TAMPA, FL (via Tampa bay Buccaneers Communications) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today released details regarding the festivities the team has planned to celebrate the 2014 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, May 8, and gives fans a chance to gather together and watch the draft’s first round unfold. 

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 the lots south of the stadium and is free of charge. The lots will open at 4:30 p.m. ET and fans should enter through Gate C.

In addition to extensive coverage provided both on Buccaneers.com and by 620 WDAE, which will be broadcasting live from Raymond James Stadium, the Buccaneers’ draft party will offer many other opportunities for fans, such as discounted food and beverages, all-new Buccaneers merchandise, and a live reveal of the selections for the 2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders.

Buccaneers Season Pass Members will enjoy further benefits during the evening, including premium parking, early access, complimentary food and beverages, access to both the Pirate Ship and the field, and special member seating. 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 season memberships during the Official Draft Party.

For fans unable to attend the party in person, the Buccaneers will provide plenty of digital ways to stay connected. Live coverage will be available on Buccaneers.com throughout the event, as well discussion and updates on the team’s official Facebook page, Twitter feeds - @TBBuccaneers and @THECaptainFear – and Instagram account. 

WHAT: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Official Draft Party presented by Miller Lite
WHEN: Thursday, May 8, 2014
WHERE: Raymond James Stadium – East Club and South End Zone, enter through Gate C
TIMES: Parking opens at 4:30 p.m. ET (Lots south of the stadium), doors open at 6 p.m. ET