TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Tampa Mayor Jane Castor is welcoming Taylor Swift’s “Eras” tour to Raymond James Stadium in a uniquely Tampa way — by surrendering the key to the city.
“We are so excited to welcome you to Tampa,” Mayor Castor said in a video message to the pop star. “Let me tell you, our weather never goes out of style.”
Castor said Taylor’s fans, also known as “Swifties,” have been wondering what the City of Tampa will do to welcome the 12-time Grammy Award-winning artist to town.
“We know Glendale changed its name, Arlington made a street sign, and Vegas illuminated their Gateway Arches, but here in Tampa, we’ve got a reputation to uphold,” Castor said. “We want to go bigger. So I want to present you with a key to the city.”
Castor also invited Swift to become the honorary mayor for a day.
“Mayor Swift has a nice ring to it,” Castor added. “We can’t wait to welcome you and your fans to Tampa (Taylor’s Version).”
In addition, the City of Tampa will be lighting Old City Hall, the Tampa Riverwalk, and several downtown bridges red in honor of Swift’s Eras Tour.
Swift will be playing at Raymond James Stadium from April 13 – 15.