As the game nears with the fun and excitement of Fan Central and the activities we planned here in Tampa for our out-of-town guests, there are some important things residents and visitors alike need to know about the National Championship Game in Tampa. Below is a list of road closures, and where to have fun before and after the game!
The downtown community should expect increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic in the Channelside District and around the Amalie Area while the NCAA Championship Fan Central Event takes place and areas around Raymond James Stadium will experience limited lanes and road closures before and after the NCAA National Championship Football Game. As we get more specific information from the City and TPD we will add it here:
1/4/2017 - Franklin St from Polk St to Cass St will be closed from 8 am on Saturday, January 7th to 8 am on Sunday, January 8th for a #CFBPlayoff special event.
Free concert featuring FLO Rida, USHER
NCAA Championship Fan Central Event
NCAA Championship Taste of The Championship
NCAA Championship Extra Yard 5K NCAA Championship Tailgate at Raymond James
Championship Passport - Downtown Tampa (A five-day passport to first-class venues!)
Yacht StarShip NCAA Fireworks Cruise (Cruise beneath the Fireworks while enjoying fine cuisine and craft drinks)
Fun Bars near Raymond James Stadium
Photos from Wikimedia Commons
Where to Party before and after the game
Ybor City entertainment district
Jackson's (Nightclub on the water near the arena)
W XYZ Bar (At the Aloft Hotel on the water)
Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina (Sports bar specializing in BIG TV's they will have two exclusive Coppertail craft beers brewed expressly for the game! You can ONLY get them here and at Coppertail:
- Crimson Cherry Wheat
- Tiger Paw Porter (Chocolate Peanut Porter)
Ferg's Live ( $4 Flavored Smirnoff, $21 buckets of 5 16oz bottles)
Beach Bar & Restaurant (Relax outdoors, great views, great music)
O'Brien's Irish Pub Brandon ( $4 Captain Morgan and Don Q, $5 Stoli, $5 Jack, and Jack Honey)
Things to Do
We will add information to this article as it becomes available, please be sure to bookmark Things To Know About The National Championship Game in Tampa and refer back to it often!