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- Over 50 Years In The Making- "Tampa Stadium to The Big Sombrero"
Tampa Stadium (November 4, 1967 – December 28, 1995)
- "The Big Sombrero & Raymond James"
Houlihan's Stadium (January 16, 1996 – April 11, 1999
- Hear The Canon Roar On Gameday "Ray Jay"
Raymond James Stadium (1996 - present)


So you're a Fanatical Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan, a true win or lose die-hard!
You network, socialize and hangout with some of the coolest people in town!
Each GAMEDAY your phone message is changed to "TAILGATING"!

The camaraderie, music, food & drink are only a few elements that bring together the greatest fans in Tampa "BAY"
We look forward to BuccaneersFan.com becoming another Fanatical Fan experience that is perfect for you.


Super Bowl 55: Could BUCCANEERS be first team to play in SUPER BOWL in its own stadium?

If you ask any of us @ BuccaneersFan.com our answer is NOT a soft spoken Yes... it's HELL YES!

It's extreamly unusual for one franchise to host a Super Bowl in back-to-back seasons. Super Bowl LIV was of course played Sunday night from Miami, and Super Bowl LV will be played only 280 miles northeast of Miami right here in Tampa Bay. Raymond James Stadium was not originally scheduled to host this years game, but in May 2017 NFL owners voted to move Super Bowl LV from Los Angeles to Tampa Bay due to potential constructions delays of the new Rams stadium in L.A.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans are feeling pretty good about our team as they begin knocking on the door of the 2020 regular season next week. The BUCS entered training camp the envy of most other NFL clubs after an offseason that landed us six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady and future Hall of Fame tight end Rob Gronkowski. Specifically, with Brady, that signing immediately started the Super Bowl conversations and, raising the bar extremely high for 2020. Now it's time to see if all those big swings over the course of the offseason will actually result in on-field victorys

What is especially exciting is Tampa Bay will be the host city for Super Bowl LV this February. No team has ever won a Super Bowl in its home stadium and We predict the Buccaneers to be the first, giving Tampa its second trophy and Brady his seventh career ring and the first outside of New England.

CONGRATULATIONS - Keith Kunzig 'Big Nasty'

You've likely seen Kunzig in full-face paint and a larger than life getup, including a Super Bowl trophy belt, walking around Raymond James Stadium or in the tailgate lots at any given Bucs home game. He not only puts on the persona in support of the Buccaneers, but also uses his notoriety for good around the community. He created the national "Drugs Are Nasty" program and hosts a "Nasty for a Day" tailgate experience at each home game as a means of raising money in the fight against drug abuse..

"I can't explain the joy I get from being able to use the 'Big Nasty' persona as a platform to do good in our community," said Kunzig.

BuccaneersFan.com has always known that Keith was one of the best super-fans, not just in Tampa Bay, but in the entire NFL. Now, he's getting the national recognition he deserves.
Kunzig, "Big Nasty," will be named into the Ford "Hall of Fans," as one of the NFL's best at cheering on his team:!

Best Quote of the Pre-Season

“Apparently Brady’s wife super model Gisele Bundchen has let her husband know she would prefer somewhere with a warm climate.

When I look at a possible landing for Tom, and it is kind of crazy I’m not talking about Tom Brady being the Patriots quarterback for the rest of his life, I look at teams like the Tampa Bay Bucs or maybe the LA Chargers,” said former-Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss, now ESPN NFL commentator. “Between the two of them I like the wide receiver corps of Tampa Bay.

Tom Brady has always wanted a weapon to have, he Gronk (Rob Gronkowski), he had myself, he Julian Edelman and I think Tampa Bay would be a good fit.

Bucs' 2019 Ring of Honor inductee

"Rondé Barber personified greatness on and off the field during his 16 seasons as a Buccaneer," said Owner/Co-Chairman Bryan Glazer. "His achievements are as impressive as they are long, but Rondé’s most defining qualities were his ultra-competitive nature, his passion for this game, and his love of the Tampa Bay community."

View current inductees here: BUCCANEERS RING OF HONOR

2020 NFL Buccaneers Season
Final Cuts and Roster Tracker

The league mandated roster cuts to get the active roster down to 53 players must be done by 4:00 PM Saturday September 5th. Below is an active update of the players being cut, waived, and signed to the practice squad. Players can be signed to the practice squad on Sunday September 6th.


