Beyonce Bound? Tampa Cops Offer Tips
The Tampa Police Department explains plans for dropping off concert goers and offers tips on avoiding ticket scams.
TAMPA – Expect traffic delays around Raymond James Stadium tonight as music lovers gather for Beyonce’s Formation World Tour concert, Tampa police say.
Police are also cautioning those who want to score last-minute tickets to watch for scammers selling fake tickets.
“While we encourage sales from authorized dealers only, those who take the risk of
buying from private sellers use caution,” according to a statement from the Tampa Police Department. “Meet at a police department or public place where there are surveillance cameras. Take a photo of the ticket seller’s ID. Take a photo of the tag on their car.”
And, if you’re going to the concert, police say you should arrive early and be aware of the drop off and pick up plan:
- Use the Tampa Sports Authority directions and not your GPS.
- All drop offs (this includes personal drop offs, Uber, Lyft and cabs) are at the mass transit drop location, which is located on the north side of the stadium off North Dale Mabry Highway next to the pedestrian bridge. Any other location on Dale Mabry is NOT a drop off and pick up location.
- Limos must stage on Himes Avenue. They must enter the staging area at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Himes Avenue intersection. For pickups, they must be in place by 9 p.m.
- Pickups after the concert will be at Steinbrenner Field – Guests leaving the concert should use the pedestrian bridge to cross Dale Mabry Highway to the Steinbrenner Field parking lot. Drivers picking up concert goers must use the Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard entrance to wait for their passengers. Drivers will park in the parking lot, wait for their passengers and will exit onto Dale Mabry Highway. To avoid significant delays and to ensure the pick up is in place before the concert ends, please arrive between 9:15 p.m. and no later than 10:15 p.m. Anyone arriving to the pick up location at Steinbrenner Field after 10:15 p.m. may be significantly delayed in traffic and subsequently will not arrive in time to meet their party. For everyone’s safety, there is no pick up and drop off permitted on roadway shoulders.
The concert is from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. tonight (April 29) at Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Hwy.
For information about the Tampa Sports Authority and the Formation World Tour, go to tampasportsauthority.com.
For information about the Tampa police, go to tampagov.net.
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