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Q: When is the bowl game? A: The game will be televised nationally on ESPN December 21, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Q: How can I get tickets, and what will they cost? A: General Tickets are on sale now for $55 and $35 each. To purchase, visit www.ticketmaster.com, call 727-898-7297 or visit the Tropicana Field Box Office.
Q: What are the off-season box office hours at Tropicana Field? A: Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm
Q: What teams might meet in this bowl game? A: The sixth pick from the BIG EAST and the fourth pick from Conference USA will play in this game.
Q: Are there any activities planned outside of the stadium on game day? A: The Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl has planned for a "Fan Tailgate Extravaganza” to be located in lot 7A outside of Tropicana Field. Here fans will enjoy live music, games, contests and will have an opportunity to purchase food and official bowl merchandise.
Q: What about parking? A: Parking is available at Tropicana Field for $20 per vehicle.
Q: Where can I stay in St. Petersburg, Fla.? A: The Sirata Beach Resort & Conference Center is the official beach resort. They will also host two fun-filled events, the Beach Bash, December 19th, and Battle of the Bands, December 20th. These events are open to the public. For the complete list of Bowl Week events, visit our Event Schedule Page.
Q: What about tailgating? A: Tailgating is permitted at Tropicana Field. Parking lots open at 1:30 pm on game day. Gas grills are preferred, charcoal grills are allowed as well.
Q: Can I bring an RV to the Bowl? A: Yes! Anyone interested in RV parking can call or E-mail our Parking Manager, Sammy Arena, at 727-825-3368 or email@example.com. We will open Lot 2 beginning 8am on Tuesday December 18 for RV parking on a first come, first serve basis - space is limited. Hours of operation will be 9am to 5pm, Tuesday through Friday. The maximum number of days is 4: December 18, 19, 20, and 21. The cost is $40 per day. Once you park, you are in! If you exit, there is no re-entry and you will have to pay again. There are no plug ups; however, there will be port 'o' potties and dumpsters available. For specific questions, contact Sammy. Download the flyer (pdf)
Q: Where will they put a football field at Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Rays MLB team? A: The field will be in the home plate corner of the stadium, extending down the first-base line into right field.