On Wednesday night, Buccaneer fans were treated to a special, behind-the-scenes tour of Raymond James Stadium as part of RED's Siege the Stadium event. It was the second event that RED, the Buccaneers Women's Movement, has hosted this season after holding a launch party in September.
There were several exciting activities throughout the night, including an opportunity for fans to tour parts of the stadium that are usually reserved for just players and coaches, including the Bucs' home locker room and sideline bench area.
"They were able to see everything that was on the sidelines and to be able to speak to the coaches and the personnel up close and personal was just so exciting for them," Darcie Glazer Kassewitz, Co-President of the Glazer Family Foundation, said.
View photos from Wednesday night's RED: Siege the Stadium event at Raymond James Stadium.
Fans were also able to visit the team's pirate ship, chat with a handful of Buccaneer legends and attend a Ring of Honor parlay with Hall of Fame linebacker, Derrick Brooks. Buccaneer alum Simeon Rice, Anthony Becht, Ian Beckles, Shaun King, Dexter Jackson and Dave Moore were in attendance.
"I think, first of all, taking their time to learn more is exciting," Brooks said of the event's attendees. "It's really going behind the Xs and Os of the game, to see how organizations really open up. It was my first opportunity to be a part of this but I look forward to coming back and getting to know more and continuing to support the Bucs here through their mission with our women."
Siege the Stadium was hosted by legendary Tampa news anchor and RED ambassador, Gayle Sirens. She was joined by Buccaneers mascot Captain Fear, team Insider Casey Phillips, among other Buccaneer representatives.
In total, more than 2,000 fans attended the event.
"I think that it's very special and I think that it's great that now we're shining the light on the fact that 50 percent of football fans in the NFL are women. I think that everybody here was so appreciative of that. It's great."
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