Visitor's Guide

Quick Facts

Location: 401 West Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, Florida 33606
Founded: 1931
Enrollment: 8,130
President: Dr. Ronald L. Vaughn
Athletic Director: Larry Marfise
Faculty Athletics Rep: Dr. Jay Jisha
Colors: Red (PMS 185), Black and Gold (PMS 116)
Mascot: Spartans
Division: NCAA II
Conference: Sunshine State (SSC)

Athletic Facilities

Baseball: UT Baseball Field (1,000)
Basketball/Volleyball: Bob Martinez Athletics Center (capacity 3,432)
Rowing: McNeal Boathouse 
Lacrosse: Naimoli Family Athletic and Intramural Complex (capacity 2,000)
Soccer: Pepin Stadium (capacity 1,500)
Tennis: Naimoli and Young Family Tennis Complex (capacity 100)
Softball: Vince Naimoli Softball Complex (capacity 500)
Swimming: UT Aquatics Center

Welcome to the University of Tampa

We are looking forward to hosting your team in competition during the upcoming sports season at the University of Tampa.

Please take the time to review the information in this packet. We hope this packet will assist you and your team in preparation for your visit to Tampa and to the University of Tampa campus.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our main office at (813)-257-3100. Best wishes to you and your department in this new school year.

Directions to University of Tampa

The University of Tampa is located in the heart of downtown Tampa. It is easily accessible from Tampa International Airport right off of I-275. The University is located at 401 West Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, Florida.

Driving Directions to the Bob Martinez Sports Center and Pepin Stadium: From I-275, exit at Ashley Street/Downtown West. You are now on Ashley St. Turn right at the first traffic light on to Tyler. Tyler merges into Cass as you pass the Performing Arts Center and cross the Cass Street Bridge. Turn left at the next intersection on North Boulevard. Pepin Stadium and the Bob Martinez Center are down the block on the left and on the right. From Kennedy Boulevard (Route 60), turn north onto North Boulevard, travel three blocks to both facilities.

Parking: There is a parking garage located adjacent to the Bob Martinez Sports Center where you can park on the first floor. There is also a small parking lot located next to the stadium that is reserved for team vans. For bus parking, please use the one-way street (North B) bordering the south end of the Martinez Center.

Flying: Tampa International Airport (TPA) is located 8 miles from the University. St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) is 17 miles from campus.

Preferred Hotel Accommodations

Courtyard Tampa Westshore/Airport 
Beverly Knobloch, Event Specialist
o 813.874.0555  f 813.870.0685
3805 West Cypress Street, Tampa, Florida 33607

Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore
Becca Zarcone, Group Sales Manager 
5303 West Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33609
Direct 813.405.1185 | Fax 813.288.7343 |

Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Convention Center
David Fortune, Senior Sales Manager
513 S. Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602
Direct: (813) 769-8322 |

Bay Harbor Hotel
Jonathan Phelps, Sales Manager
7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL 33607
813.281.8900 - EXT 7715, 813.574.3885 - Direct Line 877.734.3188 - Toll Free, 813.281.0189-  Fax

Doubletree by Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
Kelly Nixon, Sales Manager
Direct (813) 998 2208 | Mobile (813) 205 7417 | Fax (813) 873 2401
4500 West Cypress Street, Tampa, FL 33607

Sailport Waterfront Suites
Mike Viola, Director of Sales
2506 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607
D 813 342 3108 | T 813 281 9599 | F 813 281 9510
Web: Sailport Waterfront Suites - Provident Hotels and Resorts | Email:

Preferred Restaurants

4 Rivers Smokehouse (BBQ, Nick)
607 S MacDill Ave.

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza (dine in or delivery, also wings, ribs, sandwiches, Brian)
1901 S. Dale Mabry

Bernini (Italian, historic building, pre-game meal location, Stone)
1702 E. 7th Ave., Ybor City
(813) 248-0099

Firehouse Subs (Mike)
2617 W. Kennedy Blvd.

Fruitwood Market (flatbread pizza & healthy sandwiches, Price Giles)
2203 W. Swann

Pizza Hut (delivery to campus, Jeremy)

Press Box Sports Emporium & Eatery (Walter)
222 S. Dale Mabry, Tampa, Florida 33609
(813) 876-3528

Sodexho: Campus Food Service
UT Campus, Vaughn Center   (813) 257-3121

UT Contact: Gil Swalls, Associate AD/Marketing, 813-257-1733,

Preferred Transportation

Escot Bus Lines

First Class Coach (Martz)
Cheryl Zimmerman, 570-704-3641,

West Coast Vans
Michele Schildhauer, 727-572-6346,

Cars & Vans
Enterprise, next to campus, (USE OUR WEBSITE AD FOR BEST DISCOUNT)
Valeria Lean, 813-254-4221,

UT Contact: Gil Swalls, Associate AD, Univ. of Tampa, 813-257-1733,

Area Attractions (Call for UT Guest Discounts)

•Channelside Cinemas & Imax Group Sales 813-221-5882, x228 
•Destination Tampa Bay Tours & Attractions Tickets 813-905-5202
•Tampa Bay Rays (727) 825-3154, Kristin Aiello

Training Room Information

Please click here for visiting team information regarding the University of Tampa Athletic Training Department.

Athletic Communications/Media

Pass List Policy: No pass list or reduced admission passes will be accepted for visiting teams unless otherwise stated in the competition contract agreement.

Ticket Prices: The ticket prices for all University of Tampa regular season athletic events are $5. Children under 12 are admitted free. UT faculty, staff, and students are admitted free with a valid Spartan ID.

Athletic Communications: The athletic communications office is located in the athletic department offices in the Bob Martinez Athletics Center. Assistant Athletic Director for Communications Tom Kolbe can be reached at (813) 257-3473 or via email at

Media Services: Programs and cumulative statistics will be distributed before each contest. Complete statistical books will be available at the conclusion of all UT home events. This information may be obtained through

Broadcast Services: Contact the sports information office (813) 257-3473 in advance to make special arrangements for on-site live radio, television or broadcasts. There may be a fee depending on services required. A 48-hour notice must be given to ensure availability.

Important Information

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.

Locker Room Information

All locker room requests should be made through the facilities director, Jerome Fulton. He can be reached at (813) 257-3482 or email at

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.