Crews start renovations at Raymond James Stadium

- The touchdowns, the tackles, and all the big-time plays that deserve a second look may soon be a lot easier for the crowd to see at Raymond James Stadium.

Sunday, crews removed some of the last pieces from the jumbotron.

It’s part of a nearly $100 million deal in renovations to Raymond James Stadium.

As part of the agreement, the Bucs would pay a minimum of $58-million towards the improvements, while $29-million will come from taxpayer money out of the county's tourist tax, which must be spent on sports facilities or promoting tourism.

The renovation would include two new end zone video boards that are more than four times the size of the current ones, as well as video boards on each of the four corners of the stadium. It would also include a new sound system, new concessions and a new concourse. These renovations would be completed in time for the Buccaneers' 2016 season.

A second phase of renovations would include renovations of the club lounges, expansions of the general concourses, a team store and other fan enhancements. This phase is expected to be completed for the Bucs' 2017 season.

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