With the Buccaneers selling out (i.e., selling 85 percent of the non-premium tickets to) a Week Seven game against the Saints and then racking up big road wins in Week Eight and Week Nine via the emergence of the Muscle Hamster, the Bucs should be easily filling up their stadium.
They’re not, and we’re told that despite a belief that the Bucs were close to the 85-percent threshold for Sunday’s game against the Chargers, it wasn’t.
As of Monday night, 9,000 tickets remained, just to get to the 85-percent minimum. Though the specific sales in the next 60 hours or so before the blackout deadline aren’t known, a source with knowledge of the situation claims it wasn’t close.
It’ll be interesting to see the actual attendance numbers on Sunday. With the Bucs doing everything they can to make it affordable to attend games and to provide a team worth showing up and watching, at some point folks need to rediscover this team.