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Buccaneers detail latest improvements at Raymond James Stadium

NFL American football franchise the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have unveiled details of new bars that will be installed at Raymond James Stadium, as part of the redevelopment process that is taking place at the venue.

The Buccaneers are currently engaged in a $160m (£120.8m/€138.2m), multi-phase renovation of Raymond James Stadium. Bar 76, which has been named in reference to the team’s inaugural 1976 season, is set to open in the autumn.

The 10,000-square foot restaurant and bar will be located in the East Stadium Club atrium and will feature 76 varieties of beer. This will provide one of the largest selections of beer found at a sports venue in the region, highlighted by offerings from the team’s partners at MillerCoors and Anheuser-Busch as well as a number of local and Florida-based breweries. Bar 76 will also feature an array of build-it-yourself culinary stations as well as a number of signature food items.

More than 60 HDTV monitors and a third video wall will provide patrons with access to all pre- and post-game programming as well as games from around the NFL.

“(Team owner) the Glazer family is constantly challenging us to find new, innovative ways to enhance the gameday experience and Bar 76 is going to be a game-changer for our club members who desire an upscale restaurant option before, during and after games,” Buccaneers chief operating officer Brian Ford said.

In addition to Bar 76, the new East Stadium Club will include two additional new bars – one at each end of the club lounge – more than 160 HDTVs, and a state-of-the-art audio system within 64,000-square feet of redesigned space.

East Club members will also view the games in new, padded stadium seating while enjoying additional Club benefits such as early entry to the stadium, new boutique concessions locations, discounted food pricing, and autograph opportunities with Buccaneers legends and cheerleaders.

Image: Bernard Gagnon