Scalpers Going Wild With Bucs Tickets

December 6th, 2012

Joe suspects Team Glazer is taking note of the marketing power of the 2002 Super Bowl team

As Joe wrote days ago, the Bucs-Eagles game will be shown on local TV. The Bucs made that official this afternoon. But what Joe didn’t count on is what appears to be huge demand for Bucs tickets, so much so that tickets in the secondary market are moving for more than face value.

Joe can’t remember the last time someone actually could “scalp” a Bucs ticket. Even the 2008 “Mike Alstott Night” wasn’t a hot ticket like Sunday’s Bucs-Eagles game, the 10-year Super Bowl anniversary celebration.

TicketMaster.com only has single game tickets available. So resellers like StubHub.com are the place to go if you’re looking to buy two seats together. Joe’s been monitoring the StubHub action today, and $30 and $45 tickets (upper deck on the East Side) are moving for $70 and up.

This is great for the community, and Joe suspects Team Glazer is taking note of the wild demand driven by an event related to the 2002 Super Bowl. While to date Team Glazer seemingly has held firm to keeping Buccaneers Ring of Honor inductees in apparent chronological order, it might be wise to make the 2013 inductee from the glory years. A full house is a great thing on a lot of levels.

8 Responses to “Scalpers Going Wild With Bucs Tickets”

  1. RCH Says:

    I was thinking the same thing. I think Brook’s should be first up from the “glory years”.

  2. RCH Says:

    I meant Brooks not Brook’s

  3. Ian's Gay Lisp & Ron's Drinking Problem Says:

    Glad to see the Glazer Gaggle take an intrest in the team again after using it as leverage to buy Manchester United (Brian Glazer was finally sent to Tampa to get the mess cleaned up)

  4. Joe D. Says:

    If the bucs have Sapp and/or Lynch inducted to the HoF don’t you almost HAVE to make those guys your ring of honor inductees. Trust me, Hardy Nickerson is my favorite Buc of all time, but you have to honor your Hall of Famers first.

  5. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Ian’s Gay Lisp & Ron’s Drinking Problem Says:
    December 6th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Glad to see the Glazer Gaggle take an interest in the team again after using it as leverage to buy Manchester United…

    .

    Not true. NFL rules prohibit the use of a team for that sort of thing.

  6. RachelWatson'sthong Says:

    I got my club seats off Stub Hub last week. It was a rip off but what the hell.

  7. Rich Says:

    Really?!?! You think it is the half time show honoring the 2002 Super Bowl team that finally put fans in the seats? My guess is that the stadium is going to have a majority of Eagles fans filling the stadium and it is those Eagle fan ticket sales that put the game on TV. Because Eagles fans will go see their team even when they stink, are on an 8 game losing streak and have no hopes to go to the playoffs. Unlike Tampa Bay fans who only show up when the team is good (and that includes the Rays and the Lightning). Yes it is true that they will spend a a lot of time booing and cursing at their own team, but that is just because they are pissed at how bad they are this year, it’s all out of love.

  8. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Rich, I know for a fact Tampa fans are buying more tickets. I myself bought a bunch.

 
 

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