Cheap Beer At Bucs Games!

October 25th, 2011

Now this is a story right up Joe’s alley.

Joe constantly gets complaints from Bucs fans saying they no longer go to games because of the price of beer.

Now Joe understands this, and when Joe once owned season tickets he refused to buy beer at a game. Joe would get well-lubricated before the game and by sitting in the 90 degree heat, Joe would sweat out the alcohol so, by the time the game was over, Joe was sober.

Joe also understands this is life in America. Go to any major sporting event, and fans get completely gouged for beer. To expect otherwise is folly.

(Joe, a few years ago, visited friends in Pittsburgh and went to a Penguins game at the Igloo. In line just ahead of Joe were a couple of chaps from Mississippi attending their first NHL game, in Pittsburgh for a business trip. When they learned that the beers were $7, they reacted as if the beer vendor told them he raped their daughters.)

But Joe learned through an interesting website called that beers at The CITS are one of the cheapest in the NFL.

Per the site, beers at Bucs games were $5.75 for a 16-ounce glass. At Lambeau Field those beers are $5.25 and at Cleveland Browns Stadium, beers were $5.00 for a 16-ounce.

But the cheapest beers in the NFL are found at Reliant Stadium in Houston , where fans can chug a 21-ounce beer for $6.00, and the Georgia Dome in Atlanta where a $24-ounce beer can be had for $7.00.

The worst culprit was MetLife Stadium (Jets and Giants) where fans are robbed for a 16-ounce beer for $8.75, which comes out to a cool $79 a 12-pack.

So Bucs fans, if you are not going to games because you claim the beers are too expensive, that just isn’t so.

Armed with this information, Joe’s going to crack open and enjoy a bottle of Sam Adams Oktoberfest.

17 Responses to “Cheap Beer At Bucs Games!”

  1. gbuc Says:

    Mr. JBuc, you obviously haven’t been to a Buc game in a long while. 5.75 for a 16oz. beer? I don’t think so. Maybe if they gave us the 10 % off all “beverages” (amended to only sodas after the fact) they promised in our season ticket packet.

  2. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Sam Adams Oktoberfest rocks. In fact, most of what Sam Adams brews makes the other mass produced swill taste like horse piss in comparison. Not that there’s anything wrong with horse piss if that’s your sorta thing.

  3. lightningbuc Says:

    Joe, just cuz they are one of the lowest priced in the league, doesn’t mean they aren’t expensive. Instead of using cheapest, probably better to use “less expensive”. I cringe every time i hand them my debit card. And I agree Gbuc, it’s bs they don’t give the 10% off on beer.

  4. Eric Says:

    And the lines arent long.

  5. BucForce Says:

    People have actually said to you that they don’t go to games because of the price of beer? That’s a new one, I thought it was the price of tickets, the economy and lack of jobs. When I had tickets, I also did what you did Joe, drink up at the tailgate and hide my wallet inside. But I never once have decided on a Sunday morning, “hmm, I want to go to the game today, but those beer prices are much to much, so I will stay home and listen on the radio”…

  6. Joe Says:


    People have actually said to you that they don’t go to games because of the price of beer?


  7. loweredexpectations Says:

    $5.75 for a mass brewed DOMESTIC beer?!?!? i nearly fell out of my chair! i wouldn’t buy that crap if it was dime beer night at progressive field (cleveland indians).

    there’s a new generation of beer drinkers and we don’t care for that piss colored watered down excuse for a beer that our fathers had no other choice to drink. crap.

    how much is an oktoberfest at the stadium? gotta take a lien on the house?

    too soon?

  8. Dan Says:

    not trying to be a downer or anything, and i understand its a tradition or whatever, but its pretty sad if you cannot enjoy a game because you dont have cheap, easy access to mindnumbing. just seems dumb to me. Maybe these people need it because they bring their naggy wife with them to the game and they need the proper amount to tuner out her frequency. But thats pretty sad too.

    Idk take what i say with a grain of salt, im someone who has never seen the point of drinking, just how i am.

  9. OAR Says:

    Would that be an unrefined or refined grain of salt? Or maybe it should be a barrel, instead of grain?

  10. Eric Says:

    After about 25 of those, Rah’s playcalling starts to make sense.

  11. patrickbucs Says:

    it’s $7 for a plastic Coors Light or Miller Lite, I believe $8 for a larger draft.

  12. below me Says:

    a concealed flask of jack and a bottomless $6 soda.

  13. OAR Says:

    Yeah, those pat downs work great and get the job done, don’t they?

  14. lightningbuc Says:

    The key to getting past the pat downs is you have to store stuff close to the “junk” cuz those security guys (well at least most of ’em) don’t want any part of that.

  15. Niko (The Optimist) Says:

    Im with the flask and bottomless soda. But I don’t drink anymore so this is about 5 years too late for me. Maybe next year.

  16. BucsFanInSac Says:

    I was at the game when we played in San Fran, those bears were almost $9, and I needed quite a few whit how we played.

  17. frige bob Says:

    With Tanard on the field, and soon to have Blount back (hopefully), I’d much prefer if they had a buy 2 beers get 1 joint free kinda deal…