TAMPA, Fla. — Are you ready for it?
There will be a lot of extra traffic in Tampa this week. Taylor’s Version.
Taylor Swift will perform at a sold-out Raymond James Stadium for three straight nights, April 13 – 15.
The Eras Tour is Swift’s first stadium tour in nearly five years, meaning tens of thousands of Swifties will be coming to Tampa Bay from all over.
Give yourself plenty of time to get to the show.
Your GPS will show lots of red. So maybe play the Red album on the way?
The shows start at 6:30 p.m. but parking lots open at 3 p.m. Lots are expected to fill up early with tailgaters showing off which Taylor-era they’re dressed for.
For the Thursday and Friday shows, that means concert traffic will clash with evening rush hour.
You’ll see heavier than normal traffic starting at 3 p.m. on roads like Dale Mabry Highway, Columbus Drive, MLK Boulevard and Himes Avenue. Expect delays after the concerts as well.
All parking at Raymond James Stadium is sold out for all three of the concerts, but parking Hillsborough Community College and some other locations still open.
Parking at HCC is first-come, first-served on the day of the concert. Lots start at $53. You can view Park Jockey to check for availability.
Spots will be open at Al Lopez Park entering off Himes Avenue. You can also try Jesuit High School entering off Himes Avenue or MLK Boulevard.
You can also find parking at nearby business and neighborhoods. Those lots range in price, so bring cash.
After the show, allow at least an hour to exit the lots.
Are you ready for it?— Tim Wronka (@TimWronka) April 6, 2023
Taylor Swift will be performing three straight nights at @RJStadium, April 13-15.
Tens of thousands of Swifties will be coming from all over to the sold out shows.
That means a lot of traffic and full lots. Make your concert plans now! #TSTheErasTour
If you’re getting a ride to the show or using Uber or Lyft, head to Steinbrenner Field across from Ray Jay. You can enter the drop off area on MLK Boulevard.
Expect delays and surge pricing if you’re using a ride share service after the show.
Taylor sings in State of Grace, “I’m walking fast through the traffic lights, busy streets and busy lives.” Getting anywhere fast probably won’t happen on concert day, so just “shake it off” and make a game plan.
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