The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are surging, with four wins in a row and a 6-4 record. They host the high-flying Falcons on Sunday, with a chance to narrow Atlanta’s once-insurmountable lead in the NFC South to two games.
And 11,000 non-premium tickets are available.
Of course, only (only?) 7,400 non-premium tickets must be sold before Thursday, given the reduced 85-percent threshold.
In recent years, the easy excuse for the team’s inability to sell out the stadium was the fact that the team isn’t competitive or exciting. It’s now both, and still they can’t fill the place up.
It’s not as if the Bucs haven’t tried. They’ve made the prices more attractive, and they spent money this year to make the team better.