Joel Glazer is part of the Glazer family, who control First Allied Corporation and the Zapata Corporation, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL, and England's Manchester United Football Club. The family is based in Florida.
Early life and education
Glazer was born to a Jewish family, the son of Linda and Malcolm Glazer, American businessman and billionaire. Glazer received a degree in interdisciplinary studies from American University in Washington, D.C., and is currently the joint Chairman of the Manchester United board with his brother Avram. Joel and Avram were appointed by their father, Malcolm Glazer.
During the 2002 off-season, Joel worked with brothers Edward and Bryan, in hiring one of the rising coaching stars in the NFL in Jon Gruden. Glazer and his family showed their commitment to building a championship team for the Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg community with the hiring of Gruden, who became the youngest head coach in NFL history to win a Super Bowl. Gruden was also the first non-rookie head coach in the history of the NFL to lead his team to the Super Bowl in his first season with a new team.
Glazer has helped to lead the design for the future cornerstone of the franchise, a new 145,000-square-foot (13,500 m2) state-of-the-art training facility, promising a "world-class facility" that will be the finest in the National Football League. The spectacular and innovative facility, which opened in time for the 2006 NFL season, was built on the former Tampa Bay Center mall site across the street from Raymond James Stadium. The signature of the new facility will be its entrance, which features the world’s largest football statue that towers nearly five stories tall. Since the team’s inception in 1976, Tampa Bay has been based for the last 30 seasons at One Buccaneer Place, a training facility located near the Tampa International Airport.
- The Guardian: "The Guardian profile: Malcolm Glazer" by Nils Pratley February 10, 2005
- Tampa Bay Times: "The owner, the enigma" By SCOTT BARANCIK and DAMIAN CRISTODERO December 26, 2004
- "Joel Glazer biography". Glazer Family Foundation. Retrieved July 4, 2012.
- "One Buc Palace". St. Petersberg Times. Retrieved April 4, 2007.
Sir Roy Gardner
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with Avram Glazer (2005–)