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OUTBACK BOWL ANNOUNCES NOON KICKOFF FOR NEW YEAR’S DAY 2015 GAME

OUTBACK BOWL ANNOUNCES NOON KICKOFF FOR NEW YEAR’S DAY 2015 GAME

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                              September 9, 2014

 

 OUTBACK BOWL ANNOUNCES NOON KICKOFF FOR NEW YEAR’S DAY 2015 GAME

 Tampa, FL – The 29th edition of the Outback Bowl will kick off at 12:00 Noon EST on New Year’s Day 2015, bowl officials announced today.  The bowl plays host to teams from the Big Ten Conference and Southeastern Conference in Raymond James Stadium. 

“We are extremely excited for the opportunity to be the first game to kick off the most tradition-rich day of college football – New Year’s Day,” notes Outback Bowl President/CEO Jim McVay.  “All eyes of the college football world will be on the Outback Bowl and our beautiful Tampa Bay community.”

This will also be the 20th year for Outback Steakhouse as title sponsor of the bowl, the longest title sponsorship of any college bowl game.

Tickets to the bowl are on sale through Ticketmaster.  Phone orders can be placed with a credit card by calling Ticketmaster at (813) 287-8844 or 1-800-745-3000 and can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com.  Tickets can also be purchased at any Ticketmaster outlet in the state of Florida.

For information on premium seating through a bowl membership package call the Outback Bowl office directly at (813) 874-BOWL or go to the bowl web site at www.outbackbowl.com for details.

The Outback Bowl attracts tens-of-thousands of out of market visitors from more than 40 states who join local fans each year in generating an economic impact estimated at $1 billion on the Tampa Bay area over its history.  The game also generates tens of millions of dollars in exposure for the region each year and has contributed more than $117 million to universities over its history. 

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Outback Bowl 2015 Tickets On Sale Now

Outback Bowl 2015 Tickets On Sale Now

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 1, 2014

OUTBACK BOWL TICKETS GO ON SALE TUESDAY AT TICKETMASTER

Tampa, FL - Tickets to the 2015 Outback Bowl, the area’s annual major college football post-season bowl game, go on sale to the general public through Ticketmaster on Tuesday September 2nd at 10:00AM ET. The bowl plays host to teams from the Big Ten Conference and Southeastern Conference on New Year’s Day in Raymond James Stadium.

Tickets to the game are $80 each (plus Ticketmaster service charge). Phone orders can be placed with a credit card by calling Ticketmaster at (813) 287-8844 or 1-800-745-3000 and can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com<http://www.ticketmaster.com/>. Tickets can also be purchased at any Ticketmaster outlet in the state of Florida.

For information on premium seating through a bowl membership package call the Outback Bowl office directly at (813) 874-BOWL or go to the bowl web site at www.outbackbowl.com<http://www.outbackbowl.com/> for details.

The Outback Bowl will host its 29th game this season. The Bowl attracts an average of 35,000 out of market visitors from more than 40 states who join local fans each year. The Bowl has also contributed more than $117 million to universities over its history and generated an estimated $1 billion economic impact on the Tampa Bay area over this time in addition to tens-of-millions of dollars in exposure for the region each year. -OBB-

 

BUCCANEERS AND TAMPA SPORTS AUTHORITY ANNOUNCE NO BAG EXPRESS LANE FOR 2014 SEASON

BUCCANEERS AND TAMPA SPORTS AUTHORITY ANNOUNCE NO BAG EXPRESS LANE FOR 2014 SEASON

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New Policy To Expedite Stadium Entry For Fans With No Bags

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tampa Sports Authority introduced today a new “No Bag Express Lane” for entry into Buccaneers home games this season. The new policy, which will go into effect beginning with Saturday night’s preseason home opener against the Miami Dolphins, will allow fans who are not carrying bags to bypass the usual screening lines at stadium gates in order to expedite their entry into the stadium.

 
Fans who still need to bring in approved items may continue to do so as part of the bag policy that was established and implemented across the league last season. The existing bag policy, which was established in order to provide fans with a safer environment and expedited entry on game day, places limits on the size and type of bags which may be brought into Raymond James Stadium for stadium events.
 
Buccaneers Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford stated: “We are very excited to offer faster entry for our fans that choose not to bring bags into the stadium on game days. The implementation of the League’s clear bag policy went very smoothly last year and we feel this addition to the policy will allow us to move fans through the entry gates in a more effective and efficient manner.”
 
