- Because Lakeland is halfway between Orlando and Tampa, both metro areas are a quick drive away after a game. Or stay in town and tour the campus of Florida Southern College, featuring buildings designed by the famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Annual events in Lakeland include Lakeland Pigfest and the Sun 'N Fun Fly-In.
- If you're craving breakfast before the game, locals rave about Charlie's Family Restaurant, which is nearly adjacent to Joker Marchant Stadium. If seafood is more your style, consider making reservations at Harry's Seafood Bar and Grille where the dishes have a New Orleans spin.