Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Westgate Town Center Resort & Spa, Kissimmee, FL
Say farewell to 2016 in sunny Florida and kick off New Year with an epic weekend of sporting adventure featuring an NFL showdown in beautiful Tampa Bay! Join the fun on New Year’s Eve day as the New Orleans Saints invade Raymond James Stadium to tackle the Tampa Bay Bucs in a clash of NFC South Division rivals. You’ll enjoy Florida’s amazing weather and hard-hitting NFL action as part of this 3-night getaway to Orlando that also includes spacious one-bedroom accommodations at Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa. And with a 1 pm kickoff, you’ll still have plenty of time after the game to enjoy the New Year’s Eve revelry in Orlando!
This unique event weekend offers a little bit of everything. On game day, we’ll get you to the stadium on time to experience a two-hour Tailgate Party featuring all you can eat food and drink (beer, wine, soda). Then you’ll catch all the action from our seats in section 243.
Your NFL weekend begins in Orlando where you’ll enjoy three nights of luxury in a one-bedroom villa at beautiful Westgate Town Center Resort & Spa. It starts with a special welcome party, complete with dinner, open bar, an entertaining DJ and prizes. In addition, your weekend includes ample time to enjoy the resort and you can take advantage of a late check-out on your final day.
Westgate Town Center features spacious accommodations and a beautiful setting near Disney World and other area theme parks and attractions. In addition to a wide range of special resort amenities and activities, Westgate Lakes offers 14 heated swimming pools and hot tubs, ShipWreck Island water park, exceptional on-site dining and entertainment, miniature golf, a marina with paddle boats , fitness center, scheduled activities and more.
In addition to luxurious one-bedroom villa accommodations and special amenities at Westgate Resorts, you’ll enjoy VIP treatment throughout the length of your event vacation, including:
* A fun-filled VIP Welcome Party complete with DJ, open bar, dinner and prizes
* Personal Concierge Services
* Complimentary transportation to and from your event
* Late check-out on your final day
There’s nothing quite like watching the NFL live in the football crazed state of Florida!
Members of the NFL Players Association have consistently rated Tampa Bay’s Raymond James Stadium field as the best in the league and insiders refer to the stadium as a “crown jewel” of the NFL.
First opened in 1998, the Buccaneer’s home field has played host to two Super Bowls – SB XXXV on Jan. 28, 2001 and SB XLIII on Feb. 1, 2009.
A popular fixture at the stadium is the mighty pirate ship, permanently harbored in Buccaneer Cove. The pirate ship comes to life after the Buccaneers score, as loud cannons fire seven times to signal a touchdown and three to signify a field goal. An animatronic parrot perched on the stern of the pirate ship frequently talks to those passing beneath during Buccaneers games. Controlled by radio and remote, it can even pick fans out of the crowd.
The visuals are impressive, as well. Operated by more than 30 technicians at Raymond James Stadium, BucVision allowed the Buccaneers to become the first professional team in any sport to show HDTV images across two giant video boards, each measuring 24 feet tall by 92 feet wide.
Westgate Town Center Resort provides guests all the comforts of a fully furnished home just 1 mile from Walt Disney World® Resort and minutes from other Orlando area attractions. In addition, numerous family-friendly restaurants lie within walking distance of Westgate Town Center. A nonsmoking resort, Westgate Town Center offers access to a variety of recreational amenities including ShipWreck Island water park, 14 heated outdoor swimming pools and hot tubs, lakeside marina with paddle boats, on-site dining, fitness center, mini golf and much more.
ShipWreck Island Water Park
Fourteen Outdoor Heated Pools
Fourteen Hot Tubs
Children’s Wading Pool
Cordovano Joe’s Authentic New York Style Pizza
Mini Market with Deli
Hershey’s Ice Cream Shop
Drafts Sports Bar & Grill
Jurassic Miniature Golf Course
Disney Movie Theater
Barbecue Facilities & Picnic Areas
Lakeside Marina & Dock
Attraction Tickets Desk
Disney Planning Center
VIP Services Concierge
Dry Cleaning/Laundry Service
24-Hour Front Desk & Security
High-Speed Wireless Internet Access
Free Shuttle Service from the adjacent Westgate Vacation Villas Clubhouse to the Towers Lobby or the Sizzler Restaurant.
Free Scheduled Transportation to Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort (Restrictions apply. Limited seats available. Guests must pre-register at VIP services/Concierge desk to reserve seating prior to boarding.).
Drafts Sports Bar & Grill (“Drafts”) brings together the popular concepts of brew pubs and gourmet burger bars. Drafts features a variety of creatively designed burger, pizza and appetizer selections that are complemented by an extensive selection of draft and bottled beers, specialty microbrews, worldly wines and a wide array of alcohol drinks. Drafts is themed and designed to create a casual but elegant sports bar environment complete with high-definition flat screen televisions for broadcasting local, national and worldwide sporting events. However, the true emphasis on Drafts is pairing great comfort food with outstanding brews and wines. The breakfast buffet at Drafts includes eggs, potatoes, turkey sausage, biscuits and gravy, French toast and fresh seasonal fruit. Draft Sports Bar & Grill is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (may vary seasonally). Hours vary by season.
Enjoy fresh, hot and delicious pizza from Cordovano Joe’s, which is available for pick-up or delivered directly to your suite or even poolside! Hours of operation vary.
Open daily, the Mini Market offers guests the convenience of purchasing groceries and sundries. The adjacent Deli features subs, grilled sandwiches, salads and snacks.
New Westgate Events are added frequently and many sell out quickly.
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