Friday, February 21, 2014

2014 Schedule Announced

The Tampa Bay Rebels have announced their 2014 Florida Basketball Association schedule. The Rebels play 5 of their 6 regular season home contests at Freedom High School in New Tampa, which they have called home for the past 2 seasons, with start times scheduled for 6pm. Tampa Bay will also utilize the City of Tampa’s Police Athletic League gymnasium to host the Palm Beach Knights on Sunday, June 8th, with a tipoff scheduled for 1pm. Children 13 and under will receive free admission to all home games, while those over 13 years old can purchase tickets for $10.

The Rebels will open their 3rd Florida Basketball Association season on May 10th as they travel to Lake Wales to face the Heartland Prowl in a rematch of the 2013 FBA championship game. The Rebels and Prowl have played for the league championship in each of the past two seasons with the Rebels winning the trophy in 2012.

On Saturday, May 17th, the Rebels will host their home opener against the expansion franchise that was awarded to Miami in the offseason. Tampa Bay will then travel south for a back to back at Palm Beach and Miami on May 24th and 25th.

The Rebels will then play four consecutive home games as they play the middle portion of their schedule. They will host the Florida Flight in the first matchup between the two teams on May 31st before hosting Palm Beach at the Police Athletic League the following weekend. The Prowl will travel to Tampa for the only time in the regular season on June 14th, while Miami will make its last trip to Tampa on June 21st.

Following the four-game home stand, Tampa Bay will hit the road for their next 3 games. They will travel to Orlando to play the Flight on June 28th, which will be the last weekend of games before the league-wide break over the July 4th weekend. Play will start again on July 12th when the Rebels play their second road contest of the season against the Prowl. Following their final to trip to play the Florida Flight in Orlando on July 19th, the Tampa Bay will host the Palm Beach Knights to finish out the regular season on July 26th.

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