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This form must be filled out and submitted electronically during regular business hours at least 24 hours prior to the game or event requested. Thank you, Tampa Sports Authority and Raymond James Stadium.


New Policy to be Implemented at All Stadium Events

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Sports Authority and University of South Florida announced today that the National Football League’s new bag policy will be in effect for all Raymond James Stadium events beginning with the Buccaneers’ home preseason opener against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, Aug. 8.  The new bag policy, which has been established in order to provide fans with a safer environment and expedited entry on game day, places limits on the size and type of bags which may be brought into Raymond James Stadium. Additionally, the Tampa Sports Authority will enforce the policy for all events taking place at the stadium going forward. 

“Our team takes the safety of our fans very seriously,” said Buccaneers Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford. “Every year we work diligently with the Tampa Sports Authority to put the best possible security measures in place and the new bag policy, which will now be a part of every event at Raymond James Stadium, is a crucial next step in this process. In an effort to make this a seamless process for our Season Pass Members, we have already begun mailing the NFL approved bags to ensure they arrive prior to next Thursday’s preseason home opener.”  

The bag policy was unanimously recommended in May by the NFL Committee on Stadium Security and will be put into place at all NFL stadiums beginning with preseason games this season. The Tampa Sports Authority will adopt the policy for all events at the stadium which includes USF Bulls football games as well as the annual Outback Bowl and the Monster Jam Series.

“The Tampa Sports Authority has consistently provided a safe and secure environment for our fans at Raymond James Stadium,” said Eric Hart, President/CEO of the Tampa Sports Authority, operators of Raymond James Stadium. “This new bag policy being implemented in cooperation with the Bucs, USF and all our other partners, will continue to put public safety as our top priority.”

Under the new policy, fans will be allowed to carry in no more than one approved clear bag (not to exceed 12”x6”x12”) and up to one small clutch-style bag (not to exceed 4.5”x6.5”).  The policy only restricts the type and size of containers used to carry items, but the list of approved items has not changed.  Fans may still carry usual items such as keys, wallets, makeup, phones, etc., in pockets or jackets in addition to the approved containers that are detailed below.  Patrons with medically necessary items will be screened at specifically designated gate locations.

“The safety of all Bulls’ fans is our number one priority, and as a result, we’ve been working closely with the Buccaneers and the Tampa Sports Authority on this new bag policy,” said USF Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Doug Woolard. “It’s important that we continue to analyze security measures that will allow all fans to have the best possible gameday experience. We appreciate your support and understanding of these new guidelines.”

During stadium events, there will be a secondary perimeter around the stadium where security personnel will check for prohibited items or bags in order to correct situations immediately. This will establish a protected buffer area for fans in plaza-level areas and at the queues for stadium entry.

Fans entering the stadium may carry the following permissible style and size bag:

·        Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12.”

  • One-gallon (or smaller) clear plastic bag.
  • Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand (no larger than 4.5”x6.5”), with or without a handle or strap, may be carried into the stadium along with one of the clear bag options.
  • An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at specific gates designated for this purpose. Fans should contact Maureen Myers at the Tampa Sports Authority office in advance by calling 813-350-6508 or emailing to make special medical needs arrangements.

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, binocular cases, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, seat cushions, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size. Fans are encouraged to visit for all the details regarding the new bag policy as well as answers to frequently asked questions.

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Mandatory Wanding To Take Place At All 2012 Buccaneers Home Games

Mandatory Wanding To Take Place At All 2012 Buccaneers Home Games

Revised security procedures for fan entry will be in effect for Tampa Bay Buccaneers home games this season. The changes are mandated by the NFL Best Practices for Stadium Security, and it is hoped they will not only increase security, but be more efficient for greater fan convenience.

No longer will every person be “patted down” when entering Raymond James Stadium and gender-specific lines will no longer be necessary. Instead, all fans will be screened with a magnetic wand that will detect any metal being brought into the stadium. Attendees will need to have keys, phones and/or other metal items in their hands during the wand screening.  The customary procedure for bag search will be in place and prohibited items may be confiscated.

