Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Leonard Johnson, a member of the Buccaneers who grew up playing for the Greenwood Panthers, was on hand for the groundbreaking of the Clearwater team’s field Tuesday.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Once it was overflow parking for Jack Russell Stadium. Now, it could be the field of the next homegrown hero. Greenwood Panthers players ran routes and caught passes from Buccaneers like Josh Freeman, Gerald McCoy and Connor Barth on Tuesday as part of a groundbreaking ceremony for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Field. But no name in this part of town is bigger than Leonard Johnson. The field is one of two being built on the former parking lot sandwiched between the North Greenwood Recreation and Aquatics Complex and the North Greenwood Library. Johnson, who grew up just a few passes from the new field, came up as a star quarterback at Largo High and went on to an illustrious college career at Iowa State. He is a rookie this year with the Bucs …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Fill up for cheap, city leaders talk about US 19, funding the Jolley Trolley and a contract with the Marina Cantina, the ribbon is cut on Tampa Bay Buccaneers Field and more is going on in Clearwater Tuesday.
1. Weather: Good luck not wearing white. Keep cool and expect a high of 91 that feels more like 97, according to the National Weather Service. 2. Cheap Gas: Get the most out of your tank. Fill up for $3.67 for a gallon of regular unleaded at Citgo, 2000 Drew St., according to tampagasprices.com. For more cheap gas check our "Commute" tab. 3. Government: City leaders meet to hear about the survey results regarding US 19, funding the Jolley Trolley, extending a contract for EMS services and starting one for the Marina Cantina at their work session meeting at 1 p.m. at City Hall, 112 S Osceola Ave. 4. Sports: Witness a ground breaking and ribbon cutting as the North Greenwood ballfields become Tampa Bay Buccaneers Field at 3:30 p.m. at the…
Friday, August 31, 2012
The North Greenwood ballfields will be named in honor of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A groundbreaking ceremony is planned for Tuesday, Sept. 4.
One field is nearly ready and the groundbreaking for another is on the way. When both pieces of the North Greenwood recreation valhalla is complete it also will feature a new name - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Field. Sure the team plays at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, however, the $300,000 cost for the field in Clearwater's hardscrabble North Greenwood neighborhood is partially funded through a grant from the NFL and Clearwater for Youth. The project added lights, irrigation, dirt, grass and uprights to a former parking lot near Jack Russell Stadium. The groundbreaking ceremony is planned for Sept. 4. Just about a year from when it was brought up at the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, the new field adjacent to the the recently expanded …