A Better Ship for the Buccaneers: Raymond James Stadium Renovations
Home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the newly renovated Raymond James Stadium delivers an exhilarating, state-of-the-art, game day experience for fans. From stunning new video boards to a seamlessly distributed sound system, fans will now be totally immersed in the action. Upgraded premium seating areas provide arguably the best game day experience in the NFL. The renovation plays a key role in attracting large-scale events that Tampa Bay has grown accustomed to hosting over the years, starting with the 2017 College Football National Championship this January. Once completed, the Raymond James Stadium’s comprehensive renovation will exceed $140 million.
The multi-phase renovation began in 2014 with a complete redesign of the main level concessions. The second phase was constructed during the 2015-2016 offseason and completed in time for the Buccaneers’ 2016 season. Key improvements of the 2016 renovations include new, state-of-the-art HD video boards in each end zone and four tower HD video displays in each corner of the lower bowl, giving the stadium the third-largest video display area in the NFL at approximately 30,000 square feet. Accompanying the array of video displays is a comprehensive sound system composed of 375 new speakers spread throughout the stadium.
Bucs' fans' seating experience was completely transformed with a redesign of the luxury suites. First class amenities provide a year-round platform designed for catering and hospitality. The Bucs are now offering an all-new, all-inclusive seating option in the Hall of Fame Club. Located on the East Suite level, the fully air-conditioned Hall of Fame Club offers an open-air viewing area, creating an immersive fan experience.
The final phase of renovations are scheduled to be completed for the team’s 2017 season and will include extensive overhauls of the East and West Club lounges, expansions of the general concourses, construction of a team store, and other general enhancements.