THE FLATS – Several events are set for Georgia Tech fans traveling to Tampa, Fla. for Friday’s Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl, featuring the Yellow Jackets versus UCF.
GASPARILLA BOWL BLOCK PARTY AND PEP RALLY
Thursday, Dec. 21 – 4:30-6 p.m.
The Sail Plaza (333 S. Franklin St.)
Show your support for the Yellow Jackets by attending the Gasparilla Bowl Block Party and Pep Rally on Thursday afternoon. Head coach Brent Key and Georgia Tech’s captains will speak at the pep rally, and the Yellow Jacket Marching Band and spirit squads will take on their counterparts from UCF in a battle-of-the-bands-style competition.
Hosted by the Gasparilla Bowl, the Block Party and Pep Rally is free and open to the public.
THE TECH WAY BOWL EVENT
Thursday, Dec. 21 – 5-6:30 p.m.
American Social Bar and Kitchen (601 S. Harbour Island Blvd. #107)
The Tech Way will hold an exclusive event for members only on Thursday evening at American Social Bar and Kitchen in Tampa, just a short walk from the Gasparilla Bowl Pep Rally and Block Party. The event will include food, drinks, a raffle and appearances by many of your favorite Georgia Tech football student-athletes just 24 hours before they take the field against UCF!
The event is open only to Tech Way members and one guest. To become a Tech Way member and gain access Thursday’s exclusive event, click HERE.
YELLOW JACKET ALLEY
Friday, Dec. 22 – 4:15 p.m.
Raymond James Stadium (Lot/Corner D)
One of Georgia Tech football’s greatest traditions makes its way to Tampa, as Tech fans are encouraged to line Yellow Jacket Alley at corner D of Raymond James Stadium and welcome the Jackets when they arrive for Friday night’s game.
GASPARILLA BOWL FAN INVASION
Friday, Dec. 22 – 3:30-6 p.m.
Raymond James Stadium (Lot D)
Featuring the Gasparilla Bowl krewes (pirates) and their floats, the Fan Invasion includes gameday interactive areas and entertainment for fans of all ages.
The Fan Invasion is free and open to the public.
GEORGIA TECH ALUMNI ASSOCIATION PREGAME TAILGATE
Friday, Dec. 22 – 4-6 p.m.
Hyundai Club at Raymond James Stadium – REGISTRATION DEADLINE PASSED
The Georgia Tech Alumni Association pregame tailgate is the gathering point for all Tech fans to see old friends and make new ones. The price of admission includes food and soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase (credit card only). Attendees must have a game ticket to access the tailgate (game ticket is not included in the tailgate price of admission).
The 2023 Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl kicks off at 6:30 p.m. on Friday at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium. Georgia Tech’s allotment of Gasparilla Bowl tickets is sold out, but tickets can still be purchased directly through the Gasparilla Bowl website at gasparillabowl.com/tickets.
Competitive Drive Initiative Turn 2
Looking to build on the success of last year’s Competitive Drive Initiative, Georgia Tech, the Georgia Tech Foundation and Georgia Tech athletics are partnering once again for Competitive Drive Initiative Turn 2. Initially launched on Nov. 7, CDI Turn 2 has reached its initial goal of raising $2.5 million in new gifts to the Alexander-Tharpe Fund’s Athletic Scholarship Fund and has a new goal of raising $3 million in new gifts to the A-T Fund by Dec. 31. Georgia Tech and the Georgia Tech Foundation will match eligible gifts to accelerate the impact for Tech athletics and, like last year, not only will gifts to CDI Turn 2 be matched, but so will the contributor’s benefits in the way of A-T Fund giving levels and priority points. To learn more and contribute online, visit atfund.org/turn2.