With Tom Brady on board, Buccaneers raise ticket prices

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Supply. Demand.

An exercise in economics has played out in Tampa Bay, where the Buccaneers have wisely adjusted the price point for tickets to see the team play, given the arrival of the greatest quarterback in league history.

According to Greg Auman of TheAthletic.com, the Buccaneers have bumped the price of all non-club seats at Raymond James Stadium by 15 percent.

For season tickets, the increase ranges from $135 to $255 each, based on 10 home games for the regular season and preseason.

Few are complaining, and for good reason. The Buccaneers have struggled to contend in the 18 years since winning their only Super Bowl. While Brady may not guarantee a February parade, from September through December the cannons will be firing and butts will be in red seats that often are conspicuously empty.

67 responses to “With Tom Brady on board, Buccaneers raise ticket prices

  1. LOL!

    Glazer is taking advantage of those fans. Those fimnicky fairweather Florida fanbases will never underatand why they can’t win anything.

    Keep it up! lol

    They are 2 AFC teams in Florida and there’s always 2 I will know to be .500 or worse or a paper tiger (Jax in 2017) with an eventual collapse due to poor teambuild.

  2. What better way to encourage a wary populace to return to social gatherings with 60,000 of their closest friends than a price hike!

  3. Most teams have announce ticket price increases for the 2020 season.

    In hindsight,… it’s bad timing considering the issues we’re dealing with.

  4. He should have just retired. I’m so glad my team didn’t sign some super old quarterback who falls to the ground while he throws to avoid hits.

  5. Joe Montana gave the Chiefs some clout too. It’s temporary, and the moment Brady gets clobbered and misses time…..fans will realize they were duped.

  6. Completely tone deaf. No consideration whatsoever to the current crisis.
    TB12 will not be thrilled to join an organization with no heart completely disconnected from the world. Journalists should do their job and ask explanations to the team and TB12.

  7. Yeah, that’s nice. Lots of people losing jobs and income, businesses likely closing, so lets raise ticket prices. Talk about tone deaf. Great PR move.

  8. Cannons firing from September to December? As if nothing else is going on in the world right now that will affect the NFL season…

  9. I hope they schedule New Orleans at Tampa Bay on opening week. They need to have the Brady-Brees games early before one of them gets hurt.

  10. He should have just retired. I’m so glad my team didn’t sign some super old quarterback who falls to the ground while he throws to avoid hits.
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    The typical cowardly response. Will never state which team he roots for to ensure no one comes back to remind him his team stinks and hasn’t won anything in years.

  11. Sylvain Dulude says:
    March 19, 2020 at 12:39 pm
    Completely tone deaf. No consideration whatsoever to the current crisis.
    TB12 will not be thrilled to join an organization with no heart completely disconnected from the world. Journalists should do their job and ask explanations to the team and TB12.

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    But, Brady wanted to be the highest paid and he made his choice. Kind of off for a guy so concerned about his TB12 brand, don’t you think?

    He was warned the grass isn’t always greener and he’s going to find that out.

    How you openly choose to leave the Mercedes of the NFL to a Chrysler product is beyond me.

  12. jakethesnake123 says:
    March 19, 2020 at 12:35 pm
    Supply and demand. They could double those prices and still sell out.
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    Double? Seriously?
    I’ll take that bet.

  13. Kolo Jezdec says:
    March 19, 2020 at 12:40 pm
    Yeah, that’s nice. Lots of people losing jobs and income, businesses likely closing, so lets raise ticket prices. Talk about tone deaf. Great PR move

    Oh get over it!!!

    No one is forcing people to buy them you either do or you don’t Your choice.

    People like you are annoying as hell

  14. Wait till they see him throw the ball into the dirt 7 times /game when he hears footsteps and see ghosts….more than ever over the last 2 years.

    Caveat emptor

  15. > An exercise in economics has played out in Tampa Bay,
    > where the Buccaneers have wisely adjusted the price point for tickets
    > to see the team play, given the arrival of the greatest quarterback in league history.

    wisely?
    Here’s another exercise in economics. A lot of people are hurting very badly and many will re-adjust priorities, realizing they don’t need football even at the price it was before.

  16. Still think Tommie Boy would have been a better fit with “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

  17. infectorman says:
    March 19, 2020 at 1:10 pm
    Wait till they see him throw the ball into the dirt 7 times /game when he hears footsteps and see ghosts….more than ever over the last 2 years.

    Caveat emptor

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    Andn, when else did he do that? It started in his MVP season, but only in the postseason vs the Jets in January of 2011. And then, it carried into 2012, a little bit in 2013 although he truly didn’t have very good weapons in 2013.

    Then BB drafted JimmyG and guess who looked like pre 2007 Brady again? Brady!

    haha

    Some of our fans haven’t even realized how the 2007 acquisition of Moss/Welker, etc, basically indirectly conditioned Brady to think all he had to do was stand

    Go read Phil Perry’s NBC sports piece on Brady this week. Everything that Sam guy from PFF said is what I was saying as these things were happening. The shotgun spread abuses in those years, throwing or wanting to throw from the exact same spot, over and over and over 45+ times without caring about using a run game. That happened MOST of the time from 2007-2012.

