Buccaneers have high demand for tickets, no idea if fans can attend

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After the Buccaneers signed Tom Brady, their problem selling tickets went away. But now they’re dealing with an unexpected problem, thanks to COVID-19.

Bucs COO Brian Ford told season ticket holders in an email that the team simply doesn’t know how many fans the stadium is going to have room for this year, and so it’s taking a wait-and-see approach.

“Over the last 24 hours, there have been many reports regarding stadium capacities at NFL venues for the 2020 season,” Ford wrote, via the Tampa Bay Times. “The Buccaneers will continue to work with the NFL, Florida Governor’s Office, City of Tampa Mayor’s Office, Tampa Sports Authority and Hillsborough County officials to ensure we have policies and procedures in place that are appropriate for our community. It is our top priority to create and maintain the safest possible environment for our fans at Raymond James Stadium. As we approach kickoff of the 2020 season, we will remain in constant contact with you, providing all of the latest updates as soon as we have them.”

The Buccaneers are currently not selling season tickets, instead just asking fans to give the team their contact information if they would like to be informed when the team knows for sure which seats it can sell. After years of struggling to sell tickets in Tampa, the Bucs are now facing a different problem.

24 responses to “Buccaneers have high demand for tickets, no idea if fans can attend

  1. The stands SHOULD BE FULL, and this scare mentality needs to STOP. This invented pandemic was nothing more than a serious case of the flu that possessed the ability to attack it’s hosts in a manner not seen before, and therefore it was deadlier than your average seasonal flu, and it was labeled a pandemic because of the speed at which it traveled. HOWEVER, if you go to the CDC website and look back to a post they made in 2017 they pointed out that WORLDWIDE seasonal flu deaths WERE RISING, and the hardest hit group were the ELDERLY, and that worldwide the death rate was averaging over 600,000 people a year, and they were dying due to breathing complications. Does that sound familiar? GET THE FACTS AND STOP PANICKING

  2. Well Dr Brady did say “Only Thing To Fear Is Fear Itself”. So don’t worry about silly little distraction they’re calling a pandemic around the WORLD. Get out there in a full stadium and BREATHE DEEP what your fellow fans expel.

  3. 3percenter4 life….you need to reevaluate safety protocols.

    I am a diehard Pats fan from MA. I live in Chicago where my wife is from, and took off the friday after the Bucs/bears game to see Brady and GRONK on TNF. I just cancelled that day off. Regardless of your political beliefs/ambitions/thoughts, you are up a tree if you think its safe to have fans in stadiums. Texas, FLA, and AZ opened up too early in heavily populated states and looked what happened! Not that JB Pritzker is winning brownie points in IL, but the safe best is to play with no fans or NOT PLAY AT ALL! The NFL sees dollar signs, not protocol for safety.

  4. Cue the people saying “it’s just the flu”

    The Spanish Flu was “just a flu” and still killed an estimated 50 million people.

  5. Claims about Covid-19 being “invented” are a stunning admission on the part of the claimant that they are either woefully uninformed, or willfully lying about a worldwide crisis.

    But, by all means, check the CDC.gov site. The numbers as of today are:
    Total Cases in US: 2,624,873
    Total Deaths in US: 127,299

  6. Dr. Fan!
    Paging Dr. Football Fan!
    Your amateur expertise is needed STAT!!
    Paging Dr. Football Fan!!!

  7. Let me introduce everyone to the mask and waiver of liability. It’s an amazing combination of safety and relief of all liability.

  8. 3percenter4life says:
    July 2, 2020 at 10:53 am
    The stands SHOULD BE FULL, and this scare mentality needs to STOP. This invented pandemic was nothing more than a serious case of the flu that possessed the ability to attack it’s hosts in a manner not seen before, and therefore it was deadlier than your average seasonal flu, and it was labeled a pandemic because of the speed at which it traveled. HOWEVER, if you go to the CDC website and look back to a post they made in 2017 they pointed out that WORLDWIDE seasonal flu deaths WERE RISING, and the hardest hit group were the ELDERLY, and that worldwide the death rate was averaging over 600,000 people a year, and they were dying due to breathing complications. Does that sound familiar? GET THE FACTS AND STOP PANICKING

    —————————————————————————————————————
    Can’t help but think of Kevin Bacon’s final scene in ‘Animal House’ when I read this…..

