Recommended Routes to Raymond James Stadium
The City of Tampa is expecting increased congestion and delays in the areas surrounding Raymond James Stadium on Monday, Jan. 9. Kickoff for the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship is scheduled for 8:17 p.m. However, the Stadium will be opening their parking lots at 11:30 a.m. Due to this fact, the City is expecting increased traffic and congestion from 11 a.m. to after midnight on Jan. 9. Please see the provided maps and use the suggested routes, specific to your parking area, to avoid congestion and delays.
Florida Department of Transportation's Florida 511
The Florida Department of Transportation’s Florida 511 Traveler Information System can help you plan your travel to the College Football Playoff National Championship.
Fans can visit FL511.com to check interactive statewide roadmaps on the homepage, find out about any traffic incidents or delays along your planned route, create custom routes and receive up-to-the-minute route-specific updates.
Guests can also receive real-time traffic information by downloading the free Florida 511 mobile app, calling 511 toll-free or by following @FL511_TampaBay on Twitter.
Parking Facilities & Routing Maps
Public and private parking structures have been secured to accommodate fans attending the national championship game. Pricing for parking varies based on the size and type of the vehicle, and starts at $50. To reserve your parking in advance, including automobile, bus, limo, RV and ADA-disabled parking, please visit CFP Click and Park.
Please refer to the recommended routes for your parking location as outlined by the City of Tampa Transportation department:
Guests who have not secured parking prior to game day are encouraged to utilize some of the public transportation options available including HART, taxis, limos and Uber.
- Guests are not permitted to save parking spaces.
- Overnight parking is prohibited.
- Kegs and large vessels are prohibited.
- Loud speakers are prohibited.
- Political campaigning, picketing, or distributing handbills/pamphlets is prohibited.
- Sampling or distributing of items by unauthorized individuals is prohibited.
- Unauthorized collection of any kind is prohibited on stadium property.
- Unlawful weapons and fireworks are not permitted in the parking lots.
- Parking passes must remain prominently displayed in the vehicle.
- Parking passes are not valid for re-entries into the stadium’s parking lots.
- Tailgating is permitted in the stadium parking lots (except for Al Lopez Park)
- Tents over 10×10 without prior approval or proper permits are not permitted.
- Please respect fellow fans by only occupying one parking spot.
- Infringing on another guest’s tailgating area is prohibited.
- Tailgating should only take place directly behind each fan’s vehicle.
- Saving of spaces is not permitted.
- Blocking of other spaces, walkways or any aisles is not allowed.
- Please leave room in driveways for emergency response vehicles.
Save time and searching for parking by utilizing Tampa Bay’s public transportation options when visiting game day events.
The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) provides a number of transportation services including HART Bus services, MetroRapid and the TECO Line Streetcar System. Please be aware that during Championship events, some traditional routes or service locations may be detoured. For up-to-date routing information, please visit HART.com or view their Raymond James Detour Map.
Taxis transporting fans to and from Raymond James Stadium will pick-up and drop-off at Mass Transit, located on the northwest side of Raymond James Stadium, near the corner of Dale Mabry Hwy. and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
The Mass Transit Drop-off is located on the North side of the stadium off N. Dale Mabry Highway next to the pedestrian bridge, which is designated formass transit, non-disabled drop-off, taxi pick-up, buses, uber and limostaging.
Limousines transporting fans to and from Raymond James Stadium will pick-up and drop-off on Himes Ave.just north of Tampa Bay Blvd./Tom McEwen Blvd.
The Mass Transit Drop-off is located on the North side of the stadium off N.Dale Mabry Highway next to the pedestrian bridge, which is designated formass transit, non-disabled drop-off, taxi pick-up, buses, uber and limostaging.
Fans are encouraged to utilize rideshare services such as Uber when taking part in game day activities. Rideshare vehicles will drop-off fans at Mass Transit, located on the northwest side of Raymond James Stadium, near the corner of Dale Mabry Hwy. and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Post-event pick-up will be located at Steinbrenner Field. Click to view a map of rideshare pick-up and drop-off locations at Raymond James Stadium.
Driving Tips and Safety
If you plan to drive, utilize recommended routes for the easiest access into and out of Raymond James Stadium and allow for additional travel time. Please refer to the recommended routes outlined by the City of Tampa Transportation department. Fans are encouraged to reserve their parking in advance by visiting CFP Click and Park. Guests who have not reserved parking prior to game day are recommended to utilize public transportation options for easy navigation and access.
Fans visiting game day events can stay up-to-date with traffic information, road closures and routing by:
- Downloading the Waze app for real-time routing instructions.
- Registering to receive text updates. To sign up, text “CFBPlayoff” to 888777.
- Following @RJStadium and @COT_Traffic on Twitter.
- Contacting the CFP General Call Center at 1-844-852-8889.
- Allow for extra travel time as some streets surrounding Raymond James Stadium will be restricted.
- Look for wayfinding signage to help guide you around the Stadium and parking facilities.
- Be aware that additional Law Enforcement Officers have been deployed to areas surrounding the Stadium to assist with traffic flow and pedestrian safety.
- All drivers are encouraged to drive with caution and to heed all traffic warnings.