The Marine Corps Reserve will help the Bucs collect Toys for Tots items at all stadium gates on Sunday
If you're planning a trip to Raymond James Stadium Sunday to see the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play the Detroit Lions, here's a tip:
Think like Santa Claus.
That is, bring toys and expect the occasional difficulty getting inside.
With the approach of the Bucs-Lions contest, Tampa Bay's first home game since November 18, the Buccaneers and the staff at Raymond James Stadium would like to offer a couple of friendly reminders regarding Toys for Tots and increased stadium security.
Toys for Tots
This Sunday's game will include the team's annual holiday drive for Toys for Tots. For 25 years, the Bucs and the United States Marines have partnered to support this program and bring holiday cheer to less fortunate children in the Tampa Bay area.
Representatives from the Glazer Family Foundation and the Marine Corps Reserve will collect unwrapped toys at Raymond James Stadium, for distribution to children in the Tampa Bay community. Toys will be accepted at all stadium gates and club entrances on Sunday, December 9. The collection will begin at 11:00 a.m., when the stadium gates open. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.
Fans Encouraged to Arrive Early
In a continuing effort to ensure the safety of fans at Buccaneer games in response to the events that occurred in our nation on September 11, the team is encouraging all fans to arrive early for all remaining home games, including this Sunday's contest.
"Because of the tragic events in our country, Raymond James Stadium's security policies are being reviewed on a continuing basis," said Director of Communications Reggie Roberts. "Those procedures could result in longer delays, and fans are encouraged to arrive even earlier than normal to avoid those delays."
Security and safety for guests, employees and players at Raymond James Stadium has always been the top concern. The heightened security, along with numerous detectable and non-detectable security measures already in place, will further ensure the personal safety of everyone in and around the stadium.
Parking lots will open at 9:00 p.m., while stadium gates will open at 11:00 a.m. Please remember the following items that are prohibited and the items that are allowed.