The bag policy was implemented at all NFL stadiums last season and was also adopted by the Tampa Sports Authority for the majority of its events which included USF Bulls football games as well as the annual Outback Bowl.
 
“The Tampa Sports Authority consistently strives to improve the fan experience for our guests,” said Eric Hart, President/CEO of the Tampa Sports Authority, operators of Raymond James Stadium. “The new no bag express lane will allow fans without bags faster access into the stadium, without compromising our top priority- public safety.”
 
The existing policy allows fans to carry in no more than one approved clear bag (not to exceed 12”x6”x12”) and up to one small clutch-style bag (not to exceed 4.5”x6.5”).  Fans may still carry usual items such as keys, wallets, makeup, phones, etc., in pockets or jackets in addition to the approved containers.  Patrons with medically necessary items are screened at specifically designated gate locations.
 
Fans entering the stadium may carry the following permissible style and size bag:
 
  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12.”
  • One-gallon (or smaller) clear plastic bag.
  • Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand (no larger than 4.5”x6.5”), with or without a handle or strap, may be carried into the stadium along with one of the clear bag options.
  • Exceptions have been made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at specific gates designated for this purpose. Fans with a medical/special needs request should contact the Stadium Office in advance at 813-350-6508 or www.tampasportsauthority.com/raymond-james-stadium/ to fill out and submit a special needs request form online.
Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, binocular cases, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, seat cushions, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size.
 
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Don DeFosset to chair Tampa Sports Authority boa

Don DeFosset to chair Tampa Sports Authority boa

For Immediate Release

Contact: Bobby Silvest

813-350-6504

Don DeFosset to chair Tampa Sports Authority board

(Tampa, Fl./ July 30, 2014) The Tampa Sports Authority Board of Directors has elected Don DeFosset to the post of Chairman. Mr. DeFosset was appointed by the governor and has served on the Authority board since 2009. He leads the DJD Group, an investment firm, and is former CEO of Walter Industries. His term as chairman expires in July 2015.

“I am honored to serve as Chairman of the Tampa Sports Authority board as the Authority continues to improve under the leadership of Eric Hart and his management team,” said Mr. DeFosset, “I look forward to working with them to continue bringing first class sports and entertainment events to our area.”

The Authority board also elected Andrew Scaglione as Vice Chairman and Vin Marchetti as Secretary/ Treasurer.

The Tampa Sports Authority manages Raymond James Stadium and three municipal golf courses- Rocky Point, Rogers Park and Babe Zaharias.  The Authority also serves as the landlord for George Steinbrenner Field and the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

For more information, go to www.tampasportsauthority.com.

 

IMPORTANT U.S. Women's National Soccer Practice & Match UPDATES

IMPORTANT U.S. Women's National Soccer Practice & Match UPDATES

Official Training Day 6/13 Updates/Reminders: -Open to the public, free entry & parking

-Box Office will not be open

-Gates open at 10:30am

-USA training begins at 11am

-Soccer balls are allowed inside the stadium

 

Match Day 6/14 Updates/Reminders:

-Parking $15

-Box office opens at 4pm

-Parking lots open at 4:30pm

-Gates open at 6pm

-Kick-off at 7:30pm

-NO soccer balls allowed inside the stadium

 

U.S. WNT TO HOLD PUBLIC TRAINING SESSION ON FRIDAY, JUNE 13, AT RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM IN TAMPA, FLORIDA

U.S. WNT TO HOLD PUBLIC TRAINING SESSION ON FRIDAY, JUNE 13, AT RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM IN TAMPA, FLORIDA

U.S. WNT TO HOLD PUBLIC TRAINING SESSION ON FRIDAY, JUNE 13, AT RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM IN TAMPA, FLORIDA

U.S. Soccer Fans Are Encouraged to Attend Public Training Session at 11 a.m. ET Ahead of U.S. WNT Game against France

CHICAGO (June 4, 2014) - All U.S. Soccer fans are invited to attend the U.S. Women's National Team public training session on Friday, June 13, at 11 a.m. ET at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

Admission is free and open to the public. Fans can park in Lot 6D and enter through Gate C. U.S. Soccer Supporters Club members in the Star Club and above receive field level access at the public training session. If fans wish to take part in this exclusive priority, they can join the U.S. Soccer Supporters Club Star Club or upgrade their membership at ussoccer.com/supporters.

At the session, fans will get a first-hand look at how the U.S. Women's National Team prepares for a match the day before a game under new head coach Jill Ellis.

