(St. Petersburg, FL) – Oak & Stone, a New American tavern featuring craft beer, artisanal pizza and gourmet fare, is pleased to announce their official partnership with the Tampa Bay Rowdies for the 2018 season. This marks Oak & Stone’s first major announcement in conjunction with a professional sports franchise.
Oak & Stone plans to open their second location at 199 Central Avenue in downtown St. Petersburg (corner of Central Avenue & 2nd Street No.) in April 2018, just a few weeks after the Rowdies’ season opener. Located downtown within walking distance of the iconic Al Lang Stadium, Oak & Stone will serve over 60 rotating varieties of mostly local American craft beers on a self-serve beer wall utilizing RFID technology. The full-service restaurant is gearing up for their opening and looking forward to welcoming the community to Oak & Stone as a pre and post-game meeting place. The full-service restaurant features 6,000 square feet, accommodating up to 300 guests and an expansive 3,000 square foot outdoor patio outfitted with tables and chairs for an additional 150 guests. With comfy couches, fire pits, corn hole and billiards, there’s plenty of activities for guests to enjoy.
“We’re thrilled about this partnership with the Rowdies. They’re an incredible community-focused organization,” notes Brett Decklever, co-owner of Oak & Stone. “The Rowdies have been part of the Tampa Bay area sports scene since 1975. We’re on board and excited to grow with the Rowdies organization, with a focus on supporting the team throughout this 2018 season.”
The partnership will include player appearances, mascot visits, digital and social support pre and post game promotional opportunities as well as stadium visibility.
About the Tampa Bay Rowdies
The Rowdies were the first professional sports franchise in Tampa Bay area and remain one of the most recognizable and well-loved brands in soccer. Originally established in 1975, the team won the NASL Soccer Bowl championship in its inaugural year and created a unique, entertaining and memorable franchise with the Fannies, the Loudies and Wowdies and unforgettable Kick in the Grass theme song. In 2008, a group of investors announced the purchase of rights to a professional soccer franchise and the newly established team began play in 2010. In December 2013, St. Petersburg businessman and philanthropist Bill Edwards acquired controlling interest of the club. In 2017 the Rowdies moved to the United Soccer League (USL) and broke 19 modern-era club records including most goals scored, most points, highest total and highest average attendance in a season. For more information visit www.rowdiessoccer.com, or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Oak & Stone:
Oak & Stone is a New American tavern featuring craft beer, artisanal pizza and gourmet fare using only the freshest ingredients. Guests Craft Their Own Experience by pouring from the region’s largest self-serve brew wall within a full service restaurant, offering a selection of more than 60 rotating beers with an emphasis on American craft beers, as well as favorite local breweries. An extensive list of wine, whiskey, bourbon and craft cocktails are also available. Founded in Sarasota, Florida in 2016, Oak & Stone provides a laid back, fun and casual atmosphere to enjoy great food and drink with the people who matter most. Oak & Stone: How will you craft your story? Visit us online at www.oakandstone.com.
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