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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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Third stage of Raymond James improvements passed by Council

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A deal to improve Raymond James Stadium cleared its final hurdle Thursday morning when the Tampa City Council approved the $83 million deal. The Council voted 6-1 to allow an agreement that will add much larger video screens, improve the suites. Charlie Miranda was the lone Council member to oppose the deal.  “Today marks the culmination of more than a year’s worth of work aimed at ensuring that Raymond James Stadium remains one of the finest sports facilities in the…

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TSA, Bucs reach agreement on improvements to Raymond James

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The first of three stages in the proposed improvement of Raymond James Stadium has passed. The Tampa Sports Authority has approved a deal with the Bucs as part of an $89 million agreement designed to enhance the in-stadium experience. Some $29 million of the deal would be paid for by the taxpayers. The only vote in opposition to the deal was by Andrew Scaglione. The Hillsborough County Commission will vote on the deal next Wednesday and the Tampa City Council…

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Bucs trade stadium improvements to move preseason games

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Say you don’t like the NFL preseason? What do you think of it if the Tampa Bay Bucs are taking it away? As part of $100 million in improvements to Raymond James Stadium, the Bucs will play both preseason games of 2016 and 2017 elsewhere and possibly one preseason game per year afterward. The agreement is part of the concessions given up by the TSA for improvements to Raymond James Stadium. The deal has been agreed to in principal but…

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Hillsborough County commissioner doesn’t like the way the Bucs deal

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It isn’t just the win-loss record that separates the Tampa Bay Lightning from the Bucs. It’s the way the teams negotiate, says Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan. The Bucs, who are closing in on a deal to provide $100 million of improvement to Raymond James Stadium, have frustrated the council with their demands that include the right to play a second home game away from Tampa each season. “I love the Bucs, but it’s night and day negotiating with them as…

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