The U.S. Women's National Team faces France on Saturday, June 14, at Raymond James Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.

Tickets are now on sale through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and at all Ticketmaster ticket centers throughout the Tampa Bay region (including Walmart).

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SMF Update, Disco Donnie Presents Statement

SMF Update, Disco Donnie Presents Statement

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"Our number one priority is always our fans' safety, so in light of a minor production issue, an area was proactively cleared and we anticipate the matter will be resolved shortly. "- Disco Donnie Presents 

Sunset Music Festival at Raymond James Stadium UPDATE

Sunset Music Festival at Raymond James Stadium UPDATE

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Sunset Music Festival at Raymond James Stadium UPDATE

The countdown has reached the single digits which means Sunset Music Festival is just days away. Get ready for two days of continuous fun on Saturday, May 24th and Sunday, May 25th in the North lot of Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium to have a Memorial Day weekend soundtracked by world-renowned talent.

The shows will run until midnight on Saturday and Sunday. Organizers have configured the stage so the sound is not pointed directly into the neighborhoods around the stadium, but it may be possible that some audible sounds may still be heard adjacent to the stadium. Atmospheric conditions may increase the possibility for sound to travel further distances from the stadium.

Parking & Gate Info: Lots will open at 11:00 AM Saturday, 12:00 PM Sunday and will close by 1:30 AM each night. General parking per vehicle is $20.00 and $30.00 for preferred parking (Cash Only). No loitering, tailgating or overnight parking will be permitted. Gates will open at 2:00 PM.

Box Office hours: The on-site box office in the north lot will open Saturday at 12:00 PM and Sunday at 1:00 PM.

Prohibited Items and Guidelines: For a detailed list go to http://smftampa.com/guide/ guidelines

EVENT INFO: Date: May 24-25, 2014 Time: 2pm-Midnight Age Limit: 18+ Venue: Raymond James Stadium (North Lot), Tampa, Florida

Artist Line-up:

SATURDAY, MAY 24TH

SUNSET STAGE 10:30 PM – 12:00 AM Zedd 09:30 PM – 10:30 PM Benny Benassi 08:30 PM – 09:30 PM W&W 07:30 PM – 08:30 PM Deorro 06:30 PM – 07:30 PM DVBBS 05:30 PM – 06:30 PM Firebeatz 04:30 PM – 05:30 PM The Chainsmokers 03:30 PM – 04:30 PM Digital Lab 02:30 PM – 03:30 PM MORTEN 02:00 PM – 02:30 PM DOCO

SUNRISE STAGE 10:30 PM – 12:00 AM Paul van Dyk 09:30 PM – 10:30 PM Cosmic Gate 08:30 PM – 09:30 PM Aly & Fila 07:30 PM – 08:30 PM Orjan Nilsen 06:30 PM – 07:30 PM Andrew Rayel 05:30 PM – 06:30 PM Sied Van Riel 04:30 PM – 05:30 PM Arnej 03:30 PM – 04:30 PM Ben Nicky 02:45 PM – 03:30 PM DOSVEC 02:00 PM – 02:45 PM Luccio

SUNSHINE STAGE 10:45 PM – 12:00 AM Borgore 09:30 PM – 10:45 PM Adventure Club 08:30 PM – 09:30 PM Headhunterz 07:30 PM – 08:30 PM Candyland 06:30 PM – 07:30 PM Yellow Claw 05:30 PM – 06:30 PM Brillz 04:30 PM – 05:30 PM Luminox 03:30 PM – 04:30 PM Nerd Rage 02:45 PM – 03:30 PM Mr. Saturn 02:00 PM – 02:45 PM Tommy Rize

SUNDAY, MAY 25TH

SUNSET STAGE 10:30 PM – 12:00 AM Hardwell 09:30 PM – 10:30 PM Krewella 08:30 PM – 09:30 PM Tommy Trash 07:30 PM – 08:30 PM Dannic 06:30 PM – 07:30 PM Cash Cash 05:30 PM – 06:30 PM Blasterjaxx 04:30 PM – 05:30 PM David Solano 03:30 PM – 04:30 PM The Crystal Method 02:45 PM – 03:30 PM John Anthony 02:00 PM – 02:45 PM Basomatik

