Buccaneers Unveil New Name For Practice Facility, Headquarters

The address is still One Buc Place, but the name is the AdventHealth Training Center

In front of a crowd of VIPs and media personnel, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Monday that their headquarters and practice facility have been named the AdventHealth Training Center. Owner and Co-Chairman Bryan Glazer made the announcement alongside Mike Schultz, CEO of Florida Hospital West Florida Division Adventist Health System.

The event began with a drumline, as well as a helicopter flyover. Buccaneers team reporter Casey Phillips emceed the event, as those in attendance used fans placed on each of their chairs to keep cool in the midday sun.

“We have grown this partnership over the last six years,” said Glazer during the announcement, “and we now look forward to another decade together.” The full details of AdventHealth acquiring the naming rights to the facility have not been disclosed, but the company has been a longtime partner of the Buccaneers under its outgoing name of Florida Hospital.

Schultz said at the unveiling that “this is more than a name change for Florida Hospital, it’s more than a name change for a training center. It’s an introduction to a different kind of healthcare.” Florida Hospital will soon change its name to AdventHealth, a change that is coming as part of a transformation of the healthcare company.

“One Buc Place has always been our address,” said Glazer in reference to the name the facility has been known by for years. “We’ve never really had an official name for the building, but now we do.”

The facility itself has been undergoing some changes. A new indoor practice facility has allowed the Buccaneers to practice regardless of weather conditions, a necessity in Florida’s summer months when thunderstorms can come in from seemingly nowhere.

In true Buccaneers fashion, the team set up their famous pirate ship outside the facility and, on the prompting of longtime voice of the Bucs Gene Deckerhoff, fired the cannons in celebration as the name was unveiled.

“This is just the beginning,” Glazer said at the end of his statement. “The future is bright for both organizations, and together we’re excited for what is to come.”

Tim Williams has been covering sports since his days as a student at Northeastern University covering events such as the Beanpot. In the thirteen years since, he has covered college hockey, the NFL, Major League Baseball, the PGA Tour, and the National Hockey League. A native of the Tampa Bay area, Tim has returned home after living much of his life in the northeast, including sixteen years in the Boston area. These days the Managing Editor of Sports Talk Florida can be found on Florida's golf courses when he's not working.