The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a professional American football team based in Tampa, Florida. The Buccaneers compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference South division. The club joined the NFL in 1976 as an expansion team, along with the Seattle Seahawks and played its first season in the American Football Conference West division before switching conferences with the Seahawks the following season, becoming a member of the NFC Central division. During the 2002 league realignment, the Buccaneers joined three former NFC West teams to form the NFC South. The club is owned by the Glazer family, and plays its home games at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
The Buccaneers are the first post-merger expansion team to win a division championship, a playoff game, and to host and play in a conference championship game; all three accomplishments occurring during the 1979 season. They are also the first team since the merger to complete a winning season when starting 10 or more rookies, doing so in the 2010 season. In 1976 and 1977 the Buccaneers lost their first 26 games.
Raymond James Stadium