SUNRISE STAGE 10:45 PM – 12:00 AM Zomboy 09:30 PM – 10:45 PM Dirtyphonics 08:30 PM – 09:30 PM Cookie Monsta B2B Funtcase 07:30 PM – 08:30 PM Kill Paris 06:30 PM – 07:30 PM Koan Sound 05:30 PM – 06:30 PM ETC!ETC! 04:30 PM – 05:30 PM Let’s Be Friends 03:30 PM – 04:30 PM M4SONIC 02:45 PM – 03:30 PM Beardsace Cartel 02:00 PM – 02:45 PM Winta

SUNSHINE STAGE 10:45 PM – 12:00 AM DJ Snake 09:30 PM – 10:45 PM Brodinski 08:30 PM – 09:30 PM Tchami 07:30 PM – 08:30 PM Alex Metric 06:30 PM – 07:30 PM Treasure Fingers 05:30 PM – 06:30 PM David Heartbreak 04:30 PM – 05:30 PM Solidisco 03:30 PM – 04:30 PM Pat O’Brien 02:00 PM – 03:30 PM Corporate Slackrs

Contact: Bobby Silvest 813-350-6504 bsilvest@tampasportsauthority.com

U.S. Women’s Soccer Returns to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida

U.S. Women’s Soccer Returns to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida

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For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                           Contact: Bobby Silvest! 813-350-6504! bsilvest@tampasportsauthority.com

U.S. WNT TO FACE FRANCE IN SUMMER FRIENDLY MATCH
 ON JUNE 14 IN TAMPA

U.S. Women’s Soccer Returns to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida

TAMPA (May 5, 2014) – The U.S. Women’s National Team will face France in a summer friendly match on June 14 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The match will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on ussoccer.com. Fans can also follow both games on Twitter @ussoccer_wnt.

Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, May 9, at 10 a.m. ET through ussoccer.com. Tickets can also be purchased by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and at all Ticketmaster ticket centers throughout the Tampa Bay region (including Walmart). [Note: Tickets are not sold at Raymond James Stadium, except on the day of the event.]

Groups of 20 or more can obtain an order form at ussoccer.com or call 312-528-1290. Ultimate Fan Tickets (special VIP packages that include a premium ticket, a custom-made official U.S. National Team jersey with name and number, VIP access to the field before and after the game, and other unique benefits) are also available exclusively through ussoccer.com.

As a sponsor of U.S. Soccer, Visa is pleased to offer all Visa cardholders access to an advance ticket sale before the sale to the general public. This advance sale starts Thursday, May 8, at 10 a.m. ET and runs until Friday, May 9, at 8 a.m. at ussoccer.com. Visa will be the only payment method accepted through the Visa presale and is the preferred card of U.S. Soccer. Terms and conditions apply.

The U.S. and France have not met since the opening match of the 2012 Olympics, when the USA overcame a 2-0 deficit to win 4-2 on its way to winning the gold medal.

France, which is fourth in the latest FIFA Women’s World Rankings, is widely hailed as one of the most talented women’s soccer countries and features some of the world’s best players at their positions. The squad is made up primarily of players from two of top women’s clubs in Europe, Olympique Lyon and Paris Saint-Germain. France was expected to contend for the title at last summer’s UEFA Women’s Championships but was upset on penalty kicks in the quarterfinal round by Denmark despite dominating the match.

The U.S. Women do not have an extensive history against France, having played just 14 times and only twice since 2006. The two most recent encounters, however, were both epic matches in world championships. The USA defeated France 3-1 on July 13, 2011, in the FIFA Women’s World Cup semifinal in Monchengladbach, Germany. The U.S. also won the Olympic curtain raiser 4-2 on July 25, 2012, in Glasgow, Scotland, as Alex Morgan scored twice, while Abby Wambach and Carli Lloyd contributed a goal each.

Additional Notes:

  • The USA is 13-0-1 all-time against France.
  • France is off to a fine start in its 2015 Women’s World Cup qualifying campaign, having won all four Group 7 matches to date by a 31-1 margin.
  • The U.S. WNT has made one previous appearance at Raymond James Stadium, defeating the Korea Republic 1-0 on Nov. 8, 2008, during the USA’s post-Olympic tour.
  • This will be the USA’s sixth appearance in Tampa, having also played three matches at Pepin/ Rood Stadium in the 1990s and one at the old Tampa Stadium in 1996.

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IIFA Awards at Raymond James Stadium-UPDATE

IIFA Awards at Raymond James Stadium-UPDATE

The IIFA awards will take place at Raymond James Stadium on April 26, 2014. This is your chance to see the stars of Bollywood receive their equivalent of the Oscars.

