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Bucs closing in on a sellout

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During last Friday’s NBC SportsTalk (VERSUS, 6:00 p.m. ET), I suggested that a win over the Falcons by the Bucs at home in the team’s 10th straight non-sellout could end the streak of non-sellouts in Tampa.

Surprisingly, that could indeed happen.

On Wednesday, the Bucs were only 2,000 seats away from selling all non-premium tickets and lifting the local blackout of the team’s first Monday Night Football game in Tampa since 2003, when the Buccaneers face the Colts.

There are no new updates today.  More information could be coming tomorrow.  The 72-hour deadline for selling out the stadium comes at 9:00 p.m. ET Friday.

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12 Responses to “Bucs closing in on a sellout”
  1. silkyjohnson937 says: Sep 29, 2011 6:58 PM

    So you’re telling me that IF it doesn’t sellout people in tampa wouldn’t get to watch monday night football? Really? Sounds like b.s. to me

  2. phinfan says: Sep 29, 2011 7:26 PM

    I hope the fans are ready for Curtis Painter to paint the stadium with a big can of whoop _ss!

  3. shian11 says: Sep 29, 2011 7:35 PM

    So close, but so far!!! Tampa rays will be playing a home playoff game at 5pm that day. Fans can go to Monday night game for $125 a ticket or go to rays playoff game for $30. Also, why would MLB schedule that game for 5? They could have scheduled at 4. Average MLB playoff game is 3 1/2 hours so game will around around kickoff of bucs. Would have thought MLB would and could have gone with earlier start time!! I know that they don’t want to help NFL, but help the fans!!! Also, if both the bucs and rays game sell out on the same night, it sure would be tough for anyone to continue to argue the economy is causing blackouts!!!!!!

  4. tampajoey says: Sep 29, 2011 7:45 PM

    shian11 says: “it sure would be tough for anyone to continue to argue the economy is causing blackouts!!!!!!”

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    I’m not eating dinner on Monday night so I can afford to go to the Rays game LOL

  5. wackyjag says: Sep 29, 2011 7:54 PM

    Who Cares

  6. jthv83 says: Sep 29, 2011 7:56 PM

    As a Bucs ticket holder, I’m sick of fans complaining about blackouts. if everyone in Tampa Bay went to atleast 1 game, they’d all sellout. Problem ISN’T our economy, it’s that people dont care enough to go to the games. Same for the Rays. Btw, I have 2 Bucs MNF tickets for sale for $80 total. That is a steal. But who jumps besides the scalpers on the corner of Himes & Tampa Bay Blvd.

  7. nationalmediacansuckit says: Sep 29, 2011 8:28 PM

    Whatever. Economy excuse didn’t last too long now that team is winning. the economy sucks everywhere so if Jax doesn’t get a pass then Tampa, Miami, Carolina, Kansas City, Oakland, San Diego, Cincinatti, Minnesota, Detroit, etc don’t get one either. Besides Jax had 65,162 on the season opener as we always had ,but this site doesn’t report facts and numbers.

  8. 6ball says: Sep 29, 2011 9:06 PM

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    The Bucs fan base lost faith in the team back in 2007-08 when a 3-0 first quarter deficit seemed insurmountable. Who wanted to pay to watch those teams. Those games should have been televised into prisons only.

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  9. firemarshal1 says: Sep 29, 2011 9:20 PM

    Mr. Stephen Ross: Hire a new Head Coach and GM who know how to build a winner, not a doormat for the rest of the league. The Miami Dolphins fans will come back.

  10. balzosteel says: Sep 29, 2011 9:56 PM

    B.F.D. My Packers have been selling out every home game consecutively since the Kennedy administration. Us non-season ticket holders have to spend $150+ to see the Pack play, and you spoiled Bucs fans can get 3 tickets at that price….and you STILL can’t fill up your stadium??

    To steal a line from Ace Ventura:

    “LA-HUUUUUUGH……ZAH-HERRRRRS!”

  11. freedomispopular says: Sep 30, 2011 12:00 AM

    Hopefully it’s as exciting as the last time they played the Colts on Monday night.

  12. pir8life says: Sep 30, 2011 4:01 PM

    balzosteel –
    That’s great… but you live in Wisconsin what else do you have but the Packers and deer jerky?

    Biggahhhh La-huuuuugh-zah-herrrrr

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