I've been traveling around the NFL for the last seven years attending a game in every stadium in the league. It's a feat I call the Quest for 31. I started in 2006 and completed the Quest for 31 in 2009, but I just kept on traveling to NFL games in an effort to continue to improve my website (www.nflfootballstadiums.com). Anyway, I'm planning at trip to Raymond James Stadium for the Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Bucs game next weekend (December 9). I'm pretty excited to be back in Tampa since the last time I was down there was back in 2006 (http://www.nflfootballstadiums.com/RaymondJames.htm). My first visit resulted in a pretty lackluster stadium review comparatively, and I'd really like to correct that this time through.
Anyway, what I attempt to do for each of my stadium visits is to capture the ultimate home team experience in the form of a written review. I go to the popular bar districts or sports bars at night, do the touristy things during the day, drink local beer, hit up the best local restaurants to eat the types of food that make each city unique ... oh and then there's gameday traditions and tailgating. So I'm writing to find out what there is to see and do in Tampa, from the perspectives of its locals. Where's the best tailgating? What touristy sites does everybody go down there to visit? I know about Stone Crab andfresh seafood but, what other foods or local eateries do I need to hit up?
Bucs Culture: Do you guys have a fight song? Are there any gameday traditions that I need to know about? Any accessories that all fans have? I want to come out of Tampa with a thorough understanding of what being a Bucs fan is all about, so I can write about it for my site. Can you guys help me out?