Production & Event Day Information:

Starting today, production activity will begin for this marquee international event. Based on the magnitude of this live event, elevated noise levels will be present during various production tests, affecting the community surrounding Raymond James Stadium. These elevated noise levels may last until 11:00 p.m. nightly through Friday night, April 25th. At 11:00 p.m. nightly, IIFA organizers will reduce sound levels, but it may be possible that some audible sounds may still be heard adjacent to the stadium. Atmospheric conditions may increase the possibility for sound to travel further distances from the stadium.

On Saturday, April 26th- the Green Carpet arrivals begin at 4:30 p.m. on the south plaza of the venue. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the awards gala is scheduled to run from 8:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Organizers would like to remind the community that this is a live event and the ending time is subject to change. The organizers ask for the public’s patience with noise and traffic issues as the Tampa Bay area hosts this once in a lifetime international event.

* No large bags, duffel bags, luggage or backpacks will be allowed into the stadium

Box office hours: 

The stadium box office is open from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. thru Friday, April 25th. The box office will open at 11:30 a.m. on event day, Saturday, April 26th. Tickets are also available thru Ticketmaster with the only remaining tickets priced at $500 and $1000.

Road Closures: 

Thursday, April 24th at 6 a.m., Tampa Bay Blvd will be closed between N. Dale Mabry Hwy. and N. Himes Ave. until Sunday, April 27th at 6 a.m.

Parking lots surrounding Raymond James Stadium will be open to the public beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 26th.

Saturday, April 26th at 4 p.m., Himes Ave. between W. Columbus Dr. and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. will be closed to thru traffic. It will reopen immediately following the show and egress of event traffic. During that time, motorists will be detoured to N. Dale Mabry Hwy. To park after 4 p.m., motorists should enter the Raymond James parking area from N. Dale Mabry Hwy. or Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Contact: Bobby Silvest                                                                                                                                                                                       

                813-350-6504                                                                                                                                         

                bsilvest@tampasportsauthority.com

Area’s Top Golfers to Compete in City of Tampa Men’s Open Championship! Top Amateurs & Professionals to compete at Rogers Park Golf Course on April 26-27

Area’s Top Golfers to Compete in City of Tampa Men’s Open Championship! Top Amateurs & Professionals to compete at Rogers Park Golf Course on April 26-27

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Tampa, FL- April 8, 2014) The 2014 City of Tampa Men’s Open Championship is the evolution of an event that dates back to 1947. Formally the Tampa City Amateur Championship, this year’s event continues the amateur competition combined with a professional format that takes place on April 26 & 27 at Rogers Park Golf Course.

!The amateur event crowns the top amateur in the area, based on a 36-hole stroke play competition. The event is open to amateur men that are at least 18 years old, with a verified handicap of 18.0 or less. The $ 95 entry fee includes green fees, carts, awards, tee gift and practice round at cart fee rate. Entries will not become official until the handicap is verified by your home course.

The professional competition is open to any professional male golfer. The $200 entry fee includes green fees, cart and practice round at cart fee rate. The professional division will be competing for a purse of $3600 (based on 24 entrants).

“This championship should attract the top amateur and professional male golfers in the area,” said Kennie Sims, Vice President of Golf for the Tampa Sports Authority, who manages Rogers Park Golf Course, “we anticipate fierce competition in both divisions as we continue this storied tradition.”

Built in 1952, Rogers Park Golf Course has evolved as one of Tampa's best kept secrets. This beautiful 160-acre, 18-hole golf facility is surrounded on three sides by the Hillsborough River, offering golfers tranquility and an escape from busy city life.The 6,802-yard par 71 design is a stern test for any skill level. A lighted driving range and three-hole practice course also help golfers sharpen their skills. Visit www.rogersparkgc.com for more information.

Rogers Park is a public golf course that is proudly managed by the Tampa Sports Authority. The deadline for entries is Sunday, April 20 by 12:00 p.m. For more information contact

T.J. Heidel at 813-356-1670 or tjheidel@tampasportsauthority.com.

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Here is Your Lineup for Tampa’s Sunset Music Festival 2014!

Here is Your Lineup for Tampa’s Sunset Music Festival 2014!

FOR RELEASE - WEDNESDAY APRIL 2 10AM - EASTERN STANDARD TIME 

 

Sunset Music Festival 2014 lineup: 

Brace Yourselves! Here is your lineup for Tampa's Sunset Music Festival 2014!

