Team Glazer To The Recue

March 17th, 2011

The Tampa Sports Authority, apparently not too worried that their stadium, The CITS, will soon be deemed outdated by the lords of the NFL in order to host another Super Bowl, are instead fretting about things they cannot control.

Take the lockout. The fact the NFL owners and the NFLPA are a labor war has the beancounters at the Tampa Sports Authority chewing their fingernails.

If any games are lost this season, the Tampa Sports Authority has contemplated raising parking costs to $30 as well as raising the prices for beer, as if the prices aren’t obscene enough already.

But no! That won’t happen this season. Team Glazer, riding their white horses, have offered to cover any shortfall the Tampa Sports Authority may suffer so that fans aren’t squeezed any more, so reports Michael Sasso of the Tampa Tribune.

The options for tackling the funding problem weren’t pretty. The sports authority has contemplated tacking a 15 percent charge onto concessions and a $5 charge onto parking. That would have applied to even non-football events, such as this weekend’s Kenny Chesney concert, Hart said.

So concert parking might have risen to $30 from $25.

The other option was for the Bucs to make up the stadium shortfall. The team has agreed to pay to cover the potential gap so the sports authority doesn’t have to tack on the extra surcharges.

Bravo gentlemen, bravo! Joe stands up from his barstool and roundly applauds.

Now the truth is known: It is the Tampa Sports Authority that rapes honest citizens for the $8 beers and $25 to park in a dust patch.

18 Responses to “Team Glazer To The Recue”

  1. gbuc Says:

    Reading the entire story referenced, you will find the following paragraph:

    The team is asking the sports authority to reimburse it out of future stadium ticket surcharges. The issue will come up at a Tampa City Council meeting Thursday, because the team and the sports authority need the city and Hillsborough County to approve the deal.

    In other words, the Glazers still want to collect their booty from the conquered villagers!

  2. OAR Says:

    Dont the Glazers make a percentage from concessions and parking to begin with?

  3. OAR Says:

    CaptTim “troll killer”,
    Looks like you missed three of them! Maybe, cause they are happy trolls?

  4. Gary Says:

    If what gbuc says is correct, then they are basically giving fans a break by not raising prices but then want it back in taxes. Just when they do something good they offset it with the bad. Typical.

  5. SuperSix Says:

    Even $25.00 parking is absurd – and one of the many reasons I don’t and won’t attend games.

  6. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    Honestly Joe, you keep saying that the NFL is going to deem CITS unworthy for a Super Bowl….basing your assumption on the threat by the NFL regarding Joe Robbie/SharkFin/Whatever the hell it’s called today.

    Have you ever been to Joe Robbie? Believe me, a ten year old CITS is NOT EVEN CLOSE to the dump that is Joe Robbie. There’s nothing to worry about there

  7. BigMacAttack Says:

    $8 Beers and $25 parking have been my only real complaints about the games, and now I know it isn’t the Glazers driving that cost per se. But when you look at the fact that we are not paying $10K or $20K PSL’s for our seats, everything looks a little more reasonable. The 10% discounts they are giving us this year also helps. Now if we just get some high quality scabs to field a team, we’re in there.

    Did anyone see Megan Kelly refer to Obama making his NAACP final four picks. She said it more than once. Only on Fox New.

  8. Joe Says:


    Have you ever been to Joe Robbie?

    Many times. Joe has no problem with Joe Robbie. None. Zero. It’s a fine stadium.

  9. Dave Says:


    Megan Kelly is awesome.
    Not to get political, but as far as Obama making NCAA picks and golfing twice in the last week and hosting a fund raiser….

    I don’t care BUT, people should not fool themselves; with Libya, Japan, Nuclear issues, the Budget… the hypocracy in the media is mindnumbing. If Bush did that with all this going on in a 2 week span they would have destroyed him

    anyway… I digress.. GO BUCS!

  10. gbuc Says:

    Went to Joe Robbie this past Preseason. Sound system, jumbo replay board, graphic boards along top strip of stadium, all out-do the CITS. All those features recently added to their stadium. It’s time for upgrades here such as those, the film-strip replay boards just doesn’t do it anymore.

  11. eric Says:

    Be nice to have stadium upgrades.

    Be nicer to have team and coaching staff upgrades.

  12. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “Be nicer to have team and coaching staff upgrades.”


    Be even nicer to have “fan” upgrades. You are helpless.

  13. Lucas Jackson Says:

    LOL. The Glazer do somehting they are under no obligation to do and this is one of the least “commented” articles on JBF. Few negative comments thrown in (by the usual suspects) for extra measure!!

    JBF is the place to go for changing of hearts and minds

  14. eric Says:

    Those Glazers are the salt of the earth.

  15. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    If the Glazers allowed them to raise prices, everyone would be throwing a fit. They don’t, and people still find negativity. Regardless if they get that money back, they could do nothing and let them raise prices. They have already dropped the prices on many of the seats. There comes a point where people need to stop bitching. What so many people don’t understand is that just because you don’t like someone doesn’t mean you have to criticize EVERYTHING they do. Even the biggest arse holes in the world do good things occasionally (except Thomas, I’m pretty sure he is always an arse hole).

  16. BigMacAttack Says:

    For me it’s not about the money. I don’t care what it costs, I’ll get it, I love going to the games. Josh Freeman is one of the most exciting players I have ever witnessed. He is special and I think this team could be special with him. This lockout/strike nonsense is killing us.

    Hey eric, Go Bucs!!!

  17. adam from ny Says:

    ok now we are getting somewhere…3 men and 3 different ties…progress has been made….they are climbing out of their shells and claiming their own identity like real men should…malcolm would be impressed if he saw this picture….a couple of good jery jones style toupee’s and they are good to go….adam from ny

  18. adam from ny Says:

    the glazer on the right looks like a freakin bum….dude needs a shave and a haircut—shampoo!

    adam from ny