Buccaneers: Season-ticket restrictions are aimed at creating best home field advantage

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The Buccaneers made a little news on Saturday via their decision to require any new season-ticket holders to purchase seats in both 2022 and 2023. The Buccaneers have since attempted to clarify their policy.

“One of our primary objectives as we go into each season is finding ways to create the best home field advantage for our team,” Buccaneers chief operating officer Brian Ford said in a statement issued Saturday afternoon. “We want to provide loyal Buccaneers fans with the best opportunity to purchase the very limited number of seats that are available. We pride ourselves on delivering the best gameday experience in the league and our fans are essential to that success. These additional ticket policies, as well as providing our no-interest, 24-month payment plan, have been put in place to ensure that our true fans have the best options available for season pass memberships.”

As we understand it, the Buccaneers view the two-year commitment (along with the requirement of a Florida driver’s license for tickets purchased in the lower bowl) as a way to deter certain brokers or resellers from pouncing on the tickets and then reselling them.

The Buccaneers gave last year’s season-ticket holders an extended opportunity to renew their tickets. Obviously, however, with Tom Brady retired (until a week ago), plenty of those fans likely passed on another season pass.

Regardless of any explanation provided, the requirement will be perceived as a way to leverage one more year with Brady into two years of season-ticket sales. And that’s fine. They have every right to do it. It would be easier for some to accept it if they would just admit it.

22 responses to “Buccaneers: Season-ticket restrictions are aimed at creating best home field advantage

  1. They have to make up the money for giving lots of money in contracts. Good business sense.

  2. Like I said, really nice hotels during PRIME season make you buy a 2 or 3 night stays. You have no choice except not stay there. Same principal. I fully expect other clubs to start doing this.

  3. This is pure nonsense, but a great way to make sure the Bandwagon Fans are on the hook for multiple year revenue streams. The Brady and “all in” Free Agency is a temporary thing. Anything short of a SB is going to be a bust. They know the fickle Tampa will abandon ship when Brady retires. It was evident when he retired for 40 days.

  4. Been a season ticket holder before Brady and will be one after, and I live 2 States in between, I’m a True Fan

  5. BS.
    It’s about $, nothing more. If you went to a movie theater and wanted to buy a ticket for a movie but they said sorry you just buy for this movie, and a movie next week. Also I need you to pay a little extra for the privilege of sitting in a seat. it’s about $ and football has nothing to do with it.

  6. The competitive advantage claim is a joke. People will sell tickets if Brady retires next year and they will go to visiting teams. Why do people try to spin the obvious?

  7. All I see are comments from jealous fans. I guarantee if it were your franchise…Not a peep!….and the “Thumbs Down” people are lying.

  8. chrisco4bucs says:
    March 20, 2022 at 3:23 pm

    Been a season ticket holder before Brady and will be one after, and I live 2 States in between, I’m a True Fan

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

    I’m a True Fan too. Just smarter with my money. Get me another, hon.

  9. dhahn-wolf says:
    March 20, 2022 at 4:45 pm
    All I see are comments from jealous fans. I guarantee if it were your franchise…Not a peep!….and the “Thumbs Down” people are lying.

    Agree.. the first comment is a fraudulent comment
    How many games did the Giants sell out last season

    I promise you if the Giants signed Brady this season instead of him going back to the Bucs the guy with the screen name “Giants own Brady” would be first in line for a Brady Giants jersey…
    By the way , the Giants haven’t beat a team Quarterbacked by Brady in over 10 years.

  10. Most season ticket holders for bigger markets usually hold theirs for years, passes down for generations. Two years is a big deal? wow

  11. they don’t want to be locked in at a set price. Want to be able to hike the prices even higher

  12. Denver has been sold out since the late 60s. The waiting line for season tickets is several years. They have real fans.

  13. 2 years is a cakewalk. I had to pay for Dallas Cowboys required personal seat licenses in 2009, plus a 30 year commitment to pay for tickets. Failure to pay for tickets will cause the licences to revert back to the team. The only way out is to resell the licenses. Look up PSL’s, most teams with newer stadiums require PSL’s.

  14. Owners dont realize that most of the fans that live within one hour of the stadium have allegiances to other teams. I go into other peoples houses for a living and if there is football gear on the walls it is most often that of packers, cowboys or steelers. Rarely is it bucs

  15. Shameful and blatant money grab. They’re doing this so they can be sure of their money grab when Brady retires after one more season. It’s their hedge against Bucs fans ostensibly going to leave again in droves after he retires again.

  16. They all pull BS like this. Want to by GB @ MIN? Have to buy an overpriced preseason or crap game also.

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