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Taylor Swift parking and traffic tips for her show coming to Tampa.

Taylor Swift is bringing her Eras Tour to Raymond James Stadium for three sold out shows, April 13th, 14th and 15th.  There are 75,000 seats in Raymond James Stadium.  Three shows x 75,000 is 225,000 people in and around Raymond James that weekend.  It’s going to be a mess.  The thing to do is have a plan before you go.

Here are some ideas/tips to help you navigate your way around what is the biggest show of 2023.   Some are calling it the biggest pop tours of all time and the biggest local event of the year.  Taylor Swift Parking and traffic tips

Buy Parking Ahead of Time

Parking at Raymond James Stadium Property is sold out.

taylor swift parking

Raymond James Stadium

Parking can also be found in the surrounding neighborhoods and business.  Many charge to park in their front lawns.  You will need cash.  Most front yards can be anywhere between $20 – $60 during a Bucs game so expect to pay more then that for Taylor show.

Apps you can download are parkjockey.com  SpotHero and you can buy parking through seatkgeek.com 

What Time Gates/Lots Will Open

Ray Jay’s parking lots will open at 3pm for all day tailgating.  Gates to the show open at 4:30pm.  The show starts at 6:30pm.  Taylors show is about 3 hours long, so it should be wrapping up around 11 or later.

Ride Share Information.

If you choose to use Uber or Lyft the drop off site and pickup zone is at Steinbrenner Field, across Dale Mabry.  Best to use the pedestrian bridge to get to the stadium.   Keep in mind, there will be surge charges during this show.  It’s going to be expensive.

HART bus routes will also serve the stadium.  Routes 7, 15, 32, 36 and 45).  The bus stops are located on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and Himes Aves.  It’s about a 15 minute walk to stadium.

Bag Policy

Raymond James Stadium has a no bag policy.  You can only bring in one clutch purse no larger then 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches.  If you forget to leave your bag behind, you can store in a locker you will need to rent near gate C.

Traffic/Road Closures

Heavy traffic will be on Dale Mabry, Himes, Columbus Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. all three nights.  (4/13 – 4/15).  No information has been given at this time about which roads will be closed but you can check FL511 for updated road closures closer to the show.  Most of the time, they close the lanes heading south out of Ray Jay, so you must turn right and navigate your way south.

Other Tips:

  • Wear comfy shoes!! Taylor won’t be seeing your feet, so why bother walking around in heels/boots all night? You can thank us later.
  • BRING EARPLUGS! Swifties are LOUD, if you don’t bring some earplugs, your ears will be ringing for hours after the show.
  • Pack a water bottle and snacks in your car after the show.
  • Bring a portable charger, especially if you record a lot.
  • Don’t bring signs or wear outfits that have battery powered lights. This is against Raymond James Stadium policy.
  • No signs larger than 11” x 17″
  • Take a picture of where you parked, or ask Siri to drop a pin.
  • If you want merch, especially the popular crew neck and quarter zip, be sure to get to the stadium before doors open. For shorter lines, head to the merch stands at the upper levels. They may not have every item, but if you just want a poster you won’t have to wait as long.




Top Five Taylor Swift Country Music Moments

In a show that lasted more than three hours, Taylor Swift opened her “Eras Tour” in Glendale, Arizona, over the weekend (3/17). She touched on and sang many of the hits that made her a country star. Taylor arrived on the country music scene with her debut album in 2006 at the tender age of seventeen. Her rise to superstardom in country music was quick, and soon at CMA Fest, everyone was seeing young girls in sundresses and cowboy boots just like Swift wore in the first few years. Her success was like no other country artist before her, and with her album 1989, she crossed into the world of pop, where she remains today as one of the biggest recording artists and touring acts in music history.

As we celebrate all things Taylor this spring as her “Eras Tour” continues to set records in stadiums all over the country, we look at what we believe are the five biggest moments of her career in country music.

RELATED: Taylor Swift’s 13 Finest Country Songs


  • 5 - 2007 - Taylor sang her debut single "Tim McGraw" at the ACM Awards

    Taylor sang her debut single “Tim McGraw” at the ACM Awards – Just before she won the 2007 Academy of Country Music Award for New Female Vocalist of the Year, an 18-year-old Swift made her performing debut at the awards show. She entered the audience and stood right before Tim McGraw and sang her debut single, “Tim McGraw.” The song references McGraw, but Taylor wrote it about parting ways with a high school boyfriend who left for college.

  • 4 - 2009 - Taylor performing "15" at the Grammys with Miley Cyrus

    Taylor performed alongside Miley Cyrus as she strummed guitar at the 2009 Grammy Awards.

  • 3 - 2008 - Taylor performed "Should've Said No" at the ACM Awards

    Swift began the performance in an oversized black hoodie and jeans and ended it by singing in the rain on-stage in a black dress as she gets drenched.

  • 2 - 2006 - Taylor released her self-titled debut album

    Swift released her self-titled debut, and her hit “Our Song,” made her the youngest artist to write and perform a No. 1 track on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

  • 1 - 2009 - Winning her first Entertainer of the Year Award at the CMA Awards

    The award was handed to her by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. Taylor said in her acceptance speech, “I will never forget this moment because in this moment, everything that I have ever wanted just happened to me.”

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