About Raymond James STADIUM
RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM, HOME OF THE TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS first broke ground in 1996. The 65,000-seat stadium (expandable to 75,000) hosted it’s first game on September 20, 1998, when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosted the Chicago Bears.
Raymond James Stadium is home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, University of South Florida Football, Outback Bowl, Monster Jam, Gasparilla Bowl, SUPERCROSS and the XFL VIPERS, who will begin play in 2020. The stadium has hosted the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA), Super Bowl XXXV and Super Bowl XLIII as well as many superstar concerts such as Kenny Chesney, U2, Beyonce, One Direction, Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran. Raymond James Stadium hosted the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship, which marked the first time this event had been hosted in the southeast United States. Raymond James Stadium will be hosting Wrestlemania in 2020 and Super Bowl LV in 2021.
Members of the NFL Players Association have consistently rated Raymond James Stadium’s field as the best in the league and league insiders refer to the stadium as the “crown jewel” of the NFL.