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Tropicana Field Logistics for Families - Graduation 2024


Tropicana Field Logistics for Families - Graduation 2024 


SPHS Graduation Information for Class of 2024

May 18th at 8:00 AM at Tropicana Field




  • Parking is $10.00 per car, please carpool to save money. Graduates and General Public may park in Lots 6 and 7 (CREDIT CARD PAYMENT ONLY)
  • Lot 3 will be for ride shares (i.e., uber, lyft, taxi, etc. )
  • PLEASE NOTE that Tropicana is NOT accepting cash-you will have to have a credit card to pay for the parking lots.
  • Please make sure you leave as soon as the ceremony is over
  • Graduates will enter at Gate 1 only, no exceptions starting at 7:00 AM (for student arrival)-Please do not attempt entering early.
  • Purses MUST follow the Tropicana Field/MLB guidelines. Please review them at
  • Staff will NOT keep an eye on purses/items for graduates. Please consider leaving items with family or in the car during the ceremony as you will not be permitted to go out onto field with anything showing on the gown.
  • Graduates are NOT ALLOWED to bring cell phones out while on the field. You MUST keep them out of sight the entire time on field.
  • Graduates are NOT ALLOWED to decorate their caps with any decorations (i.e., college name) and may only wear honor cords/stoles from on campus honor societies. No personally bought stoles and/or cords will be allowed.
  • We will be starting PROMPTLY at 8:00-If you are late, you will miss out. BE ON TIME!
  • No “color” requirement for clothes under the gowns. Please be mindful of shoe choices. You will be on your feet for long periods of time and need to navigate stairs to the stage up and back down. 




***Please note there is not a limit on the number of guests allowed to attend. There will NOT be physical tickets required at the gate.

  • Pictures of your graduates will be taken & you will be contacted directly for purchases. You can preregister with the company at
  • Guests will be allowed into the stadium at 7:15 am.  Guests will enter at Gates 1 and 5 and will be screened as you would attending any event at the stadium. Please do NOT try entering early-only causes backups for the graduates.
  • Parking is $10.00 and will be in LOTS 6 and 7.
  • Purse/Bag guidelines will follow Tropicana Field/MLB guidelines. You can review them at
  • Please note: Tropicana is a NO CASH venue. All parking is by credit card only. Please plan accordingly.
  • Lot 3 will be for ride shares (i.e., uber, lyft, taxi, etc. )
  • No BALLOONS, signs, flowers/gifts, or air horns may be brought into the stadium
  • Outside food or beverage is not permitted
  • Please NOTE:  There will be limited concessions open with limited offerings. Credit card only.  
  • HANDICAP ACCESS: Guests needing to drop-off a family member(s) who is unable to walk from the car may use the car circle in front of gate 4 to drop off the family member(s).  Tropicana does not provide wheelchairs, please ensure guests bring their own wheelchairs or other ambulatory assistive devices to assist them getting to their seats.
  • Strollers that are easily folded and are kept out of the way are permitted as long as they don’t impede any walkway.  
  • There will be a live stream of the ceremony for guests unable to attend. It will be found on the Pinellas County Schools website at

Please periodically check our school website for any updates:


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