Pirates are usually either loved or hated, but they’re rarely portrayed as honorable heroes - except for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, of course. The boys in the red and black have fought valiantly for the honor and prestige of their community, and so far they have done quite well, despite the hardships, heartbreak and the hellish gauntlet that was their winless first season in 1976. The team always brings in the crowd, even if that does make it harder to find Bucs parking.
The stadium features a 103-foot pirate ship that blasts rubber footballs for each point the Bucs score. The venue also sports two 92-foot Daktronics HD video displays and trilon billboards. When the stadium opened for business in 1998, the stadium’s seats were colored red, but over time they began to fade until around 2003, when they were completely pink. After a settlement with the seating company, all the seats were replaced by 2006. While you won’t have to worry about the color of your seat, you still have to worry about Raymond James Stadium parking. If you don’t plan ahead, you might not have a Bucs parking spot until “Yo Ho Ho” blasts out of the sound system. If you are a wise seafarer, you should book a Bucs parking spot with ParkWhiz before the game, so you won’t have to walk the plank.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers came into existence in 1976, and have been with Tampa Bay since the beginning. Their first season and a good chunk of their second season were quite difficult, not winning a single game until the second season’s 13th week, a fate not replicated until 2008 with the Detroit Lions. The Bucs made the NFL playoffs by 1979, but like Icarus, they always got too close to the sun, going to the playoffs six more times until finally winning the Super Bowl in 2002. In Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, they defeated the Oakland Raiders, 48-21.
Before finally parking at Raymond James Stadium, the Bucs were based in Tampa Stadium. In 1995, Malcolm Glazer purchased the team for $192 million, and rapidly started work to improve the team, including a ballot initiative for the arena that is now known as Raymond James. The team also got to the NFL playoffs in 2005 and 2007, and keep fighting to this day. They may not be swashbucklers, but the Bucs do know how to gain a captive audience, which is good for them but bad for people needing to find Bucs parking in the Sargasso Sea that is the parking lot. If you plan ahead and book a Raymond James parking spot beforehand using ParkWhiz, you won’t have to get shanghaied for being late to the game.
ParkWhiz is as easy as a treasure map that leads to a chest of doubloons, and just as fun. All you have to do is find the Bucs or USF Bulls game that you want to see, book your Bucs parking spot and print your parking pass. When you bring your ParkWhiz parking pass with you to the game, you can sit back and let the Bucs put the opposing team in a lifeboat.
Photo by Marc Averette (Averette) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
ParkWhiz offers the ability to reserve the largest nationwide inventory of parking at the lowest prices. Whether it's online, in-app, or in-dash, an amazing parking space is never far away. Our easy-to-use platform and ultra-friendly team of parking professionals make getting where you need to go simpler than it's ever been.
ParkWhiz is the leading transactional platform that enables drivers, fleets and connected vehicles to find and book parking. The company offers the largest inventory of parking spaces for drivers to reserve before reaching their destinations, saving both time and money. Working with all major parking operators, it delivers transactional parking as a value-added service to major brands in sports and entertainment, travel, automotive and navigation. ParkWhiz has built partnerships with brands including Ford, Ticketmaster, Groupon, Madison Square Garden and others. The company operates two consumer-facing brands of its own—ParkWhiz and BestParking—available for Apple, Android and Amazon Alexa. ParkWhiz has parked over seven million vehicles and is operational in over 190 cities in North America and expanding rapidly.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What's the refund policy?
All parking passes are eligible for a no-questions-asked full refund prior to the start time on the pass.
To cancel, simply log in to your account on web or in the app, view your passes, and click "cancel".
You can also do this using the "cancel " link at the bottom of the pass itself.
Alternatively, just click the "cancel" link from your confirmation email.
Please keep in mind, once the arrival time has passed, all bookings are non-refundable.
Parking purchased on a partner website or as part of a parking package are non-refundable.
How do I apply a discount code?
If you received a promotional discount code from ParkWhiz, you'll want to be logged into your ParkWhiz account before applying the code on the checkout page. Make sure you’re using the same email address to log in as the one where you received that coupon!
Note that all discount codes will come from ParkWhiz directly. If you received your code from a third-party website, there's a significant chance it will not work. Unless specifically noted, discount codes cannot be used for monthly parking.
If you were issued ParkWhiz credit, the credit will automatically deduct from your total on the checkout page before your next purchase. Be sure you're logged in under the account to which the credit was issued before confirming that purchase, to see the credit applied.
How do I present my my pass on-site?
Easy peasy! As the vast majority of locations in our network accept a mobile pass, this means you can use your phone or other smart device to show proof of your prepaid purchase once you arrive at the parking facility. To be sure, verify the instructions on your pass to confirm the validation method. That section is titled "When You Arrive" in-app or "How To Park" if viewing on a desktop or mobile web.
For a seamless, no-printer-required experience, check out the ParkWhiz app! Thousands of space at your fingertips. Rest assured that if searching and booking on a mobile device, we won't show you any locations that require a printed pass! At least not until cars come equipped with printers!
If your location does not accept mobile passes, you'll need to print the pass before leaving the house.
Do I have in-and-out privileges?
In most instances, no. The majority of locations on ParkWhiz, including all those in New York City, do not allow re-entry.
If any specific parking facility does allow for you to come & go during the reserved timeframe, you'll see a "Reentry Allowed" amenity icon listed; this is shown in the details section both pre-purchase and post-purchase.
If you don't see anything on the listing page pertaining to specifically to reentry privileges, it's best to assume that you will not be allowed to come and go throughout the duration of your parking pass.
Are there any additional fees on site?
Generally, no. What you see online is what you pay as long as you park within the timeframe on your parking pass. Any time parked outside the arrival or departure listed on your pass will likely incur an additional onsite fee, as determined by the parking provider. ParkWhiz purchases include tax.
The only exception to the above pertains to oversize vehicle fees, which may apply to any vehicle larger than a sedan. Fee amounts vary between individual Parking Operators, and will be assessed on-site if you do not prepay for an oversize vehicle through our platform.
Although pricing structures are determined individually by the facility owner/operator, ParkWhiz prices tend to be cheaper than drive-up in most cases! If you ever feel the rate on ParkWhiz was more expensive than drive-up, take a photo of the price on-site and send us an email! We love deals as much as you do and are eager to ensure you're getting a fair rate.