Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Tampa Council sets up Super Bowl vendor zones

TAMPA — People hoping to turn a buck from the Super Bowl will have to follow some rules in and around the major venues.

The Tampa City Council on Thursday established "clean zones" around Raymond James Stadium and the Tampa Convention Center during the runup to the Super Bowl on Feb. 1.

Similar zones were set up for the 2001 Super Bowl and the 2008 NCAA women's Final Four.

Here's what it means:

People wanting to sell merchandise or anything else must apply for city permission to set up a tent on private property, not public right of way. The tent must be white and at least 600 square feet in size. All sales must be confined to within the tent.

Clean zone boundaries near the stadium are roughly Hillsborough Avenue on the north to Palmetto Avenue on the south. N Grady Avenue is the western boundary, except near Hillsborough Community College, where it will extend to N Lois Avenue. The eastern boundary is jagged, but mostly runs along Himes Avenue.

The clean zone that includes the Convention Center also takes in the Embassy Suites and Tampa Marriott Waterside hotels, hubs for media outlets and National Football League officials.

Tampa Council sets up Super Bowl vendor zones 10/16/08 [Last modified: Friday, October 24, 2008 2:00pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Pinellas construction licensing board needs to be fixed. But how?

    Local Government

    LARGO –– Everyone agrees that the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board needs to be reformed. But no one agrees on how to do it.

    Rodney Fischer, former executive director of the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board Rodney, at a February meeting. His management of the agency was criticized by an inspector general's report. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]

  2. Sue Carlton: Job or family when a hurricane's coming — a very Florida conundrum

    Hurricanes

    It must seem as foreign to Northerners as shoveling snow is to those of us raised in the Sunshine State: The very-Florida conundrum of having to choose between work and family — between paycheck and personal safety — when a hurricane comes.

    A hurricane helps the rest of us acknowledge the police officers, paramedics, hospital personnel, public works employees and others who stay on the job despite the storm. 
  3. After Tampa concert, Arcade Fire members party, preach politics at Crowbar

    Blogs

    After waiting more than a decade for Arcade Fire’s first appearance in Tampa, fans didn’t have to wait long for their second.

    DJ Windows 98, a.k.a. singer Win Butler of Arcade Fire, performed at a "Disco Town Hall" at Crowbar following the band's concert at the USF Sun Dome on Sept. 22, 2017.
  4. Review: Arcade Fire open hearts, play with passion at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa

    Blogs

    Gloves off, hearts open and disco balls glittering, Arcade Fire scaled the stage for the first time ever in Tampa, pouncing and flailing and performing with all the passion that’s made them one of the world’s most celebrated rock bands this century.

    Arcade Fire performed at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa on Sept. 22, 2017.
  5. Lightning's Steven Stamkos looks close to top form in first game since November

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — The wait felt like forever for Lightning captain Steven Stamkos, having gone 10 months without playing in a game.

    A scramble in front of the Lightning goal has Matthew Peca, far left, and Erik Cernak, middle, helping out goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy during the third period of a 3-1 win against the Predators. Vasilevskiy, who made 29 saves, was “exceptional,” coach Jon Cooper says.