Public Information Officer
Tampa Sports Authority
September 10, 2011…Tampa, FL…Due to a new league-wide security measure initiative, Raymond James Stadium will join other National Football League stadiums in expanding the customary pat-downs to include the knee to ankle area. All fans may be subjected to this modified pat-down.
The knee-to-ankle area will be added to the current pat-down procedure which entails an unobtrusive head-to-waist inspection for persons of all ages. Pat-downs will be done expeditiously by highly trained individuals of the same gender, done with the back of the hand; women will search women and men will search men. Fans that refuse pat-downs will not be admitted into Raymond James Stadium.
Fans who tender a ticket and consent to such searches, waive any related claim against the stadium landlord, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the NFL and their respective agents.
Stadium gates open 90 minutes prior to Sunday’s 1:00 p.m. kickoff against the Detroit Lions. We ask that fans please arrive early to give themselves plenty of time to enter the stadium.