Disco Donnie Presents, Sunset Events, and Committee Entertainment are excited to extend Sunset Music Festival this Memorial Day Weekend for two days in 2014.

The two-day festival will be held Saturday, May 24th and Sunday, May 25th, 2014 at Raymond James Stadium (North Lot) in Tampa. That means double the music, double the fun, and double the memories.

Grab your tickets early and save big.

TICKETS & FULL EVENT INFO: http://www.SMFtampa.com

 

The Sunset Music Festival 2014 lineup: 

Saturday, May 24, 2014

- ZEDD

- BENNY BENASSI

 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

- HARDWELL

- KREWELLA

 

Plus, in alphabetical order:

- Aly & Fila

- Alex Metric

- Andrew Rayel

- Adventure Club

- Arnej

- Ben Nicky

- Blasterjaxx

- Borgore

- Brillz

- Brodinksi

- Candyland

- Cash Cash

- The Chainsmokers

- Cookie Monsta

- Cosmic Gate

- The Crystal Method

- Dannic

- David Heartbreak

- David Solano

- Deorro

- Digital Lab

- Dirtyphonics

- DJ Snake

- DVBBS

- ETC!ETC!

- Firebeatz

- Funtcase

- Headhunterz

- Kill Paris

- Koan Sound

- Let's Be Friends

- M4SONIC

- Orjan Nilsen

- Luminox

- Sied van Riel

- Solidisco

- Tchami

- Tommy Trash

- Treasure Fingers

- W&W

- Yellow Claw

- Zomboy

 

EVENT INFO:

Date: May 24-25, 2014

Time: 2pm-Midnight

Age Limit: 18+

Venue: Raymond James Stadium (North Lot), Tampa, Florida

 

 

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For more information, contact:

Evan Bailey, SMF press coordinator, evan@discodonniepresents.com

 

ABOUT DISCO DONNIE PRESENTS

Disco Donnie Presents is an award-winning and recognized leader in electronic dance music event production, founded by veteran promoter James "Disco" Donnie Estopinal. Since the company's inception in 1994, DDP has generated over 5,000 live events, arena shows and outdoor festivals in over 100 markets around the world, including the US, Mexico, Canada and Latin America. DDP, both on its own and through partnership, develops innovative and strategic business opportunities in live entertainment.

 

ABOUT SUNSET EVENTS

For nearly two decades, Sunset Events has dominated the electronic dance music scene in Tampa Bay and Central Florida by producing top-tier events, which feature a winning combination the right artists and timing to achieve

extraordinary results.

 

ABOUT COMMITTEE ENTERTAINMENT

Since being founded in 2007, Committee Entertainment has consistently been one of the fastest growing and most highly-regarded entertainment companies in the United States, including its role in "The World's Largest Paint Party,” which was transformed from a small college tradition into one of the world's premiere live concert events. Life In Color is now in over 30 Cities in the USA and 5 Countries across the world.

 

2014 USF Football Schedule Dates Set

TAMPA, March 11, 2014 – The University of South Florida will play three nationally televised Friday night contests during its 2014 American Athletic Conference schedule it was announced Tuesday when the conference released schedule dates for all 11 conference teams for the 2014 season. Kickoff times and television arrangements will be announced at a later date. The Bulls will play two of those Friday conference dates in Raymond James Stadium along with five Saturday home dates overall. The first Friday date will be the Bulls conference opener vs. UConn on Fri., Sept. 19, which is slated for broadcast on ESPN2. The second will be the regular season finale vs. UCF on the Friday after Thanksgiving on Nov. 28, which will also have a national network broadcast to be designated at a later date. The Bulls will play two other home American Conference games vs. East Carolina (Sat., Oct. 11) and Houston (Sat., Nov. 1).

Those games are in addition to previously announced USF non-conference match-ups in Raymond James Stadium with Western Carolina (Aug. 30), Maryland (Sept. 6) and North Carolina State (Sept. 13) and a road contest at Wisconsin (Sept. 27). The Bulls’ schedule will feature six teams that reached a bowl game last season, including Maryland and Wisconsin from the Big Ten, with four of those teams visiting Raymond James Stadium.

The Bulls American Conference road dates will begin with a first-ever trip to Tulsa on Sat., Oct. 18, followed by a Friday road date at Cincinnati on Oct. 24, that is set for broadcast on either ESPN or ESPN2. USF will also make a first-ever road trip to SMU on Sat., Nov. 15 and will close out the conference road schedule at Memphis on Sat., Nov. 22.

