Coming to RJS? Here's what you need to know!

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Coming to RJS? Here's what you need to know!

Postby Admin » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:00 pm

Good idea in the schedule release thread. Post your tips below for trips to see the Bucs in Tampa. Let's please try to keep the thread clean.
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Re: Coming to RJS? Here's what you need to know!

Postby DreadNaught » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:15 pm

With all 1pm Sunday starts early in the season (other than the MNF game week 3) the sun/heat will be an issue.

If you're looking for seats to beat the heat but don't want to pay club seat prices I recommend looking for seats in sections 217-219. The downside is that it's in the corner of the stadium, but with the video boards it's less of an issue.

The various good things about that location is it's the first part of the stadium to receive shade and depending how far back in the section (around row T and back) you'll be under the 3rd deck which provides constant shade in addition to serving as a shelter if it rains. Plus with the windows open from the suites behind you you'll feel a breeze of air conditioning. Imo it's the best climate control you'll get for the ticket price.

This is also the corner the Bucs enter/exit from so great for pics
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Re: Coming to RJS? Here's what you need to know!

Postby Crocaneers » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:50 pm

For any non Floridian:

More water, less beer through October
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Re: Coming to RJS? Here's what you need to know!

Postby Rocker » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:49 pm

Ignoring Crocaneers blasphemy; if you’re from out of town and looking to meet passionate fans, WhatTheBuc throws a heck of a good time tailgate; 20 bucks gets you all you can eat and drink (themed cocktails ain’t half bad) until supplies run out.

But seriously; don’t underestimate the climate. If you’re not acclimated, it can beat you down with a quickness.
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Re: Coming to RJS? Here's what you need to know!

Postby Teitan » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:14 am

Crocaneers wrote:For any non Floridian:

More water, lots of beer


Fixed.
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Re: Coming to RJS? Here's what you need to know!

Postby acmillis » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:56 am

You cannot watch the game from on the Ship.

You can walk around the entire inside of the stadium if you want to, but only from the 100 level. If you're sitting in the 100 level, there will be aisle attendants to ensure you have a ticket for the section you're trying to enter. There are no such attendants for the third level (i.e. if you have any 300 level ticket, you can sit in any open seat.)

The second level is mostly Club Level seating (other than sections 217-220, 201-204, 226-229, 242-245). Club seating is more expensive but offers amenities such as liquor bars, better food options, and an in-door... well...club with AC.

if you are unsure of where to sit, I prefer https://aviewfrommyseat.com/ as it shows user uploaded pics from a specific seat in a specific section. This site is not as comprehensive as others, but this is the only one I've found with real, in-game pictures.

The "Home" side of the stadium (where the Bucs' bench is) is on the West Side of the stadium (Sections 119-102, 220-201, 319-302). This is the side of the stadium that will receive shade first on hot days. For the August-October (maybe even November) games, no matter where you sit, it is going to be very hot, unless you're in the Club level seating in which case you can either go indoors, or as the other poster pointed out, the third level provides coverage for the rear of the sections.

If you driving north to the stadium (as I do from Fort Myers), the easiest way to go is to take I-75 to I-275. The easiest lot to park in (in my opinion) is Lot 13. Getting back to I-275 takes just minutes and, depending on how early you get to the game, you can drive straight in to lot 12 which is a very short walk to the stadium. Lots open 3 1/2 hours prior to kickoff time and if you are parking in a cash lot, you're going to pay $25.

You are restricted to what you can carry in to the stadium: http://raymondjamesstadium.com/stadium-fan-policies/.

The closer it gets to game time, the longer the lines are to get in to the stadium.
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Re: Coming to RJS? Here's what you need to know!

Postby Hit55 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:17 pm

Rocker wrote:Ignoring Crocaneers blasphemy; if you’re from out of town and looking to meet passionate fans, WhatTheBuc throws a heck of a good time tailgate; 20 bucks gets you all you can eat and drink (themed cocktails ain’t half bad) until supplies run out.

I'm gonna have to check this out. Went to all 10 games last season and have yet to do any tailgating.
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Re: Coming to RJS? Here's what you need to know!

Postby Hit55 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:28 pm

Parking was briefly touched on in acmillis' post. If you don't feel like parting ways with $25 to park, there are several neighboring streets (Himes Ave is a gem) who open up their lawns for parking. If you're going through gates B, C, or D and don't mind a little walk, you can park for as low as $10.

I usually go through Gate D but would park off Himes Ave. The closest to the stadium I've parked for $10 was W Leroy Street. It's just a short 3 block walk up to the stadium and it's actually rather easy to exit as well. I've never had a problem with getting out. Only catch is you may be parked behind another vehicle, but the lot owners are usually really good about asking whether you're sticking around or leaving as soon as the game is over and will let you know where to park accordingly.
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Re: Coming to RJS? Here's what you need to know!

Postby Buc2 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:19 am

When I went to the Jets game last year, we parked in the St. John Presbyterian Church lot for $10. It's near the corner of MacDill and W. Woodlawn Ave. It's an easy walk as long as you're not in a hurry. We stayed until the game ended and it was definitely an easy out as well. We were on I-275 fairly quickly.
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Re: Coming to RJS? Here's what you need to know!

Postby Teitan » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:44 pm

I used to park down by Sonnys for like 10-15$ and walk. Not a bad walk and made it a hell of a lot easier leaving, less crazy traffic being further from stadium.
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Re: Coming to RJS? Here's what you need to know!

Postby Babeinbucland » Sat May 05, 2018 8:39 pm

Bring sunscreen - they do not sell it at RJS
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Re: Coming to RJS? Here's what you need to know!

Postby Caradoc » Sat May 05, 2018 9:10 pm

Tell them about the strip clubs Johnny!!
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Re: Coming to RJS? Here's what you need to know!

Postby Super K » Sat May 05, 2018 9:52 pm

Caradoc wrote:Tell them about the strip clubs Johnny!!


Yes, please do... ;)
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Re: Coming to RJS? Here's what you need to know!

Postby Deja Entendu » Wed May 09, 2018 5:58 am

Babeinbucland wrote:Bring sunscreen - they do not sell it at RJS


Talk about a missed opportunity.
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Re: Coming to RJS? Here's what you need to know!

Postby NYBF » Wed May 09, 2018 9:03 am

The Mets AAA club is in Las Vegas. On the concourses there, they have sunscreen dispensers that are sponsored by a local dermatologist.
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