- Address: 4201 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa
- Country: United States
- Capacity: 65,000
- Opened: 20 September 1998
- Main use: American football
- Tenants: South Florida Bulls (American football), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (American football)
Extra stadium info – Raymond James Stadium
The construction of the venue started in 1996 and its construction costs were $168 million. One of the most recognizable features of the stadium is a replica pirate ship. The Raymond James Stadium became the venue for the Outback Bowl, an annual American football match. On 28 January 2001, the stadium hosted its first-ever Super Bowl. The American football match was won by the Baltimore Ravens after beating the New York Giants 34-7. 71,000 spectators attended the game. The stadium’s record attendance was set when 74,000 people attended an American football match.
The Tampa Bay Mutiny
The former football club Tampa Bay Mutiny, who drew an average home attendance of 11,000 in their inaugural Major League Soccer season, were tenants of the stadium between 1999 and 2001. They won the Supporters’ Shield in 1996. The former Colombian midfielder Carlos Alberto Valderrama Palacio was named the most valuable player of the inaugural Major League Soccer season. He played numerous matches for the Tampa Bay Mutiny during that league season.
The South Florida Bulls and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been tenants of the Raymond James Stadium since 1998. The Buccaneers are members of the NFL and the Bulls perform at the highest level of intercollegiate American football. The Buccaneers won their first-ever Super Bowl on 26 January 2003. They won the title in the city of San Diego in front of a crowd of 67,000.
In 2020, Thomas Brady played his first-ever NFL game for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He is widely considered one of the best quarterbacks in the history of American football. Brady played various years for the New England Patriots before he signed with the Buccaneers. He won the Super Bowl in his inaugural NFL season with the Buccaneers after beating the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9.