TAMPA (WFLA) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans are excited to pack Raymond James Stadium once again and cheer on the defending Super Bowl champions.
The Bucs will play at full capacity this season and have already sold out all eight regular-season games, plus both preseason games, according to the team.
The decision to move to full capacity in the 65,000+seat stadium is in accordance with CDC guidelines and came after consultation with the Tampa Sports Authority. Patrons who have received a COVID-19 vaccination will not be mandated to wear a mask or face covering. Those who have opted to remain unvaccinated will be required to wear masks.
“This is a momentous achievement for the organization and our fans,” said Buccaneers Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford. “We have worked closely with the Tampa Sports Authority to welcome back the best fans in the NFL, and we are excited to play in a completely full Raymond James Stadium this upcoming season. To have the entire season sold out before we even reach training camp is a testament to our passionate and loyal fan base.”
This is believed to be the first time in franchise history every ticket has been pre-sold to season pass members more than a month before the start of training camp, per a Buccaneers spokesperson.
The reigning Super Bowl Champion Buccaneers open the NFL regular season on Thursday, Sept. 9, at 8:20 p.m. against the Dallas Cowboys on News Channel 8.