NEWS: Buccaneers debut new food offerings at Raymond James Stadium for 2019 season

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Buccaneers revealed new offerings at Raymond James Stadium today for the 2019 football season.

Buccaneers COO, Brian Ford, shared, “This season, we are excited to bring world-class partners like Legends and Fanatics, as well as homegrown companies PDQ and RumFish Grill, to Raymond James Stadium. Through these partnerships, we are providing the finest products and service to our fans. We are also proud to welcome superstar Tim McGraw this Sunday to provide our guests a great show before we officially kick off this special 100th season of NFL football against the 49ers.”


PDQ will have a crispy chicken sandwich available for hungry visitors as well as serving as the official chicken tender of the Buccaneers.

The Buccaneers have a new and exclusive hospitality rights partner, Legends, which will manage the team’s concessions and restaurant dining. Legends Senior Executive Chef Jason Choate will add new items around the concessions menus including Pizza Box Nachos, Ropa Vieja (shredded beef) Grilled Cheese and Veggie Cuban sandwiches.

RumFish Grill will offer Mahi Tacos, Bucs Burger, Firecracker Shrimp, and Big Wave Fries.

Ropa Vieja Grilled Cheese by Rob-Harris-7893

Ropa Vieja Grilled Cheese made with locally sourced Cuban bread, sharp cheddar cheese, house-braised ropa vieja, peppers, and onions. Available at Ybor Press locations.


Land & Sea Burger features a custom, all-beef burger blend with chuck, short-rib, and brisket, grilled and topped with slaw, crispy shrimp, and cannonball sauce. Available at Land & Sea locations as well as Bar 76.


Fans of meatless burgers can enjoy the Beyond Burger at the Bay Burger stand located at Section 118.

Local Chef Showcase will return to the stadium this Sunday with Chef Gino Tiozzo of Donatello Italian Restaurant this Sunday, September 8th.

Single-game tickets for the 2019 season start at $ 45 and are on sale at and

Photos used with permission from Buccaneers.


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September 5, 2019 |

Tis the Season to Shop

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  The 13th Annual Junior League of Tampa’s Holiday Gift Market   click on images to enlarge or view as a slideshow   The holiday shopping season is upon us! One Tampa Bay volunteer organization is offering a one-stop shopping […]
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November 12, 2016 |

Taking a closer look at 9 hurricane season myths

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Although we’ve already used the names Alex and Bonnie this year, today is the official start of hurricane season.

Here at Bay News 9, we will spend the next six months bringing you our Tropical Update at :49 minutes past the hour, with our Weather on the Nines forecast, and more frequently when something develops.  
Hopefully you are completing your hurricane preparations now. If you haven’t done so already, check out this previous blog:
We hear a lot of myths and bad information during hurricane season. Let’s get those out of the way so you have the correct information on the best ways to be prepared this year and what to do if a hurricane threatens our area.
MYTH #1: If you’re ordered to evacuate, drive as far away as possible.
REALITY: You might not have to drive far from your home to get away from the dangers of storm surge. How many times have you heard someone say “If I have to evacuate, I’m driving to Georgia!”  Instead, ask family or friends who are not in an evacuation zone if you can stay with them. They might be only 10 or 20 miles away from your house. Remember, traffic will be a nightmare and you don’t want to spend all your time in bumper-to-bumper traffic driving hundreds of miles to another state when there is a much closer option.

MYTH #2: I will go to a shelter and everything will be taken care of for me.

REALITY: A shelter is not a hotel. You are not ordering room service with comfy pillows and your own bathroom. You will be in a small space with a lot of people. You will have no privacy. You probably won’t be able to bring your pet. And if you have special needs, register ahead of time. Bottom line, be thankful shelters are available but make them your last resort.

MYTH #3:
  Tape your windows to prevent them from breaking in a storm.

REALITY: This won’t work. If something hits a window during a hurricane, tape will not prevent the window from breaking. Don’t waste your time with tape, put up plywood or get hurricane shutters.

MYTH #4:
Crack open your windows to equalize pressure in the home.

REALITY: Opening your windows will allow rain and wind into your home (this is what you are trying to avoid)! Flying debris hitting your windows is what causes them to break.

MYTH #5:
I have property insurance, so my house is covered.

REALITY: When was the last time you looked at your insurance policy? Do you know your coverage and your deductible? Most homeowners insurance policies do not cover flooding, which can be a major problem during a storm. You must purchase separate flood insurance. If you need more coverage, most policies need 30 days to go into effect so take care of this now.

MYTH #6:
Tropical storms and Category 1 hurricanes are no big deal.

REALITY: Every storm is different. Some hurricanes have very strong winds, some bring major flooding, some produce both. Tropical storms can be just as dangerous as some hurricanes. Remember Tropical Storm Debby? It brought massive flooding to parts of Pasco County in June of 2012. Debby dumped 10 to more than 20 inches of rain in parts of Florida while it moved very slowly in the Gulf of Mexico for days. Eight people died because of Tropical Storm Debby. Bottom line, don’t wait until it’s a Category 2 or 3 hurricane before you take it seriously. Be prepared and ready to take action for any hurricane or tropical storm that threatens our area.

