Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) – Wednesday, May 22, 2019 and Thursday, May 23, 2019

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Traffic is expected to be heavier than normal on Wednesday and Thursday in Downtown Tampa due to the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference at the Tampa Convention Center. The registration begins at 7:00 a.m.

If you work in downtown or drive through downtown, drivers and pedestrians alike are advised to allow for extra travel time and to travel through the area with caution.


Heavy traffic is expected on the following streets in and around Downtown Tampa.

  • W Platt Street
  • Channelside Drive
  • Bayshore Boulevard
  • W Kennedy Boulevard
  • N Tampa Street


The Convention Center Garage and Pam Iorio Garage fill quickly, so consider parking at the Fort Brooke Garage.  The Tampa Streetcar offers FREE transportation to/from the garage to the convention center. Please visit the websites below for more information.




For additional information, please contact:

Traffic Management Center, Smart Mobility Division

Department of Transportation and Stormwater Services

(813)274-7358; TrafficManagement@tampagov.net