By DAVE MURPHY
Published December 28, 2006
Events listed are open to the public:
Busch Gardens Team Outing. The two teams spend the day at the theme park. Admission tickets for the general public are available at the gate.
Players Night at GameWorks. The two teams compete in video games in Ybor City. Doors open to public at 8 p.m.
Outback Bowl Beach Day, Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort. Event features live music, skydivers, a tug-of-war and other contests from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Team Night at Tampa Bay Lightning, St. Pete Times Forum. The Lightning hosts both teams for its game. Tickets available at Ticketmaster or box office.
Teco Energy Parade and Band Blast, Ybor City. Features a parade and pep rally by the college marching bands and cheerleaders. The parade starts at 5:30 p.m. and runs along Seventh Avenue. No coolers, glass containers or open alcohol allowed on the street.
Light Up Tampa Bay, Channelside. The Florida Aquarium and Channelside will feature live entertainment and a midnight Fireworks Show and Ball Drop. For information, call Channelside at (813) 223-4250 or the Florida Aquarium at (813) 273-4568
Pregame Bowl Bash, Raymond James Stadium. Bowl fans can warm up from the game outside the stadium with live music and a pep rally. Begins on the south plaza at 8 a.m. between gates C and D.
DeBartolo Pregame Show, Raymond James Stadium. Special activities include a U.S. Marine Corps flyover and skydivers delivering the game ball. Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Outback Bowl, Raymond James Stadium, 11 a.m.