Bowl fans warm up for the big game with a giant tailgate party outside the stadium that includes live music, a pep rally, food, refreshments and displays by Busch Gardens, Outback Steakhouse, the U.S. Air Force and others.
Price:Free (food/drink additional).
The Florida Gators and Iowa Hawkeyes square off at the 31st anniversary of the bowl game - only the fourth time the two teams (both 8-4) have played each other in their football history of over 125 seasons. Since New Year's Day falls on a Sunday this year, the game will be played on Monday. Ticketmaster.com for tickets.
The final of a four team playoff to determine the best of the regular season. Competing teams TBA.
Just when lesser cars thought it was safe, Monster Jam returns to Raymond James Stadium to run the specially built track. Trucks coming to Tampa this time around include Grave Digger, Max-DTM, El Toro Loco, Monster Mutt and more. In the show, monster trucks crush lesser cars and even school buses in competition. Come early to tailgate and get pictures with the trucks and drivers in the Party in the Pits.
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Tampa's well-deserved reputation as a strip club mecca is no doubt helped by the out of this world landmark known as 2001 Odyssey. The adult strip club is recognizable by its spaceship exterior (in reality, an old model house from the kitschy past). Part of an area of strip clubs known as the Bermuda Triangle on Dale Mabry, the Odyssey features private rooms, champagne rooms and VIP rooms. Beyond that, we can only say this is the place that the NFL warns its players about whenever the Super Bowl is in town because of its lap dancing policy. Consider yourself on notice.
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