The Tampa Bay Buccaneers welcomed nearly 4,000 Bucs fans for the annual Bucs Squad "Pumpkin Patch" event.
The 2nd Annual Bucs Squad Pumpkin Patch was filled to the brim with the best of fall-themed activities for the whole family at One Buccaneer Place.
On Saturday afternoon, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers opened their doors to nearly 4,000 Bucs fans, offering an exclusive first-look into the 100,000-square foot indoor practice facility and a pumpkin patch spanning an entire end zone.
Guests entering the pumpkin patch were greeted by bead-tossing pirates on the official Bucsparilla float that overlooked thousands of pumpkins for families to choose from.
Once inside the indoor practice facility, kids tapped into their inner artist with a pumpkin decorating station equipped with all the colors and add-ons you can imagine. While some Bucs Squad members perfected their best vertical jump, 40-yard dash and back pedal with NFL combine-style skills challenges, others showed off their best monster mash with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders and Captain Fear at the 50-yard line dance party or wiggled to beat with Ghoul-a-hoop.
"At the Buccaneers, we really feel like a family," says Glazer Family Foundation Co-President, Darcie Glazer Kassewitz. "We are so thrilled to have the community here to get their first-look inside."
This fall celebration packed something for everybody and attracted families from beyond the Bay area. "There is so much stuff to do and I wouldn't have even imagined that it could all fit in there," said a Bucs Squad parent. "We traveled from Ocala and I think it's amazing. You don't see a team interact with fans on this level and it's really cool."
Before the afternoon concluded, there was a sea of costumes traveling along the sideline for the costume parade that featured some of the most creative, spookiest and Bucs-inspired costumes around.
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