    That’s when he started the ghost dodging. It’s also when Brady Lock was invented, where only the Binkies were worthy of being thrown to, and the defenses knew this.

    This happened this year.

    So, why do you think BB moved on? Yep. He didn’t want to see it again.

    What happened to Malcolm Butler just happened to Brady. If you’re going to freelance and not focus and then ask for more money, well, you’re gone.

  18. I guess you raise prices when you think you can get it.

    Personally I’d rather see the finish product first before I buy!

  19. infectorman says:
    March 19, 2020 at 1:10 pm
    Wait till they see him throw the ball into the dirt 7 times /game when he hears footsteps and see ghosts….more than ever over the last 2 years.

    Caveat emptor

    And you k ow how many of those were intentional? Oh you don’t ?
    Tom Brady and Aron Rogers where ranked one and two last season in intentional throw always. That’s what smart QB do to avoid a lose by sack or forcing into coverage and risk a pick.

    If Winston would have done that last years he may not have had 30 ints.

  20. How obnoxious. From total indifference to a team since its inception, this week has moved me to loathing.

  21. Reality check everyone. The NFL won’t be playing this year. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

  22. lofty99 says:
    March 17, 2020 at 9:14 pm
    It’s all about revenue and ticket sale.

    Like I stated yesterday, and I still stand by it.

  23. who the f cares about the optics of it or how it looks, the only tone deafness I see are you ppl that dont understand that everything will be back to normal by the time the season starts. why shouldnt the team take advantage of all the gullible fans that think brady is gonna lead the team somewhere? it’ll be surprising if tampa makes the playoffs. brady was signed bcuz the team will pull more primetime games, sellout higher priced tickets and sell more merchandise… and make more money! not bcuz they believed a 43 year old qb was the missing piece of the puzzle and would win them a super bowl.

  24. Hotel business down 80 pus percent, tourism business down close 100 percent, entertainment business is the same. Covid 19 pandemic at it’s beginning stages,we have no idea of how this will play out or how long this quarantine will last and this becomes a nightmare PR move that can only have deleterious effects.Talk about being inside a glass jar bubble, this makes no sense whatsoever… !

  25. IF there is a season, it will be a shortened one. Training camps will not be opening on time. Book it. NHL and NBA are toast and MLB is HOPING for a July (at best) return…

  26. It’s obvious he throws the ball into the dirt because…

    A; there is no play to be had
    b: he doesn’t want to force a play with low %age chance of success and risk potential turnover
    c. he isn’t nearly as quick with his feet as he used to be, because
    d. he’s 43 years old and
    e. he isn’t on the back 9 of his career, he is
    f. on the 18th tee of his career

  27. So fans can see him flame out without Belichick?

    I love both those guys, but Tom is more likely to have the better record than Belichick this year. We don’t even know who the QB is.

  28. And this is the problem with our society right now. Billionaires raising prices simply because they can, and being praised for it. I’m all for free market economics but we need to get to a point where we stop worshipping money. When is enough, enough?

  29. It’s a sexy signing, but let’s see how the OL protects him, and how the system fits him before anointing Tampa as SB contenders.

  30. It will be surprising if the Bucs get to the Super Bowl. Brady is old, his skills are diminishing, and the Tampa Bay fans are delusional if they think that signing him will automatically guarantee a Super Bowl berth. I seriously doubt that Brady will even finish in the top 50% of NFL quarterbacks this year in terms of stats. (Of course, the only stat that matters is wins and losses, but I’ll be astounded if the Bucs win more than 10 games.)

  31. Will not affect me – – I rarely go to NFL games in person anymore. With more than an hour’s drive plus tailgating time, traffic after the game, etc – – it is TOO LONG of a day. I actually feel like those of us that prefer games on TV are the smart ones – – yet we get bashed because the stadiums are not full every week. Sports bars everywhere, huge TV screens at home – – what is not to like???
    Sorry, sports zealots. I will continue to tune in via Samsung!!

  32. tylawspick6 says:
    March 19, 2020 at 12:27 pm
    LOL!

    Glazer is taking advantage of those fans. Those fimnicky fairweather Florida fanbases will never underatand why they can’t win anything.

    Keep it up! lol

    They are 2 AFC teams in Florida and there’s always 2 I will know to be .500 or worse or a paper tiger (Jax in 2017) with an eventual collapse due to poor teambuild.

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    It’s going to be fun watching the Brady-less Patriots return to mediocrity. It will be even more fun watching your meltdown as it occurs.

  33. Good for Tampa Bay – build up the hype and when the old fool is injured and the team slumps, you will get the money.

  34. SWFLPC.INC says:
    March 19, 2020 at 2:55 pm
    tylawspick6 says:
    March 19, 2020 at 12:27 pm
    LOL!

    Glazer is taking advantage of those fans. Those fimnicky fairweather Florida fanbases will never underatand why they can’t win anything.

    Keep it up! lol

    They are 2 AFC teams in Florida and there’s always 2 I will know to be .500 or worse or a paper tiger (Jax in 2017) with an eventual collapse due to poor teambuild.