The wanding will be conducted by Sentry Event Services security personnel, who will staff all entry points to the stadium.  Individuals refusing the wanding procedures will not be admitted into the stadium.

“We’re optimistic that as fans get accustomed to this procedure, it will result in less time in line and smaller crowds at the gate prior to kickoff,” said Mickey Farrell, operations director at Raymond James Stadium. “And as always, we encourage fans to give themselves a little extra time when planning their arrival.”  General admission gates open 1 ½ hours prior to kickoff and suite/club entrances open  2 ½ hours prior to kickoff. The magnetic wanding procedure was implemented in limited areas during games near the end of the 2011 season.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2012 Schedule Announced

For immediate release - April 17, 2012 The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 2012 regular season schedule, released today by the National Football League, features six games against 2011 playoff teams. The schedule also includes a nationally-televised Thursday Night Football bout, with Tampa Bay traveling to Minnesota on October 25.

For the fourth year running, the Buccaneers will begin their campaign at home, this time hosting the division-rival Carolina Panthers in a late-afternoon kickoff.

All games will feature a radio broadcast on Tampa Bay flagship stations 103.5 FM WFUS and 620 AM WDAE, as well as stations throughout Florida that are part of the Buccaneers Radio Network.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are now offering season pass memberships at a wide variety of price points. Memberships start at just $30 (per game) for adults, and $15 (per game) for youth. For more information or to speak with a Buccaneers account representative, please contact us at 866-582-BUCS (2827) or visit


Fri. 8-10 at Miami 7:30 PM WTSP
Fri. 8-17 TENNESSEE 7:30 PM WTSP
Fri. 8-24 NEW ENGLAND 7:30 PM WTSP
Wed. 8-29 at Washington 7:30 PM WTSP


Sun. 9-9 CAROLINA 4:15 PM FOX
Sun. 9-16 at N.Y. Giants 1:00 PM FOX
Sun. 9-23 at Dallas 1:00 PM FOX
Sun. 9-30 WASHINGTON 4:15 PM FOX
Sun 10-7 Bye Week
Sun. 10-14 KANSAS CITY 1:00 PM CBS
Sun. 10-21 NEW ORLEANS 1:00 PM FOX
Thurs. 10-25 at Minnesota 8:20 PM NFLN
Sun. 11-4 at Oakland 4:05 PM FOX
Sun. 11-11 SAN DIEGO 1:00 PM CBS
Sun. 11-18 at Carolina ^ 1:00 PM FOX
Sun. 11-25 ATLANTA ^ 1:00 PM FOX
Sun. 12-2 at Denver ^ 4:05 PM FOX
Sun. 12-9 PHILADELPHIA ^ 1:00 PM FOX
Sun. 12-16 at New Orleans ^ 1:00 PM FOX
Sun. 12-23 ST. LOUIS ^ 1:00 PM FOX
Sun. 12-30 at Atlanta ^ 1:00 PM FOX
All times Eastern and subject to change
^ All Sunday afternoon games in Weeks 11-17 are subject to time changes as part of NFL's flex scheduling format

press release via Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2012 Preseason Schedule Finalized



The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced their finalized schedule for the 2012 preseason.

Tampa Bay kicks off their preseason schedule with a trip to Miami, as they continue their longest-running preseason series with the Dolphins on Friday, August 10 at 7:30 p.m. The following week on Friday, August 17 at 7:30 p.m., the Buccaneers will open their home slate against the Tennessee Titans, a franchise they haven't hosted since a 1989 tilt with the then-Houston Oilers. Tampa Bay will conclude their home exhibition schedule against the New England Patriots on Friday, August 24 at 7:30 p.m., marking the fourth time in the past six preseasons that two teams have met in Tampa. For the second consecutive year, the Buccaneers close their preseason slate on the road at Washington with a 7:30 p.m. start on Wednesday, August 29.

