Raymond James Stadium, home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, University of South Florida Bulls and the Outback Bowl, is known for its rollicking good times. Ray-Jay, as it's known to locals, is located across the street from the MLB New York Yankee Spring Training venue Steinbrenner/Legends Field. Visitors to Raymond James Stadium will find a state of the art venue. A giant pirate ship sits in the north end zone and lucky fans will get to hear it shoot off cannons when the Buccaneers are doing well. A pirate island village with tropical drinks and concessions make this stadium fun in the sun. On February 1, 2009, Raymond James Stadium will host Super Bowl XLIII. Whether you are there to enjoy pro football, college football or one of the many concerts, Raymond James Stadium guarantees a good time.
KnowYourVenue has lots of information on the 2009 Super Bowl at Raymond James. If you're lucky enough to have tickets and plan to drive to the game, you will need a parking pass prior to entering the property. Raymond James Stadium does have independent parking around the stadium, but there's no way of telling what the charge will be for the Super Bowl. Onsite parking is $60 per car and $165 for Limo/Towncars. There's a link to purchase parking on KnowYourVenue.
Pros: Pirate Ship and good weather
Cons: Can be very hot in the early part of the season