RB Dare Ogunbowale (per Ian Rapoport) - S D’Cota Dixon (per Greg Auman) - WR Spencer Schnell (per Greg Auman) - WR Bryant Mitchell (per Jenna Laine) - WR Josh Pearson (per Jenna Laine).


K Matt Gay (per Mike Garafolo) - TE Tanner Hudson (per Greg Auman) - G Nick Leverett (per Greg Auman) - RB Raymond Calais (per Greg Auman) - WR Cyril Grayson (per Greg Auman) - QB Reid Sinnett (per Greg Auman) - G Zack Bailey (per Greg Auman) - TE Codey McElroy (per Greg Auman) - CB Herb Miller (per Greg Auman) - CB Mazzi Wilkins (per Greg Auman) - DL Benning Potoa’e (per Greg Auman) - LB Noah Dawkins (per Greg Auman) - S javon Hagan (per Joshua Allen) - LB Chapelle Russell (per Greg Auman) - DL Jeremiah Ledbetter (per Greg Auman)

Tony Dungy joins Pro Football Hall of Fame selection Committee!

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Trustees has approved Tony Dungy to fill an at-large vacancy on the Hall’s Selection Committee.

The first African American head coach to win a Super Bowl, Dungy was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016 following a 13-year coaching career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1996-2001) and the Indianapolis Colts (2002-08). Dungy posted an overall record of 148-79 as a head coach. He also served as a defensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1984-88) and Minnesota Vikings (1992-95).

No Bucs fans allowed at first two home games in Raymond James!

Citing health concerns during the coronavirus pandemic, the team focuses on limited seating for the first month, possibly having fans by Week 6.

Tom Brady’s first two games at Raymond James Stadium quarterbacking the Bucs will be played in front of 65,890 empty seats.

Citing concern for the health and safety of players, fans, staff and the community, the Bucs informed season pass members Wednesday that it’s too soon to play an NFL game in Tampa Bay with fans in attendance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

No fans will be permitted until October at the earliest, wiping out the possibility of seeing Brady and the Bucs in person for the home opener against the Carolina Panthers (Sept. 20) and vs. the Los Angeles Chargers (Oct. 4)

If coronavirus cases in Tampa Bay continue to decline, the Bucs say they are focused on welcoming some fans back to the stadium when they host the Green Bay Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers Week 6 (Oct. 18).


BuccaneersFan.com will be hosting several events at ***FACING SET-BACKS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) LOCATION IS PENDING***. for fan crazyness. Super Bowl LV, the 55th Super Bowl and the 51st modern-era National Football League (NFL) championship game, will decide the league champion for the 2020 NFL season. The game is scheduled to be played on February 7, 2021, in TAMPA, FLORIDA. This will be the fifth Super Bowl hosted by the Tampa Bay area and the third one held at our Raymond James Stadium. The game will be televised nationally by CBS. It will be the fourth time that the Super Bowl is in the same state in back-to-back years with Super Bowl LIV taking place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Our Plan for Success!

"There ARE two kinds of Football games the good and bad. I enjoy watching BOTH!"

William P. Rader

Fanatical BucsFan Krewe

What Is A Krewe?

A Krewe is any group or organization of revelers to band together to host a Krewe Social, ride on a themed parade float and participate in social events throughout the year.

Krewe Costumes

Outfits are based on a combination of licensed NFL gear, Breeches, boots, skirts, head gear and game day face-paint, as you create your swashbuckler fanatical BucsFan ensemble. 

Official Krewe Manager

Ye Krewe of Pewter Pirates will participate with the "Official" Tampa Bay Buccaneers Krewe Manager program for ticket discounts and Promotional's

Krewe Memberships

Ye Krewe of Pewter Pirates will feature both free BucsFan's and paid Krewe memberships. To learn more and sign up visit the Krewe Zone links at the top of each page.

Krewe Community

Ye Krewe of Pewter Pirates is about more than just dressing up in festive Bucs costumes and throwing beads… Many are deeply involved within the community, through charity and philanthropy.

A Krewe Without A Ship

As fanatical fans we plan to construct a float similar to the concept float shown. Giving homage to our favorite ship in Raymond James.

Parade Participation

With parades being one large tailgate party, and you know how BucsFan's love tailgating, our Krewe plans to show our fan spirit at as many as we can.

