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Florida’s hurricane fund remains strong heading into season

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The Florida fund that helps private insurers pay out claims after a hurricane continues to be in strong shape ahead of storm season. Estimates prepared by Raymond James show the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund will have $17.6 billion available this year. This marks the second year in a row that fund has more money than it would need to pay out if storms racked the state. The estimates are expected to be formally approved Thursday by a panel overseeing the…

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Bucs announce latest phase of Raymond James improvements

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The Tampa Bay Bucs are building off of the field, too. The Bucs announced another phase of improvements to Raymond James Stadium, including a redesigned West Stadium Club, a new team retail store, expansion of the Hall of Fame Club, and a new home team locker room. “These are exciting times for our organization, both on and off the field,” said Buccaneers Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford. “The redesigned West Stadium Club will be a game-changer for our fans that…

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James Museum to be one of few in south devoted to Western art

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When the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art opens in about a year, it will help cement St. Petersburg’s place as a destination for art lovers from around the world. The prospect has caused a buzz in the art world and Thursday morning, Emily Kapes, art collection curator at Raymond James Financial, gave a short preview of what’s coming to local art lovers. The event was sponsored by the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance. Tom and Mary James, the donors…

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New replay screens in Raymond James Stadiums are huge

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Upon further review, they’re huge. Enormous. Gigantic. Not to say the new video screens in the end zones of Raymond James Stadium are large, but I think Jameis Winston has something in his eye. I think it’s a bowling ball. Think of those video screens, some four times as large as last year’s replay screens, as Tampa Bay’s largest TV sets? They are massive, and they are clear. The test will be for the fans to decide to watch the…

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Bucs, Raymond James reach 12-year extention on naming rights agreement

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For years to come, it will be the RayJay. Raymond James Financial and the Tampa Bay Bucs have announcd that the naming agreement between the two has been extended through the 2027 season. What does that mean to football fans around here? Not much, except that the stadium may be spared the Joe Robbie-Pro Player-Landshark-Sun Life naming battles that some stadiums endure. The legendary stadiums, of course, have a single name. Wrigley Field. Yankee Stadium. Soldier Field. Lambeau Stadium. But…

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Tampa Bay loses three times in bids to host future Super Bowls

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Evidently, the NFL has forgotten that there is anything Super about Tampa Bay. The Bay area swung and missed three times Tuesday as the league named new Super Bowl cities from 2019-2021. Although the Bay has generally hosted competitive games that were well-reviewed, the city was passed over three times. Atlanta, the host in 2019, has a new stadium. So will Los Angeles, which got the NFL back. Miami edged Tampa Bay despite the improvements for next season’s college national…

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Bucs to add safety John Lynch to team’s Ring of Honor

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There John Lynch was, being a nice guy again. He answered this question about the Raiders, and that question about the Bucs, and another question about the Super Bowl. But the questions about the Raiders kept coming. What were the Bucs going to do about Rich Gannon? About Tim Brown? About Jerry Rice? How could they possibly match up. Finally, Lynch’s eyes turned cold, and his voice grew an edge. “You know,” he said, “we’re pretty good, too.” That was…

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