USF will not play Temple, for the second straight season, or Tulane in the eight-game conference schedule. The American expands from 10 to 11 teams for the 2014 season with the additions of East Carolina, Tulane and Tulsa and the departures of Rutgers to the Big Ten and Louisville to the ACC. The conference will grow to 12 teams in 2015 with the addition of Navy.

2014 USF FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Date                                       Opponent                             Location                                               Time

Sat., Aug. 31                         Western Carolina                  Raymond James Stadium                TBA

Sat., Sept. 6                          Maryland*                              Raymond James Stadium                TBA

Sat., Sept. 13                        North Carolina State             Raymond James Stadium                TBA

Fri., Sept. 19                          UConn                                  Raymond James Stadium                TBA

Sat., Sept. 27                         at Wisconsin*                       Madison, Wisc.                                  TBA

Sat., Oct. 11                           East Carolina*                      Raymond James Stadium                TBA

Sat., Oct. 18                            at Tulsa                              Tulsa, Oklahoma                                TBA

Fri., Oct. 24                             at Cincinnati*                      Cincinnati, Ohio                                  TBA

Sat., Nov. 1                            Houston*                               Raymond James Stadium                 TBA

Sat., Nov. 15                          at SMU                                  Dallas, Texas                                     TBA

Sat., Nov. 22                          at Memphis                           Memphis, Tennessee                         TBA

Fri., Nov. 28                           UCF*                                     Raymond James Stadium                  TBA

Conference Home Games: East Carolina*, Houston*, UCF* and UConn

Conference Road Games: at Cincinnati*, at Memphis, at SMU and at Tulsa

* played in a bowl game last season

- #GoBulls -

 

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PRESS RELEASE: See Monster Jam Trucks for Free This Week

NEWS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: BROOKE MCDONALD AT 813-288-6909 OR BROOKE@HARMONTAMPA.COM

See Monster Jam Trucks for Free This Week TAMPA, Fla. – January 29, 2014 – Once again, Monster Jam trucks will be on display around the Tampa Bay area on Thursday and Friday, January 30 and 31, in advance of the Monster Jam show on Saturday, February 1 at 7 p.m. at Raymond James Stadium.

Fans will have an opportunity to see the enormous trucks up-close, take pictures, and meet the drivers at these locations: Stone Crusher, Thursday 1/30, 2-6pm AutoNation Ford of Bradenton 5325 14th Street West Bradenton, FL 34207

Captain America, Friday 1/31, 2pm-6pm Metro PCS 9133 Little Rd New Port Richey, FL 34668 Monster Jam roars in Raymond James Stadium for an all-new show Sat., Feb 1, at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Raymond James Stadium Box Office, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, or online at www.ticketmaster.com.  For more information on Monster Jam, please log onto www.MonsterJam.com. To follow Monster Jam on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram log on to www.facebook.com/MJOnline and www.twitter.com/MonsterJam and www.instagram.com/ MonsterJamLive. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/MonsterJamLive.

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PRESS RELEASE: Indian Cinema Mega Stars Anil Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra to kick-start IIFA Tampa 2014 celebrations in Los Angeles, Tampa and New York

For immediate release: Jan. 8, 2014

Media Alert

What: International Superstars of Indian Cinema, Anil Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, will join the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) on a three-city tour of America (Los Angeles, Tampa and New York) as they officially announce details of the 15th Annual IIFA Weekend & Award celebrations.

The 15th Annual IIFA Weekend & Awards will take place in Tampa, Florida where it will make its American debut from April 24-26 2014. The event is expected to bring tremendous immediate and long-term benefits & opportunities to the region including thousands of visitors to the area during the weekend. Previous IIFA Weekends have attracted over 30,000 visitors, generated upwards of 20,000 room nights being utilized and with more than a $30 million economic impact to the host destination.

Who/Photo Op: IIFA Directors - Andre Timmins and Viraf Sarkari Friend of IIFA, Indian Actor and Producer Anil Kapoor Friend of IIFA, Indian Actress and Singer Priyanka Chopra Visit Tampa Bay President & CEO Santiago Corrada Host Committee Chairman Dr. Kiran Patel Hillsborough County Commissioner Al Higginbotham City of Tampa, Florida Mayor Bob Buckhorn (Tampa only)

When: Los Angeles: Monday, Jan. 13/11 a.m. PST Tampa: Tuesday, Jan. 14/11:30 a.m. EST New York: Wednesday, Jan. 15/11 a.m. EST

Where: Los Angeles: SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills, 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., 90048 Tampa: Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St., 33602 New York: The Plaza Hotel, 768 Fifth Avenue (at Central Park South), 10019

About IIFA: Conceptualized and produced by Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. and supported by key members of the Indian film fraternity. From a one-night celebration in 2000 at the Millennium Dome, London, the last fourteen years have seen the IIFA movement grow into a multi-faceted weekend of film-festivals, workshops, exhibitions, film-showcases, business forums, fashion, music, entertainment and sporting events, all of which climax into the highlight of the Weekend, the IIFA Awards. www.iifa.com.

