Rob Gronkowski is bringing his ‘Stadium Blitz’ obstacle course to Tampa this month


click to enlarge Rob Gronkowski is bringing his ‘Stadium Blitz’ obstacle course to Tampa this month
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Gronk Nation is strong in Tampa Bay, and it’ll be out in full force on October 26 when its Super Bowl-winning leader, goofy ass former NFL wide receiver Rob Gronkowski, brings his “Stadium Blitz” obstacle course to Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium.

A message from Tampa-based Cracker Jack media says that the nighttime competition is a “three mile, football-themed obstacle course directly on the Bucs field.”

TBBJ interviewed Gronk’s brother, Dan — who played for the Detroit Lions, Denver Broncos and Patriots — and wrote that the obstacle course is unique in that it allows participants to determine how hard they want to be tested by picking different difficulty levels.

Not sure how Bill Belichick would feel about that.

“Obstacles include tugging ropes, climbing ladders, sled pushes, jumprope and similar football-like drills,” according to the Dan Gronkowski interview, which said that the course is a cross between “American Ninja Warrior” and Tough Mudder.

Anyone seven years old and above can participate in the “Stadium Blitz,” and Dan Gronk expects 1,000-2,000 participants. Dan and Rob Gronk will be attend an afterparty at American Social on Harbour Island if you want to take your Gronk obsession to the next level.

Registration ranges from $10-$25, and more information is available via

As Buccaneers fans, we’d love to poke more fun at the Gronk (who used to have a house in South Tampa), but we already feel bad about his body getting so beaten up that he celebrated a Super Bowl win by getting a liter of blood removed from his leg.

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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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