Cheap Seats Gone For Opening DayAugust 25th, 2011
Strictly working off today’s TicketMaster.com data here, Joe’s seeing zero cheap Bucs tickets available for opening day against the Lions.
The good news is they’re sold.
The bad news is there are loads of tickets still available all over the stadium. The lowest price available that Joe could find, with service charge, is $71.25, and there are plenty in the end zone for $105.25.
Joe wishes he could envision any scenario that would have a stampede of ticket buyers jumping at these prices to meet the NFL blackout deadline for opening day, which is 14 days from today.
Even with half-price concessions for the opener, the Bucs just have too many tickets left to sell for what likely will be a blistering hot 1 o’clock kickoff.
A recent JoeBucsFan poll (with more than 1,000 respondents) revealed that 45 percent of you plan to watch the game snuggled up to a pirated Internet feed to beat the blackout. Joe wonders whether the NFL plans any kind of 11th-hour covert operation to bust up that racket.
Joe’s hardly wishing that on Bucs fans, but it’s odd to Joe that the NFL doesn’t seem to be flexing its muscle — or handing out stuffed brown envelopes — to combat the Internet feeds. Perhaps Roger Goodell is too busy exalting perverts.
UPDATE: Well, if you tinker with Ticketmaster long enough… it seems there are a few sections where $44 tickets are indeed available, about 100 altogether in sections 327, 328, 329, 342, 343 and 344.