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hotels near raymond james stadium for south florida college footballAs we round out the summer with fall on its heels, it’s all about college football from here on out! NCAA South Florida fans start planning for a season that sure to be filled with excitement and lots of tailgating.


Hotels Near Raymond James Stadium

If you’re heading to a game and looking for hotels near Raymond James Stadium, look no further than Uptown Suites. Not only do we provide an extraordinary extended-stay experience, but our hotel amenities are also bar-none compared to other standard South Florida hotels. When you stay at Uptown Suites Extended Stay Tampa FL – Riverview you can enjoy free Wi-Fi at no additional charge, more space, an in-room kitchen for meal-time convenience, and big savings! Staying at Uptown Suites for a weekend is often far less than staying at any standard South Florida Hotel for just one night! Best of all, we’re just a short drive from Raymond James Stadium.


Tailgating at Raymond James Stadium

Tailgating is allowed within the Raymond James Stadium parking lots. Here are some other rules and regulations the stadium has in place for tailgating:

  • Saving parking spaces is prohibited
  • Kegs and large vessels are prohibited
  • Occupy only one 10’x24’ parking space per vehicle
  • Blocking other parking spots, walkways, etc is prohibited
  • No tents larger than 10’x10’ without prior approval or licensing
  • No combining of tents


Policies at Raymond James Stadium

For the safety of fans and employees at the Raymond James Stadium their policies are as follows:

  • Fans are permitted 12” by 6” by 12” clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags, one per fan.
  • Small clutches or purses the size of a hand or 4.5” by 6.5” are permitted, one per fan.
  • If you need an exception due to medical necessity please submit a request online 72 hours before the event.
  • Service animals are allowed, all other animals are prohibited.
  • Outside food or beverage items are prohibited within the stadium. Exceptions are made for fans with infants or toddlers or fans with medical needs.


Other Things To Do In Tampa

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Since you’re in the area, add on an extra day of fun at the family-friendly amusement park and zoo, Busch Gardens. Ticket prices for this wonderous park start at $84.99 when purchased 3 days in advance. Get your tickets now!


Tampa Riverwalk

The Tampa Riverwalk is a must-visit stop while you’re in town for a game! This 2.6-mile trail overlooks the gorgeous Hillsborough River. There are plenty of shops and restaurants to enjoy along the riverwalk as well!


Dinosaur World

Not just a place for kids, all ages can enjoy what Dinosaur World has to offer. Get up-close and personal with over 150 life-size dinosaurs in their natural surrounds. You can also explore all the interactive exhibits that teach you all about life 66 million years ago!