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Bucs need to sell 9,000 tickets by Thursday

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A pair of road wins featuring dominant performances from rookie running back Doug Martin should be enough to help the Buccaneers extend their sellout streak of, um, one game, right?

Wrong.

According to JoeBucsFan.com, the team remains 9,000 short of a sellout of Sunday’s visit from the Chargers, a team that knows a thing or two about being a thousand or two (or more) tickets away from lifting local blackouts.

The two road victories, over the Vikings and the Raiders, have pushed the Bucs to 4-4.  Along the way, Tampa gave the heave-ho to controversial cornerback Aqib Talib, something plenty of local fans desired.

The blackout isn’t official yet.  The Bucs have until 1:00 p.m. ET Thursday to move the rest of the merchandise.  Or, more accurately, 85 percent of it.

The Bucs managed to reach the 85-percent level during their last home game, against the Saints.

 

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20 Responses to “Bucs need to sell 9,000 tickets by Thursday”
  1. fitzmagic1212 says: Nov 5, 2012 8:19 PM

    i dont like to call out fanbases they have reasons for not going. the bucs havent been good in forever. but florida shouldnt have 3 NFL teams..

  2. Gordon says: Nov 5, 2012 8:24 PM

    LA Bucs!

  3. tbtrojan says: Nov 5, 2012 8:35 PM

    But based on posts here I thought winning some games was all that was needed to sell out the stadium, I guess that theory was wrong.

  4. crewdawg says: Nov 5, 2012 8:47 PM

    What 9,000!?!?! There’s noway that can be right!!!

  5. albundy4tds1game says: Nov 5, 2012 8:51 PM

    ive been there this year and it has been pretty full. there have been alot of walkups after the 72 hour period. the redskins game was blacked out though they had sold enough tickets to reach the threshold, the 72 hour needs to go or they should ask for an extention like the bengals did

  6. canadianvikingfaniii says: Nov 5, 2012 8:58 PM

    Really? They actually have a chance to win a bunch of games and possibly a playoff birth with Freeman playing so well and the young great runner in Doug Martin. You’d think that would put butts in seats.

  7. tropboi11 says: Nov 5, 2012 9:03 PM

    its only Monday… i could understand if it was Wednesday night… how about writing a story about how everyone was doubting Dougie cause Carl Nicks and Davin Joseph were out and embarrassed a so called tuff Oakland run D. All I can say as a Bucs fan is this is the most exciting offense we have ever had, win or lose im happy we are making it worth going to watch, come next year we can dedicate the draft to all defense, mostly our pass D. Go Bucs!!!

  8. houseofbacon says: Nov 5, 2012 9:15 PM

    Dude we are on FIRE offensively for the first time in franchise history!

    I’m crazy poor and I just bought 2 tickets in the 100 section. The rest of this month will suck, but I’m gonna watch a hell of a football game!

  9. csilojohnson says: Nov 5, 2012 9:25 PM

    The blackout system is very similar to our education system. Its design is very counter productive. If your team struggles to sell out seats, not showing the games on TV will only exacerbate that problem. Nobody in Tampa knows the Bucs are doing good this year because they havnt been able to watch any of the games.

  10. bigdawg24 says: Nov 5, 2012 10:14 PM

    Really sad because the Bucs are a team heading in the right direction. They play hard, and are taking on the personality of their head coach. I would buy stock in this young team.

  11. kaferwerks says: Nov 5, 2012 10:34 PM

    If they played against the saints every week there would be no blackouts

  12. muttbolts says: Nov 5, 2012 11:22 PM

    It’s been too hot. Sitting in the third level you can high five the sun. Now temps drop people show

  13. johnnycash19 says: Nov 5, 2012 11:28 PM

    Florida is a terrible sports State. Terrible. I actually feel bad for the Bucs because I do like them and I love me some Doug Martin (been a fan since his Bronco days) and they deserve better.

    I know there are tons of die hard Buc fans, but this is sad. They should be selling out that stadium every week. Freeman has played great, Martin looks like a once in decade type of back, they have great weather, and they still can’t sell it out? If I were a die hard Buc fan I would be P.O’d, no on want’s to go to a game and see half the seats empty, not the players, not management and not the fans. I hope for the Die Hard fans sake that they sell out.

  14. fuddpucker says: Nov 5, 2012 11:38 PM

    I like the fact that at least one fan base is rebelling against their greedy owner.

  15. winstonpark says: Nov 6, 2012 12:31 AM

    The stadium is packed every game in Tampa, but for some reason nobody wants to pay $75-$100 for 3rd level nose bleed seats?? Lol Those should be last minute walk up seats. The 72 hour sellout rule needs to be looked at because if they look at the books then they will see that Raymond James is sold out every game.

  16. badintent says: Nov 6, 2012 1:04 AM

    @winstonpark
    You’re right on !!Same crap goes for Giant’s new digs. Only up in nose bleed you get hit with gale force winds and sleet on your face all game ! If the Turnpike don’t back up for 3 hours going there. Freakin Maras never did give a crap about 95 % of the fans, only the 1 percenters that have the warm boxes.
    Maybe Tampa needs Johny Depp and his boys in the Pirate ship at half time !

  17. daytonalion says: Nov 6, 2012 4:02 AM

    All the football games in Florida should be at 4:00 and not 1:00. It is just simply too hot…

  18. joetoronto says: Nov 6, 2012 4:44 AM

    The problem is you’re not going to get any help from Charger fans.

    Both of them aren’t going to the game.

  19. mdd913 says: Nov 6, 2012 6:28 AM

    winstonpark says: Nov 6, 2012 12:31 AM

    The stadium is packed every game in Tampa, but for some reason nobody wants to pay $75-$100 for 3rd level nose bleed seats?? Lol Those should be last minute walk up seats. The 72 hour sellout rule needs to be looked at because if they look at the books then they will see that Raymond James is sold out every game.

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    The Saints play in a poor community in the NFL’s smallest market with higher ticket prices than TB and a team the NFL has decided to cripple. They don’t seem to have any problem selling out all their games and helping TB sell out one road game a year.

  20. bolted4life says: Nov 6, 2012 9:34 PM

    What!? Over 9000? Vegeta!

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