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Bucs stadium named NFL’s best for technology experience

Raymond James Stadium acknowledged as league’s best for second year in a row.

by Tom Bassam

Bucs stadium named NFL’s best for technology experience

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Raymond James Stadium has been named the National Football League’s (NFL) number one stadium technology experience for the second year in a row.

The ranking, revealed in the league’s 2017 ‘Voice of the Fan’ report which solicits satisfaction among season ticket members, highlights the US$160 million worth of investment made by the Bucs on continued improvements to the venue. The Florida franchise have held the top rating in customer service satisfaction among season ticket members for four of the past six years despite the mixed on-field offering.

In 2016, Raymond James Stadium became the first NFL stadium capable of simultaneously presenting up to three separate replay angles. That same year, the stadium installed its HD video system, with more than 31,000 square feet of HD video board space and an updated sound system, the only NFL venue to feature four tower walls of HD, according to the team.

The report also took into account the user friendly nature of the Buccaneers official app, which gives fans a chance to interact through access to multiple live camera angles and the Red Zone channel.

Prior to the 2017 season the team upgraded its in-stadium W-Fi to make connecting to the Buccaneers app and other social media platforms easier. The network has more than quadrupled the stadium’s Wi-fi capabilities from previous years.