Out-Of-Town Allegiances Hit 42 PercentJuly 22nd, 2011
No doubt the attendance issues of local sports teams is one of the most hackneyed, worn out discussions on Tampa Bay sports radio and around water coolers and in break rooms across the Bay area.
Joe’s heard every nuance of every argument. But still, Joe was taken back by a recent poll on the website of the Tampa Bay Business Journal that asked whether one actively supported a non-local franchises. A whopping 42 percent answered, “Yes.”
Joe found the number to be extraordinarily high and somewhat troubling because it’s safe to assume the typical Tampa Bay Business Journal reader has disposable cash to purchase tickets.
What an uphill battle the Bucs and the other clubs in town face.
That said, Joe can’t fathom any legitimate excuse/reason outside of a hurricane why the Bucs wouldn’t sell out Monday Night Football against the Colts and Peyton Manning, a national spectacle that hasn’t been here in years.