USF Student Transportation Initiatives Set for 2014 Football Season

USF introduces discounted Student Tailgate Zone parking passes and enhanced Bulls Blitz buses to and from Raymond James Stadium.


TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 26, 2014) – USF Athletics has announced two student transportation initiatives for the 2014 Bulls’ football season aimed at making it easier and more affordable for USF students to travel to seven home games in Raymond James Stadium.


“Our students are invested in this program and they are critically important in making the atmosphere at Raymond James stadium great,” USF Director of Athletics Mark Harlan said. “We will continue to look at new ideas with student leadership and do everything we can to show the students our appreciation while making it fun and easy for them be a key part of their athletic programs.”


USF students who become members of the Student Bulls Club (SBC) organization, a $10 per year membership, will have the opportunity to purchase a reserved parking space in the Student Tailgate Zone at the stadium for a discounted price of just $5 for each game. SBC members’ reserved parking lot will be Lot 4, which is accessed off of Himes Ave.


All USF students who do not wish to drive or car pool to home games can get a lift by participating in the Bulls Blitz bus service from campus to Raymond James Stadium and back. The Bulls Blitz is free to USF students.


“This is a great opportunity for our students to take an active role in building new traditions, supporting our student-athletes and showing what true team spirit is all about,” said USF Student Body President Jean Cocco. “Mark Harlan has reached out to students and has been quick to listen and then act on our wishes as a student-body. By joining the Student Bulls Club, we have the opportunity to reciprocate support and show the kind of impact we can have to support our athletics program.”


Students with an SBC membership can purchase their $5 parking passes online when they request their student ticket. The on-line purchase deadline will be two days prior to game day at midnight. SBC members have three ways to pick up their parking pass. They will be available at Marshall Mayhem, the USF pep rally held at noon Fridays before home games at the Marshall Student Center. Members can also pick up their parking passes throughout the week at the Lee Roy Selmon Athletics Center in the SBC office on the second floor.


Students participating in the Bulls Blitz can board buses headed to Raymond James Stadium at two different locations on campus starting three hours before game time. Eight Bull Runners and five Recreation Express buses will arrive in 15-minute increments at the Marshall Student Center bus entrance. Two Bull Runners will also be picking up students at Juniper-Poplar Hall. Students riding Bulls Blitz buses will be dropped off at the Mass Transit Drop Off and Turnaround at Raymond James located off of North Dale Mabry Highway. Buses will make the return trip to campus from the same location starting a half-hour after the game has ended.


The Bulls return 16 starters (10 offense, 4 defense, 2 specialists) for Taggart’s second season at the helm, which kicks off on Aug. 30 vs. Western Carolina at 7 p.m in Raymond James Stadium. The Bulls 2014 non-conference schedule features home clashes vs. Big Ten foe Maryland (Sept. 6 @ 3:30) and ACC opponent N.C. State (Sept. 13 @ 3:30) as well as a road game at perennial Big Ten power Wisconsin (Sept. 27). USF will welcome UConn (Fri., Sept. 19 @ 7:00), East Carolina (Sat., Oct. 11), Houston (Sat., Nov. 1) and UCF (Fri., Nov. 28) to Raymond James in American Athletic Conference action.


USF football single game tickets, mini-plans and season tickets are now available on-line at GoUSFBulls.com, by calling 1-800-GoBulls, or in person at the Sun Dome Gate A Ticket Office. Season Ticket Members may renew their tickets on-line today.


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