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Bucs create incentives aimed at moving Week One tickets

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The Buccaneers hope to launch the Greg Schiano era with a ship full of fans.

The team announced on Wednesday a variety of incentives for the Week One home game against the Panthers and Cam Newton.  The measures, via, include free parking in select lots, a 50-percent discount on concessions, and a commemorative Ronde Barber gym sack.

Barber, a 16-year veteran, will be starting his 200th consecutive game on September 9.

Tickets to the Week One game go on sale Friday, and the seats can be purchased at

The Bucs have struggled for the past several years to sell out Raymond James Stadium.  The franchise undoubtedly hopes that a strong turnout for the first game of the regular season will set the right tone for the remaining home dates.

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20 Responses to “Bucs create incentives aimed at moving Week One tickets”
  1. raqaiw says: Jun 27, 2012 5:38 PM

    200 games straight as a CB and a SB champion. Well done Ronde. I bet his brother is flabbergasted.

  2. blacknole08 says: Jun 27, 2012 5:49 PM

    Too bad the Bucs want no part of Cam Newton. Can’t wait for opening day!

  3. mtheparrothead says: Jun 27, 2012 5:54 PM

    Time to tarp the pirate ship

  4. txxxchief says: Jun 27, 2012 6:14 PM

    Too bad that team owners and marketing types forget how winning games will fill a stadium.

  5. prmpft says: Jun 27, 2012 6:24 PM

    Bucs create incentives aimed at moving Week One tickets
    Autographed Cam Newton photos for the first 10,000 – that should help.

  6. magicbucs says: Jun 27, 2012 7:19 PM

    It’s funny how the panthers had no fans til newton came in.

  7. onermedboxer says: Jun 27, 2012 7:33 PM

    These are some pretty cool ideas.
    No doubt they looked at some of the things the Rays do at the Trop for some inspiration

  8. armchairgm9 says: Jun 27, 2012 7:45 PM

    I find it interesting that the Rays go so far beyond what is necessary to reach out to fans in the Tampa Bay area to get them in the door. This is the first such act from the Bucs. For years the Glazers acted like the community owed it to them to come to games.

  9. blacknole08 says: Jun 27, 2012 7:58 PM


    I’ve been a fan since the Panthers joined the league. I’ve had to witness the 1-15 season in 2001 and the 2-14 season in 2010. But I never wavered… I stuck with them through all of that.

    It’s funny how the Bucs STILL have fans with all those empty seats every Sunday. Don’t be mad because Cam owned you guys twice as a rookie.

  10. pslbucfan says: Jun 27, 2012 8:16 PM

    Why aren’t the Buccaneers tagged in this story?

  11. ndnut says: Jun 27, 2012 8:32 PM

    Commemorative gym sack. Never thought I would see those words together.

  12. bucrightoff says: Jun 27, 2012 8:40 PM

    Oh you Carolina fans….hows your Super Bowl win again? Oh wait…

  13. jeff2380 says: Jun 27, 2012 8:51 PM

    The bucs already did this last year on opening day and was a mess. The computers crashed they couldn’t accept
    Debit cards and it took a whole quarter to get through the line. So armchairgm9. You should be a real bucs fan before talking crap about the glazers never doing this before

  14. wjmoffatt says: Jun 27, 2012 9:07 PM

    Sad that even after all these moves they’ve made the week one game isn’t selling out. I’ve been a lifetime fan growing up of the Bucs, and would give anything to get a chance to go to one game. People outside of Tampa that are fans are ashamed of you civilians there.
    Another fact, for the Panther people commenting, you’re team in the most over hyped team going into this season! Stop trying to sell your team so much because you’re going to fall flat on your fact after they finish 6-10 again.

  15. 69finfan says: Jun 27, 2012 10:10 PM

    Free admission to and 1 free dance at the MV for the first 10,000 ticket buyers.

  16. bobbyyyd says: Jun 27, 2012 10:25 PM

    @bucrightoff the Panthers have been in the league since 1995 the Bucs have been around since 1976.

  17. panthers34 says: Jun 27, 2012 10:59 PM

    Panthers dont have fans? Even before Newton its not like the team had gone through some long black out streak. For those counting the last blackout was a game against the Bengals in 2002. I watched every down(went to the game against Cincy, Clausens first start) of the 2-14 season so my fan card is safe!

  18. bucwild05 says: Jun 28, 2012 10:01 AM

    A lot of protecting of people’s favorite team in here…. geesh.
    I have always loved the rivalry between the Panthers and the Bucs… and this year will be no different.

    FYI: You all look like a bunch of crying babies saying who’s team has more popularity than the other. Like we have any control what so ever making people fill the seats on Sunday… but, you all are bickering about it. That’s funny.

  19. bucwild05 says: Jun 28, 2012 10:02 AM

    But, if ya’ll want to fight about who has more fans and so forth… I’ve got one there is no denying….. The Bucs have much hotter cheerleaders.

  20. bucsfan3 says: Jun 28, 2012 1:18 PM

    @panthers34 Clausen’s first start in high school maybe. Was he even at ND in 2002?

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