A space at Raymond James Stadium has been designated for those who wish to pay tribute to Lee Roy Selmon, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hall of Famer and beloved Bay area figure who passed away due to the effects of a stroke on Sunday.
People wishing to leave items celebrating Selmon's life and accomplishments are free to place flowers, cards or remembrances on the tree-shaded mound in the middle of the mass transit drop-off turnaround on Dale Mabry. The entrance to the turnaround is located just to the north of the stadium on the right-hand side, near the footbridge that crosses over Dale Mabry. It is easily accessible from the Dale Mabry turn lane that runs next to the stadium between Tom McEwen Blvd. and Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
The Tampa Sports Authority will place signage directing traffic in this location beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6. The placing of items will begin at this point and continue through Sunday, September 11, as the Buccaneers play their season opener against the Detroit Lions.
Click here for a map to the Selmon tribute drop-off location.
The Selmon family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, those wishing to further honor Lee Roy's memory consider making donations to Abe Brown Ministries (813-248-3224) or the University of South Florida Foundation Partnership for Athletics (813-974-2125).