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900 workers impacted after Buccaneers end contract with concessionaire

Posted at 8:26 AM, Jan 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-04 08:30:42-05

TAMPA, Fla. — 900 jobs will be impacted because of some major changes at Raymond James Stadium.

Their concessionaire, Aramark, announced this week that the Bucs did not renew their contract at Ramond James which means a new vendor will take its place.

Aramark, the food, beverage, and retail vendor at RayJay told the state this week that they will lay-off 919 employees on February 28.

This news comes a month after ESPN rankings of health violations at sports stadiums ranked Raymond James 70 out of 107.


We reached out to Aramark who tells us this is not about job losses because typically the employees will be rehired by the new vendor who comes in.

David Freireich, Corporate Communications for Aramark, gave us this statement:

We have enjoyed serving the stadium and are particularly grateful for our employees’ dedication and outstanding service

The Bucs have not announced who the new vendor will be or how this will affect food at the stadium. They are expected to give details soon about the new vendor who will start on March 1.