As the Tampa Tribune reported this morning, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tampa Sports Authority have reached an agreement on a $100 million stadium upgrade package that includes new video boards, replacing the small, decades-old ones with shiny new screens, and adding more of them in the corners as well as a state-of-the-art sound system. All of that should be ready for the 2017 college football national championship.
"The proposed improvements would be a huge win for our community, as fans will be provided an enhanced event experience and Tampa will be uniquely positioned to host future world class events at Raymond James Stadium," said Tampa Sports Authority President/CEO Eric Hart. "I would like to thank the administrations of both Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa, along with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for their efforts in developing this innovative plan."
The agreement still has to be approved by the Tampa Sports Authority board, the Hillsborough county commission and the Tampa city council.