IIFA is the most appreciated and largest international media event from India. With a viewership of over 800 million in 108 countries across the globe, it is among the world’s most-watched annual entertainment events.

Indian Cinema Mega Stars Anil Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra to kick-start IIFA Tampa 2014 celebrations in Los Angeles, Tampa and New York

About Visit Tampa Bay: Visit Tampa Bay leads the effort of economic development through tourism. The mission of Visit Tampa Bay is to create vibrant economic growth for the Tampa Bay area by selling and promoting the Tampa Bay destination. The independent not-for- profit organization represents more than 700 businesses throughout the area and works to ignite interest for Visiting Tampa Bay.

Media Contacts: Liana Lopez, APR Director of Communications, Visit Tampa Bay (813) 218-3894/Cell: (813) 453-9731 llopez@VisitTampaBay.com

Lizel Noronha IIFA/ Wizcraft PR Team Cell: (91) 91671 73746 Lizel.noronha@wizspk.com

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PRESS RELEASE: Tampa Bay Awarded 2017 College Football National Championship

PRESS RELEASE: Tampa Bay Awarded 2017 College Football National Championship

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For Immediate Release Tampa Bay Sports Commission

Date: December 16, 2013

Media Contact: Michael Farrant

Contact Email: MFarrant@VisitTampaBay.com

Contact Phone: 813.342.4077

Media Alert

Tampa Bay Awarded 2017 College Football National Championship 

Championship Game Set for Monday, January 9, 2017 at Raymond James Stadium

 

TAMPA, FL – The College Football Playoff Group announced earlier today that Tampa Bay has been awarded the 2017 College Football National Championship.  Raymond James Stadium will serve as the host venue for the Championship, which will be played on Monday, January 9, 2017.

 

“This is a historic announcement for our community,” said Rob Higgins, Executive Director of the Tampa Bay Sports Commission.  “Our hats off to the College Football Playoff Management Committee and staff for allowing us this unique opportunity to host.  We are committed to meeting and exceeding expectations.”

 

“The Tampa Bay area has a long history of hosting big sporting events. We are thrilled that our community will once again be showcased in the national spotlight and share in the excitement generated by the College Football National Championship Game,” said Buccaneers Co-Chairman Bryan Glazer.

 

Beginning with the 2014-15 season, college football will enter a new era when a post season playoff will begin.  The format is simple:  top four teams, two semifinals played in bowl games, and a national championship played in a different city each year.  Each semifinal will be played during the New Year’s holiday with the national championship in prime time on a Monday night at least a week later.

 

“We’re honored to have the opportunity to host this prestigious event,” said Ken Hagan, Hillsborough County Commissioner.  “We understand the responsibility that we have undertaken as a community and we will do everything in our power to make sure that the Playoff Committee leaves here knowing that they made the right decision.”

 

A selection committee will choose the four teams for the playoff based on their performance during the regular season, including strength of schedule, head-to-head results, championships won, and other factors.  The teams will be seeded so that #1 will play #4 in one semifinal and #2 will meet #3 in the other, with the winners advancing to the national championship.  The semifinals will rotate among six different bowls, extending the experience to more fans.  In the years when the bowls are not hosting semifinals, the bowls will feature eight other teams in four compelling matchups.  Arlington, TX and AT&T Stadium, awarded the College Football National Championship earlier this spring, will host the inaugural playoff championship in January 2015.

 

“Once again, we have proven we can do anything we set our minds to,” said Bob Buckhorn, Mayor of the City of Tampa. “Events like this catapult us onto the national stage and reinforce that this really is Tampa’s time.”

 

A total of eight cities bid on the College Football National Championship, including San Francisco, Jacksonville, Miami, Phoenix, San Antonio, Minneapolis, New Orleans and Tampa Bay. The 2016 College Football National Championship was awarded to Glendale, AZ.

 

 

 

 

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