Owner / Co-Chairman at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Entering his 26th season with Tampa Bay in 2020, Owner/Co-Chairman Edward Glazer oversees many aspects of the team's day-to-day business operations. Recognizing that the fans are of the utmost importance to the team's success, Glazer sets the tone for Tampa Bay's commitment to its fan base and the experiences created exclusively for Buccaneers Season Pass Members. Glazer introduced the NFL's first 12-month interest-free payment plan. Under his guidance, the Buccaneers have earned the No. 1 ranking in overall customer satisfaction among all 32 NFL clubs an unprecedented six times in the past eight seasons. Glazer's dedication to both the fans and the team's success could be seen in the 2020 offseason. The team made one of the most prominent free-agent signings in NFL history with the acquisition of quarterback Tom Brady. A six-time Super Bowl champion, four-time Super Bowl MVP and three-time NFL MVP, Brady has one of the most distinguished careers in league history. During his 20 seasons, Brady has totaled 219 regular-season victories and 30 playoff wins, each the most by a quarterback in NFL history. Glazer led the design and launch of the Buccaneers new uniforms, which were unveiled in May. The new look, which features the distinctive style that defined the franchise's most successful era and an all-new pewter look, was inspired by feedback from extensive research of the team's fans. With a focus on continually improving the gameday experience for Buccaneers fans, Glazer was instrumental in the recent $160 million, multi-phase renovation of Raymond James Stadium. Glazer's fan-centric approach to enhancing the in-stadium experience has also featured many technology-based improvements as part of the renovation project. As a result, the Buccaneers in-stadium technology experience was voted #1 in the NFL by season pass members in 2017 and 2018 while earning the No. 2 spot in 2019. The multi-phase project included the renovation of all main level concession stands along with a variety of technological improvements that featured the installation of over 31,000 square feet of new, state-of-the-art HD video boards, all new ribbon boards, four HD tower video displays in each corner of the stadium and an all-new surround sound system. Additionally, the team completed a comprehensive transformation of all premium areas that included the redesign of all luxury suites, the introduction of two all-inclusive Hall of Fame Clubs and a completely reimagined West Stadium Club. The most recent additions included an all-new 10,000-square-foot retail store, expansion of the Mercedes Hall of Fame Club, a new home team locker room, a redesigned Hyundai Club, and the debut of Bar 76 – a 10,000-square-foot, full-service premium sports bar. In addition to the stadium renovations, the Glazer family constructed the state-of-the-art indoor practice facility at the team's headquarters. The 100,000 square-foot facility features more than 3,000 seats for fans to enjoy training camp practices and special events. Under the Glazers, the Buccaneers have enjoyed their most successful stretch as a franchise, including seven playoff appearances and four division championships – in addition to winning Super Bowl XXXVII, with a 48-21 victory over the Oakland Raiders in San Diego on January 26, 2003. Prior to the 2019 season, Glazer was part of the process that landed two-time Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year Bruce Arians in Tampa Bay. He first earned Coach of the Year honors in 2012 as the interim head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. The following year, Arians was hired as the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, where he led the team to three consecutive double-digit win seasons on the way to becoming the franchise's winningest coach with a 49-30-1 record. Away from the football field, the Glazer family has provided Tampa Bay area residents with millions of dollars in funding for programs, tickets, grants, and in-kind contributions. To that end, the Glazer Children's Museum opened in downtown Tampa to rave reviews, earning recognition by Women's Day Magazine and the LA Times as one of the Top 10 children's museums in the country. During the spring of 2020, as part of an effort to assist the Tampa Bay region during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Glazer family provided 5 million meals through a donation to Feeding Tampa Bay. The Glazers also pledged $100,000 to the One Tampa: Relief Now, Rise Together Fund, and another $100,000 to the City of St. Petersburg's Fighting Chance Fund. Glazer and his wife, Shari, are committed to providing aid and support to many philanthropic causes thru the Edward and Shari Glazer Charitable Trust. The Trust supports many causes including, but not limited to, the Elton John AIDS Foundation, the Braille Institute, the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), and the Glazer "B.F.F. Bear Program" which gives away thousands of free teddy bears annually to pediatric patients at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, the UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Los Angeles. In addition to the Buccaneers, Glazer serves on the board of the family-owned Manchester United Soccer Club – the world's most popular sports team with over 660 million fans worldwide. Manchester United has won twenty English titles and has played in five Champions League final matches, winning three times. In addition, Manchester United is a 12-time winner of the FA Cup. Glazer is also the founder and CEO of US Property Trust and US Auto Trust, which owns real estate holdings and auto dealerships throughout the United States. A proud Ithaca College alumnus, Glazer opened the Edward and Shari Glazer Arena on the school's campus. Shari and Ed have three daughters.
Owner / Co-Chairman