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January 18, 2011 @ 1:10 pm
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Bucs Lower Season Ticket Prices

Written by Charlie
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Charlie Campbell

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that they have lowered season ticket pricing up to 20% for adults with youth tickets starting at $17.50. In a press release the team said that in response to fan feedback and the Tampa Bay region's economic challenges, the team would introduce new family-friendly features to try and improve the team's home field advantage in the 2011 season.

The Bucs went 4-4 at home in 2010 and the team had all 10 of their home games (preseason and regular seaosn) blacked out on local television. Next year the Buccaneers will host: the New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts, and Houston Texans. 

"Our organization has spent a lot of time listening to our fans at this time when our team is thriving and our economy is not. As a result, we are now offering several pricing changes in response to our community's needs," said Bucs co-chairman Joel Glazaer.

The team states that tens of thousands of season ticket prices have been slashed by up to 20%. Adult tickets are now starting at $35 per game. Selected season parking has been discounted by up to 40% with prices starting at $13.50. Season pass holders are also set to receive a 10% discount on stadium, food, beverage and merchandise purchases. The team offers 10-month payment plans.
 
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    Many of the original 10 year contracts for seats expired 1.5 to 3 three years ago and people got so used to watching the games on TV--so much so they feel they are entitled to it. Others make the bogus case that their tax money went to build RayJay, and they should be able to see all the events that go inside. Another bogus claim (and I'd bet no more than 20-30 bucks per person ever went to the stadium anyway. What we don't hear much any more, is it doesn't help that many tap into internet feeds, and I know of at least one bar that still carries the games in a back room even after the NFL's cease and desist order. NFL Redzone brings a lot of the highlights too. It's sad people don't recognize how vibrant the Bucs have made the TB area, and to lose them due to lack of support would devastate this area. Anyone who still complains the prices are too high but because they can't afford $35 per month would either not really be a fan or would be in such dire financial straits to start with they'd not go to the games if they were virtually free. The NFL is a business, and businesses exist to make money, and at least the entertainment industry, especially football, gives a lot of structured, wholesome entertainment back to us and our families. It's time for people to stop jawing about it and support our team!
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    I just renewed my tickets for next season, also found out that Club 1 season tix holders will be getting $35 voucher for free food per game, per ticket...also good at the Lower Galley Restaurant. Club tickets are pricey, but there's many more in the stadium quite affordable. Surely there's 50K people in this whole area that CAN afford to buy tix? I know a lot that were complaining about blackouts, promising not to support the Bucs, etc...buy also think buying one T-Shirt every three years is a major purchase in favor of the team. That is, these guys wouldn't go anyway. Look, a day at Busch Gardens will cost a hundred bucks easily, and the food is more expensive there! The Bucs have lowered their prices, and they handed in a winning record and promise of a great future. It's time for the locals to do their part and come out and support the team...those who CAN afford it. That will let all the rest who cannot also enjoy every game. C'mon! Go Bucs!
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    To me, the Bucs management underestimated fan support in a economically challenged area. They are reducing prices to maximize their profit. Seriously, who doesn't understand that? But, THE COMMUNITY needs to show up and support our local teams if we have the ability to do so. This includes the RAYS, but that is a whole other conversation. Listen, when the economy was rocking and the Bucs were playing good ball, everyone wanted to be there. Now, I think people are excited about the team, but people are afraid of spending money to buy tickets due to their uncertainty or some of the people just plain cannot afford it. At least, the BUCS and the Glazers recognized this and did it early. If the Bucs really want a home field advantage and filling the seats, PLEASE GET RID OF THE BUFFER ZONES IN EACH END ZONE!!! I sat in 146 under the pirate ship when I had tickets (I now live in upstate NY). It's really hard to try and talk smack to the opposing team with a bunch of 10 year-olds in front of you. Open up those seats and go through a screening process to find the craziest fans possible to sit there. Then, maybe we can actually create an atmosphere for the BABY BUCS!!! By the way, I think I am most proud of this team than any other team in history outside of the Super Bowl year. Go Bucs!!!
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    Scubog- Hold on a minute, I live in AZ so it's hard for me to make the trip and I also bring my son with me so if your offering two free tix to a game next yr to sit with you count me in you just tell me which game.
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    jongruden: I know you live in Arizona and can not logically buy season tickets. The point I was trying to make was that there are posters complaining about the ticket and concession prices who do live here, but don't buy season tickets and rarely, if ever pay to go to a game. To me it's like walking past the BMW dealership and getting an attitude because I have to ride the bus. You being a fan in the mid 80's tells me you are a true fan and probably would be a season ticket holder if you lived closer. My offer still stands for you and your son. When the schedule comes out in April we can figure out which game.
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    Scubog-Sounds good!
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    If you're not actually buying season tickets, what do you care? You guys really crack me up complaining about the price of something that you have no intention of actually purchasing. Of course it's a business decision. It's basic supply and demand economics. I don't know which of you actually have season tickets, but I do know that jongruden and Horse don't. I have invited each of them to join me at a game for FREE and neither has accepted the offer yet. I have had season tickets since 1976 and now have six seats in the lower level 35 yard line and two level 1 club seats on the 45 yard line. Of course I would like them to be less expensive, but I also know that if I want to go to a live game that's the price I have to pay. It's a matter of priority. I always said I'd rather have the season tickets than spend the money on beer, cigarettes, boats and tattoos.
