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Bucs owner says “a lot more games” will be on TV this year

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In recent years, the Buccaneers have had a hard time selling enough tickets to allow their games to be televised in Tampa.

At first, the Bucs were buying the unsold non-premium seats, at 34 cents on the dollar.  After about a year of doing that, the team opted instead to allow the local TV stations to carry other programming during home games.

This year, there may not be a need for that.

In connection with Saturday’s night practice at Raymond James Stadium, owner Bryan Glazer said (via JoeBucsFan.com) that there will be “a lot more games on TV than there were last year.”

Helping the cause will be the ability to reduce the threshold for non-premium ticket sales from 100 percent to 85 percent.

Of course, it didn’t help much last year.  But the economy has improved and the team has improved and as other franchises worry about getting more fans to show up for games it looks like the Bucs finally will.

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18 Responses to “Bucs owner says “a lot more games” will be on TV this year”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Jul 27, 2013 11:48 PM

    Hail to the Washington Redskins! #GodsTeam

  2. bcajun says: Jul 28, 2013 12:15 AM

    Yep the only two fans left after the saints smack yall around WHO DAT!!!

  3. lennydpocketqb says: Jul 28, 2013 12:22 AM

    All economy discussions need to be put aside for a moment.

    Kid Rock reset his fan base and grew it by making ticket prices to his shows 20 dollars. He found out that people wanted to see his show but he was pricing himself out of the markets he was playing in.

    I do not think the Bucs fan is much different from a Kid Rock fan. A reasonable ticket price that people in Tampa could afford will sell out every game regardless of what they put on the field. I’ve been to Tampa, the Bucs do not have that much competition.

  4. jdphx says: Jul 28, 2013 12:33 AM

    “The economy has improved???”

    Maybe in the Florio home…

  5. shaggyjeff says: Jul 28, 2013 12:47 AM

    The Bucs are for real this year….a lot of people will be surprised…
    We will have a defense with Revis and Dashon and Barron and Banks .
    The 29 ranked pass defense will be top 5 . and watch Freeman light it up with down field passes, no dinks and dunks like some qb’s .

  6. dirtybuc says: Jul 28, 2013 1:01 AM

    I enjoyed the practice. The atmosphere was awesome. A lot of energy on the field and in the crowds. Going was a first class experience for a season ticket holder. The Buccaneers were #1 in the NFL for customer satisfaction last season, and they didn’t even make the playoffs and its easy to see why. #bucnation #itsabucslife #tbbucscamp

  7. jagwires says: Jul 28, 2013 1:06 AM

    Jacksonville has a higher attendance rate than both Tampa and Miami, and hasn’t had a blackout since 2009. Time to start using our brains when thinking of which Florida team is going to move cities.

  8. jagwires says: Jul 28, 2013 1:06 AM

    Oh and if you’re a grown ass man wearing face paint to a football game I feel really bad for you.

  9. granadafan says: Jul 28, 2013 1:32 AM

    The NFL is the only business in the world that prevents its customers from viewing its overpriced product, and in taxpayer-funded workplaces as well.

  10. z561 says: Jul 28, 2013 2:20 AM

    Obviously the ownership will be buying a ton of tickets if they want to avoid blackouts. Barely 50,000 in the stadium any given week haha. #losangelesbucs #relocation

  11. floratiotime says: Jul 28, 2013 4:27 AM

    So you’re saying the people in Tampa are fair weather fans ?

  12. mtheparrothead says: Jul 28, 2013 7:26 AM

    And Tampa and Miami still sell less tickets than the jags. Fact.

  13. billh1947 says: Jul 28, 2013 8:27 AM

    If they put a team worthy of the high price of admission on the field the fans will come watch them play,guaranteed.

  14. JC De La Torre says: Jul 28, 2013 10:20 AM

    “Are you saying the people in Tampa are fair weather fans?”
    Not all – I’ve gone to nearly every game since 1995 but a good percentage of Buccaneer fans are indeed fairweather.

    The Bay area is one of transients. The majority of the folks who live here came from somewhere else. When the Bucs are good, they’re Bucs fans. When they’re not – they’re Giants fans or Eagles fans or wherever the hell they came from.

    It is the way it is.

    And as for the neurotic Jags fans who like to point out the Bucs and Dolphins. Here’s the thing – The Bucs have a tradition of selling out. They did it for 10 straight years until the economy, the owners price gouging and the perceived poor treatment of the teams stars (i.e. Alstott and Brooks) were too much. Now with Revis and a young, competitive team the excitement is coming back.

    Jacksonville’s history is tarping your stadium. Maybe you’re doing better…good for you. But until you can establish that it’s not just Shad Khan’s discounts and fear of losing your team that’s motivating this and you develop a track record of consistent sellouts (i.e. more than a couple years) then no, you’re still Florida’s candidate to head to LA or London.

  15. flickaboogie says: Jul 28, 2013 1:15 PM

    Oh man, I’m going to miss all those Infomercials every other Sunday.

  16. gor3hound says: Jul 28, 2013 6:19 PM

    And I going to be one of those at the stadium, going from Colombia South America to see my bucs for first time against Philly, already got my ticket, Go Bucs go

  17. njligernj says: Jul 29, 2013 7:00 AM

    jagwires says: [[ Jacksonville has a higher attendance rate than both Tampa and Miami, and hasn’t had a blackout since 2009. Time to start using our brains when thinking of which Florida team is going to move cities.]]

    None of them?

    The answer to Jag fan’s issues with the media (which are justified) is NOT to crap all over other fan bases.

    I could not care less what other fan bases are doing with attendance. You should not either. I don’t want the Jags to move. I don’t want any NFL team to move. Not mine; not anyone elses.

    Stop cheering for other sets of fans to lose their teams. It’s pathetic.

  18. cheapglazers says: Jul 30, 2013 10:28 AM

    So 2? Would that be double?

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