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FAQ: Florida State at USF



Sept. 26, 2012

Weekend Event Schedule

1.  What time is the game?

  • The game kicks off at 6:00 p.m. EST.  
3.  Is the game televised?
  • The game will be nationally televised on ESPN.
4.  Can I listen to the game on the radio?
  • You can follow "The Voice of the Seminoles" Gene Deckerhoff, along with William Floyd and Tom Block on any of our Seminole IMG Sports Network affiliates.  For a complete list of affiliates click here.
5.  Is the game broadcast on satellite radio?
  • The game will be broadcast on Sirius 136 and XM channel 191.  Since the Seminoles are the road team, the satellite broadcast will be from USF.
6.  How do I follow the Seminoles online?
  • Seminoles.com should be your home for Florida State athletics online.  You can listen to the game in Seminoles.com/AllAccess, interact with our live game chat and analysis by clicking here, get live stats through Gametracker, watch the post-game press conference free here.  You will also want to check back after the game as Seminoles.com will have highlights featuring the call of Gene Deckerhoff and William Floyd.  You can also watch the re-broadcast of the game shortly after conclusion.  
7.  Where can I park?
  • All public parking lots will open at 1 p.m.  Parking is available on a first-com, first-served basis on gameday.  Patrons pay for parking upon entry into the lot.  Advance parking is only sold to USF season ticket holders.  The table below outlines the available gameday parking lots and pricing.
Type of Vehicle Price Parking Lots
Cars & Motorcycles $15 per space Lots 1, 2, 4, 9 and Hillsborough Community College.  Lots A, C (Disabled: first come, first served)
Buses $60 per space Lot 8 & 14
*Overnight parking is not available on stadium property
Campers & Limousines $45 per space Lot 8 & 14
*Overnight parking is not available on stadium property
8.  Is there a shuttle service from the team hotel?
  • Seminole Boosters will once again offer bus transportation to and from the game.  The buses will run from both the Intercontinental Hotel and the Renaissance Hotel.  Cost is $15 for Seminole Booster Members and $20 for non-Boosters.  Click here to register for bus transportation.  Fan's MUST be pre-registered to ride on the bus.
9.  Is there an official Seminole Booster tailgate party?
  • Join thousands of your Seminole friends at the "Fear the Spear" Tailgate! Located on the campus of HCC, the Official Tailgate Party of FSU has you covered with delicious all you can eat BBQ from Port-A-Pit Bar-B-Que, ice-cold unlimited beverages (including beer), live music provided by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, kids activities, tailgate games and much, much more! Find out all the important information at TampaNoles.com/FSUvsUSFWeekend.
10.   Is there a policy on tailgating at Raymond James Stadium?
  • Saving parking spaces is not permitted 
  • Infringing on another guest’s tailgating area is prohibited 
  • Political campaigning, picketing or distributing handbills/pamphlets is prohibited 
  • Sampling or distributing of items by unauthorized individuals is prohibited 
  • Unauthorized collection of any kind is prohibited on any stadium property 
  • No running or jogging in parking lots 
  • Weapons (except those required by Florida Law and or the Licensee’s admission policy)* and fireworks are not permitted in the parking lots 
  • Fans that participate in disorderly conduct, including profanity, will be asked to leave Tampa Sports Authority property 
  • Tents over 10′ x 10′ without prior approval (stadium management and licensee) or proper permits are not permitted on Tampa Sports Authority property 
  • All patrons must pay the proper parking fee or present a pass to park in the stadium parking lots. The pass must remain prominently displayed in the vehicle 
  • A parking fee will be charged for all spectator-type events held in the stadium. 
  • Parking tickets are not valid for reentries into the stadium’s parking lots. Refunds or rain checks will not be given. 
  • Overnight parking is prohibited 
  • The stadium’s parking lots are not available for public recreation and trespassing is prohibited in Raymond James Stadium parking lots on non-event days
11.  Is the game sold out?
12.  Are student tickets available?
  • No, all student tickets for the Florida State vs. USF game have been sold.
Guide to Stadium Map:
  • Most sections have 27 rows, which are lettered A-DD
  • A-Z make up the first 23 rows
  • A is the first row and closest to the field, DD is the 27th and last row.
  • Rows I, O and Q do not exist.
  • Most rows have 24 seats.
  • Looking up from the field, seats are numbered from the right to left.
  • The designated locations of club seats vary for each event.

13.  Am I allowed to re-enter the stadium after I have left?
  • Once admitted, patrons may NOT leave and re-enter the Stadium.  The only exception is in the event of a medical emergency.
16.  What items are restricted at Raymond James Stadium?
  • All food, drinks, cans, bottles and glass 
  • Backpacks, duffel bags or large bags 
  • Banners or flags with sticks or poles; items that could obstruct view 
  • Camera cases and binocular cases 
  • Video cameras and cameras longer than 12 inches (includes body, lens and filter) 
  • Coolers and hard containers 
  • Artificial noisemakers (air horns, bullhorns, whistles, vuvuzuelas, etc.) 
  • Items that could be missiles or projectiles 
  • Lasers 
  • Pets (except assistive animals) 
  • Recreational balls and equipment of any type (including footballs) 
  • Seat cushions 
  • Skates, skateboards, skate-shoes, all cycles and Segways 
  • Strollers 
  • Umbrellas or anything that would obstruct view 
  • Unlawful weapons/fireworks (except those required by Florida Law or the Licensee’s admission policy)*
17.  Are there ATM's available at Raymond James Stadium?
  • ATMs are located on the main concourse near sections 119 and 144, on the club concourses near sections 217 and 224, and on each upper deck near sections 318 and 343.  There is one ATM outside the stadium in the south plaza near the Ticket Office.
18.  Who do I contact in the need of First Aid?
  • First aid stations are located near sections 120 and 145 on the main concourse.  On the upper concourse they are located near sections 319 and 344.  Paramedics are positioned on the east and west walkways of the main and upper concourses and at each end zone.
19.  Where do I report Lost and Found?
  • All guests looking to claim or report lost items during an event should visit a Guest Services booth.  Guests inquiring about lost items at previous event should contact the Stadium Office at 813-350-6500 during regular business hours.  Lost items are brought down to the Stadium Office by the end of the event.
FSU vs. South Florida Weekend Events
Friday, September 28th
>  "Pow-Wow at the Pool" at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino | 6-10pm
  • FREE Poolside at the Hard Rock from 7pm-10pm 
  • Live DJ Spinning the Hottest Hits Poolside 
  • Contests, games and prizes for Seminole Fans 
  • Cash bar with food options 
  • Special FSU v USF game ticket raffle 
  • *Must be 18 and Up to enter 
  • For more information visit tampanoles.com/fsuvsusfweekend 
Saturday - September 29th
>  Game-Day Coffee Chat with FSU President Eric Barron and Heisman Trophy Winner Chris Weinke
  • 10-11:30am at Renaissance Tampa Costa Del Sol Ballroom 4200 Jim Walter Boulevard RSVP at alumni.fsu.edu/community/coffeechat 
>  Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Fear the Spear Tailgate Party
  • Join thousands of your Seminole friends at the "Fear the Spear" Tailgate! Located on the campus of HCC, the Official Tailgate Party of FSU has you covered with delicious all you can eat BBQ from Port-A-Pit Bar-B-Que, ice-cold unlimited beverages (including beer), live music provided by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, kids activities, tailgate games and much, much more! Find out all the important information at TampaNoles.com/FSUvsUSFWeekend.

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