The Beef ‘O’ Bradys Bowl is played each December at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. Although it is typically known as the home of Major League Baseball's Tampa Bay Rays, Tropicana Field is home to one of the up-and-coming college football bowl games. While the games have certainly been exciting, the location of the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl make it one of the most unique postseason games in college football. Originally known as the St. Petersburg Bowl, the bowl game was first announced in 2008 as the magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl but since 2009 has been sponsored by Beef ‘O’ Brady. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Beef ‘O’ Bradys Bowl tickets.
2014 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl Preview
The 2013 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl matched up the East Carolina Pirates and the Ohio Bobcats. ECU took an early 14-0 lead but could not keep the Bobcats from scoring 14 unanswered points to tie the game up in the second quarter. Ohio would then go on to take the lead in the fourth quarter but feel hard to 20 unanswered points of their own as the Pirates took the win 37-20. Check back later for a preview of the 2014 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl between the Mid-Atlantic Conference and Conference USA.
Check out our Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl Preview History page for previews of previous Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl games.
Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl at Tropicana Field Address: 1 Tropicana Dr, St Petersburg, Florida, 33705
Tropicana Field is located close to the junction of highway 275 and 175. Itholds the distinction of being the only arena to host full seasons of pro baseball, football, hockey and arena football. Affectionately known as "The Trop," the stadium sits more than 43,000 spectators and its friendly confines make it a great place to watch a sporting event of any variety. There are multiple levels inside the Tropicana Field, the 300 & 200 levels and the 100 level
Tropicana Field 300 and 200 Levels
These are the higher level and upper deck level sections and provide a great overall view of the field for a great value.
Tropicana Field 100 Level
These sections are lower level and surround the field. Sections 142, 144, 146 & 148 as well as sections 113, 115, 117, 119, 121, 123 & 125 off the best locations for fans that want a great endzone view and to be a part of end zone celebrations. These are some of the closest stands to the field.
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What are best attractions to see when in St. Petersburg for the Beef ‘O’ Bradys Bowl?
The walk of fame is located on the Westside entrance Tropicana Field and shows dozens of sports legends that are from the 11 county Tampa Bay metro area. If you’re a baseball fan you will enjoy Baseball Boulevard which showcases a series of home-plate plaques that are located on the exterior wall of Al Land Stadium/Progress Energy Park. This outlines the long standing relationship with St. Petersburg and baseball, specifically spring training.
Where are the best places to eat in St. Petersburg for the Beef ‘O’ Bradys Bowl?
The Everglades BBQ Smokehouse is very close the trop and offers an awesome view of the field. The restaurant typically opens two hours before gametime. This place is a great if you want some brisket, ribs or sausage and a cold beer before the game. Another close option is Bongo’s II, which is a cool, casual beach restaurant that is a little different from the majority of Tiki themed bar/grills. The food is casual as well but tasty offering pizzas, sandwiches and salads.
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