‘Bucs’ likely to get a futuristic facility


Tampa new stadium October 2020 Image: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

As per reliable sources, the City of Tampa in Florida, US, is planning a “massive state-of-the-art stadium” – a new National Football League (NFL) facility and will be breaking ground on the same in two years’ time. The facility will also boast a retractable roof. It is still not known who will move into the new stadium but it is being assumed that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will move in.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have played their home games in the cosy confines of Raymond James Stadium since September 1998.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a professional American football team based in Tampa, Florida. The Buccaneers compete in the NFL as a member club of the league’s National Football Conference South division.

Raymond James Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium located in Tampa, Florida. It is home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of NFL and can sit 65,618 supporters with expandable capacity up to 75,000.

The National Football League is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference and the American Football Conference.

Only minor renovations have been carried out in the last 22 years in the facility. The largest investment was made in 2015 when around 85 million euros went into refurbishing the arena.

Despite being an aging venue, the Raymond James Stadium will host the next Super Bowl. Before that, the highlight of the NFL season took place in the home of the Buccaneers in 2001 and 2009, and the Gold Cup games in 2011 and 2017. This year’s edition of WrestleMania (professional wrestling event) was also supposed to have been staged in the facility, but was canceled as the United States is still caught in the vortex of COVID-19.

The ‘Bucs’ definitely deserve a redecorated stadium and with the unpredictable Florida weather, it will hold them in good stead if they move to a new facility with a retractable roof. However, only time alone will tell who will move into the futuristic facility?

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