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« : November 23, 2011, 01:42:47 PM »

BUCCANEERS ANNOUNCE 2012 SEASON TICKET PRICING:

    OVERHAULED 2012 SEASON TICKET PRICES WITH NEARLY 80% OF GENERAL ADMISSION SEATS REDUCED
    FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR WITH NO PRICE INCREASES
    NEW MEMBER BENEFITS

Understanding fans’ desire for enhanced value, the Buccaneers today announced a new 2012 season ticket benefits program and price structure designed to provide options at a greater variety of price points. In addition, prices for nearly 80% of general admission seats will be reduced and this will be the fourth consecutive year without price increases. These and other improvements came from extensive fan feedback welcomed over the past year.

“Listening to our fans, the overwhelming recommendation they made is more value and more options between the most affordable seats and the most exclusive,” said Buccaneers Co-Chairman Ed Glazer. “For 2012, we specifically sought to make lower-level seats more accessible to a greater number of people, while also giving more fans than ever the chance to become season pass members through a completely overhauled pricing system intended to offer something for everyone.”

    Bucs fans becoming season pass members can realize savings of up to 45% off the prices they would pay for individual games. For instance, a family of four can buy season passes on the 50-yard line in the upper deck (Section 310)  and save nearly $1,500 versus individual game pricing*.
    The new season pass packages include, not only lower prices for close to 80% of general admission seating, but also a larger selection of pricing options throughout the stadium. And for the fourth consecutive year, there will be no price increases.
    Many of the popular $35-season tickets will now be just $30 per game, and the previously $17.50-youth tickets for fans 16 and under will drop to just $15 per game. A family of four would pay only $90 per game if they choose to sit in the most affordable seats.
    Season passes in the lower level will also be considerably more affordable. For example, 100-level end zone tickets have gone from $89 to $75 per game. With the new prices, a family of four seeking to sit in the lower level would save $560 from last year’s season pass prices.
    The benefit program will include a service team dedicated to maximizing members’ game-day and year-round experiences. The program will also include additions to each member ticket package, such as a player meet & greet, as well as technological enhancements like exclusive smart device apps for members only and free game-day Wi-Fi access. And stadium club members will enjoy additional exclusive events throughout the year, featuring players, coaches, and team executives.
    One of the goals leading into the 2012 season has been to bring enhanced value to season pass packages. In addition to the season pass discount from individual game prices, members can look forward to saving in other areas. In 2012, those discounts will improve to 15% off all in-stadium food, beverage** and merchandise concessions (versus 10% in 2011) and members will also be able to apply that 15% savings to online purchases at the Buccaneers.com team store.
    The Buccaneers will also continue to offer the popular, interest-free 10-month payment plan option.


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« #1 : November 23, 2011, 01:43:48 PM »

Prices should be the same value of the product we see on the field.





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« #2 : November 23, 2011, 02:08:35 PM »

Cheap Glazers....always nickel and dimeing us. Its clearly all about how much money they can siphon out of the Bucs.



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« #3 : November 23, 2011, 03:04:11 PM »

I just got the same e-mail. They titled it "Buccaneers Overhaul Ticket Prices".....they're about 3 season's too late. I think the damage is done and they've lost a lot of their potential ticket buyers.  Guess the sea of open red seats really did get the Glazerhouser's attention.

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« #4 : November 23, 2011, 03:44:27 PM »

I just got the same e-mail. They titled it "Buccaneers Overhaul Ticket Prices".....they're about 3 season's too late. I think the damage is done and they've lost a lot of their potential ticket buyers.  Guess the sea of open red seats really did get the Glazerhouser's attention.

Exactly.  Raise price 35% one year just to cut them 20% a few years later.  So it's still a 15% increase from where they were at the end of 2007 when the economy was booming.   They need to cut prices to below 2007 level.


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« #5 : November 23, 2011, 03:50:22 PM »

They might get a few fence-sitters like myself.  They might sell out a couple of more games.  $30 is definitely a good deal, imo - to get into the stadium then move wherever they don't monitor tickets (ie no ushers).

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« #6 : November 23, 2011, 04:23:02 PM »

So you are dropping your club seats and buying the cheapo $30 seats instead?


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« #7 : November 23, 2011, 04:34:21 PM »

Maybe/probably.  Then I won't feel as bad if I decide to ditch the games altogether and dump the tickets - like if/when they sell out.  The games just don't have the same novelty/excitement as they did in the 1980s at the Sombrerro.  Hassle w/ going to games and the Sept/Oct heat is a factor as well.

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« #8 : November 23, 2011, 04:35:13 PM »

I agree that the games were more fun at the sombrero.


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« #9 : November 23, 2011, 04:44:17 PM »

Cheap Glazers....always nickel and dimeing us. Its clearly all about how much money they can siphon out of the Bucs.

the goal of this move is to maximize profits through increasing volume albeit at a lower margin.  lets not pretend this is a charitable act out of the kindness of the Glazer's heart. 


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« #10 : November 23, 2011, 04:45:27 PM »

Basic microeconomics. Three seasons too late -posted about it for the last three years........in the graph below, substitute "Bucs Tickets" for "Beer"......




The Law of Demand
The law of demand states that, if all other factors remain equal, the higher the price of a good, the less people will demand that good. In other words, the higher the price, the lower the quantity demanded. The amount of a good that buyers purchase at a higher price is less because as the price of a good goes up, so does the opportunity cost of buying that good. As a result, people will naturally avoid buying a product that will force them to forgo the consumption of something else they value more. The chart below shows that the curve is a downward slope.

A, B and C are points on the demand curve. Each point on the curve reflects a direct correlation between quantity demanded (Q) and price (P). So, at point A, the quantity demanded will be Q1 and the price will be P1, and so on. The demand relationship curve illustrates the negative relationship between price and quantity demanded. The higher the price of a good the lower the quantity demanded (A), and the lower the price, the more the good will be in demand (C).

Read more: http://www.investopedia.com/university/economics/economics3.asp#ixzz1eZFsO1Dx
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« #11 : November 23, 2011, 06:57:18 PM »

The Glazers could send everyone in Tampa a bar of solid gold and you people would still complain about and call them cheap.

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« #12 : November 23, 2011, 07:00:37 PM »

Not surprising that the Glazers are reducing season tickets only and not individual game tickets.

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« #13 : November 23, 2011, 07:20:42 PM »

Not surprising that the Glazers are reducing season tickets only and not individual game tickets.

That's the way it should have always been.   Season ticket holders should pay less than single game buyers.   The Glazers just had a gold mine when Gruden was coach so they were ripping off the fans.


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« #14 : November 23, 2011, 07:25:39 PM »

They won't get the sell outs that they're looking for unless they address the single ticket prices as well as the season tickets. 

How the heck did they get to be wealthy business people?
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