Tampa Bay first welcomed the National Football League in 1976 as the Buccaneers became the league’s 27th franchise. The organization has become one of the most successful and revered franchises both on and off the playing field. In the Tampa region, the Buccaneers maintain a strong presence in a competitive sports and entertainment landscape, playing to an avid fan base and strong corporate support within the community.
Raymond James Stadium, opened in 1998, is home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, University of South Florida Football, Outback Bowl, Monster Jam and many other special events. Members of the NFL Players Association have consistently rated Raymond James Stadium’s field as the best in the league and league insiders refer to the stadium as the “crown jewel” of the NFL. Following the completion of the initial phase of a $140-plus million multi-phase renovation in 2016, Raymond James Stadium now boasts the most technologically advanced HD video system in use today.
In the community, the Glazer Family Foundation, established in 1999, is dedicated to assisting charitable and educational causes in the West Central Florida region. The Foundation aids established not-for-profit organizations that work with youth and families to help identify and create programs that support positive social and economic development within local communities. Through a $5 million donation, GFF helped established the Children’s Museum in Tampa which opened in the spring of 2010. Read More
Founded in 1966 by Joe Robbie, the Miami Dolphins began play as an expansion team, and has since become a truly iconic NFL franchise. Located in Miami, one of the most vibrant and multi- cultural cities in the country, the Dolphins enjoy a far-reaching, global fan following. Now in their 50th season, the Dolphins are poised for exceptional success, opening the historic season with a game in London this fall.
In 1972, the Dolphins completed the NFL’s first and only perfect season culminating in a Super Bowl win, winning all 14 regular season games, two playoff games and Super Bowl VII. The team also won Super Bowl VIII, becoming the first team to appear in three consecutive Super Bowls, and the second team to win back-to-back championships. Over the past five decades the Dolphins roster has been filled with legendary Hall of Famers such as Head Coach Don Shula, Dan Marino, Larry Csonka, and Bob Griese.
In February 2008, the Chairman of the Related Companies, Stephen Ross, acquired the NFL franchise, the Stadium, and surrounding land from Wayne Huizenga. Mr. Ross envisions the stadium, which is undergoing a $400M renovation, as playing a larger role in South Florida sports, entertainment, experiential marketing, and hospitality. As a longtime resident of South Florida, Mr. Ross is committed to the continued enhancement of the stadium and the team for the benefit of all South Floridians. Read More
At Experience, we exist to ensure that fans have an incredible time at live events. Our fan engagement platform is in use at over 300+ sports and music live event partners around the world and allows fans to personalize their live event experience from their mobile device.
As the business grew and we started working with more sports and entertainment organizations, we signed strategic partnerships with the pillars in live entertainment, like the NFL, Ticketmaster and Live Nation, MLBAM and tickets.com, FELD Entertainment, Spectra, and Veritix. We reimagined how fans could attend events through subscription access and simplified last-minute ticket purchases. We’ve developed the only season ticket technology that adapts to your fan’s life.
Our momentum continued as we were acquired by Cox Enterprises in 2014, giving us the stability and financial security to focus all of our energy on building technology for the future of live event personalization. Read More