Located in the bustling city of Tampa, Florida, Raymond James Stadium saw its first event, a football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Chicago Bears on September 20, 1998. However, the stadium hosts lots of other events, including concerts, University of South Florida football games, and even religious gatherings.
While concerts and other events are popular at the stadium, it is the football that draws he biggest crowds to Raymond James. A game here is unlike any other. The most striking feature of the stadium is the props that were actually designed by the same people who designed many of those found at Disney World.
These folks created a massive pirate ship that permanently sits at an area of the stadium called “Buccaneer Cove”. The ship is compete with cannons that “fire” for every point scored by the Buccaneers. The cannons are also used to celebrate success for whatever the home team is, whether it be the USF Bulls or even the United States Men’s National Soccer Team.
The other impressive feature of the stadium is its electronic visuals. With the help of over 30 technicians, “BucVision” was the first in-stadium program that allowed fans to watch the action in High Definition. The main reason why this is special is because of the sheer size of the screens at Raymond James, which are significantly larger than most NFL scoring systems.
If a buccaneers game or a large music festival isn’t in the cards, you can take your family on a tour of the stadium. Raymond James hosts tours Monday through Thursday at 2:30. These walk-in tours are always held at 2:30pm and only cost a few dollars per person. However, it is a good idea to go online and make sure that the tour will be running on your preferred date.
Raymond James Stadium is located on North Dale Mabry Highway. The best way to get to Raymond James from out of town is on I-275 and getting off at either North Dale Mabry or Himes Avenue. The stadium is approximately one mile north of I-275 between Himes and Dale Mabry.
There is ample parking at Raymond James. Of course the lots depend upon which type of event you are attending, but you can always find a spot. The price for parking varies greatly, but a spot will generally put you out anywhere between $15-$50, with a space for a Buccaneers game priced at $25
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