Looking to get the most life-changing experience from one night of football madness? If you are a Buccaneers fan in the Tampa Bay area, it pays to be local. The NFL Kickoff Experience presented by EA Sports Madden NFL 22 will headline appearances by some Bucs legends and a pregame concert featuring Ed Sheeran.

On Thursday, September 9th, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Dallas Cowboys as the winners of the previous Super Bowl traditionally get their rings on the first game of the season. This game starts with the NFL Kickoff Experience at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park in Downtown Tampa Bay at 12 pm ET. There will be free admission for all and open to the public, rain or shine. Viewing areas will be on a first-come, first-served basis. 

This event is free, but downloading the NFL OnePass app is required to attend. Be at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park on September 9th so you can see:

  • Appearances by Buccaneers Legends
  • Photo ops with the Vince Lombardi Trophy and all 55 Super Bowl rings
  • Pregame concert featuring ED SHEERAN at 7 PM ET
  • There will be an exclusive NFL Kickoff Watch Party, hosted by Kimmi Chex and Desi Banks where you can watch the game as your Buccaneers take on the Cowboys in another historic matchup to kick off the season.

Tampa Bay fans. Cowboys fans, and NFL fans, this is your night! You do not want to miss one of the biggest football games in Tampa for the 2021 season and probably one of the biggest openers for Tampa football in a few years. For more events in Tampa, 813area is your go-to guide for all things to do in Tampa Bay.