TAMPA, Fla. – It’s ‘Tay Tay Day’ and here’s what to know as Taylor Swift kicks off her three-day concert series in Tampa.
‘Swifties’ hoping to get their hands on official Eras tour merchandise can purchase the coveted t-shirts, posters and hoodies beginning at 3 p.m.
Three merchandise trucks will be set up at three different gates at Raymond James Stadium for anyone, with or without tickets, who wants to purchase items from Swift’s concert tour.
For ticketed fans, the gates at Raymond James Stadium will open at 4 p.m. with the show starting at 6:30 p.m.
All parking on Raymond James Stadium property is sold out for all three concerts.
There is additional parking at Hillsborough Community College lots entering off Dale Mabry Highway or Lois Ave., Al Lopez Park- entering off Himes Avenue, Jesuit High School parking- entering off Himes Avenue or Martin Luther King Blvd.
Parking is also available in the nearby lots. Those parking spots typically go for $20-$60 in cash during Buc’s games, but make be more expensive for the concert.
For fans using a ride share to get to the concert, the drop-off site is on Dale Mabry at Steinbrenner Field. Fans will use the pedestrian bridge to get to the stadium.
Tampa Bay Blvd. will close at noon on Thursday between Dale Mabry and Himes. It will remain closed through Sunday morning.
‘Swifties’ should also keep in mind that Raymond James has a strict no-bag policy. All bags must be smaller than six inches. Fans can also bring signs, but they must be no larger than 11 inches by 17 inches and it cannot be on a stick.
Swift’s three shows in Tampa are sold out and even those who aren’t fans should be prepared if they are traveling anywhere near the stadium because the crowds are expected to rival the Super Bowl.
For fans who want to attend the show, but do not have tickets, Thursday night will be the least expensive night with tickets going for more than $400 apiece. Tickets to Saturday’s show are being sold for more than $700. Those tickets also reportedly come with an obstructed view.
Tampa is Swift’s only Florida destination during her Eras tour and is her first time back since her last tour in 2018.
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