Raymond James Stadium


Tampa Sports Authority


Construction Cost
$168.5 million

Completion Date
September 1998

Project Size
66,321 seats - expandable to 75,000 seats

Raymond James Stadium


Raymond James Stadium includes several innovations that have enhanced revenue generation and been hits with fans. All 66,321 seats are individual seating - no bench seating - and can expand to 75,000 seats for special events. A retractable section of seats in the south end zone can be recessed beneath the promenade above, allowing room for concert stages, rallies, and community events. As an added bonus for fans, 65 percent of the seating is on the sidelines, along with wider concourses for spectator comfort. The facility also features 12,332 club seats, two 65,000 square foot air-conditioned club lounges, and 164 luxury suites.

The $3 million Buccaneer Cove located in the north end zone features a 103-foot-long replica pirate ship that celebrates Buccaneer wins by releasing fire and smoke and shooting confetti and soft footballs into the stands.

Since the opening of the stadium, Walter P Moore has continued to be the structural engineering steward for the facility and implemented several improvements and enhancements. Through these improvements, the stadium maintains its status as a premium venue for football and other sports.

The stadium was completed in September 1998; it hosted Super Bowl XXXV in January 2001 and Super Bowl XLIII in February 2009.