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The dedication ceremonies for Tampa Catholic's first home football game
and Homecoming at Crusader Stadium. October 21, 2005



Every fall, schools from Washington, DC, to California call their former students back to campus to reunite the far-flung members of their extended families. It is a tradition called Homecoming. Tampa Catholic has celebrated Homecoming since its early football teams began playing in the 1960's. Unfortunately, the team was never able to play its Homecoming game, or any games at home. Even without a stadium on the campus, the Crusader faithful made wherever they played their home games their field and Crusader Spirit was famous in the Tampa area.

After forty years of nomadic existence, the modern era of Crusader Homecoming began in 2005 when Tampa Catholic played it first home game and Homecoming in their new stadium. This marked the culmination of a nearly twenty year quest to obtain permission from the City of Tampa to raise funds and build the facility. Finally, all of TC's children could "Come Home to Rome".


On October 21, 2005, undaunted by impending hurricane Wilma, an overflow crowd watched the Crusaders defeat Admiral Farragut Academy 27-7 for their first homecoming game at home and first-ever home win.

Today, Crusader students, alumni and their families enjoy the electric atmosphere of Crusader home games in Crusader Stadium. Homecoming is a time when all Crusaders can now cheer their team on to victory in a home environment.

Enjoy the events of this year's Homecoming.

Homecoming 2016 - Events

Talent Night

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Centro Austuriano, 1913 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33602
Tickets - $5 for students, $8 all others. For reservations visit the TC Ticketbooth



Homecoming Tailgate, Football Game and Hall of Fame Induction

Friday, September 30, 2016
Tailgate: 5:00-7:00PM, Crusader Gymnasium. Enjoy a meal of Chicken Marsala, salad and drink prepared onsite by Carrabba's Italian Grill. Cost is $10 per person. Advance sales only - no tickets sold at the door. Purchase now at the TC Ticket Booth.

Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: The induction of the 2016 Hall of Fame class takes place at 6:00PM in the gymnasium.

Football Game vs. Berkeley Prep: Kickoff at 7:00PM. Homecoming Queen and King announced at halftime. All Queen and King crowns and court favors courtesy of International Diamond Center.

Homecoming Dance

Saturday, October 1, 2016
8:00 -11:00 PM
Lowry Park Zoo - Safari Lodge. 1101 W. Sligh Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604
Tickets: Early Bird ticket price is $35 per person and are on sale from September 21-23. The price rises to $45 per person from September 26-28. Tickets will be on sale during the lunch periods only.

Download the Homecoming Dance Permission form.

DiMaggio Classic Golf Tournament

Monday, October 3, 2016

Carrollwood Country Club
Shotgun Start at noon
Best-ball Scramble
Prizes to top two net and gross teams
Complete registration and sponsorship information is available at the DiMaggio Classic web page.

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