TAMPA, FL (via Tampa Bay Storm Communications) – The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce that two-time National Champion and former Florida State University Football head coach, Bobby Bowden, will speak during a special pre-game event at Firestick Grill and meet fans in the Hooters Owl’s Nest prior to kickoff on Faith and Family Night Friday, April 4, announced team president Derrick Brooks.

Fans will have the opportunity to meet with Coach Bowden prior to Friday night’s game versus the Philadelphia Soul.  There are three ways to secure your time with Bowden:

1.     Purchase a ticket in the Lexus Lounge.  Lexus Lounge tickets start at $90 and include complimentary gourmet buffet, beer, wine and soda.  Fans will have the choice of attending either Bowden’s pre-game event at Firestick Grill or receiving a pre-game field pass to meet Bowden.  For more information contact Kate Kasunic at 813.301.6623 or e-mail her at KKasunic@tampabaytimesforum.com;

2.     Purchase a group package of 30 tickets or more.  This package includes a choice of either four passes to Bowden’s pre-game event in Firestick Grill or four invitations to a pre-game field pass to meet Bowden.  For more information contact Kate Kasunic at 813.301.6623 or e-mail her at KKasunic@tampabaytimesforum.com; or

3.     The third option is an exclusive offer for Florida State alumni.  All FSU alumni can purchase Hooters Owl’s Nest tickets for just $50.  This option includes a pre-game field pass to meet Bowden in the Hooter Owl’s Nest prior to kickoff.  For more information contact Chris Duffy at 813.301.6812 or e-mail him at cduffy@tampabaytimesforum.com.

*Coach Bowden will not be signing autographs.

In addition, fans will be able to take in a performance by American Idol finalist, Jeremy Rosado.  The Valrico, Florida native will be performing live as he takes AMALIE Motor Oil Field for the National Anthem prior to kickoff.  Rosado will then treat the fans to a special halftime performance featuring songs about inspiration.

Those in attendance will be able to enjoy a postgame address, focusing on faith and family, by Pastor Tony Stewart.  Stewart is the Senior Pastor at CityLife Church, a 2,500 member church that was named the 7th fastest growing church in America by Outreach Magazine and Lifeway Research.  His fervency and energetic delivery is something fans will not want to miss.

Storm fans will also be treated to several social media contests.  Head on over to the Social Quad (Section 128) to participate in a Family Photo booth.  Plus random fans will have the opportunity to win signed Storm footballs.  Just tweet or post on Instagram using #StormSocial for a chance to win.

The Five-Time World Champion Tampa Bay Storm enters its 27th season in the Arena Football League.  The Storm will be hosting “Faith and Family Night” this Friday April 4, when it takes on the Philadelphia Soul on AMALIE Motor Oil Field at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.  For more specific details regarding single-game pricing and availability, please contact the Storm ticket office at 813.301.6600 or visit www.tampabaystorm.com. Season tickets can be purchased by visiting TampaBayStorm.com or by calling 813.301.6600. For group sales fans can contact 813.301.6900.  Additionally fans and sponsors can follow the Storm on Facebook (Tampa Bay Storm) or Twitter (@tampabaystorm) for up to date news and exclusive content.