Starting this season, you don’t have to drive to Clearwater or St. Petersburg to go to the beach. Leave the chairs and heavy coolers at home because everything you need for a one-of-a-kind beach experience is already waiting for you at Raymond James Stadium on gameday.
Located on the South Plaza outside the gates, Bucs Beach is the best of both worlds before the game. It’s a radically new entertainment concept complete with music, live performances, tailgate games and photo opportunities. Dance along to a DJ located in the Bud Light Krewe Ship, get your photo taken with your face in a giant Bucs flag, lounge in a hammock or kick back in the sand in an oversized Adirondack chair as you wait for kickoff. Bucs Beach-goers can also sip on signature drinks and choose from a variety of local food trucks each week, showcasing different flavors of Tampa Bay throughout the season.
This isn’t football like you’ve seen before so forget the tales of gamedays past. Bucs Beach gives you your own story to tell every time you come to see Buccaneers football live. It’s a one-of-a-kind gameday experience that’s all about football Florida-style.
Bucs Beach is open three and a half hours before kickoff when the Bucs are home and a game ticket is not needed to enter. Every gameday will bring new art demonstrations, performances, giveaways, prizes and more, making sure to blend fans’ love for the Bay with their love for Buccaneers football.
It’s all part of an effort to bring Bucs fans the absolute best gameday experience and help you feel more connected to your favorite team. It comes as the Buccaneers have made over $160 million in renovations to Raymond James Stadium to ensure an all-encompassing and innovative experience from the moment you arrive. If you’re an East Stadium Club Member, part of those renovations is the new Bar 76 with over 76 varieties of beer, including local Florida craft brews. It’s located in the lower level of the East Stadium Club and features exclusive culinary stations and HDTVs in a sports bar atmosphere right inside the stadium.
Bucs Beach opens for the first time this Sunday before the Buccaneers take on the Philadelphia Eagles at 1 p.m.