The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today unveiled the team’s new offerings at Raymond James Stadium for the 2019 season, including new food options through team partner Legends and new team gear featuring a Nike Concept Store at the Bucs Team Store, which is now managed by Fanatics. The team also previewed the Intel True View replay system, which will be implemented later this season. Ticketed fans will be able to enjoy the new stadium experience at the team’s home opener this Sunday, featuring a free pregame Tim McGraw concert, which begins at 2:00 p.m.
“Every year we look for ways to improve our fan experience,” said Buccaneers Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford. “This season, we are excited to bring world-class partners like Legends and Fanatics, as well as homegrown companies PDQ and RumFish Grill, to Raymond James Stadium. Through these partnerships, we are providing the finest products and service to our fans. We are also proud to welcome superstar Tim McGraw this Sunday to provide our guests a great show before we officially kick off this special 100th season of NFL football against the 49ers.”
As the Buccaneers new exclusive hospitality rights partner, Legends, will manage the team’s concessions and restaurant dining. Fans will notice the quality of the food and the variety of options. Legends Senior Executive Chef Jason Choate debuted a completely new lineup of menu offerings that featured items such as Pizza Box Nachos, Ropa Vieja (shredded beef), Grilled Cheese and Veggie Cuban sandwiches.
Also new for the 2019 season will be concessions locations for Tampa Bay-area favorites PDQ and RumFish Grill -- marking the first time that outside food brands will have a presence at Raymond James Stadium. PDQ – the Official Chicken Tender of the Buccaneers – offers high-quality food with the value, speed and convenience of a fast food restaurant. RumFish Grill, is a local, high-end, sustainable seafood restaurant, welcomed to the stadium through the Buccaneers partnership with Tradewinds Resort.
The Buccaneers also announced the return of the successful Local Chef Showcase, which debuted in 2018 and will feature a signature dish created by some of the Tampa Bay area’s best chefs and restaurant proprietors. A different chef will be featured at each home game, starting this Sunday with Chef Gino Tiozzo of the famed Donatello Italian Restaurant.
Fanatics, the exclusive operator of online and in-venue retail for the Buccaneers, unveiled more than 2,400 square feet of Nike merchandise as part of its Nike Concept Store. Buccaneers fans will also find a wide variety of new team-branded apparel, with offerings from premier brands such as Tommy Bahama, Vineyard Vines, Cutter Buck and more. There will also be newly renovated stores at each quadrant on the 100 level of the stadium, highlighted by a Women of Red shop, located on the 100D section of the main concourse.
The Buccaneers also previewed a demonstration of the new Intel True View replay system that will debut later this season. The system uses 38 5K ultra-high definition cameras positioned throughout the stadium
to create an immersive 360-degree reconstruction of plays. The innovative technology will allow fans in the stadium to see plays from every angle.