1980–81 Tampa Bay Rowdies indoor season
|1980–81 indoor season|
|Highest home attendance||5,545|
|Lowest home attendance||4,203|
(Feb. 11 vs. Kicks)
|Average home league attendance||5,163|
1980–81 Tampa Bay Rowdies indoor season Intro articles: 2
The 1980–81 indoor season was the Tampa Bay Rowdies' seventh season of existence, and their seventh season of indoor play. As in previous years, all home games were played at the Bayfront Center in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Rowdies entered the season as the defending indoor champions. They finished the season second in the Eastern Division with a 9–9 record, but failed to qualify for the playoffs. Óscar Fabbiani led the club with 31 goals and 77 points, while Steve Wegerle was the team's assist leader with 20. For the first time in club history the Tampa Bay Rowdies did not qualify for the playoffs.
1980–81 Tampa Bay Rowdies indoor season Overview articles: 4
Management and technical staff
George W. Strawbridge, Jr., owner
Chas Serednesky, Jr., general manager
Gordon Jago , head coach
Keith Peacock, assistant coach
Ken Shields, trainer
Alfredo Beronda, equipment manager
1980–81 Tampa Bay Rowdies indoor season Club articles: 5
W = Wins, L = Losses, GB = Games Behind 1st Place, % = Winning Percentage, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against
|Tampa Bay Rowdies||9||9||4||.500||126||120|
|Jacksonville Tea Men||8||10||5||.444||96||104|
|Fort Lauderdale Strikers||1||17||12||.056||58||125|
|November 21, 1980||Atlanta Chiefs||A||8–7||8,619||Wegerle (4), Fabbiani, Quraishi, Gorman|
|November 30, 1980||Detroit Express||A||5–8||5,387||Roberts (3), Olivera (2), Fabbiani, Gorman, Van der Veen|
|December 6, 1980||Chicago Sting||H||12–11(OT)||5,545||Olivera (4), Van der Veen (3), Fabbiani (2), Roberts (2), Wegerle|
|December 12, 1980||Minnesota Kicks||A||7–4||5,061||McLeod (2), Van der Veen, Wegerle|
|December 13, 1980||Atlanta Chiefs||H||2–6||5,032||Kozić, Wegerle|
|December 17, 1980||Jacksonville Tea Men||A||9–7||2,132||Fabbiani (3), Wegerle (3), Olivera, Van der Veen|
|December 19, 1980||Fort Lauderdale Strikers||A||5–12||1,673||Fabbiani (4), McLeod (3), Roberts (2), Olivera, Kozić, Wegerle|
|December 23, 1980||Fort Lauderdale Strikers||H||7–4||5,063||Fabbiani (4), Wegerle (2), McLeod|
|December 26, 1980||Chicago Sting||A||9–5||6,104||Fabbiani (2), Kozić, Olivera, Wegerle|
|January 3, 1981||Detroit Express||H||7–6(OT)||5,545||Wegerle (3), Gorman (2), Andruszewski, Fabbiani|
|January 10, 1981||Atlanta Chiefs||A||5–4(OT)||9,773||Van der Veen (2), McLeod, Wegerle|
|January 17, 1981||Jacksonville Tea Men||H||4–3||5,545||Fabbiani (2), Van der Veen, Taber|
|January 23, 1981||Jacksonville Tea Men||A||7–8(OT)||4,011||McLeod (3), Fabbiani (2), Connell, Taber, Gorman|
|January 27, 1981||Atlanta Chiefs||H||10–5||4,540||McLeod (3), Wegerle (2), Olivera, Taber, Van der Veen, Gorman, Mott|
|January 31, 1981||Jacksonville Tea Men||H||9–10(OT)||5,545||Fabbiani (3), Wegerle (2), Andruszewski, Olivera, Taber, McLeod|
|February 7, 1981||Fort Lauderdale Strikers||H||7–4||5,545||Fabbiani (4), McLeod (3)|
|February 11, 1981||Minnesota Kicks||H||6–8||4,203||McLeod (2), Wegerle (2), Van der Veen, Fabbiani|
|February 12, 1981||Fort Lauderdale Strikers||A||8–7(OT)||1,688||McLeod (2), Van der Veen (2), Wegerle, Olivera, Fabbiani|
1980–81 Tampa Bay Rowdies indoor season Regular season articles: 7
|Jan van der Veen||18||12||18||42|
|Perry Van der Beck||0||0||0||0|
Note: GP = Games played; Min = Minutes played; GA = Goals against; GAA = Goals against average; W = Wins; L = Losses
1980–81 Tampa Bay Rowdies indoor season Statistics articles: 16
||none||former Foothill College player||November 1980|||
||Left club to accept player/manager position||November 25, 1980|||
||Traded for future draft considerations||December 5, 1980|||
||Accepted player/manager position||December 15, 1980|||
- Scheiber, Dave (November 19, 1980). "Rowdies to play indoors, Tea Men to Jacksonville". St. Petersburg Times. p. 1-C. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
- Mudry, Richard (November 20, 1980). "Great indoors beckon for Wegerle, Rowdies". Tampa Times. p. 1C. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
- Scheiber, Dave (February 13, 1981). "Rowdies: humiliating 8-7 ending". St. Petersburg Times. p. 3C. Retrieved March 21, 2020.
- "Rowdies Statistics". Tampa Tribune. February 24, 1981. p. 2-C. Retrieved March 18, 2020.
- Henderson, Jim (February 14, 1981). "Strikers End Playoff Hope Of Rowdies". Tampa Tribune. p. 4C. Retrieved March 21, 2020.
- 1981 Official North American Soccer League Guide
- Henderson, Jim (September 17, 1980). "The Future Of NASL Indoor Soccer Is In Danger". Tampa Tribune. p. 3C. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
- Henderson, Jim (November 19, 1980). "Tea Men Move Alters Rowdies' Plans". Tampa Tribune. p. 6C. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
- Scheiber, Dave (November 26, 1980). "Popular Farrukh quits Rowdies for Calgary". St. Petersburg Times. p. 3C. Retrieved March 18, 2020.
- "Rowdies Deal Barlic To Detroit". Tampa Tribune. December 6, 1980. p. 6C. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
- Mudry, Richard (December 16, 1980). "Rowdies lose one Anderson, gain another". Tampa Times. p. 1C. Retrieved March 19, 2020.