Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park to close for one month to prepare for Super Bowl 55

Rendering of a giant outdoor football theme park

Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park will close beginning January 11 as the Super Bowl 55 host committee begins preparations for the full NFL experience.

With Super Bowl 55, just around the corner, the NFL Experience will soon be underway. In partnership with the Tampa Bay Host Committee, preparations for the NFL Experience will be starting soon.


Full closure begins on January 16

Beginning on Monday, January 11, all tennis, pickleball, and basketball courts will be closed for public use. For alternate tennis and pickleball court locations visit www.tampa.gov/tennis-and-pickleball. A list of alternate basketball courts can be found by visiting https://www.tampa.gov/basketball-courts.

Additionally, beginning on Saturday, January 16, the entire Julian B Lane Riverfront Park, including courts, fields, shelters, playground, splash pad, and Tampa River Center will be closed for public access. The dog park will remain open at this time.

The park and all amenities will reopen for public use on Monday, February 15.

What is the Super Bowl Experience?

One of the signature events surrounding Super Bowl LV in Tampa Bay is the Super Bowl Experience presented by Lowe’s.

It will be free and open to the public beginning Friday, January 29 and will span 2.7 miles, including the Tampa Riverwalk. 


The event will take place within waterfront parks along the Riverwalk and feature concerts, food and beverage, sponsor activations, NFL Shop presented by Visa and more. Super Bowl LV will be the first time that Super Bowl Experience will be free for all attendees and produced jointly by the NFL and Tampa Bay Super Bowl LV Host Committee.

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