WTSP-TV Channel 10 News is the official television home of Buccaneers preseason football for the second year, and will produce all four preseason games in 2012: at Miami, against Tennessee, against New England and at Washington. Chris Myers will enter his ninth season in the broadcast booth for Tampa Bay as the play-by-play man, while former Buccaneers safety John Lynch will join him for the fourth year. Dave Wirth, who serves as WTSP's main sports anchor, will be the sideline analyst for the second season.

For the ninth year, Clear Channel's US 103.5 FM and 620 WDAE AM will serve as the flagship stations for the Buccaneers Radio Network and will broadcast all Buccaneers games. Gene Deckerhoff will handle the play-by-play duties for the 24th straight season and Dave Moore will enter his sixth season as an analyst. T.J. Rives enters his seventh season as Tampa Bay's sideline reporter.


Fri. 8/10 7:30 PM WTSP Fri. 8/17 7:30 PM WTSP Fri. 8/24 7:30 PM WTSP Wed. 8/29 7:30 PM WTSP All times Eastern and subject to change

press release via Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Expanded Pat-Down for Bucs vs. Detroit Game

Contact: Barbara Casey Public Information Officer Tampa Sports Authority 813-350-6504


September 10, 2011…Tampa, FL…Due to a new league-wide security measure initiative, Raymond James Stadium will join other National Football League stadiums in expanding the customary pat-downs to include the knee to ankle area.  All fans may be subjected to this modified pat-down.

The knee-to-ankle area will be added to the current pat-down procedure which entails an unobtrusive head-to-waist inspection for persons of all ages.  Pat-downs will be done expeditiously by highly trained individuals of the same gender, done with the back of the hand; women will search women and men will search men.  Fans that refuse pat-downs will not be admitted into Raymond James Stadium.

Fans who tender a ticket and consent to such searches, waive any related claim against the stadium landlord, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the NFL and their respective agents.

Stadium gates open 90 minutes prior to Sunday’s 1:00 p.m. kickoff against the Detroit Lions. We ask that fans please arrive early to give themselves plenty of time to enter the stadium.



Press release via Tampa Bay Buccaneers




The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced the launch of their new, official mobile smartphone app for both iPhone and Android operating systems, designed to allow fans unprecedented access to team news on the go, with up-to-the-minute information, statistics and other content.

"We're excited to be launching our free app as our fans are eagerly awaiting the kickoff of the Bucs' football season," said Buccaneers Director of Communications Jonathan Grella. "We're constantly looking for ways to leverage technology to enhance fan experience, in addition to our football operations. This app has been created to enable our fans to stay connected with their favorite team on game day and every day."

Earlier this year, the Buccaneers became innovative leaders by utilizing iPads for Draft preparation, playbooks and game planning.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Official Mobile App was designed in partnership with YinzCam, Inc., and will provide real-time Buccaneers news updates, along with injury reports, player statistics, team standings, scores, press conferences, and photo albums. In addition, a special Fan Zone area of the app includes numerous ways for Buccaneers fans to connect and engage with the team, from links to the team's social networking feeds to a gameday check-in feature using Foursquare and Gowalla. There are also interactive stadium maps, giving fans attending games at Raymond James Stadium the ability to quickly find the closest concessions, merchandise, guest service centers and more.

The Buccaneers official mobile app is currently available for Android and iPhone smartphones. Visit the Apple App Store or Android Market to download the free Buccaneers mobile app.

For additional information on how to download the mobile application, please click here.


Lee Roy Selmon September 5, 2011…Tampa, FL…The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, USF Bulls and Tampa Sports Authority have responded to inquiries from the public about placement of Lee Roy Selmon tributes.

The three organizations have designated a space at Raymond James Stadium for a temporary memorial to the beloved Selmon.  People wishing to leave tributes to Lee Roy Selmon, the Hall of Fame Buccaneers player, USF Athletic Director and former TSA , 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.  Signage for the drop off location near the pedestrian footbridge crossing over Dale Mabry will be displayed Tuesday after 5 p.m., September 6.  Drop-offs may begin Tuesday after 5 p.m. and continue through game day on Sunday, September 11.  Map to 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).