Raymond James Stadium
Recommended by Tampa Locals Travis and Ashley Jennings Raymond James Stadium first broke ground in 1996. The 65,000-seat stadium (expandable to 75,000) hosted its first game on September 20, 1998, when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosted the Chicago Bears. Raymond James Stadium is home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, University of South Florida Bulls Football, Outback Bowl, Monster Jam, Gasparilla Bowl and the Sunset Music Festival. The Stadium has hosted the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA), Super Bowl XXXV and Super Bowl XLIII as well as many superstar concerts such as Kenny Chesney, U2, Beyonce, One Direction, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift. Raymond James Stadium hosted the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship, which marked the first time this event has been hosted in the Southeast United States. Raymond James Stadium also hosted the historic Super Bowl LV and Wrestlemania 37. Members of the NFL Players Association have consistently rated Raymond James Stadium's field as the best in the league and league insiders refer to the stadium as the "Crown Jewel" of the NFL.