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    It’s going to be fun watching the Brady-less Patriots return to mediocrity. It will be even more fun watching your meltdown as it occurs.

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    LOL

    I repeat: I’d LOVE to take your money as I do many people that run their mouths and buy into hype.

    NE wins the division next year with Stidham/whoever the QB is.

  35. thewizardsrevenge says:
    March 19, 2020 at 1:53 pm
    So fans can see him flame out without Belichick?

    I love both those guys, but Tom is more likely to have the better record than Belichick this year. We don’t even know who the QB is.

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    That’s funny, because when the runblings in 2001 was that BB loved Brady and wouldn’t hand back the job to Bledsoe, that was the correct analysis then.

    Tell me, with regards to BB or Scarnexchia or any HOF coach on that staff the last 20 years, what has changed when they are sold in moving forward to then coach up a player?

    Hmm?

    Read Phil Perry’s piece on Brady. Jim Nagy helped Seattle discover Russell Wilson and this guy LOVES Stidham, with info on BB being sold on Stidham last summer and players being blown away by his progress when he was taking Brady’s reps last December.

    Yep.

    It’s not fake news.

  36. Couldn’t happen to a better fan base. These Bucs fans have done nothing but tear Brady to shreds for decades and now they are dancing in the streets for their great signing. I really have to laugh as it brings to mind the old phrase- Careful what you wish for. I’ll be rooting loud against them and chuckling at every loss and mis-hap. Can’t wait for the show.Just remember, Winston threw interceptions because he was constantly on the run last year and he’s a lot faster than Brady.

  37. Capitalist pigs! Half The country cant go to work and are facing financial ruin and these fools have the minerals to raise ticket prices right now? They couldn’t wait? What a trash franchise! Did the Pat’s lower prices now that hes gone? Lol

  38. terrystown says: “And this is the problem with our society right now. Billionaires raising prices simply because they can, and being praised for it. I’m all for free market economics but we need to get to a point where we stop worshipping money. When is enough, enough?”
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    And WHY do you care what a billionaire does or doesn’t do? Other than to profess your “moral outrage” and virtue signaling, how does this AFFECT YOUR LIFE? It doesn’t. You can choose to pay to go to a high-demand Bucs game or sit at home.

  39. @mannerman99

    Ok, that post makes zero sense.

    Anyone with eyeballs can see Brady isn’t the same player, due to a multitude of factors. Yeah, Im a Pats fan, but that doesn’t mean I’m blind. I see all the Pats games; I’ve seen the degradation of his play like the rest of the country.
    Do you have a point? If you do, it’s is very well hidden.

    keep trying, you just might strike gold someday

  40. When Joe Namath haters stopped paying to see him get beat up on the field he retired. That was a couple years after he should have,now he pays for it each day.

  41. Id add that anyone who claims an NFL QB is a “coward sissy”, to use your woefully inaccurate description, shouldn’t even be posting about football, period.

    in my post, I never once referenced Brady’s toughness as a reason for his fall-off in performance.
    It’s called “R E A D I N G C O M P R H E N S I O N”…a concept obviously lost on you…

  42. Tom Brady will take the Buccaneers to a home super bowl against the New England Patriots.

    And hoist the Lomabardi in favor of the Bucs.

  43. stonedwhitetrash says:
    March 19, 2020 at 4:20 pm
    When Joe Namath haters stopped paying to see him get beat up on the field he retired. That was a couple years after he should have,now he pays for it each day.
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    Namath was basically washed up before he went to the Rams and retired during the season. Namaths last 4 seasons 42 TD and 71 ints. Brady’s last 4 years 113 TD and 29 TD…. Yeah, Brady sounds washed up to me..

  44. I have been a Patriots season ticket holder since 1993. Now I get to watch 2 games every Sunday. Life is good.

  45. I’m puzzled by the posters predicting Brady will get injured and miss time. The guy has played and played well with countless dings and legit injuries during his career. He never begs out. He has 2 of the longest iron man streaks in history. It would be the longest but for a caved-in knee in 2008 by notorious cheap shot artist Bernard Pollard.

    His elbow was a mess this past year. “I feel great” was all he’d say when asked about it. Literally never has complained about injuries in his whole career.

  46. Marketing 101: It doesn’t matter what Brady does on the field during the regular season. What matters is that it is Brady. What part of that do people who criticize not understand, can’t comprehend the windfall from tickets to products? Really, I’d like a rational explanation…

  47. Robert says:
    Tom Brady will take the Buccaneers to a home super bowl against the New England Patriots.
    And hoist the Lomabardi in favor of the Bucs.

    Robert: If the Patriots were able to overcome the loss of Brady and put together a team capable of reaching the SB, you’d be scared S..t..ss and you know it. You’d also suspect that the Pats would win that one, sitting in the back of you mind…Was it BB or Brady?

    As a Pats and Brady fan, I hope he does win a SB as a Buc.

    If the Pats reload that fast to make another SB, well, I know how that will end and you won’t like it. (There is nothing that Brady does that the Pats staff is not two step ahead of.) Think about it.

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