No Seats! All Fun! No Problem! Chesney’s Tampa Stadium Kick-Off Adds Standing Room in N. End Zone Plaza


After Finding More Tickets 3x, Stadium Suggests SRO:
Standing Room for NSN in North End Zone Plaza

Once the decision was made – “find more tickets” – the people promoting Kenny Chesney’s Sun Goes Down 2024 Tour went into overdrive, opening up seats, creating more space and making every seat available. Three times. But with the Tampa opener almost as much a tradition as the Foxborough, Mass. Gillette Stadium final weekend, the people at Raymond James Stadium know Kenny on a personal level.

When ticket volume got low, the Raymond James team got creative. They gave the fire marshall a call, asking if it would be possible – for the first time ever – to sell standing room only seats around the pirate ship that graces their North End Zone Plaza. With a long history in Tampa, as well as a will to feed the fans who want to be part of “opening day,” logistics were discussed, worked through and put into play.

Thursday morning at 10 a.m. local time, standing room only tickets will go on-sale. With a forecast calling for mostly sunny skies, a high of 89 and a low of 67, hanging out by the pirate ship is the perfect way to launch the tour makes summer official – and fun with friends optimal.

“When we got the call from the stadium about asking the fire marshall,” Chesney says with a laugh, “we thought it was crazy. But as everyone knows: I’ve always believed ‘no fan left behind.’ If No Shoes Nation sold this show out weeks in advance, I wanted those people who have to wait to buy tickets to be there, too… and the stadium team knows that.

“So now, when we look out during ‘Young’ or ‘American Kids,’ we’re gonna see people dancing around that pirate ship! What could be better? Or maybe even more fun?”

In what has already been a year of unprecedented things – adding a third night at Gillette, creating more seats for the sold-out Philly, Foxborough and Tampa stadium shows – adding seats without seats in an endzone plaza is a first for the only country artist on Billboard’s Top 10 Touring Artists of the Last 25 Years for the past 15 years.

“Think of it as a Sand Bar with a Pirate Ship,” Chesney says, laughing. “It’s the same thing, with one cooler addition. And for those people who like to hang out, have fun and make memories, something tells me those folks in the North End Zone are gonna have the time of their lives.”

Deemed “the King of the Road” by the Wall Street Journal and “country’s king of stadium concerts” by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, as well as “the People’s Superstar” by the Los Angeles Times, Kenny Chesney has inspired No Shoes Nation to be a place where – when they raise the flag – people come together, love life, sing loud and enjoy the most of every moment. Tampa this Saturday will literally have poets and pirates in the North End Zone Plaza.

Once again, presented by Blue Chair Bay® Rum, Sun Goes Down 2024 brings all the high velocity energy and songs people know by heart back to America’s favorite football stadiums.

Kenny Chesney’s Sun Goes Down 2024 Tour
with Zac Brown Band, Megan Moroney & Uncle Kracker

April 20           Tampa, Fla.  ||  Raymond James Stadium
                         More tickets coming tomorrow
April 27           Charlotte, N.C.  ||  Bank of America Stadium
May 4              Minneapolis, Minn.  ||  U.S. Bank Stadium
May 9              The Woodlands, Texas  ||  The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion^
May 11            Arlington, Texas  ||  AT&T Stadium
May 16            Hollywood, Fla.  ||  Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino^
May 18            Atlanta, Ga.  ||  Mercedes-Benz Stadium
May 25            Landover, Md.  ||  Commanders Field
May 30            Syracuse, N.Y.  ||  Empower Federal Credit Union Amphitheater at Lakeview^
June 1              Pittsburgh, Pa.  ||  Acrisure Stadium
June 6              Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio  ||  Blossom Music Center
June 8              Philadelphia, Pa.  ||  Lincoln Financial Field
More tickets available
June 13            Maryland Heights, Mo.  ||  Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre^
June 15            Chicago, Ill.  ||  Soldier Field
June 20            Noblesville, Ind.  ||  Ruoff Music Center^
June 22            Milwaukee, Wisc.  ||  American Family Field
June 27            Darien Center, N.Y.  ||  Darien Lake Amphitheater^
June 29            Cincinnati, Ohio  ||  TQL Stadium*
July 6              Kansas City, Mo.  ||  GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium
July 11            Boise, Idaho  ||  Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater^
July 13            Seattle, Wash.  ||  Lumen Field
July 16            Salt Lake City, Utah  ||  America First Field*
July 18            Wheatland, Calif.  ||  Toyota Amphitheatre^
July 20            Los Angeles, Calif.  ||  SoFi Stadium
July 24            Phoenix, Ariz.  ||  Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre^
July 27            Denver, Colo.  ||  Empower Field at Mile High Stadium
Aug. 3             Nashville, Tenn.  ||  Nissan Stadium
Aug. 8             Columbus, Ohio  ||  Historic Crew Stadium*
Aug. 10           Detroit, Mich.  ||  Ford Field
Aug. 15           Bangor, Maine  ||  Maine Savings Amphitheater^
Aug. 17           East Rutherford, N.J.  ||  MetLife Stadium
Aug. 23           Foxborough, Mass.  ||  Gillette Stadium
More tickets available
Aug. 24           Foxborough, Mass.  ||  Gillette Stadium
More tickets available
Aug. 25           Foxborough, Mass.  ||  Gillette Stadium
More tickets available

* Megan Moroney and Uncle Kracker only
^ Megan Moroney only

“…because everything gets hotter when the sun goes down…”


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