    The author may or may not have a valid point, but dang…lighten up on or fix your ALL CAPS button

  9. Here’s the only stat that can’t be denied, even using the exaggerated amount of deaths they’re using.

    USA Population 350 million
    Covid-19 related deaths 127,000
    Death rate 0.36%

    Just the facts.

  10. buccaneers coming into a season thinking they can run the nfc south for the first time in 10+ years and its gonna be the most asterisk season of all time

  11. joetoronto says:
    July 2, 2020 at 11:22 am
    Here’s the only stat that can’t be denied, even using the exaggerated amount of deaths they’re using.

    USA Population 350 million
    Covid-19 related deaths 127,000
    Death rate 0.36%

    Just the facts.

    *****************************************************************************

    Actually, there are over 128,000 deaths due to COVID-19 as of today in the US. And if you want to argue that number of deaths is exaggerated, I can point to reasons why it (and the death rate) are underestimates. Just the facts.

  12. An hour ago, Reuters reported that Florida just beat NY state’s single day # of positive tests results at 10,000. Among those tested, the percent of tests coming back positive increased from 4% in May to 15% to now (i.e., although true that there will be be more positive cases due to an increase in testing capacity, it’s also true that a larger proportion of people getting tested are also showing up positive than before, which is not good any way you spin it).

    No one wants to stay shutdown — people want their lives back. But before that can happen, places have to demonstrate they have it under control. It’s clear that isn’t the case (remember when everyone was saying it’d go away once it got warm?). If you’re angry about everything being shutdown, you should be hoping that someone, somewhere comes up with a cohesive strategy or infrastructure to allow people and businesses to get back to work. That doesn’t exist now.

  13. mmmpierogi says:
    July 2, 2020 at 11:40 am
    joetoronto says:
    July 2, 2020 at 11:22 am
    Here’s the only stat that can’t be denied, even using the exaggerated amount of deaths they’re using.

    USA Population 350 million
    Covid-19 related deaths 127,000
    Death rate 0.36%

    Just the facts.

    *****************************************************************************

    Actually, there are over 128,000 deaths due to COVID-19 as of today in the US. And if you want to argue that number of deaths is exaggerated, I can point to reasons why it (and the death rate) are underestimates. Just the facts.
    **********************************************
    I see the truth has hit a nerve.

    128,000 instead of 127,000 SMH.

    People who have died from head on collisions have had their cause of death as Covid-19 related.

  14. joetoronto says:
    July 2, 2020 at 11:22 am
    Here’s the only stat that can’t be denied, even using the exaggerated amount of deaths they’re using.

    USA Population 350 million
    Covid-19 related deaths 127,000
    Death rate 0.36%

    Just the facts.

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    IF everyone in the US were to get Covid that means 126,000,000 deaths.

    Just the facts.

  15. The only new QB in Florida that stands a chance of winning a future SB is Tua.

    Brady’s arm is shot. Tom Brady isn’t in New England because of Tom Brady. Bill Belichek knows it, Patriots fans know it, Dolphins fans know it, soon the rest of you will too.

    He had a great career, no taking that away from him but father time tapped on his shoulder pads last year.

    I wish he was still in New England, not that I am worried about Jam Newdham.

  16. I think there should be a section reserved for asymptomatic people with Covid. Give them the entire upper deck and their own entrance/exit.

  17. Where their is Brady, there is hope ! I would take as many REFUNDABLE deposits on the requests for additional season tickets and make interest off the deposited money until it has to be refunded if it even does.

  18. USA Population 350 million
    Covid-19 related deaths 127,000
    Death rate 0.36%

    Just the facts.

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    IF everyone in the US were to get Covid that means 126,000,000 deaths.

    Just the facts.

    ________________________________________________________

    Actually, 330,000 (US population) x .036 (alleged mortality rate)
    would be equal to 11,880,000

    Still a very large number but not over a third of the population.
    We must hope we never get anywhere close to this level of infection.

  19. oops correction missed a few 000’s

    Actually, 330,000,000 (US population) x .036 (alleged mortality rate)
    would be equal to 11,880,000

    Still a very large number but not over a third of the population.
    We must hope we never get anywhere close to this level of infection.

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