Raymond James Stadium


Tampa Sports Authority


Construction Cost
Original – $168.5 million
Renovations – $160 million

Completion Date
Original – September 1998
Renovations – 2014-2018

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

Raymond James Stadium


Originally completed in 1998, Raymond James Stadium serves as home for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the University of South Florida’s football program. Walter P Moore has served as a structural engineering steward for the facility enabling the 20+ year-old stadium to maintain its status as a premium venue.

The entire stadium is composed of individual seating which can be expanded 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.

A multi-phase renovation began in 2014 with a complete redesign of the main level concessions. During the 2015-2016 offseason, a comprehensive sound system and approximately 30,000 square feet of HD video boards were added to the end zones and corners of the lower bowl, composing the third-largest video display area in the NFL. Finally, 27 private suites were converted into 2 super suites to form a new Hall of Fame Club at the east suite level offering an all inclusive dining and open-air viewing area for a more immersive experience.

2017 brought expansions to the west club, the home team locker room and the conversion of 10 private suites into an expanded east Hall of Fame Club. The owner’s suite was reconfigured and a permanent team store was built in the west atrium. The final phase of renovations completed in 2018 included renovations to the east club, the cheerleader’s locker room and the east atrium restaurant.

From stunning new video boards to a seamlessly distributed sound system, fans feel as though they are fully immersed in the action. Upgraded premium seating areas provide arguably the best game day experience in the NFL. All of this along with improvements to fan, player and cheerleader amenities throughout the facility has set the stage for the stadium to host Super Bowl LV in 2021.