For years the Bucs offered some of the lowest ticket prices in the NFL, and still rank in the bottom half.

But for the third straight season it will cost Bucs fans more to walk through the gates at Raymond James Stadium to see their favorite team play.

According to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, season pass members were emailed earlier this week and told they had until March 15 to renew or prices would be going up for the same seats.

Raymond James had undergone some major – and expensive – renovations over the last few years helping to land the 2017 NCAA college football championship game and the 2021 Super Bowl. Yet the product on the field doesn’t warrant an increase many fans most likely feel. The Bucs haven’t been to the playoffs since 2007.

Coming off a 5-11 season, and no coaching changes, there doesn’t appear to be much momentum heading into 2018, and an increase in prices could create more apathy among the fan base.

According to Auman the Bucs actual average attendance(51,912) was down in 2017, and ranked 29 of out the league’s 32 teams.

There has been no official statement from the Buccaneers as of yet.

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Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, surfing and family time at the beach. In addition, Cook can be found in front of a television or in Doak Campbell any time the FSU Seminoles are playing. Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at [email protected]

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  1. Now you can pay more money for your tickets since we got that huge tax break. Ha ha.

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  2. Tell me why the owners deserve a raise?

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    • They don’t, I was trying to be funny.

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  3. The Bucs have to pay all the ex. Coaches lol.

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  4. A truly boneheaded PR move. Perhaps they didn’t look up at the fans disguised as empty seats….

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  5. Although I pay by the month and am not affected this season I’m sure that won’t be the case next year. And this NONSENSE of fans having to pay more for “marquee” games against the eagles and steelers? Damn it! All this is going to mean is many season ticket holders refusing to re-up and more visiting fans buying individual game tickets in the lower bowl! For WHAT? More money for billionaires at the expense of their most loyal fans.

    Bad timing, bad move, ARROGANT slap in the face move that will only make the home field experience LESS enjoyable and MORE expensive.

    I realize this only affects current season ticket holders and those who want to buy individual tickets later and not those watching on television but shouldn’t those who shell out a lot of money year after year after year get a LITTLE more consideration?

    Riiiiiight.

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    • Garv: It doesn’t affect the current season ticket holders like you and me who already renewed. It only affects those who don’t re-up by March 15th. It’s the “If you snooze you lose” prodding.

      Like you; I just wish the season pass holders would stop selling their tickets to the opponent and go to the game themselves.

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      • My biggest pet peeve. We had four seats in front of us owned by season ticket holders who sold their to visiting fans just about every game a few years ago. They showed up for the preseason games and maybe one regular season game and then it was cowboys, jets, steelers the rest of the way. They did this for about four straight seasons and suddenly, just like that, they were GONE! I support the Glazers not renewing these kinds of fans all the way. Incidentally, the seats are now owned by a military family who fly down from Atlanta for almost every game and when they can’t make it, friends or family of theirs who are Buccaneer fans take their place. What difference!!!!!

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        • I suggested they employ the United Airlines approach and just jerk their ass right out of the seat.

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          • YES! LOL

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