Big things are happening at Raymond James Stadium in 2015. Buy some Tampa Bay Buccaneers tickets online today to reserve your chance to see the squad do battle in the NFC South in person.
A Super Bowl XXXVII championship in 2003 notwithstanding, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers haven’t had much to cheer about in the 21st century. They’ve had just two playoff appearances in the twelve seasons since, including none in the last seven years.
The team is hoping they can reverse that trend in 2015, thanks to two key additions. The first is head coach Lovie Smith. Yes, he struggled in his inaugural season at the helm, but this former NFC Championship-winning Bears coach is widely recognized as one of the best defensive minds in the game. Expect Tampa’s D to take a big leap in his second year on the sidelines.
The second X-factor for Tampa Bay’s 2015 postseason chances will be the performance of rookie quarterback Jameis Winston. The Buccaneers took this former Heisman winner from FSU with the first overall pick of the draft. However, his blinding talent came with its share of red flags, including an arrest for shoplifting and accusations of sexual misconduct while in college. Has he matured and moved past his former history of bad behavior? If he has and he comes ready and focused, he could instantly be one of the best quarterbacks in football.
When buying Raymond James Stadium tickets, the stadium’s unique design and features is as much a draw as the team itself. Most famous of all is the stadium’s 103-foot, replica pirate ship. Before you ask, no, you can’t go onto it, but it adds a wonderful aesthetic dimension to Ray James’ swashbuckling aesthetic. Also noteworthy is the stadium’s two-story fishing village facade. That one is easily pedestrian accessible. Feel free to grab concessions, use the restroom, or watch the game from its perch while you’re there.