ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (January 31, 2017) — The United Soccer League announced the full 2017 league schedule Tuesday afternoon, confirming dates for all 480 regular season games to be played from the last weekend in March through mid-October.
National broadcasts and kickoff times will be confirmed at a later date, but all of Tampa Bay’s 16 home matches are slated for 7:30 p.m. kickoffs.
Fourteen of Tampa Bay’s 16 home matches will be played on Saturday nights, equaling the number of Saturday night home matches from the 2015 and 2016 seasons.
With 480 total matches on the docket, the 2017 regular season will be the largest in USL history. It will run from the weekend of March 24-26 through the weekend of October 13-15. The postseason will run from the weekend of October 20-22 to the USL Cup Final on the weekend of November 10-12.
The Rowdies will play a 32-game regular season, facing each of their 14 Eastern Conference opponents once at home and once away for 28 games. The remaining four games will be additional home matches against the Charleston Battery and Ottawa Fury FC, plus an extra visit to Orlando City B and a trip to Texas to play San Antonio FC.
Single game tickets will go on sale at a later date, but fans can show their support by purchasing season tickets for the 2017 Rowdies season. To secure the best seats at Al Lang Stadium, call (727) 222-2000 or click here.
Tampa Bay’s full schedule is below.
March (1 home, 0 away)
Saturday, March 25 – vs Orlando City B (USL Kickoff)
April (4 home, 2 away)
Saturday, April 1 – vs Toronto FC II
Saturday, April 8 – vs Ottawa Fury FC
Saturday, April 15 – @ Louisville City FC
Wednesday, April 19 – @ FC Cincinnati
Saturday, April 22 – vs Charleston Battery
Saturday, April 29 – vs Richmond Kickers
May (2 home, 3 away)
Saturday, May 6 – @ Ottawa Fury FC
Saturday, May 13 – vs Louisville City FC
Friday, May 19 – @ Toronto FC II
Wednesday, May 24 – @ Rochester Rhinos
Saturday, May 27 – vs Saint Louis FC
June (1 home, 3 away)
Saturday, June 3 – @ Charlotte Independence
Saturday, June 10 – vs Rochester Rhinos
Saturday, June 17 – @ Richmond Kickers
Thursday, June 22 – @ Pittsburgh Riverhounds
July (3 home, 2 away)
Saturday, July 1 – @ Charleston Battery
Thursday, July 6 – vs FC Cincinnati
Thursday, July 13 – @ Orlando City B
Saturday, July 22 – vs Charleston Battery
Saturday, July 29 – vs Pittsburgh Riverhounds
August (2 home, 1 away)
Saturday, August 5 – vs Harrisburg City Islanders
Sunday, August 13 – @ Saint Louis FC
Saturday, August 19 – vs Ottawa Fury FC
September (2 home, 3 away)
Saturday, September 2 – @ New York Red Bulls II
Wednesday, September 6 – @ Harrisburg City Islanders
Saturday, September 9 – @ Bethlehem Steel
Saturday, September 23 – vs Charlotte Independence
Saturday, September 30 – vs Bethlehem Steel
October (1 home, 2 away)
Wednesday, October 4 – vs New York Red Bulls II
Saturday, October 7 – @ San Antonio FC
Thursday, October 12 – @ Orlando City B