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Bucs invite fans to stadium for May 8 draft party


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will once again throw open the doors to Raymond James Stadium and invite fans to watch the first round of the NFL draft.

The team announced details Thursday for its free 2014 Official Draft Party, scheduled for 6 p.m. May 8. The first round of the draft begins at 8 p.m.

Parking will also be free, with lots opening at 4:30 p.m. Fans are asked to enter through Gate C, on the stadium’s south side.

The party will offer discounted food and beverages, team merchandise, youth activities and a “live reveal” of the upcoming season’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders.

Season pass members will enjoy further benefits, including premium parking, early access, complimentary food and beverages, access to the pirate ship and field, and special member seating.

Fans interested in becoming season pass members may contact a Bucs representative by calling, toll free, (866) 582-BUCS (2827) or online at Attendees may also talk to representatives and purchase season passes during the draft party.