TAMPA (FOX 13) - Pop star Taylor Swift will take the stage at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday, making for an epic Halloween night for Tampa Bay area Taylor fans.
The concert is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., but gates will open as early as 5 p.m.
As of Thursday- just two days ahead of the big night -thousands of tickets for the show had been sold. Only a small amount were still available for re-sale.
Swift has made tour stops in Tampa in the past, with the most recent being in 2013. This latest stop will be the last in the U.S. leg of her 1989 World Tour. (Saved the best for last!)
And while the show is expected to be unforgettable and loads of fun, event organizers are taking steps ahead of time to be sure attendees keep some rules in mind.
Among the rules is a list of "prohibited items" they'd like concert-goers to leave at home. They are as follows:
- No masks of any kind
- Costumes can not drag on the ground.
- No sharp objects on your costume
- All food, drinks, cans, bottles and glass
- Any item that can’t fit under a guest’s seat
- Backpacks, duffel bags or large bags.
- Banners or flags with sticks or poles; items that could obstruct view
- Video cameras and Cameras longer than 12 inches (includes body, lens and filter)
- Camera bags/Binocular cases
- Coolers and hard containers
- Artificial noisemakers (air horns, bullhorns, whistles, vuvuzuelas, etc.)
- Recreational balls and equipment of any type (including footballs)
- Sticks/Poles/Camera”Selfie” Sticks or extenders
- Umbrellas or anything that would obstruct view
- Unmanned Aircraft Systems & Radio Controlled Model Aircraft/Drones (strictly prohibited on stadium property including parking lots, stadium exterior and inside the stadium)
The concert is also expected to be a big moneymaker for the Bay area. If it sells out- and Taylor Swift shows typically do- the Tampa Sports Authority reports they could bank as much as $350,000.
A sold-out show or not, it's still expect to be extremely crowded, so event organizers have arranged for organized parking and designated pick-up and drop-off destinations.
They've made all that information and more available on the Tampa Sports Authority events website.