Visitor's Guide

An Olympic-size swimming pool, tennis courts, a newly resurfaced track, outdoor basketball and volleyball courts, crew training facility and a modern fitness facility, the McNiff Fitness Center, are used by students, faculty, and staff. In addition, there is a weight room in the sports center for use by student-athletes.

Athletic facilities at the University are among the best in the nation for a school of its size. The Bob Martinez Athletics Center, a 3,432-seat area plays host to varsity volleyball, men?s and women?s basketball, intramural and recreational activities and other events throughout the year. Pepin Stadium is considered the finest soccer venue in NCAA II and has been the site of two national championship finals in the 1990s, including a Div. II national championship record crowd of 4,336 in 1994. Pepin Stadium was also the site of the 2001 men's soccer national championship. The new, lighted University of Tampa Baseball Field is home to the four-time national champion Spartan baseball team while the softball team plays on its own lighted field, built in 1990.

When visiting UT, please remember pets are NOT allowed at sporting events and will be strictly enforced. We will welcome service animals as defined by federal law. "Service Animals" are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Please be prepared to identify your dog as a Service Animal and the task your dog has been trained to perform. In addition, please note for the safety of all guests, you may be asked to remove a Service Animal who is unruly/out of control (or take action to bring the dog under control) or not housebroken. The University of Tampa is not required to provide care or food for a service animal, so please plan accordingly.

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Directions to UT

401 W. Kennedy Blvd.

Tampa, FL 33606

From the North:

I-75 South to I-275 South. Continue on I-275 to Exit 45A (Downtown East-West.) Follow signs for Downtown-West and then take the Ashley Drive/Tampa St. Exit. Stay to the right for Downtown-West, and then get in the left lane for Ashley Drive. Follow Ashley Drive to Kennedy Boulevard. Turn right on Kennedy Boulevard, crossing the Hillsborough River. Turn right at the first light at the main entrance of the University.

From the East:

I-4 West to the I-4 and I-275 split. Exit 45A (Downtown East-West). Follow signs for Downtown-West and then take the Ashley Drive/Tampa St. Exit. Stay to the right for Downtown-West, and then get in the left lane for Ashley Drive. Follow Ashley Drive to Kennedy Boulevard. Turn right on Kennedy Boulevard, crossing the Hillsborough River. Turn right at the first light at the main entrance of the University.

From the South:

I-75 North to Exit 256 (Crosstown Expressway). Crosstown Expressway to Exit 8 (Kennedy Boulevard/Downtown-East). Continue on Kennedy Boulevard through downtown Tampa. Cross the Hillsborough River, and then turn right at the first light at the main entrance of the University.

From the West:

I-275 North to Exit 44 (Downtown West). Ashley Drive south to Kennedy Boulevard. Turn right on Kennedy Boulevard, crossing the Hillsborough River. Turn right at the first light at the main entrance of the University.

From Tampa International Airport:

Florida 60 East to I-275 North (Downtown) to Exit 44 (Downtown West). Ashley Drive south to Kennedy Boulevard. Turn right on Kennedy Boulevard, crossing the Hillsborough River. Turn right at the first light at the main entrance of the University. The University of Tampa is eight miles from the airport.

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Visitor parking is located on the first floor of the West Parking Garage. All team buses/vans must park on Spaulding Drive next to the Martinez Center and softball field.

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The following items are strictly prohibited at all University of Tampa Athletic Facilities: Alcoholic beverages, all food items, soft plastic water or soda containers, weapons of any kind, fireworks, coolers or picnic baskets, bicycles, air horns, laser pointers, musical instruments or noisemakers and animals except for those prescribed for site impaired.

Any food or beverages designated for visiting teams must be brought in by the team and must stay with the team at their bench at all times.

All fans, visiting teams, and officials voluntarily assume all risk and danger incidental to the game or event, whether occurring prior to, during, or after the game, including, without limitation, injury from thrown or batted balls, bats, or other objects, acts of others, etc. The fans, visiting teams and officials agree to release and forever discharge University of Tampa, its officers and employees, agents, participants, Sunshine State Conference, NCAA, teams, their officers, or related persons from any and all liability for any injuries, expenses, claims, damages or liabilities resulting from or related causes. Baseballs, Softballs, Soccer balls, Basketballs and other flying objects into spectator areas can cause serious injury. Please be alert in all areas of the facility at all times.

Pets are NOT allowed at UT sporting events and will be strictly enforced. We will welcome service animals as defined by federal law. "Service Animals" are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Please be prepared to identify your dog as a Service Animal and the task your dog has been trained to perform. In addition, please note for the safety of all guests, you may be asked to remove a Service Animal who is unruly/out of control (or take action to bring the dog under control) or not housebroken. The University of Tampa is not required to provide care or food for a service animal, so please plan accordingly.

All locker room requests should be made through the facilities director, Jerome Fulton (jfulton@ut.edu).

Visiting team locker rooms are located in the Bob Martinez Sports Center. The men?s locker room is the second left hallway from the main entrance. The women's locker room is located to the left upon entering the building.

Availability: All visiting teams will receive a key to their appropriate locker rooms. They are responsible for securing all items before, during, or after an event.

Post-Game: Locker room access will be provided immediately following the game. No bench or shower towels will be provided as per the Sunshine State Conference handbook.

The University of Tampa Sports Medicine Department has deatiled emergency action plans for all athletic facilities.

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