MYTH #7:
If I’m not near the coast, I’ll be safe.

REALITY: While hurricane evacuations are ordered because of storm surge, inland areas also have big risks during a hurricane.  Wind damage, tornadoes, and flooding are all big threats to people living away from the water.  In 2004, Hurricane Charley made landfall in Southwest Florida then moved across Polk County and the Orlando area and it was still a hurricane when it moved off the east coast near Daytona Beach!  There was a lot of damage and rebuilding in those areas for a long time.

MYTH #8:
Higher floors in apartments and condominiums are safe in a storm.

REALITY: Wind speed increases with height. Those higher wind speeds could blow out windows and also create a dangerous situation to areas surrounding those buildings. Also, if the area around you floods, it makes any rescue attempts very dangerous. If you need to evacuate, get out, not up.

MYTH #9:
  Mobile homes with tie-downs are safe in a hurricane.

REALITY: Mobile home communities, which are numerous in Florida, are especially vulnerable during hurricanes. That’s why mobile home residents can be evacuated regardless of their evacuation level. While in some situations tie-downs or straps can prevent your mobile home from coming loose, they are never a safe place to ride out a hurricane. So if you are ordered to evacuate, it’s best to do so.

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June 1, 2016 |

State utilities present 2016 hurricane season readiness plans

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It’s been more than a decade since a series of major hurricanes battered Florida’s electrical grid. Despite all that time passed, many state utility customers are still paying a monthly surcharge to cover the losses.

Such surcharges might be unavoidable in the wake of hurricanes that leave multi-billion dollar losses in their wake.

However, utilities companies have been called upon by the state’s Public Service Commission to show how future losses might be avoided by creating storm readiness plans.

Utility executives told state regulators Wednesday at a commission hearting they’re confident their companies’ equipment and personnel are capable of handling virtually anything the 2016 hurricane season throws Florida’s way.

"The network of support and cooperation between utilities nationally is much stronger today than it was back then, in those ’04 and ’05 years," said Duke Energy Director of Power Quality and Reliability Jason Cutliffe. "And so, we all learned from sending our folks out of state."

The plans include fortifying power poles and eliminating trees that pose a threat to power lines and transformers. The plans also refer to implementing best practices developed over the past ten years.

Bay News 9 – local-news

March 30, 2016 |

10 Tips for the Holiday Season

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Simple Ways to Save Time and Enjoy the Holidays

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(BPT)   It may be the most wonderful time of year in the Bay area, but at times, it can also feel like the most stressful. This holiday season, take a fresh approach to your “to-do’s list” to save time and energy so you can be merry and bright. These 10 tips and tricks will help you relax, unwind and enjoy all the best parts of the holidays.


Wrap while shopping

It’s a given that shopping early avoids the last-minute frenzy, but you can save even more time and stress by getting gifts wrapped while out and about. Many stores in the Tampa Bay area offer gift wrap services, all you need to do is ask.


Streamline holiday cards

Sending cards is a holiday tradition, but it shouldn’t cause unneeded stress. No need to worry about a dated address book — an easy trick is to cut return address labels from each card you receive and place in an envelope. Now it’s easy to send cards to loved ones and update your address book without hassle.


Use baking hacks

Using premade foods is one of the simplest (yet yummy) ways to create holiday bakery delights. Check out for simple, amazing recipes like Entenmann’s Dreamy Chocolate Bars that feature crumbled Rich Frosted Donuts as the secret ingredient. While you’re baking, double the batch to have an extra on hand for a hostess gift.


Go tech free

Smartphones ringing, emails beeping, texts buzzing — technology is time consuming. Avoid feeling overwhelmed by designating tech-free times for your family each day. Use this time (1-2 hours) to relax and focus on each other, perhaps with a hot cup of cocoa — the emails and messages will still be there later.


Schedule a salon visit

With a long holiday to-do list, it’s hard to find time for you. That’s why treating yourself to a haircut or manicure can do wonders for your holiday spirit. Plus, you’ll look and feel fantastic when you attend all those festive get-togethers.


Opt for an open  house

Having a holiday gathering adds to the season’s merriment, but where will everyone fit and how will you feed them? Instead of a formal dinner, opt for an open house with hors d’oeuvres. You’ll have less work and more time to spend with love ones as they come and go.


Embrace holiday breakfasts

Start every day off right by enjoying a delicious breakfast with your family. No need to spend hours in the kitchen cooking; instead include iconic breakfast classics that you and the kids love. For example, scrumptious Entenmann’s Donuts are undeniable when paired with fresh fruit for a quick breakfast delight. Find more breakfast inspiration at







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