|First ever MLS game on ESPN|
They played their first three years in Houlihan's Stadium which had a capacity of 74,301 and was the home of the Tampa Buccaneers. The stadium was reduced to a capacity of 16,000 for soccer games. The final soccer game played in Tampa Stadium featured a crowd of 27,597 as the Mutiny beat the New York MetroStars (now the New York Red Bulls) 2-1.
|Advertisement for the final game in Houlihan's Stadium|
|An empty stadium and football lines doomed the franchise|