Media Policies and PR Contact Information
Interview Requests: All interview requests for Tampa Bay Buccaneers players, coaches, executives or staff members should be directed to the Communications Department. All interview requests should be submitted in writing, preferably via email. See below for departmental contact information.
Open Locker Room Periods: The Buccaneers’ locker room is open for accredited media each Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Times for the open locker room session are available by contacting the Communications department at (813)554-1311. Players and coaches are not available for interviews on Tuesdays.
Practice Regulations: Times for the team’s weekly practices are available by calling the Buccaneers’ Communications department. Accredited media, still photographers and videographers may attend approximately the first 30 minutes of practice, with the rest of practice being closed.
Game Credentials: Credential requests are honored for accredited media on specific assignments and must be made through the Buccaneers’ Communications department. Credentials will not be issued to writers or photographers working on a freelance basis unless the request is made by a recognized publication or news organization. Season-long credentials are issued in August; game-by-game credentials must be requested at least one week prior to each home game. All credential requests should be submitted online.
Press Releases: The Buccaneers’ weekly game release, which includes updated statistics, player bios, etc., may be obtained from the media website. Any club press releases or statements can also be found on the media site, as well as injury reports.
Entry: The media entrance at Raymond James Stadium is located near Dock D on the southwest corner of the facility. The entrance to the media lobby can be found just north of the southwest ramps and just south of the television truck parking area. The press box and television and radio booths may be reached via a media-dedicated elevator on the east side of the lobby.
Will Call: Members of the media needing to pick up their pass at the game will find the media will call area just inside the media entrance at Dock D. The media will call is staffed beginning four hours prior to kickoff. Ticket will call is located on the south end of the stadium, accessible from the outside between Ramps C and D.
Locker Room Access: Following the league-mandated 10-minute cooling off period, both team locker rooms will be open to press bearing the proper credentials. The media elevator will transport members of the press that wish to visit the locker room at a designated time in the fourth quarter. To reach either locker room from the press box, simply take the elevator to the ground level and follow the corridor running parallel to the field’s west sideline.
NOTE: No interviews of players for either team are allowed on the field following the game.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
One Buccaneer Place – Tampa, FL 33607
Main: (813) 870-2700 – Communications: (813) 554-1311
Communications Fax: (813) 387-6317 – Ticket Office: (813) 879-2827
Nelson Luis, Vice President of Communications
Work: (813) 554-1314
Michael Pehanich, Director of Communications
Work: (813) 870-2700, ext. 2251
Allen Barrett, Senior Communications Manager
Work: (813) 870-2700, ext. 2561
Chris King, Senior Communications Coordinator
Work: (813) 870-2700, ext. 2464
Brooke Skelley, Communications Coordinator
Work: (813) 870-2700, ext. 2522