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Bayfront Center

The Bayfront Center was an indoor arena in St. Petersburg, Florida that hosted many concerts, sports, and other events, holding up to 7,500 people. It was built in 1965 and demolished in 2004.

The venue hosted the ABA’s The Floridians when the team played in St. Petersburg. Prior to the Floridians the Bayfront Center Arena was home ice for the Suncoast Suns of the Eastern Hockey League and then Southern Hockey League from 1971-73. The Tampa Bay Rowdies played their indoor soccer games there throughout their existence. The arena also hosted many wrestling and boxing cards, among them the WCW SuperBrawl in 1991 and 1996 and Slamboree in 1995. The vice-presidential candidate debate was held at the Bayfront Center in 1996.