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Red Bull Flugtag Expected to Bring 100,000 Spectators to Tampa Convention Center

TAMPA, Fla. (June 24, 2024) – Get ready to soar, Tampa! More than 100,000 spectators are expected for the Red Bull Flugtag on Saturday, November 9 outside the Tampa Convention Center. This unique, high-flying event will have an estimated economic impact of $3,423,000 for the City of Tampa and the surrounding region, according to Visit Tampa Bay.

The iconic event was announced today with a news conference at Tampa Convention Center with Mayor Jane Castor, Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners Chair Ken Hagan, Visit Tampa Bay President and CEO Santiago Corrada, and Tampa Bay Sports Commission Executive Director Rob Higgins.

“We’re incredibly excited to welcome the Red Bull Flugtag back to Tampa, along with the 100,000 spectators it will bring,” said Mayor Jane Castor. “We can’t wait to watch these daring pilots take flight, or maybe more accurately, take a plunge, right outside the Tampa Convention Center. It's going to be an epic day, and most importantly, an economic boost of over $3 million to our city. It’s a win-win.”

The Red Bull Flugtag consists of crews launching homemade aircraft off a 27-foot-tall flight deck constructed over the Tampa Convention Center Marina. The event is free to attend, with some of the best viewing areas available along the Tampa Riverwalk.

This will be the third Red Bull Flugtag to happen in Tampa, as it was previously held in the city in 2011 and 2008.

Homemade aircraft in mid-air over Tampa Convention Center Marina during 2011 Red Bull Flugtag.
Homemade aircraft takes flight during 2011 Red Bull Flugtag outside the Tampa Convention Center.

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Media from Tampa Bay’s past Red Bull Flugtags will be made available via the Red Bull Content Pool.

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