Last updated on November 21st, 2023 at 11:10 am
Raymond James Stadium is home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out in Tampa, Florida. The NFL arena is out on 4201 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33607 United States.
Here are the Raymond James Stadium parking tips for your next event.
Official Parking at the Stadium
There are several official parking lots that surround Raymond James Stadium for fans to use for a game or concert. The team has a cool virtual parking map that you can visit to see where you can park for a match. You can visit the team’s official parking page to purchase a parking pass for your next event at Raymond James Stadium. As a note, parking rates will change at anytime, so plan on buying your parking ahead of time before prices increase.
My Recommendation on Parking + Experience with SpotHero
I’m a big fan of using SpotHero to save money on parking wherever I go. From my experience, I’ve saved more money using SpotHero than what I would have to pay if I parked directly at a stadium. The website (and app) allows you to reserve your parking space beforehand so you show up where you need to be, park, and then walk to the stadium. The whole process is straightforward. Plus, you already paid for parking, so you don’t need to worry about if the parking is cash-only.
However, the main drawback to using SpotHero for an NFL game is the tailgating experience. Tailgating before a game is a must for most football fans, and most unofficial parking lots don’t allow fans to tailgate. If you don’t need to tailgate and are okay with walking about fifteen minutes to the venue, SpotHero may be your best choice.
Raymond James Stadium Handicap Parking
There are ADA parking spaces available in the lots A and E for fans to use at the football stadium. Buccaneers fans will need to show a valid parking pass and state-issue license plate to leave their vehicles in these parking lots. ADA parking comes at a first come and first serve basis, so use SpotHero above to reserve a parking space. Finally, you can direct any questions on where to park to the parking attendants at the stadium.
Can you Tailgate at Raymond James Stadium?
Tailgating in the parking lots happens before a Tampa Bay Buccaneers or South Florida Bulls football game. Fans typically arrive early to set up their tailgating spot before each football home game. In addition to tailgating in the parking lots, you can also visit the local bars near the stadium. Fan favorite bars near the football stadium include WingHouse Bar and Grill, Davidoff of Geneva, and Thai Prime Kitchen and Bar.
Also, be sure to visit the Raymond James Stadium Bag Policy guide to see what you can and can’t bring into the venue. Check out the Raymond James Stadium Food guide to know what is offered at the venue!
Should I Take Public Transportation?
Fans coming from downtown Tampa can use the 30 and 36 bus lines to get close to the venue on game day. In addition to taking the bus, fans typically use Uber and Lyft to get to and from the arena.
Fans can use the Steinbrenner field parking lot to call Uber rides after a football game.
Greg Kristan, owner of The Stadium Reviews, LLC and TM Blast, LLC, brings his extensive experience visiting over half of the MLB ballparks, along with numerous MLS, NHL, NBA, and NFL venues, to provide in-depth coverage on the bag policy, food options, and parking. He has also been interviewed about his experiences on several sports podcasts.