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On Thursday, September 9, football is back! Celebrate the start of the NFL season at Kickoff Experience presented by EA Sports Madden NFL 22.

Kickoff Experience presented by EA Sports Madden NFL 22

September 9 | 12 PM ET | Julian B. Lane Park, Tampa, FL

FREE Admission

Kickoff Experience 2021 FAQ

Kickoff Experience presented by EA Sports Madden NFL 22 will bring NFL fans together for a massive celebration featuring:

  • Appearances by Buccaneers Legends
  • Photo ops with the Vince Lombardi Trophy and all 55 Super Bowl rings
  • Pregame concert featuring ED SHEERAN at 7 PM ET

The party continues with the exclusive NFL Kickoff Watch Party, hosted by Kimmi Chex and Desi Banks where you can cheer on the Bucs, along with thousands of your fellow fans as they take on the Cowboys in another historic matchup to kick off the season.

Kickoff Experience is free and open to the public, rain or shine. Gates will open at 12 PM ET, and access to the general public viewing areas is limited and first-come, first-served. This event is free, but downloading the NFL OnePass app is required to attend.


Download the NFL OnePass app at for the ultimate experience, including event information, free-to-play games, a virtual event concierge, and a chance to win prizes!

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Fans are encouraged to use public transportation and should arrive early to enjoy activities and avoid any traffic or parking delays. Rideshare zone for this event will take place on Doyle Carlton drive, north of Laurel street.


As we continue to return to a sense of normalcy, your health and safety along with that of our players, coaches, and teammates remains priority number one.

There are several protocols in place for the 2021 Kickoff Experience, including enhanced cleaning of surfaces and hand sanitizer stations placed throughout Julian B. Lane Park.

Please note that face coverings are not required for entry, but in accordance with CDC guidance, face coverings are recommended for those who are not vaccinated (including children under the age of 12) and those with a weakened immune system.

For more information about health and safety, please click HERE.


We are excited to host you for the 2021 NFL Kickoff and want to create the best environment for each of our fans. For the ADA route map, please click HERE and reach out to with any questions.

For the Kickoff Watch Party, closed captioning services will be provided on the screens. We will also have an ASL interpreter and fans can check in with the Guest Services team to receive access to the interpreters.

Finally, KultureCity will be onsite with a sensory inclusion room in the Kickoff Experience section of the event.


Please visit for a list of all items prohibited at Kickoff Experience. There will be a clear bag policy in place at this event.


The 2021 NFL Kickoff game will be broadcast live on NBC beginning at 8:20 PM

Kickoff Experience 2021 Attractions
2021 NFL Kickoff Attractions Map