TAMPA — In addition to a ability crowd, other indications of pre-pandemic normalcy will manifest themselves when the Bucs kick off the 2021 year Thursday night time at Raymond James Stadium.
Among them: Tailgating will be permitted, and temperature checks will be absent.
All stadium protocols for Tampa Bay’s 2021 common season have been launched Wednesday by the organization, which is returning to complete capacity right after a calendar year of minimal attendance — and for some game titles, no attendance — owing to the prevalence of COVID-19 and no completely designed vaccine.
Like the two current preseason residence games, masks will be encouraged — but not necessary — for followers. Also, all stadium parking plenty and concessions will keep on being cashless. Reverse ATMs will be stationed during the concourses for fans who will have to transform dollars into playing cards for buys.
“I credit the Glazer loved ones — that precedence (of protection for all) has by no means varied,” Bucs chief functioning officer Brian Ford informed reporters past week.
“And as we open up this 2021 season, that No. 1 priority is ahead of profitable a championship. It is likely to be to keep the wellbeing and security of most people concerned. What we open up with on (Thursday) might transform, and we’re heading to adapt as matters materialize in our local community. Ideally, points will loosen up and we’ll be improved, but if not, we’ll do regardless of what it will take to develop that environment.”
To expedite the process for stadium entry, supporters will move via new magnetometers that never call for things to be eradicated from pockets. A no-bag coverage, however, remains in impact bags much larger than 4.5-by-6.5 inches will not be permitted, however fans can submit particular-requirements requests at this link.
The Tampa Sporting activities Authority — which manages the stadium — will continue on with its enhanced cleansing and disinfection of superior-website traffic locations. All restrooms have been retrofitted with touchless fixtures, and all concession stands will have plexiglass dividers, with all employees donning masks.
Stadium parking tons for Thursday’s sport open at 4:45 p.m. Suite holders and club seat associates could commence moving into the stadium at 5:45, though normal stadium gates open at 6:45. A celebration of the Bucs’ 2020 Super Bowl season, to be highlighted on NBC’s countrywide broadcast, begins at 8.
“There’s likely to be festivities on the area and off the industry that you will want to be a part of. It all starts off at 8 o’clock,” Ford explained.
“I know we like to tailgate as a town, and the Tampa enthusiast foundation is next to none. But come into Raymond James Stadium, get your seat, and there’s likely to be some truly enjoyable shows on the industry pregame.”
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