Summer is approaching the finish line and post-season baseball is around the corner. All of these signs point to one thing: Football is back! The wait is over. NFL football kicked off last week and the fans were ready.

The Tampa area settles in to football season at Raymond James Stadium where fans watch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers battle it out. Raymond James Stadium itself is an experience and just a short drive from the GlenLakes community.

The stadium’s pirate ship, permanently harbored in Buccaneer Cove, is something not to miss. Made by the same company that produces props for Walt Disney World, the pirate ship comes to life after the Buccaneers score a field goal or touchdown. Its loud cannons fire seven times to signal a touchdown and three to announce a field goal.

The visuals are impressive, as well. Operated by more than 30 technicians at Raymond James Stadium, BucVision allowed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to become the first professional team in any sport to show images through high-definition television. The main attraction of BucVision is the size of the two videoboards, each measuring 24 feet tall by 92 feet wide, which is significantly larger than conventional NFL scoring systems. So you can watch Jameis Winston feel the pressure of the San Francisco 49ers defense up close and personal this week.

With GlenLakes a mere short drive away, it might be time to grab your friends and take in a game or two. GlenLakes residents also have the opportunity to catch professional hockey and baseball with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Tampa Bay Rays. There are many advantages to living so close to the action. Click here for information on building or buying a home in the beautiful GlenLakes Country Club.