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    scubog, I haven't been to a Bucs game since 1995. I don't do crowds very well at all. I do help from time to time in paying for some of my relatives to attend a game. My son had season tickets for many years and gave them up last year because of the economy. He went to a couple games with one of my grandchildren. He is a die hard fan and knows all the stats. He would be a good one to join you at a game. His call sign is BUCUP.
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    Horse: You haven't been to a game since 1995? Just when the team started to improve you bailed? You must have seen Sapp on the bench in 1995 and heard people making the same complaints you make about McCoy. I invited you and your son or grandson to join me because I'm sure we have some people we both know from your days at CHS. The invitation still stands.
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    Scubog, Yes you are correct about seeing Sapp being bounced around like a yo yo his first year. I didn't bail; I moved to start a new business career and it was far enough away that it would have been a task to attend the games. A relative of mine kept our seats for years and my son picked them up after that for years until it got to expensive for him. Also I have to admit that they were on TV in north florida so I got spoiled. I still do continue to purchase Buc attire. I am not into sitting in that hot son anymore to be honest. If you have covered box seats that's a different story? I'll pay forthe tickets and watch the game with you? Hey I graduated in 1964 and my wife 1965 at CHS. What year were you?
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    If the Glazers really cared about the fans they would slash ALL the tickets by 20 bucks each and also slash the rediculous prices at the concession stands IN HALF....yeah thats right make beer 4 bucks instead of 8.,hot dogs 2 and sodas 2......then they would sell like crazy......that would get all the fans back.
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    If your on the 50 yrd line, why should you be looking for a break ? You already have the premium seats and have been paying for them that way. Lots of people would love to upgrade to those seats.
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    CC are ALL the tickets reduced are just a select few sections.....my friends who have seats in the ground level section near the 5o yd line said they already received their tickets and it was the same price as when they raised them 35 per cent ......will they send out new tickets for the ones they already sent in December?
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    who cares what their reasoning was for reducing them?
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    drt1066- The point was people are acting like the Glaziers did this for the fans and this is not the case it's a business move only, they could care less about the fans.
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    jongruden, I agree with you on this, but they also didn't have much choice? The good news for me is that I will be able to help my family attend more than one Buc game a year and that will help the local economy even though I don't live in the area.
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    Great move, a winning team with a bright future and ticket prices coming down in a local economy that sucks. I don't care how you slice it, this is going to be good for fan support.
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    there is nothing negative about this move. not even the idea that the prior increase in fees was ill thought.
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    jongruden- and what's your point?
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    @scottreed, If there was no season, I'm sure they wouldn't raise prices again. Of course, that doesn't matter to folks like you because nothing they do is right.
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    LMAO...they did this for the simple fact that they know there will not be a 2011 season. Once games start up again ,they will increase ticket prices 40% for 2012.
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    scottreed, so you have heard something that no one else knew? Please name who informed you of this new information? There will be a 2011 season. How do I know? Greed will take care of it all.
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    But greed is a big reason why it might not. The owners figure they'll come out on top because people will still buy jerseys and other things to line their pockets with. Plus they wont have to pay for all the normal expenses of running the stadium, housing players, transporting them to away games among other business expenses. Don't forget Hugh Culverhouse still made umteen millions of $$$ by not spending much on a losing franchise.
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    What I like about this move is that the Glazers were the first ones to make this move this offseason. They didn't wait until another team did it to see how it worked out and implement it in 2012. The prices are reasonable so let's go to these games and help our Bucs win some games! I'll be at the season opener at least and I'll take it from there.
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    pinstob, garee with where you are going.
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    Don't think for one minute the Glaziers did this for the fans, this is a business move because they know if they sell 20,000 more tickets they are making a bigger profit even by cutting the prices. They're business men making a business decision, if they're weren't so many empty seats last yr they would not have made this move plain and simple.
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    jongruden, give them credit for atleast doing it.
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    I know this hardly compares, but as an amateur hockey player, I would get jacked up when we had entire families come and cheer us on. I KNOW sports players get amped when you have a loud home environment...buy some tickets people! The Glazers are trying, show support.
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    Now what do you all who say the prices are too high got to say about this? Is it going to help get some of your asses in the stands or are you gonna cry they're still to high? They offer a ten month payment plan as well as 40% reduction for parking! What more can you ask for.......everything for free????Don't tell me they're not trying!
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    I'll be able to pay for one of my grandsons and my son to go to two games instead of one.
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    Finally!
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