Tampa Events: Visiting The Raymond James Stadium

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The Raymond James Stadium is home turf for South Florida football. Here you can cheer on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, South Florida Bulls, or your favorite visiting teams.

If football isn’t your thing, the Ray Jay often hosts other Tampa Events like concerts and even monster truck shows!

Must-See Tampa Events At:
The Raymond James Stadium

The Raymond James Stadium has seen some big names and some great stories. Once, 72,000 people showed up for a U2 concert in 2009.

This is also the stadium where the U.S. men’s soccer team beat Antigua and Barbuda in the qualifying rounds for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. So far, two Super Bowls have taken place here with the third coming in February 2021.

Mark your place in history by attending at least one of this season’s upcoming events. Then you can say, “I was there when…” Check Ticketmaster for a ticket and seating availability.

Remember, Raymond James Stadium has a clear-bag policy.

Learn more about allowed items and other stadium policies here.

Tampa Ticketmaster Events: Fall 2018

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Football

Cheer on the Bucs during one of these upcoming home games.

Bucs vs. Browns:

October 21, 2018

Gates: 11:30 a.m., Kickoff: 1 p.m.

Bucs vs. Redskins:

 November 11, 2018

Gates: 11:30 a.m., Kickoff: 1 p.m.

Bucs vs. 49ers:

November 25, 2018

Gates: 11:30 a.m., Kickoff: 1 p.m.

Bucs vs. Panthers:

December 2, 2018

Gates: 11:30 a.m., Kickoff: 1 p.m.

Bucs vs. Saints:

December 9, 2018

Gates: 11:30 a.m., Kickoff: 1 p.m.

Bucs vs. Falcons:

December 30, 2018

Gates: 11:30 a.m., Kickoff: 1 p.m.

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University of South Florida Bulls Football

This team is definitely one to watch.

The word must be getting out because USF football attendance is on the rise. See the team here on the home field.

USF vs. Uconn:

October 20, 2018

USF vs. Tulane:

November 3, 2018

USF vs. UCF:

November 23, 2018

Ed Sheeran – 2018 North American Stadium Tour:

November 7, 2018: 7 p.m. 

Catch Ed Sheeran LIVE in Tampa with Snow Patrol and LAUV!

Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl

December 20, 2018

Kickoff: 8 p.m.

Watch as teams from the American Athletic Conference face off against the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Follow the action on social media under #RAIDINGRAYJAY.

2019 Sneak Peek

Kick off the new year with these exciting Tampa events!

Outback Bowl

January 1, 2019

Gates: 10:30 a.m., Kickoff: 12 p.m. (noon)

This college football matchup features teams from the SEC and Big Ten Conference. After a week of events, the big game takes place on New Year’s Day.

 Monster Jam

Show 1: January 12, 2019

Gates: 5 p.m., Pit Party: 2:30-5:30 p.m., Showtime: 7 p.m.

Witness monster truck madness as one of the motorsports world’s craziest events takes over Raymond James Stadium.

Featured Trucks/Drivers: (subject to change)

  • BRODOZER is driven by Colt Stephens
  • EARTHSHAKER is driven by Steven Thompson
  • EL TORO LOCO is driven by Scott Buetow
  • GRAVE DIGGER is driven by Adam Anderson
  • GREAT CLIPS MOHAWK WARRIOR driven by Bryce Kenny
  • MAX-D is driven by Neil Elliott
  • OBSESSED driven by Eric Swanson
  • SAIGON SHAKER driven by Ryan Disharoon
  • TIME FLYS is driven by Kelvin Ramer
  • WILD FLOWER is driven by Rosalee Ramer
  • XTERMIGATOR is driven by JR McNeal
  • ZOMBIE is driven by Travis Mowery

Show 2: February 2, 2019

Gates: 5 p.m., Pit Party: 2:30-5:30 p.m., Showtime: 7 p.m.

Featured Trucks/Drivers:

  • AVENGER is driven by Jim Koehler
  • BAD COMPANY is driven by John Gordon
  • BIG KAHUNA is driven by Shane England
  • BOUNTY HUNTER is driven by Jimmy Creten
  • BRUTUS is driven by Brad Allen
  • GRAVE DIGGER is driven by Morgan Kane
  • HOOKED is driven by Bryan Wright
  • MAX-D is driven by Tom Meents
  • MEGALODON driven by Justin Sipes
  • MONSTER MUTT DALMATIAN is driven by Cynthia Gauthier
  • SCARLET BANDIT is driven by Dawn Creten
  • SON-UVA DIGGER driven by Ryan Anderson
  • STONE CRUSHER is driven by Steve Sims
  • TBA is driven by Camden Murphy

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Travel Tips For Tampa Events

Whether you’re in town for business travel or vacation, getting around town doesn’t have to be difficult.

#1) Don’t fight the traffic from TPA Airport

No one enjoys airport traffic, especially if you’re in an unfamiliar area. When you book a Tampa airport shuttle, that’s one thing you don’t have to worry about. Relax and get acclimated in peace while a professional chauffeur handles the driving.

#2) Limousine service isn’t just for airport transfers.

Even if you aren’t flying into town, you can still benefit from limo transportation.

Limousine cars can be anything from town cars to huge stretch SUVs. Should you need to make a doctor’s appointment or pick up a prescription Make a quick – often same-day – reservation for non-emergency medical transport.

If your head is spinning from too much to do, then you’re too distracted to drive yourself. Let someone else take the wheel while you take that important phone call or finish reports before that important meeting.

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#3 Make the most of your corporate travel trips.

While you’re out of town for work, you might as well enjoy the local area. Your business event transportation vehicle doesn’t turn back into a pumpkin when the conference is over! Plan your itinerary around the game and your chauffeur can drop you off at the gate.

#4 Enjoy game day with your friends—in style!

With a Tampa party bus, you can kick off your tailgate party before you even leave the driveway. No one has to worry about driving home. No one rides alone. It’s a win-win!

  • No parking? No problem! Not having to deal with parking makes every event simpler.
  • Forget long walks to and from the car.
  • NO more wondering where you left the vehicle.
  • Stay safe from parking lot accidents.
  • Reduce worries! Your chauffeur will drop you off at the entrance and pick you up at the exit. Any event, any time!

#4 Make everyday events extraordinary.

You’d be surprised how something as small as a limo reservation can spice up an experience. Imagine visiting the best Tampa beaches or strolling the Tampa Riverwalk in VIP fashion. Even a trip to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is a little more special in a luxury vehicle.

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Written By: Amber M. Smith

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