TAMPA, Fla. — The Super Bowl Experience is just one event where you can get into the game-day spirit. Unfortunately, tickets for it are all taken, but officials are still hoping that other fun activities attract people to downtown Tampa.
“You just never know during Super Bowl week. There’s always a lot of fun things happening," said Ron Katz.
One man from Denver came all the way to Tampa Bay to experience the Super Bowl. He says he’s amazed at the growth of the city and how many things there are to do downtown.
“I’m super impressed because I’ve been here, like I said in 2009, and I came back for the Frozen Four in 2012 and 2016, and it’s amazing how the city is just growing and growing,” said Ron Katz.
If you don’t have tickets to the NFL Super Bowl Experience, there are several other things you can do downtown to celebrate. Local businesses say they’re prepared to entertain people.
For starters, there are over 150 restaurants with cuisines from around the world. There’s also a digital mural tour you can follow along on your phone.
“If you want to take selfies in front of our great, beautiful art murals to kind of brag to your friends that you’re a part of the action here for this really historic Super Bowl,” said Ashly Anderson, from Tampa Downtown Partnership.
If you want to see the city and the NFL Experience from a different perspective, you can rent a water bike or just stay on land and rent a regular bike.
They’re also taking COVID-19 precautions seriously.
“The City of Tampa and the Tampa Downtown Partnership are in support of the NFL’s policy of wearing masks at all times when in public spaces, that even means outside,” said Anderson.
Here is a list of some of the COVID-19 precautions:
- Always wear a mask
- Stay 6 feet from people you don’t live with
- Carry hand sanitizer
- Dine at restaurants with outdoor seating.
Taking these precautions will ensure that you have a good time while protecting yourself and your family.
Here’s a link to fun activities you can do downtown with your family.