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Buccaneers get over $10 million for stadium safety upgrades


Some teams in the NFL have already made decisions on how they’ll conduct home games in 2020. Even though the Tampa Bay Buccaneers haven’t made a final decision, the Buccaneers have received over $10 million for stadium safety upgrades.

Seeing that COVID-19 is still a major concern for the NFL, teams will be taking extra precautions to make games as safe for fans as possible. Although, some teams in the league — like the Philadelphia Eagles — have announced that they don’t expect to allow fans to attend games next season.

For the Buccaneers, under the CARES Act created by the government, they’ll have $10.4 million to make upgrades to Raymond James Stadium. Altogether, Tampa Bay plans on making 40+ upgrades to the stadium in the coming months.

Due to social distancing guidelines, the Buccaneers hope to install removable seat bottoms. Also, Tampa Bay wants to add hands-free toilets and sinks to limit the number of physical contact fans will have at games. According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, the Buccaneers are expected to unveil their ticket policy later this week.

As of this moment, the Buccaneers’ first home preseason game is scheduled to take place on August 22. In addition to that, Tampa Bay is slated to make their home debut in the regular season on September 20. Above all, Raymond James Stadium is supposed to be the venue for Super Bowl 55.

Of course, with Tom Brady under center, fans were hoping to watch their beloved Buccaneers in action in 2020. If Tampa Bay does choose to let fans attend games, then they’ll get a chance to view the alterations made to the stadium first-hand.

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