Ferg’s Sports Bar is traditionally a Ray’s bar. Located on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg’s EDGE district, it’s within walking distance of Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Ray’s baseball team. But it’s not always baseball season. Soon baseball season will turn into football season, and come September, Ferg’s will be happily hosting football game watching parties. They already started gearing up for the change this weekend with their Annual Big 10 Football Kickoff Tailgate Party. This Saturday, local Big 10 Alumni clubs set up tents surrounding Ferg’s back courtyard, while Life of the Party played onstage, and Big 10 alumni ordered food and beer from an outside bar and sat at tables throughout the courtyard, listening to the band. It’s a good way to get psyched for the beginning of college football season.
So if you need a place to watch a Big 10 football game this season, I’m sure Ferg’s will oblige. I know the U of M club of Tampa Bay will be there.