Blackout Clouds Floats Away — For NowSeptember 30th, 2011
It’s official. Locals across the Tampa Bay and Orlando markets will get to watch the Bucs take center stage on Monday Night Football next week.
The Bucs-Colts game officially is sold out and will be televised.
Whether or not Team Glazer gobbled up tickets to get the game on the tube is a mystery, but it doesn’t really matter. The Bucs will be on TV before hundreds of thousands local football fans.
As long as “Yungry” doesn’t look “Yugly,” a win against Indianapolis should go a long way toward growing the Bucs’ ticket-buying fan base.
If you need tickets, as of Friday night at 9:30 p.m., there are more than 1,200 available on StubHub.com for what seem to be reasonable prices. Not much “scalping” going on there. And while Ticketmaster.com shows “sold out,” Joe suggests you keep checking there for tickets, as well, as sometimes seats are released at the last minute.
For Rays fans coming to see the Bucs on Monday, Joe has learned that gates will open at 7 p.m. for the Bucs game and the Rays-Rangers Game 3 of their playoff series will be broadcast on the JumboTron for as long as possible before kickoff.