Gasparilla Directions and Parking

Sites & Directions

COURTS #1-38 ARE AT THE TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER:

Click HERE for directions to the Tampa Convention Center and parking garage!
333 S. Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602

IMPORTANT: PARKING GARAGE RULES HAVE CHANGED! 

  • Please DO NOT BACK IN to spaces as payment is VERIFIABLE BY PLATE and they must be able to read plate number. 
  • If you do not follow these rules, PARKING TICKETS WILL BE ISSUED!

SAT. & SUN. ONLY! - COURTS #39-43 ARE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA - RECREATION CENTER:

12301 USF Genshaft Drive
Tampa, FL 33620
(please use personal preference for mapping/directions)

IMPORTANT: ONLY enter through the NORTH GYM LOBBY for Courts #39-41. ONLY enter through the EAST GYM LOBBY for Courts #42-43. PLEASE DO NOT go between the buildings as the USF staff have asked us to keep that area CLEAR of visitors.

ATTENTION: PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING USF RULES FOR ALL EVENT SPECTATORS!

    Due to events scheduled at the USF Sun Dome, all volleyball event spectators can only park in DESIGNATED PARKING LOTS INDICATED BELOW!

    • SATURDAY PARKING: 
      • PARK in Lots TBA ONLY
    • SUNDAY PARKING: 
      • ​PARK in Lots TBA ONLY
    • OUTSIDE FOOD must remain OUTSIDE. Coolers must be left outside in desginated areas and outside food must be consumed outside.
    • THERE IS NO SITTING, STANDING or WAITING in the hallways for safety reasons! TEAMS & SPECTATORS are asked to wait OUTSIDE until their match warm up begins. You may send in ONE PERSON to track the match and notify those waiting when entry is permissible. 
    • Waiting is ONLY permitted in the designated waiting area AND NO BALL WARMUPS are permitted in that area.  
    • All visitors/spectators are only allowed to access the North Gym, East Gym and waiting room (teams only)  ALL OTHER AREAS ARE STRICTLY OFF LIMITS.
    • All visitors/spectators MUST wear the blue wristbands provided at check in. Do NOT put them on bags or leave unattached. 
    • To make sure you are NOT ticketed by campus police, be sure to use the Parking Pay Stations in your lot and choose pay-by-phone option or the credit card option (VISA, MasterCard, Discover only). USF Recreation and Wellness is not responsible for any tickets given during your event.
    • We apologize, but concessions are not available at the Rec Center.
    • The use of strength and cardio equipment is strictly prohibited.
    • The use of the track (including standing only) is NOT permitted.
    • You can find more information HERE regarding USF VISITOR pre-paid parking & onsite Parking Pay Stations.

    FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ANY AND ALL INSTRUCTIONS ABOVE WILL RESULT IN REMOVAL OF TEAMS AND/OR SPECTATORS DURING THE EVENT.

    Please refer to the map below for the ENTRY POINTS for both Gyms:

    SAT. & SUN. ONLY! - COURTS #46-48 AT THE OTVA TAMPA FACILITY:

    8111 Anderson Road
    Tampa, FL 33634

    ATTENTION: Please review the following Rules for all event spectators!

    • Food is allowed only in the bleacher areas. PLEASE throw all trash away and be respectful of the facility!
    • We apologize, but concessions are not available.
    • Parking is limited. Overflow parking Saturday and Sunday can be found in the lot across the street from the facility.

    NOT USED IN 2023! - COURTS #TBD AT TAMPA PREP:

    727 W Cass St
    Tampa, FL 33606

    ATTENTION: Please review the following Rules for all event spectators!

    • Food is allowed only in the lobby areas and outside of the gym on the tile area. Please do not bring food into the gymnasiums.
    • We apologize, but concessions are not available.
    • There will be three campus events on Saturday, February 19th that are sure to generate large crowds throughout the day.
      • From 7am until 10pm, Tampa Prep is hosting the Gasparilla Volleyball Tournament.
      • From 8am until 2pm, Tampa Prep is hosting the 15th Annual Gasparilla Races Swim Meet.
      • And at 6pm, Tampa Prep is hosting the Boys Varsity Soccer State Semifinals, featuring our Tampa Prep Terrapins vs.The Benjamin School.

    Campus will be busy and parking will be at a premium all day.  On campus parking in the student lot to the east as you enter our main entrance off Cass St. will be reserved all day and available for soccer participants and spectators only. On campus parking in the faculty lot, motor court and to the east side of the classroom building will be open and available on a first come first served basis for volleyball, swim and soccer.

    Additionally, we have arranged with the University of Tampa to have access to their UT West Parking Garage on a first come first served basis. There should be spaces available in the public parking lot at Julian B Lane Park as well, which is immediately to the north of our campus. Access to our campus from JBLane Park will be available via the pedestrian gate only.

    CLICK HERE for a parking map!

    Campus security will be on site to direct you. Please consider carpooling or ride sharing to campus on Saturday. 

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