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Additional end-zone seating highlights Raymond James Stadium upgrades

An extra 3,600 seats have been set up on the stadium’s south end
Fans cheer and wave flags during the Bucs' championship celebration prior to the 2021 regular-season home opener against the Cowboys at Raymond James Stadium. The team has announced that an additional 3,600 seats have been installed in the south end zone for the 2022 season.
Fans cheer and wave flags during the Bucs' championship celebration prior to the 2021 regular-season home opener against the Cowboys at Raymond James Stadium. The team has announced that an additional 3,600 seats have been installed in the south end zone for the 2022 season. [ MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE | Times ]
Published Aug. 12|Updated Aug. 12

TAMPA — If and when he returns from his personal matter, Tom Brady is guaranteed to put even more fans in the Raymond James Stadium seats in 2022.

Among other stadium upgrades, the team has announced it is adding an extra 3,600 seats in the south end zone. Dubbed the “Krewe’s Nest,” the seating will increase stadium capacity to nearly 70,000 and will replace the standing-room-only fan section on the south end zone concourse.

Brian Ford, the team’s chief operating officer, said Friday that a limited number of seats in the new section remain available; information can be found at this link.

Patrons in the “Krewe’s Nest” will be able to purchase beverage and food items through vendors stationed throughout the seating locations. Fans still will be able to cross from the stadium’s west side to the east through a dedicated “pass-thru” lane that has been established behind the seating platform. Existing restrooms on the south concourse will also remain accessible.

Additionally, the team is introducing an expedited entry lane at the stadium through an activation with its partners at Fifth Third Bank. A team-branded debit card will provide cardholders with a variety of perks including access to the Fifth Third Bank Gate Fast Lane as well as discounts on food and merchandise throughout the stadium.

Upgraded food offerings also will be prevalent throughout the stadium.

Hyundai Club and East Stadium Club patrons will now have access to food offerings from PDQ and Aussie Grill, as well as specialty offerings, including a New York strip sandwich, pork carnitas tacos, calzones and Brauhaus pretzels.

On the main concourse, new offerings will include a foot-long hot dog, loaded yucca fries, loaded tater tots and bang-bang shrimp. New items in the upper concourse will include a bacon-and-cheese all-beef burger, pork carnitas tacos, citrus chicken nachos and a portable cart with various healthy food options.

Raymond James Stadium continues to be a cashless facility with all retail transactions requiring a credit or debit card. Reverse cash ATMs are still located throughout the stadium.

All parking lots are also cashless, and a no-bag policy remains in effect for all events.

Contact Joey Knight at jknight@tampabay.com. Follow @TBTimes_Bulls

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