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Welcome the team home tonight

By Times staff
© St. Petersburg Times
published January 27, 2003

The welcome home party for the Bucs will be tonight at Raymond James Stadium.

At 7 p.m., the Tampa Sports Authority will open gates B and C. The team is expected to enter the stadium about 9: 30 p.m.

At 7: 30 p.m., Himes Avenue will be closed to traffic from Tampa Bay Boulevard to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is free and available from 6 p.m. in Lots 1 and 2 (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard), Lots 6D and 6 (Himes Avenue), Lot C for disabled parking (off Tom McEwen Boulevard), Lot 9 (Dale Mabry Highway) and in the Tampa Bay Center lots.

No alcohol will be sold at the event or allowed inside. Not allowed in the stadium:

-- Buccaneer battle flags on a stick.

-- Purses or bags larger than 6 by 8 inches, or backpacks or binocular/camera cases.

-- Items that could be used as projectiles or missiles, including weapons or fireworks.

-- Coolers, food, drinks, cans, bottles or glass.

-- Seat cushions.

-- Strollers or diaper bags larger than 8 by 9 inches.

-- Horns.

-- Umbrellas.

-- Chucky dolls.

For this event only, fans are allowed to bring video cameras -- without the cases.


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