NISL Announce Tampa Bay Strikers

TAMPA, FL – At a press conference this morning held at Yuengling Center, the National Indoor Soccer League (NISL) announced an expansion team coming to Tampa. The new team, Tampa Bay Strikers, will play at Tampa’s Yuengling Center starting December 2022. 

Andrew Haines, Executive Board of Directors, as well as Managing Partner for the Tampa Bay Strikers said, “We are excited to grow the NISL and bring professional indoor soccer back to the Tampa Bay area.”

More details about the Tampa Bay Strikers will be released in the upcoming months including head coach, assistant coach, home season schedule, ticketing information, and more. 

“We’re very excited to welcome the Tampa Bay area’s newest sports franchise, the Tampa Bay Strikers, to Yuengling Center,” said Kelli Yeloushan, Sr. Director of Event Management at Vinik Sports Group. “We are always looking for ways to bring new, exciting events to Tampa, while offering a world-class experience. The Strikers coming to Yuengling Center will add yet another great entertainment option for our community. We can’t wait for kick off.”


The National Indoor Soccer League was founded in January 2021 by a group of seasoned sports team/league owners with over 50 years of ownership experience. The league features both a Men's & Women's Division, competing in double header game days over a 20-game regular season that takes place between the months of December and April. Current teams include Central FL Crusaders (Orlando), Columbus Rapids (Georgia), Fayetteville Fury, Memphis Americans, Rome Gladiators (Georgia), and Tampa Bay Strikers. The NISL is committed to promoting and supporting our member teams, while providing an avenue for players, coaches, and front office staff to develop their skills and gain exposure for opportunities at higher levels, all while providing high-quality, affordable entertainment in the communities we serve. For more information, go to