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September’s Game Day Fun with the Kids in Tampa Bay!

Nothing says ‘It’s FALL, Y’ALL!” like settling into the stands, and aren’t we lucky with our sports scene in Champa Bay! There are several home games families can experience this month with the kids. In fact, you can pretty much fill each week with a chance to cheer on the home teams.

Tampa Bay Rays September Home Games:

Rays Game with Kids Running the Bases
Photo by Tyler Schank / Tampa Bay Rays. Kids can run the bases on Family Fun Days!

  • Sept. 2, 3, 4 vs. New York Yankees
  • Sept. 5, 6, 7 vs. Boston Red Sox
  • Sept. 16, 17, 18 vs. Texas Rangers
  • Sept. 19, 20, 21 vs. Houston Astros
  • Sept. 22, 23, 24, 25 vs. Toronto Blue Jays

Tampa Bay Rays Quick Facts:

  • Children ages 2 and older must have a ticket.
  • Be sure to check out the Rays Touch Experience—a 10,000-gallon touch tank exhibit in partnership with the Florida Aquarium. It’s located just beyond the right-center field fence.
  • Sundays are Family Fun Days with the Tampa Bay Rays! Every Sunday home game at Tropicana Field will feature family fun performers, including face painters and balloon artists. Kids are invited to run the bases following the conclusion of the game.
  • Purchase Tampa Bay Rays Tickets here.

Tampa Bay Rowdies Home Games:

Rowdies Game with Kids
Photo by Kevin Sabitus / Tampa Bay Rays

  • Saturday, Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m. vs. Las Vegas Lights FC
  • Friday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. vs. Birmingham Legion FC
  • Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. vs. El Paso Locomotive FC

Tampa Bay Rowdies Quick Facts:

  • All children ages 2 and older must have a ticket.
  • Al Lang Stadium is cash free.
  • No bags are allowed into Al Lang Stadium with the exception of: diaper bags, medical bags, and bags smaller than 5 by 8 by 1 inch.
  • Come out to one of the final six matches of the Tampa Bay Rowdies regular season with your family and receive a discounted ticket rate. Call (727) 222-2000 and reference Parenting Magazine for an opportunity for your kids to participate in the Pregame Rally Tunnel on the field.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers September Home Games:

Bucs Game with Kids
Photo By Matt May/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Sunday, Sept. 25 at 4:25 p.m. vs. Green Bay Packers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Quick Facts:

  • All attendees must have a ticket due to NFL policy.
  • Go early to check out Bucs Beach on the side of the stadium along Tampa Bay Boulevard. There are plenty of photo ops, performers, music and more!
  • Check out the Jr. Bucs Kids Zone too. Kids can test their skills in the inflatable obstacle course, toss a football and more!
  • There’s a new Krewe’s Nest seating section in the south end zone, bringing the total seats to nearly 70,000.
  • Purchase Tampa Bay Buccaneers game tickets here.

Tampa Bay Lightning Preseason Home Games in September:

Tampa Bay Lightning Game with Kids
Photo by Casey Brooke Lawson/Tampa Bay Lightning

  • Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. vs. Carolina Hurricanes
  • Thursday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. vs. Nashville Predators

Tampa Bay Lightning Quick Facts:

  • Children under 2 do not need a ticket as long as they can sit on a lap.
  • The Kids Club table is typically located at section 128 during games.
  • Get your camera ready! ThunderBug is at every game.
  • Purchase Tampa Bay Lightning tickets here.

Don’t forget to join the fan clubs for kids! 

Jr. Bucs Fan Club

Kids 14 and younger can become a super fan with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers! There is a one-time registration fee of $24.99 which includes your child’s welcome kit full of Bucs swag like official membership card, Bucs hat and more. Your child will also get priority invites to future Jr. Bucs events.

ThunderBug’s Kids Club

The memberships for the current season are FREE. You’ll get notifications about special events for Kids’ Club members and take advantage of some of the online fun like coloring pages, games and more. Kids Club members also get one FREE kids’ admission to MOSI with a paying adult.

Rays Rookies Kids Club

Although Rays Rookies Kids Club memberships are sold out for 2022, you can sign up for Rays Newsletters using this link to be notified by email when information is available about the 2023 Rays Rookies Kids Club. Kids receive Rays swag and discount tickets.

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Laura Byrne
Laura Byrne is an award-winning former television news journalist who spent 15+ years in newsrooms across the state of Florida including Sarasota, Tallahassee, Fort Myers and right here in Tampa Bay where she still freelances on occasion. She covered the political beat, crime beat and every day breaking news during her time in Florida newsrooms, but is now focused on sharing positive news stories and events with families in Tampa Bay. She is a proud mommy of two little boys who keep her on her toes and laughing every day. Her goal is to inspire families just like yours to get out and play and experience all that Tampa Bay and our great state of Florida have to offer! She encourages you to share your stories and upcoming events so we can spread the good news.

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