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Buccaneers Introducing Fan-Based Social Media App At Stadium

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 28 / 16

The app will allow fans who appear on the stadium's videoboards to receive clips on their smartphones and share them on social media for the first time ever.

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