Rich Knoles

RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM

September 17, 2015
By  USF

Raymond James Stadium has been the Bulls' home since 1998. Also the home of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the annual Outback Bowl, the stadium is known across the country for the 103-foot long authentic replica of an early 1800's pirate shipt in the north end zone and its endzone pavilions shaded by palm trees that blow in the gulf breezes.

In 2016, the stadium underwent the first phase of a $100 million renovation that began with the installation of massive, high-definition endzone video boards, ribbon boards and four tower boards that give the stadium the third-most digital video display area in the NFL. The new visuals were accompanied by a state-of-the-art sound system and other fan enhancements on the concourse that make Raymond James Stadium one of the premier stadiums in the nation.

The stadium will host the 2017 College Football National Championship game.

The stadium has hosted two Super Bowls, including Super Bowl XXXV in 2001, which pitted the Ravens vs. the Giants, and Super Bowl XLIII in 2009 between the Steelers and Cardinals.

On Oct. 9, 2009, U2's 360 Tour drew the largest stadium crowd ever with 72,000 in attendance.

53,170

USF averaged a season record 53,170 fans per game in Raymond James Stadium during the 2007 as the Bulls rost to No. 2 in the national rankings.

69,383

A USF record crowd packed Raymond James Stadium for the Bulls' showdown with No. 4 Florida State in 2012.

67,012

A huge crowd watched the Bulls knock off No. 5-ranked West Virginia in Raymond James Stadium in 2007.

40,405

USF's averaged attendance in 69 home games since 2005.

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