Festive atmosphere in Tampa to close the year for Lions fans


TAMPA, Florida – A festive New Years Eve atmosphere all around Tampa. Yes, the Lions are focused on the Hogs, but for everyone it’s a carefree attitude to herald the New Year.

Fans from Arkansas and the Nittany Lions poured in some juice early in the day to prepare for an exciting night.

“We’ve been to this bowl once and really enjoyed it here in Ybor City and can’t wait to do the same again,” said Anthony Harvilla, from Carbon County, Pa.

While in Busch Gardens, the “Battle of the Bands” was in full swing and the Blue Band came to rock.

“We really feed off the energy,” smiles Jackson Kollasch, a member of Central York and Blue Band. “We’re getting feedback from fans who really want to see us, we’re just going to give more.”

While there were no clear winners for this contest, we are not done. Get your gear ready and head to Ybor City, where the Outback Bowl Parade is the show of the week as it just goes crazy.

From Big Red and Pig-Sooie and as pirates roam the streets.

Pearls fly as the Roughriders wave goodbye.

PSU fans fear not the Blue Band is here and they always find a way to be entertained.

The official tank of the Outback Bowl features a pair of Schuylkill County natives.

While 2021 leaves us like a puff of smoke, the prescription for 2022 is more of a bell for Lions fans.

Now is the time to rest, with another New Years Eve in Ybor City on the books.

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