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Sorry ass fairweather front running FOLLOWERS. Can't even call them a fan. This is too the hundreds of thousands of people in this area that are able to attend a game not those that cannot.
yes but there were other factors that went into that. Bad economic times played a huge part. I also think there was still lots of uncertainty around that team. I think we need to win consistently before that goes away. With the bad economic times you better almost guarantee a good product on the field for fans to spend money to see the games.
You can't buy a individual $30 ticket from the Bucs. You have to purchase a season pass to get those cheap nose bleeders ($30 x10 + ticketmaster fees). So that is a little misleading. A family of 4 is $120 x 10 = $1200+parking+food for nose bleeders. I think economics of the area still has a role for what's going on here. Lots of people in the area are from NY, Boston, other parts north and they're unwilling to give up their fav northern team for the Bucs. Even winning team TB Rays still among the bottom in league attendance despite having interesting players (great pitching staff). They face similar challenges in drawing fans.
Quote from: BucBalla85 on June 22, 2012, 11:44:34 AMyes but there were other factors that went into that. Bad economic times played a huge part. I also think there was still lots of uncertainty around that team. I think we need to win consistently before that goes away. With the bad economic times you better almost guarantee a good product on the field for fans to spend money to see the games.I believe a lot of the fans with the 10-yr seat deposits from years ago finally got fed up w/ the Glazers and once their commitment was completed, didn't renew. The 2009 team made it easy (Gruden fired, Morris hired, Leftwich signed, Brooks released). Glazers still working on getting that lost fanbase back.
We spent big in FA (ticket sales should be up for that reason alone as many fans have said 'I won't spend on this team until the owners do'). Yes we did good point We had a kick-butt draft. That remains to be seenWe hired a respectable no non-sense coach. That is unproven in the NFLWe've spent money to put together a detailed coaching staff. True, but most casual fans never know/are about the staffWe've made some great PR moves. might affect .25 of a boost to ticket sales, you have to make long term commits for the community to careWe've kicked all the half-butt clowns out of the building. I have to admit I'm as excited by the subtractions as by the additionsWe've created a family oriented atmosphere. I really don't know what this means, games are still Drunk Fests no matter how you slice it, me includedAnd to top it all off we are selling tickets for $30!!! Yet we still 't sell tickets. Crappy tickets that have gone completely unsold for the past 3 seasons, There is a huge gap in price between the terrible tickets and half way decent tickets. IMO all upper deck tickets should less than $50 until it sells out$30 Season Tickets Still AvailableJoe feels for the many Bucs fans that have to endure blacked out games.Sure, there are unlawful Internet streams, blackout tours, tape delays, NFL Game Rewind, and the radio to satisfy fans. But for most, nothing compares to sitting at the local Hooters or on the family couch watching a Bucs home game in HD with a remote in hand to catch other games when the Bucs trail by four touchdowns go to a commercial break. This is especially gratifying when you can’t afford to go to a Bucs game, or physically handle what going to a game entails.Joe is often asked what effects the New Schiano Order and the Bucs’ dive into free agency are having on ticket sales. And while Joe doesn’t have a definitive answer, Joe points to $30-per-game season tickets ($15 for kids), and $35-per-game season tickets still being available for sale.That’s not a hopeful sign for those hoping blackouts fade away, especially considering how far prices have dropped for some season tickets and the various food and parking discounts the Bucs now offer.Yeah, the economy in the area remains poor, but it still saddens Joe that the Bucs haven’t yet sold their fabulously priced tickets. Click the link above to see what’s available throughout the stadium.Joe has no doubt Bucs attendance will improve in 2012, but Joe’s not seeing that translating into fewer blackouts. There’s no London “home” game or home night game this season, so the Bucs might actually have less of a television presence.http://www.joebucsfan.com/?p=68576
You were simply too smart for me.