and the College Football Playoff National Championship invites football fans to the Championship Beach Bash at Pier 60 Park on Clearwater Beach, Sunday, January 8 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This free, family-friendly event will create a pep rally-type atmosphere on the beautiful white sand of Clearwater Beach. The Championship Beach Bash will feature a “Kids Zone” with games, inflatables, live music and more.

“We at Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater are honored and excited to partner with the Tampa Bay Sports Commission in presenting the Championship Beach Bash in Clearwater,” said Deputy Director Tim Ramsberger. “We excel at hosting large high-caliber events and offer a wide variety of experiences and hospitality options to our guests, from world-class beaches to world-class arts, restaurants and everything in between that’s fun under the sun. We are amped-up to play our part in hosting the participating teams, guests and media during championship weekend in January.”

“The College Football Playoff National Championship and all of the festivities that surround it truly call for a regional effort,” added Tampa Bay Sports Commission Executive Director Rob Higgins. “We are grateful for the opportunity to work with our friends at Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater to create an event that showcases all that Tampa Bay has to offer.”

Both championship teams will be well-represented at the Beach Bash as their respective bands and cheerleaders provide plenty of school spirit. With the waves of the Gulf of Mexico as a pristine backdrop, the pageantry of college football’s final game of the year will reach a frenzied pitch for locals, fans and alumni alike.

For more information about the events surrounding the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship, visit

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