TAMPA, FL (Tampa Bay Buccaneers Communications) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today released the details regarding the team's planned festivities to celebrate the 2013 NFL Draft.
The Official Draft Party presented by Miller Lite is free and open to the public. The event will take place at Raymond James Stadium on Thursday, April 25, affording fans a chance to gather and watch the draft's first round.
"The NFL Draft is one of the most compelling periods of the offseason, and we're looking forward to bringing our fans together to share their enthusiasm and excitement," said Buccaneers Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford. "There will be some special privileges for our Season Pass Members, as well as activities and discounted concessions for everyone in attendance. We are thrilled to partner with Miller Lite to provide Bucs fans with a taste of football through the NFL Draft."
With the draft beginning at 8 p.m. ET, the doors for the Buccaneers' event will open at 6 p.m. ET. Public parking will be provided in Lot 5, Lot 6, Lot 6D and Lot 7. The lots will open at 4:30 p.m. ET and parking is offered at no charge.
In addition to extensive coverage provided both on Buccaneers.com and by 620 WDAE, which will be broadcasting live from Raymond James Stadium, fans attending the draft party can look forward to autograph sessions with Buccaneers alumni and cheerleaders, chances to win autographed Buccaneers merchandise at the Miller Lite tent, and discounted food and beverages. For those 21 and over, there will also be premium beer sampling provided by Miller.
A live Twitter feed will be broadcast on video walls, and fans can join in to share their thoughts and photos by using hashtags #itsabucsdraft and #itsabucslife.
Buccaneers Season Pass Members will enjoy further benefits during the evening, including early access, complimentary food and beverages, access to the both the Pirate Ship and the field, and special member gifts and drawings. Fans interested in becoming Season Pass Members may contact a Buccaneers representative today by calling 866-582-BUCS (2827) or by visiting Buccaneers.com. Attendees may also talk to representatives and purchase passes during the Official Draft Party.
For any unable to attend the party in person, the Buccaneers will provide plenty of digital opportunities for connection. From the content on Buccaneers.com to the team's official Facebook page, Twitter feed and Instagram account, Buccaneers fans across the world will be able to follow the night's events.
WHAT: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Official Draft Party presented by Miller Lite
WHEN: Thursday, April 25, 2013
WHERE: Raymond James Stadium - East Club and South End Zone
TIMES: Parking opens at 4:30 p.m. ET (Lots 5, 6, 6D and 7), doors open at 6 p.m. ET