The 2010 IFBB Pro Bodybuilding Weekly Championships
July 16th and 17th, 2010
Tampa Bay, Florida
Straz Performance Arts Center
1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place
Tampa, Florida 33602
If you are traveling north on I-275, take the Ashley Drive/West Tampa Exit #44 (old exit 25) to downtown. Once on Ashley Drive, go to the first traffic light and turn right on Tyler Street and go a half-block to the Straz Center.
If you are traveling south on I-275, take the Downtown East-West Exit #45A to downtown. Please note that the exit point for Downtown East-West Exit 45A is well in advance of the previous Ashley Drive Exit #44. Follow the Ashley Drive sign. Turn right on Tyler Street and go a half-block to the Straz Center.
From the Orlando-Lakeland area, take I-4 west to I-275 South and take the Downtown East/West Exit #45A.
From I-75 North or South, take I-4 West to Tampa then to I-275 South. Take the Downtown East/West Exit #45A.
If you are coming via Bayshore Boulevard, go over the Platt Street bridge and turn left on Florida Avenue. Go straight 9 blocks, turn left on Tyler Street and drive three-and-a-half blocks to the Straz Center.
From the Crosstown or Lee Roy Selmon Expressway east-bound, take Kennedy Boulevard and turn right on to Florida Avenue. Turn left on Tyler Street and go three-and-a-half blocks to the Straz Center.
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
2900 Bayport Drive,
Tampa, Florida, USA 33607
The Tampa Bay Grand Hyatt is the official host hotel for the Pro Bodybuilding Weekly Championships.
You Can Book Your Reservation Online Here.
Countless rave reviews and boasts from IFBB Pro and NPC athletes have circulated internationally on the production of the 2010 IFBB Tampa Pro Bodybuilding Weekly Championships & NPC Tim Gardner Extravaganza!
Presented by the promotional efforts of Gardner and his BODY*TECH Fitness Emporium staff, along with industry icon title sponsor, Pro Bodybuilding Weekly, "the voice of professional bodybuilding", the 2010 IFBB Tampa Pro Bodybuilding Weekly Championships in conjunction with the NPC Tim Gardner Extravaganza will be held on July 16th and 17th at the prestigious Downtown Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Carol Morsani Hall on the banks of the Hillsborough River located near the historic Ybor City district and the Channelside of Tampa Bay. The Grand Hyatt of Tampa Bay, which will incorporate a bodybuilding friendly menu, will be the official host hotel for the athletes, judges and attendees and also the venue for the NPC preliminary rounds. This Tampa professional health and fitness weekend will include a "Meet the IFBB Athletes" media conference on Friday afternoon.
Immediately following will be the NPC competition that will kick-off on Friday evening for the bodybuilding, fitness, figure & bikini divisions. The IFBB open men bodybuilding, IFBB open women bodybuilding, IFBB 202 lb men bodybuilding and IFBB open bikini preliminary rounds will begin on Saturday morning and will lead into Saturday evening's finals that will be followed by a post-contest competitors fan appreciation party at Whiskey Joe's, conveniently located in close proximity to our host hotel. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Warrick Dunn Foundation onstage during the evening finals.
Tim Gardner and the BODY*TECH staff will proudly strive to make the 2010 IFBB Tampa Pro Bodybuilding Weekly Championships and the NPC Tim Gardner Extravaganza Tickets on sale now! one of the most innovative and entertaining productions on the IFBB and NPC calendar for the competitors and spectators alike. This event will continue to be first rate and all of the athletes will be pampered with red carpet treatment throughout this entire weekend. Niels Andersen sculptured awards, contest apparel and prize monies will be presented to the top IFBB finalists in their respective classes along with Olympia qualifications for the top finishers in the IFBB open divisions. Contest color expert, Jan Tana will be on hand for the athletes as the official tanning team to assist with those finishing touches.
Additionally, a plethora of individual recognition will fill the evening finals itinerary to the top IFBB entertainers posing in the open men, open women & 202 lb. men divisions with Best Poser Awards respectively. Also, the prestigious Ben Weider Lifetime Achievement Award will carry on its rich Tampa tradition by being presented to an accomplished individual of our industry.
This is an excellent opportunity for your company to showcase itself within the health and fitness industry. We are actively seeking sponsors and advertisers for the IFBB Pro Bodybuilding Weekly Championships. Please send in your requests early to assure a prominent booth spot for your company and please join us in the festivities and celebrate a most memorable IFBB & NPC weekend of competition.
The Vendor Expo will be at the Straz Center on July 17th from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
Tickets to the Pro Bodybuilding Weekly Championships are available on-line at