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Tampa Bay Buccaneers detail next stage of stadium redevelopment

NFL American football franchise the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has unveiled its latest plans in the more than $150m (€141m/£120m) renovation project at Raymond James Stadium, the team’s home ground.

A completely redesigned West Stadium Club area, a new team retail store, an expansion of the Hall of Fame Club and a new home team locker room are among the latest of the venue’s enhancements that the franchise said should be open for the 2017 season in September.

The West Stadium Club will provide more than 60,000 square feet of total lounge space, an increase of more than 25 per cent. Two 26-by-15-foot video walls have been added at each end of the stadium, with an additional four smaller video walls positioned over two central bar spaces.

The team’s 10,000-square-foot apparel and merchandise shop will be open year-round. More than 100 seats will expand the Hall of Fame, which debuted last season.

Other stadium enhancements include a new 18,700-square-foot Buccaneers locker room, which will triple the size of the previous one, and a refresh to the Raymond James Stadium press box.

“These are exciting times for our organisation, both on and off the field,” said Buccaneers chief operating officer Brian Ford. “The redesigned West Stadium Club will be a game-changer for our fans that are looking for the best views of the action along with the comfort of an air-conditioned lounge. The new team store will also be a great destination for our fans looking for exclusive merchandise that they won’t find anywhere else.”