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South - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Raymond James Stadium
Home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Raymond James
Stadium has been called the crown jewel of all NFL
stadiums. After spending many years at Houlihan
Stadium, the Buccaneers wanted a combination of
the finest elements of modern stadium design and
its own groundbreaking innovations in a stadium
for them. After a referendum was passed, construction
began on the Buccaneers stadium in October 1996.
Constructed adjacent to Houlihan Stadium, fans could
watch as the stadium was being constructed. Raymond
James Financial of Tampa purchased the naming rights
for 13 years, thus the stadium was named Raymond
One Buccaneer Place
Tampa, FL 33607
Name: Raymond James Stadium
Home Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
PLAYING SURFACE: GRASS
YEAR OPENED: 1998
Opening day at the state of the art Raymond James
Stadium was on September 20, 1998. Over 65,000 Buccaneers
fans filled the stadium. Two, three tier grandstands
are located on both sides on the playing field,
and additional seating is located past both endzones.
Raymond James Stadium’s features are centered
around one concept: enhancing the fan's experience
at a Tampa Bay Buccaneers game. The stadium includes
many amenities including 12,000 club seats, 195
luxury suites, and the main feature, Buccaneer Cove.
Located beyond the north endzone at Raymond James
Stadium, Buccaneer Cove, is modeled after a 19th
century Pirate village. Costing $3 million, Buccaneer
Cove’s main attraction is a 103 foot long
replica Pirate ship. The ship serves as a entertainment
area for fans. Other features of the Cove include
a weathered, 2-story fishing village facade from
which a wide variety of stadium concessions, ranging
from standard fare to more authentic Tampa items.
Also located throughout the area are a variety of
beach hut kiosks offering additional concessions,
a 9 ft x 7 ft skull, and other game enhancements.
When a Buccaneer player scores a touchdown, eight
cannons fire to celebrate the moment. Raymond James
Stadium has been the host of the Super Bowl and
is home of the Outback Bowl every year.
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Began: October 1996
Opened: September 20, 1998
Cost: $168.5 Million
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