Opening day at Tampa Bay Downs is evidencing large crowds at the rail, and a perfect weather day with part sun and 78 degree temp and low humidity.
Folks can sit in their lawn chairs on the north side of the track near the far turn and can bring their own food and drinks to the meet: a nice touch to make this a fan-friendly venue.
Two concession stands and the Riders Up bar are housed in the grandstand building, Nathans Famous hot-dog oriented food, and Metro Deli, a made-to-order sandwich stand. The lines were generally smooth moving. Nathans did run out of their BBQ pork near race 5, so an error there for the food staff. This reported was looking for that one.