Social Media

Keep connected and informed during our Krewe development here and on social media. Friend our Krewe Facebook our Krewe Twitter below.

Link: Facebook Ye Krewe of Pewter Pirates
Link: Twitter @YePewterPirate

...Parade Float Concept!

BuccaneersFan.com Parade Float concept for Ye Krewe of Pewter Pirates

2020 Tailgate Competitions


Fanatical Buccaneers Fans are encouraged to showcase their real deal passion for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers right here in our Global Invasion area. We hope to help generate monthly face-to-face fan tailgate/parties in hundreds of cities and small towns across the country.
This Is A Global Invasion!

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BucsFan Blog

The ultimate home for Buccaneers fan news, rumors, player & team updates, commentary, recruiting, analysis, and opinion. Share yours today.

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Tailgater Recipes

You'll find some of the greatest tailgating recipes ever invented. Many of the recipes are from inventive BucsFan's just like you. Send yours today.

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If you are interested in Ye Krewe Float Sponsorship, Contributing, Joining the Krewe Founder's Circle or Important Issues call... (404) 403-0491.


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2020 Corn-hole Championship

BucsFan's will compete and earn a spot in the Fanatical Fan Corn-hole Finals – A bean bag tailgating game that teams BucsFan's in an elimination tournament to become the 2020 Corn-hole Champion!

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2020 Tailgating Awards

We will Spotlight the "Best Of Tailgating Awards" If you would like to be featured contact us. Some items were looking for are Best Theme, Best Spirited Vehicle, Best Tailgater Best Grill, Beverage & more.

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2020 Fanatical Fan Awards

BuccaneersFan.com is looking for "Faces" Fanatical BucsFan's to spotlight in our 2020 Fan Awards. We're not talking about your average wear a jersey game-day support... You know who you are.

** IMPORTANT NOTICE: Game-day & Tailgating locations are announced via social media. Click links at top of page to keep informed.

Ye Krewe of Pewter Pirates Founder's Circle

Individual talents get magnified many times over through the collective lens of an effective team.

Your Invitation To Join

In order to develop the Ye Krewe of Pewter Pirates program, the Krewe has established a Founder's Circle for individual and corporate memberships (this is for the paid Krewe memberships, not free BucsFan programs). All funds collected from Founders Club memberships are dedicated towards purchasing a custom designed Krewe parade float, float parade tow vehicle, licenses, permits, application fees, insurance and ordering of other major components needed in

Krewe development.

Members of the Founder's Circle will receive:

.... Perminate float riding access.
.... Permanent recognigtion as a Founder's Circle Member.
.... Voting privileges within the Krewe's Development board.
.... VIP access to Ye Krewe of Pewter Pirates community events.
.... Ability to participate in key Krewe design decisions.
.... 5,000 Fanatical BucsFan trader cards (limited edition series).
.... Ye Krewe of Pewter Pirates Founders Circle certificate. .... Access to online Krewe blog and members only areas.
.... First choice as corporate sponsor (business members only).
.... First choice event name-branding (business members only)

Membership in the Founders Circle is a unique opportunity to get in at the beginning of the Ye Krewe of Pewter Pirates project. Space is limited however, due to the float development time schedule. We are seeking corporate naming or other sponsorships during the development. For more details of the program click link below.


Fanatical Buccaneers Fan Quote of the Week!

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Buccaneer Fans Game-day Opinions!

There ARE two kinds of Football games the good and bad. I enjoy watching BOTH! TAMPA-----BAY GO BUCS!

image01William Rader (aka Professor Jam | DJ & Founder - Ye Krewe of Pewter Pirates

Buccaneer Fans Game-day Opinions!

There ARE two kinds of Football games the good and bad. I enjoy watching BOTH! TAMPA-----BAY GO BUCS!

image01William Rader (aka Professor Jam | DJ & Founder - Ye Krewe of Pewter Pirates

Buccaneer Fans Game-day Opinions!

There ARE two kinds of Football games the good and bad. I enjoy watching BOTH! TAMPA-----BAY GO BUCS!

image01William Rader (aka Professor Jam | DJ & Founder - Ye Krewe of Pewter Pirates

Buccaneer Fans Game-day Opinions!

There ARE two kinds of Football games the good and bad. I enjoy watching BOTH! TAMPA-----BAY GO BUCS!

image01William Rader (aka Professor Jam | DJ & Founder - Ye Krewe of Pewter Pirates