By TOM ZEBOLD
USF Senior Writer
TAMPA – It’s almost time to spend a memorable afternoon with head coach Willie Taggart and the Bulls.
USF Fan Fest is set for a 2 p.m. start on Sunday, Aug. 18 at Raymond James Stadium. The event is free for all attendees with parking available in Lot 4 (enter stadium through Dock B on the ground level).
Fans are encouraged to bring their footballs, hats, jerseys or any other memorabilia for players and coaches to sign. Aside from taking photos with your favorite Bulls, the field at Raymond James Stadium will be filled with interactive experiences and fans also can sit in available seats and lock in their 2013 tickets with the USF sales staff on hand to guide the way.
Plans for Inclement Weather
If it's raining prior to the start of Fan Fest, the autograph session will take place on the East Concourse and fans can utilize Gate B to access that area.
If rains starts to fall while Fan Fest is underway, the autograph session will move to the service level. Players will be lined from the North service level down the West service level with coach Taggart signing autographs in the media room.
Bag Policy Reminder for the Season
The NFL’s new bag policy will be in effect for all Raymond James Stadium events this year and that includes USF football games moving forward.
The policy has been established in order to provide fans with a safer environment and expedited entry on game day and it places limits on the size and type of bags which may be brought into Raymond James Stadium.
Fans will be allowed to carry in no more than one approved clear bag (not to exceed 12”x6”x12”) and up to one small clutch-style bag (not to exceed 4.5”x 6.5”).
Season ticket holders will be provided with one bag for every two season tickets in their account (up to four) the week of the season opener through mail. The Bulls kick off their season at home on Saturday, Aug. 31 against McNeese State at 7 p.m.
Barnes and Noble will carry a limited stock of bags that will be available at the Bulls Team Store located at Gate A of the Sun Dome. There also will be on-site locations to pick up bags on game day.
Learn more about the new bag policy HERE.