Tampa is a Gulf Coast Bay city in the U.S. state of Florida. It serves as the county seat for Hillsborough County.[ Tampa is located on the west coast of Florida. Today, Tampa is a part of the metropolitan area most commonly referred to as the Tampa Bay Area. Tampa has a number of sports teams, such as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL, the Tampa Bay Lightning in the National Hockey League, the Tampa Bay Rays in Major League Baseball, and the FC Tampa Bay Rowdies in North American Soccer League (2010).In 2008, Tampa was ranked as the 5th best outdoor city by Forbes.