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Buccaneers to build new West Stadium Club

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced the next phase in the more than $150 million renovation of Raymond James Stadium.

The latest enhancements are highlighted by a completely redesigned West Stadium Club, a new team retail store, expansion of the highly successful Hall of Fame Club, and a new home team locker room.

The redesigned West Stadium Club will incorporate modern style with high-end finishes and furnishings, while providing more than 60,000ft2 of total lounge space – an increase of more than 25% from the original event space.

Additional new amenities will include oversized 26-foot by 15-foot video walls at each end of the Club, four additional smaller video walls to be positioned over two centrally-located bar spaces, and the installation of 178 new 4K video displays throughout the Club.

Starting in 2017 Buccaneers fans will also be able to shop for their favourite team apparel and merchandise from a new 10,000ft2 team store located in the West Atrium that will be open year-round.

Additionally, the all-inclusive Hall of Fame Club North, which debuted last season to overwhelming demand, will be expanded by more than 100 seats.

Buccaneers Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford said:

These are exciting times for our organisation, both on and off the field. The redesigned West Stadium Club will be a game-changer for our fans that are looking for the best views of the action along with the comfort of an air-conditioned lounge. The new team store will also be a great destination for our fans looking for exclusive merchandise that they won’t find anywhere else.

Other stadium enhancements include a new 18,700ft2 Buccaneers locker room, which will triple the size of the previous one, and a refresh to the Raymond James Stadium press box.

The Buccaneers won their final four home games, and six of their last eight overall, to cap a 9-7 season in 2016. They will look to carry that momentum and excitement against a 2017 home slate that includes the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots, NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants, New York Jets, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, and NFC South rivals Carolina and New Orleans.

Limited West Stadium Club memberships are currently available.

Images courtesy of Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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