Where is Tampa Bay Downs located?

Tampa Bay Downs is located at 11225 Race Track Road in Oldsmar, Florida, less than a mile north of the intersection of State Road 580 and Race Track Road. For detailed directions, visit on the Internet and click “Visitor Information.”

How long is the Tampa Bay Downs meeting? 

Tampa’s 2015-2016 racing season began on Wednesday, July 1 and runs through Thursday, June 30 (the traditional seasonal meeting runs from Saturday, Nov. 28 through Sunday, May 8). Tampa Bay Downs’ season runs 91 days.

How do I make restaurant reservations? 

Call the Skye Terrace Dining Room at 813-855-4401, ext. 1315 or for a more casual meal, the Sports Gallery at 813-855-4401, ext. 1257. Click here for all dining options

When should I get to the track? 

For the best seating, it is recommended that you get to the track early, especially on Giveaway Days!  Admission gates open at 11 a.m. On Festival Day, Saturday, March 12, 2016, gates open at 10 a.m. If you wish to get to the track earlier, consider the Morning Glory Club on Saturdays at Tampa Bay Downs, beginning after Christmas and continuing through Festival Day. This is a unique opportunity to watch the horses’ morning workouts, while enjoying delicious free coffee and donuts from 10-11 a.m. and visiting with track announcer Richard Grunder and his guests. 

What should I wear? 

If you are just coming to hang out in the Grandstand (the main area) or on the lawns near the paddock, we recommend comfortable shoes and casual clothing. Hats are always fun and in the spirit of the track. Shoes and shirts are always required. For Box Seats, gentlemen are asked to wear slacks and shirts (ties are not required but requested). Women are asked to wear dresses, skirts or slack outfits. For the Clubhouse and Skye Terrace Restaurant, proper attire is required at the discretion of management. Absolutely no shorts, tank-tops, cut-offs or other abbreviated wear.  Ladies Capri’s must be well below the knees and Gentlemen must wear a collared shirt.  Feel free to call 813-855-4401 you’re your dress code questions.

Are coolers permitted?

You CAN bring coolers if you are planning on watching the races on the lawns in the Backyard Picnic Area. You are not allowed to bring your cooler anywhere inside the building or grandstand apron. Absolutely NO glass containers. All coolers and any other carry-in items are subject to inspection by Security.

When is the first post-time?

The first post-time of each racing day is approximately 12:30 p.m., except on Festival Day, Saturday, March 12, 2016, and Kentucky Derby Day, May 7, 2016, when the first post time is approximately noon.

Is there any air-conditioning?

There is air-conditioning available in the Clubhouse, interior of the Grandstand and the Party Suite.

Are there any picnic tables that can be reserved at the track?

Unfortunately, the picnic tables cannot be reserved.

What are the giveaways?

There are several giveaway days (always Saturdays) throughout the Tampa Bay Downs meet each year. On these days, you are entitled to a free promotional gift with purchase of admission while supplies last. These promotions range from ball caps and T-shirts to folding chairs and coolers. Every year, there is a different lineup of giveaways.

Is there any reserved seating available?

If you are interested in Grandstand Box Seats, get to the track early as a limited number of these seats are available on race days. See the Box Seat Usher. For more information on reserved seats call 813-855-4401, ext. 1350.

How do I contact the Track?

For information prior to the season, call 813-855-4401. For questions, comments or suggestions, please use our contact form by visiting our website at

How do I get a job?

You would need to call 813-855-4401 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. or mail a request for an application to: Human Resources, P.O. Box 2007, Oldsmar, FL 34677. Or, you may visit our Employment Page on the website.

Is there any Internet connection available at the Race Track for a laptop computer?

Yes, there is a public wireless connection available for laptops at the track.

Are there designated handicapped seating areas, services and parking?

There are specially marked areas designated for wheelchairs in the Clubhouse behind the reserved seat section. One person may accompany and sit with the handicapped person in these areas, and there is handicapped parking available at the Clubhouse. There are no motorized vehicles or scooters available for rent at the Race Track, so any desired arrangements for such services should be made separately.

Is there a Will Call Box Office where I can leave tickets for friends to pick up?

Yes, there are three Will Call pick-up stations at the Track – one for the Clubhouse, one for the Grandstand and one for the Paddock. If you call 813-855-4401, ext. 1350, they can put you in touch with the Will Call ticket station you are looking for. 

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