The Republican National Convention's official welcome party is at Tropicana Field on Sunday, Aug. 26, leading to closures as the Secret Service secures the area and allows for protest parades. Some streets closer to the waterfront in downtown St. Petersburg will also have parking restrictions from 6 p.m. Aug. 23, to 2 a.m. Aug. 31. Read more
The pedestrian underpass between Central Avenue and Tropicana Field will be closed from 6 a.m., Aug. 24, to 6 a.m. Aug. 27. The Pinellas Trail between 20th Street and 10th Street will be closed to pedestrians and vehicles from 6 a.m. Aug. 24 to 6 a.m. Aug. 27.
The city will ban many weapons in a 7.4-square mile Event Zone that encompasses Fifth Avenue N to Seventh Avenue S and 22nd Street to Tampa Bay. A parade route and public viewing area will be near Tropicana Field, the site of a massive cocktail party for 20,000 delegates, journalists and dignitaries on Aug. 26.
Learn more about the Republican National Convention with the Times' convention guide.