Detailed Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tailgate Guide

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have all the hype with Tom Brady leading the team. Therefore, tailgates are going to be wilder and more popular than ever. Buccaneers fans already took tailgating seriously, it’s just even more epic now. If you’re one of the many Buccaneers fans ready to deck out in pirate fare and head out to a tailgate, keep reading.

Thankfully, Raymond James Stadium allows Buccaneers tailgating in all stadium-controlled lots. We’ll go into more detail below. Therefore, if you’re ready to head to a Buccaneers game, keep reading.

Tailgating is highly encouraged at the Buccaneers stadium. Therefore, in this blog, we detail Tampa Bay Buccaneers tailgate rules, parking, and more. We also include how to get cheap Tampa Bay Buccaneers tickets with no fees. Whether you’re an avid tailgater, new to the Buccaneers culture, or just curious about Buccaneers tailgating, keep reading. You’re already in for a treat with the famous Buccaneers tailgate food like shrimp boils and chili.

Also, check out our Tampa Bay Buccaneers seating chart to help you find the best seat at Raymond James Stadium.

Where are the Tampa Bay Rays Tailgate Lots?

You can tailgate at any Tampa Bay Rays lots at Raymond James Stadium. Keep in mind that two lots are reserved for vehicles with season passes, including Stadium Club and luxury suite occupants. Thankfully, the Bucs make it easy to get a season parking permit. You can also find the Buccaneers parking map below. So if you’re a dedicated Bucs fan, that’s a solid option. There are also distinctions between lots that are more family-friendly and those geared toward adults.

Keep in mind that Raymond James Stadium parking lots open 3.5 hours before kick-off.

Tampa Bay Rays Parking Map

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tailgating Rules

Following Bucs tailgating rules is important to not risk getting kicked out and losing tailgating privileges. Below you’ll find a condensed list of Buccaneers tailgating rules and Bucs prohibited items with official rules taken from their website.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tailgating Rules

  • Drive lanes must be left clear
  • No recreational activities allowed
  • No saving spaces
  • No overnight parking
  • Parking spots are 10′ x 24′
  • Tents over 10′ x 10′ must have proper permits
  • No kegs
  • No loud sound systems
  • No picketing, political campaigning, or distributing handbills/pamphlets
  • No running or climbing
  • No disorderly conduct
  • Must have a parking pass or pay the parking fee
  • No refunds
  • No drugs or narcotics allowed without medical reason
  • No firearms or weapons
  • No pets other than service animals
  • No skates, skateboards, etc..

How To Get a Tampa Bay Buccaneers Parking Pass

You can easily get a Tampa Bay Buccaneers parking pass when buying tickets on TickPick. Simply add in a Bucs parking pass to your ticket purchase. Just click the orange button below the seating map.

Make sure to choose the right parking pass for the tailgating lot you want. Also, tailgating lot parking passes should be purchased much in advance, though the Bucs offer same-day purchases as well.

What the Buc?

This is by far one of the most popular spots to tailgate at Raymond James Stadium. It’s been going on so long and is so popular it’s in the Tailgating Hall of Fame. It’s the home base of Chef Red. AKA an amazing Bucs tailgate cook who always has an exciting array of tailgate food to share.

Unofficial Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tailgating

Tampa has plenty of bars to choose from if you’re willing to take a little drive away from the stadium. Of course there’s staple sports bars nearby Raymond James Stadium like Miller’s Ale House and Duffy’s Sports Grill.

Other bars and taverns in to watch a Bucs game are The Pub, The Hub, Strandhill Public, Paddywagon Irish Pub, Hattricks, and Mackenzie’s Sports Tavern.

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Our hope is that after reading through this Tampa Bay Bucs tailgate guide, you’re ready to buy football game day tickets! At TickPick we have Tampa Bay Buccaneers tickets with no fees. Meaning there’s no surprises at checkout. Plus, we pride ourselves on being 10% cheaper than our leading competitor on the secondary market. Also, we’ve got sold out Bucs tickets for last-minute tickets.

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