The Tom Brady Effect! Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut stadium capacity by 3,600 for first season without NFL’s best quarterback on roster
- Tom Brady retired from football in February after 23 seasons in the NFL
- And the Bucs are now back to their original stadium capacity.
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Tom Brady is no longer in Tampa Bay, and neither is the 3,600 temporary seats the Bucs added for their final season.
Prior to Brady’s senior year in the NFL, Tampa Bay installed the ‘Krewe’s Nest’ for additional end zone seating at the south end of their stadium, bringing the capacity of Raymond James Stadium to nearly 70,000.
But with Brady gone, so are the extra seats, as pointed out by the pewter report.
With the change, the stadium has gone from a larger capacity of 69,218 to its original mark of 65,618.
The Bucs installed additional end zone seating on the south end of their stadium last season.
Tom Brady’s team struggled in his final season, going 8-9 before crashing out of the playoffs in round 1.
“The addition of The Krewe’s Nest this season will play a huge role in helping us create an unmatched atmosphere for games at Raymond James Stadium,” Buccaneers COO Brian Ford said. saying of the additional seats last year.
“We’re always focused on finding ways to create the best game day experiences for our members and this is another example of that.”
The Bucs would go on to struggle in Brady’s final season, as they went 8-9 and lost in the first round of the playoffs.
Without Brady, Baker Mayfield and Kyle Trask are vying to be his successor.
Mayfield passed for 63 yards and a touchdown in Friday’s preseason matchup against the Steelers, while Trask had 99 yards and an interception.
Brady, meanwhile, is enjoying the retired life as he relished Birmingham City’s win on Saturday.
The seven-time Super Bowl winner announced that he had invested in the club earlier this month.