Traffic & Parking Advisory for Downtown Tampa August 3rd, 4th and 5th due to Tampa Bay Comic Con

07/31/18
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Traffic in Downtown Tampa will be heavy this weekend, August 3rd, 4th and 5th due to Tampa Bay Comic Con being held at the Convention Center with attendance anticipated to be 50,000 over the course of the weekend. The community should expect traffic congestion as well as increased pedestrian traffic around the Convention Center during this time.

Tampa Bay Comic Con

Friday, August 3rd: Noon to Midnight (exhibitor hall closes at 6:00 pm)

Saturday, August 4th: 8:00 am to Midnight (exhibitor hall closes at 6:00 pm)

Sunday, August 5th: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

 

Additionally, The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour will be at the Amalie Arena Saturday night. This will increase traffic congestion and pedestrian traffic around the Arena prior to show start and after it ends.  

The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour

Saturday, August 4th: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

ROAD CLOSURES:

Saturday, August 4th 7:00 am – 11:00 pm

Sunday, August 5th 6:00 am – 6:00 pm

  • S. Franklin Street – Channelside Drive to Old Water Street
  • S. Ashley Drive – W. Platt Street to south side of Convention Center Garage exit
  • S. Tampa Street – South of Brorein Street as necessary throughout the weekend

 

PARKING:

Parking at South Regional Garage and the Convention Center Garage is expected to reach capacity very early in the day each day of the Convention. Recommended parking is at Fort Brooke Garage. Enter Fort Brooke Garage off of E. Whiting Street between S. Tampa Street and S. Florida Avenue. Parking options and pricing are listed below.

 

Parking – Friday, August 3rd:  

  • Fort Brooke Garage, 107 N. Franklin St., Enter off of E. Whiting Street

Open at 6 am at $1.60 an hour

  • Tampa Convention Center Garage, 333 S. Franklin St.

Open at 6 am at $1.60 an hour

  • William F Poe Garage, 800 N. Ashley Drive

Open at 6 am at $1.20 an hour

  • South Regional Garage, 301 Channelside Dr.

Open at 6 am at $1.60 an hour

  • Regional Royal Lot, 1200 N. Tampa Street

Open at 6 am at $2.00 flat rate

  • Centro Ybor Garage, 1500 E. 5th Avenue

Open at 6 am at $1.00 an hour

  • Fernando Noriega Jr Garage, 2010 N. 13th Street

Open at 6 am at $1.00 an hour

 

Parking – Saturday, August 4th:  

  • Fort Brooke Garage, 107 N. Franklin St., Enter off of E. Whiting Street

Open at 6 am at $1.60 an hour

  • Tampa Convention Center Garage, 333 S. Franklin St.

Open at 6 am at $1.60 an hour @ 3pm switched to a $12.00 flat rate

  • Whiting St. Garage, 400 E. Whiting St.

Open at 5 pm $12.00 flat rate

  • William F Poe Garage, 800 N. Ashley Drive

Open at 8 am at $10 flat rate

  • South Regional Garage, 301 Channelside Dr.

Open at 6 am at $1.60 an hour very limited parking available

  • Regional Royal Lot, 1200 N. Tampa Street

Open at 6 am at $2.00 flat rate

  • Centro Ybor Garage, 1500 E. 5th Avenue

Open at 6 am at $1.00 an hour

  • Fernando Noriega Jr Garage, 2010 N. 13th Street

Open at 6 am at $1.00 an hour

 

Parking – Sunday, August 5th:  

  • Fort Brooke Garage, 107 N. Franklin St., Enter off of E. Whiting Street

Open at 6 am at $1.60 an hour

  • Tampa Convention Center Garage, 333 S. Franklin St.

Open at 6 am at $1.60 an hour

  • William F Poe Garage, 800 N. Ashley Drive

Open at 8 am at $10 flat rate

  • South Regional Garage, 301 Channelside Dr.

Open at 6 am at $1.60 an hour

  • Regional Royal Lot, 1200 N. Tampa Street

Open at 6 am at $2.00 flat rate

  • Centro Ybor Garage, 1500 E. 5th Avenue

Open at 6 am at $1.00 an hour

  • Fernando Noriega Jr Garage, 2010 N. 13th Street

Open at 6 am at $1.00 an hour

 

https://www.tampagov.net/parking/programs/monthly-parking/parking-monthly-garages-and-lots-map

 

The Tampa Police Department would like to remind you to report suspicious activity. If you see something, say something. No tip is too small. Report anything suspicious to the nearest police officer or submit an anonymous tip using the TPD mobile app available on iPhones and Androids.

 

See all road closures at www.tampagov.net/RoadClosures

Comic Con

For additional information, please contact:

Joyce Rumfola, Transportation Technician III, Special Events

813.274.8702

joyce.rumfola@tampagov.net