Downtown Tampa is Alive with Activities for the Big Game                                   Photo: Allen Reed

Don’t have a ticket to the sold-out NFL Super Bowl Experience at Julian B. Lane Park in Downtown Tampa? Don’t worry; there are still plenty of ways you can soak up the Super Bowl experience during the days leading up to the big game.

“Downtown Tampa is the epicenter of Super Bowl LV excitement with activities, dining, and shopping leading up to February 7th,” said Lynda Remund, Tampa Downtown Partnership’s President and CEO.

Among the activities that you can enjoy without a ticket are:
1. Get out on the water! There are many unique water activities and rentals (eBoats, Riverwalk Boating Company, Tampa Bay Water Bike Co., Kraken Cycle Boats, Tampa Bay Fun Boat, and more!) that will allow you to see and feel the Super Bowl energy from the Hillsborough River.

2. Watch live network broadcasts. CBS Sports, the official media partner, will broadcast live from Armature Works Pier and West Lot starting today through Super Bowl Sunday.  Visitors can watch the broadcast from behind the fence line while the CBS announcers and guests go live.

3. Snap a Super Bowl selfie. There are plenty of prime locations for photos downtown, like standing in front of the large #LV sign at Curtis Hixon Park or taking a picture with the oversized football helmet at the Riverwalk Technology Village located at 101 E. Whiting St.

4. Support local businesses at over a hundred diverse dining/food options. Enjoy a drink at Four Green Fields in Curtis Hixon Park or check out the boats and yachts parked along the river for Super Bowl LV at Anchor and Brine at Tampa Marriott Water Street. For a list of downtown outdoor dining locations, click here.

5. Watch fireworks and a laser light show. Check out the evening spectacular at the Jose Gasparilla pirate ship Downtown from the Tampa Convention Center on Friday, February 5th, and Saturday, February 6th. Shows take place at 6:55pm, 7:55pm, 8:55pm, and 9:55pm. The pirate ship is also covered with 150 custom flags representing all 32 NFL teams.

6. Take a walking tour of Tampa’s murals. Tampa’s Downtown features more than 55 vibrant and colorful murals. Take a photo and post using the hashtag #TampasDowntown to show all of your friends and loved ones that you were in town for the historic game. For a guide of Tampa’s murals, click here.

Reminder, masks, and social distancing are required.  Plus, some locations where you don’t need tickets still require you to download the NFL OnePass App at NFL.com/OnePass to register and get a QR code for entry.

For more information, visit www.TampasDowntown.com  and be sure to check out the Tampa Downtown Partnership’s Interactive Map!

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