A 5-time state champion and nationally ranked high school football program located in Bradenton, Florida. Website: Manateefootball.com.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Details on attending a football game at Manatee High School (Parking, driving directions & more)

For fans from visiting teams or others attending their first game at Joe Kinnan Field at Hawkins Stadium in Bradenton...The stadium is adjacent to the high school. (From the East, SR 70 to 26th St. W. - turn right; 26th St. W. to 9th Avenue West - then turn left; 9th Avenue to 33rd St. W.)

902 33rd St. Ct. W., Bradenton, FL 34205

Coming from the South or East:
From I-75 and the SR. 64E exit. The drive is approximately 8 miles but can run 20-30 minutes depending on the day and time of the week.

Directions From I-75 and SR 64 E for Google Earth

Coming from the North (Tampa, Orlando):
From the Florida State Fairgrounds near the I-4/I-75 Interchange in Tampa. The drive is 42 miles but can run 50-65 minutes depending on day and time of the week.

Directions from the I-4/I-75 Interchange in Tampa for Google Earth

Parking information
Parking is very limited so arrive early otherwise you will be parking on a residential street. If you want paid parking in a lot, there is some available on school property near 9th Avenue near 35th St. W. and 32nd St. W. and 11th Avenue.

Pregame/Postgame meal at hometown favorite - The Shake Pit
An institution in Bradenton that has been serving burgers, fries and its famous shakes for decades. Walls and ceilings are adorned with photos, autographs and mementos from great Manatee football players and teams over the years...A-frame roof sports huge Manatee High Red "M"...Not easy to miss less than one mile from Joe Kinnan Field at Hawkins Stadium...Located at 38th St. W. and Manatee Avenue W.

Directions from Joe Kinnan Field/Hawkins Stadium to the Shake Pit (Google Earth)

Visitor's entrance to stadium
Visitors and home fans both enter at one location, which is also the location of the box office. It is located on 32nd St. W. off of 9th Avenue.