As it turns out, the decision of the Buccaneers to cut the prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages by 50 percent for the Week One game against the Lions has nothing to do with enticing more people to come to the game, even if it should. Instead, the Bucs are trying to make amends for a Thursday night clusterfudge that occurred due to the food vendor at Raymond James Stadium, Levy Restaurants.
Per the Tampa Tribune, Levy Restaurants ran out of food by halftime. There were also issues with long lines and credit-card machines and food not being properly prepared.
“The Tampa Bay Buccaneers take our fans’ stadium experience very seriously,” Buccaneers director of communication Jonathan Grella told the Tribune. “We would like to apologize to all fans who attended Thursday’s game for the concession service issues throughout the stadium.”
Still, if cheaper food and non-booze drink ends up getting more people into the stadium, maybe the Bucs and other teams will realize that tickets aren’t the only thing that cost too much.