Just a short drive from your Orlando vacation is Raymond James Stadium (RJS), the home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
If you are a football fan, you will want to check out the Bucs at their pirate-ship themed stadium.
Raymond James is one of the most beautiful stadiums in the National Football Leauge.
The sight lines are excellent and seats are big and comfy.
Gone are the days of Super Bowl Championships, the Bucs ended their last season 2-14 (one of the worst in the NFL).
There is hope that with this upcoming season the will be able to better the record and make it to the playoffs.
In the end zone, you can hit the concession stands and then grab a table, if one is available, on the large party deck and eat there while you watch the game.
The pirate ship in the end zone is one of the coolest props in the NFL.
When the Bucs score something special happens, a cannon goes off.
Be ready for it to happen when you go to the game or it could really shock you.
The stadium is all done in a “pirate décor” which makes you feel like you are on the set of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean.
Raymond James Stadium is a cross between a theme park and sports venue, but make no mistake about it, the main attraction here is football.
But make no mistake about it, the main attraction here is football.
The Bucs fans have endured through some tough times during their history.
So when the team is playing well, these fans show up and are enthusiastic about their team.
One thing you will want to do if you are going to a Bucs game is prepare for some great tailgating.
Beach chairs, coolers and cold beer and should all be on your list if you want to look like you're a pro at this.
Some people will have full grills going, but sandwiches or takeout can work as well.
The stadium is the second one the Bucs have used since they were born in the mid 1970s.
The old Tampa Stadium was near RJS and there was a big shopping mall next door.
When the new stadium was built, it was built on the site of the mall and the old stadium became a big open field where fans tailgate before the game.
A trip to a Bucs game on your Florida vacation is a trip well worth it.
Central Orlando hotel pickups are available.
Raymond James Stadium
4201 North Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33607
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