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Fans get free Super Bowl experience at Curtis Hixon Park, downtown businesses see a boost

TAMPA, Fla – In just over a week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will make history as the first team to play in a super bowl on their own field. It will undoubtedly be an exciting day for the city, but people are spending the week before it creating that excitement.

It’s been an almost non-stop party every day since Friday at Curtis Hixon Park. This is an open celebration, free, and unlike the celebration at Julian B. Lane, no reservations are necessary.

Thousands of Bucs fans flocked there on Saturday, and there were even a handful of Kansas City Chiefs fans. But Bucs fans are confident their team will keep the Lombardi Trophy in Tampa.

“I’m very sure we’re going to beat the Kansas City Chiefs,” said Manuel Baez, a local Bucs fan.

The party at Curtis Hixon also spilled over to the streets of downtown Tampa, spurring businesses in the area.

“We opened on Friday March 13, unfortunately 6 days later we were closed by the state,” said Robert Wickner, owner of Butter’s Burgers.

Butter’s Burgers Sports Bar has started the New Year a little better than the last and cheers on the home side while they do it.

“You just pinch yourself and say ‘wow, we’re here in Tampa, and it’s happening,’” Wickner said.

If you want to attend the Super Bowl experience at Curtis Hixon Park, here is the program:

  • Sunday January 31, 2021: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Monday, February 1, 2021: CLOSED In addition to this, you need to know more about it.
  • Tuesday February 2, 2021: CLOSED
  • Wednesday February 3, 2021: 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Thursday February 4, 2021: 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday February 5, 2021: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday February 6, 2021: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Those 18 and over who participate will need to register on the NFL OnePass app. Each adult who registers can be accompanied by a maximum of 5 minors, and can also be accompanied by another adult.