Know Before You Go!
GETTING AROUND DOWNTOWN TAMPA
Getting around Tampa Bay is a breeze – whether traveling by wheels, water, or your own two feet. The Tampa Riverwalk runs 2.4 miles through the heart of downtown and is reserved strictly for pedestrian traffic. Ride the free TECO Streetcars to easily venture between downtown and Ybor City. Bright yellow Pirate Water Taxis provide day-long hop-on/hop-off transportation along Garrison Channel and the Hillsborough River. Ride share services are a popular way to get around, as is the Downtowner, an app-accessed free service powered by electric vehicles. Finally, HART buses provide low-cost access from Tampa International Airport into downtown.
The Tampa Riverwalk
For getting around the downtown campus, the Tampa Riverwalk, made possible by Friends of the Riverwalk, a nonprofit organization working in tandem with the City of Tampa, provides a walkable path that connects the key venues of the 2019 Women’s Final Four. Amalie Arena is a 0.3 mile (~6 minute) walk from the Convention Center and Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is 0.6 mile (~13 minute) walk from the Convention Center. For directions and a map of the Riverwalk, please click here.
To ease traffic congestion, provide sustainable alternatives, and lessen the impacts of the 2019 Women’s Final Four on the environment, we recommend that fans utilize the following public transportation options to get around the downtown campus.
Travel throughout downtown Tampa with ease by utilizing the Downtowner, courtesy of the Tampa Downtown Partnership. The free service runs Monday - Friday from 6 a.m. - 11 p.m., and Saturday - Sunday from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Request your ride by downloading the Downtowner App to your iPhone or Android device.
HART & TECO Line Streetcar
The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) provides a number of transportation services including HART Bus services, MetroRapid and the TECO Line Streetcar System. The TECO Line Streetcar System is a 2.7-mile electric heritage streetcar line connecting Downtown Tampa, Channel District, and Ybor City. Service is FREE seven days a week to 11 covered wheelchair-accessible stations every 15-20 minutes. For more information on stops and hours of operation, please click here.
Please be aware that during Women’s Final Four events, some traditional routes or service locations may be detoured. For up-to-date routing information, click here.
Pirate Water Taxi
Travel throughout downtown Tampa by water with Pirate Water Taxi. The service offers fans several stops throughout the Tampa Riverwalk and operates Sunday-Thursday (11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.), Friday (11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.), and Saturday (11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.).
Taxis, Limos and Rideshare Vehicles
Fans are encouraged to utilize rideshare services when attending Women’s Final Four events. For your convenience, the following locations have been designated for pick-up and drop-off services at Women's Final Four Fan Events.
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park Events
Guests using taxis, limos and rideshare vehicles can be picked up or dropped off in front of Curtis Hixon Park on Ashley Drive in our designated rideshare lane.
Tampa Convention Center Events
Guests using taxis, limos and rideshare vehicles can be picked up or dropped off in one of two locations including the designated rideshare zone located on the west side of the Tampa Convention Center on Ashley Drive.
Amalie Arena Game Day Events
Vehicles can use one of two locations when driving guests to attend Semifinal or Championship action. If entering downtown from the west, utilize the rideshare/taxi drop-off located on the west side of Tampa Convention Center at Ashley Drive. If entering the downtown area from the east, utilize the rideshare/taxi location at the Florida Aquarium circle.
Coast Bike Share is an useful and convenient complement to transportation, enabling short trips around town for commuters and tourists. With 300 bikes across 30 locations, Coast is a great way to take in the city while navigating from place to place. These bikes are perfect for commuting around downtown Tampa and experiencing the bay's waterfront beauty. Visit CoastBikeShare.com for more information.
Please refer to our Downtown Tampa map for quick reference when navigating Women’s Final Four events.