Will The Postgame Concert Become A New Trend?

December 19th, 2012

Tampa Bay Rays fans know very well how popular the team’s summer postgame concert series has gone. When there’s a concert following a Rays game, typically by a big-name but B-list band, the game is sold out or close to it.

So Joe’s taking note of the Bucs’ postgame concert Sunday by a popular, Grammy-nominated Christian rock band. It’s being billed as Tampa Bay’s inaugural “Faith and Football” event. There’s additional music, motivational speakers, including Gerald McCoy, and Father Dungy is promoting the event on the Buccaneers website.

Don’t get too excited, Joe still expects the Rams-Bucs game to be blacked out on local television, but surely Team Glazer will be able to guage the concert’s impact on attendance.

If there’s a significant bump from Sunday’s event, Joe wouldn’t be surprised to see Team Glazer have more postgame concerts next season, one’s that could deliver a bigger impact to attendance, lift blackouts and deliver greater value to season ticket holders. Considering reports in the sports business community that described major upgrades to concession areas and new concession providers/management coming soon to Raymond James Stadium, Joe definitely expects Team Glazer to get more creative to put butts in the seats.

Of course, a great football team would eliminate the need for, say, ZZ Top to take an end zone stage after a Bucs game. Though it would be fun to see Mike Williams regrow his beard and join them.

14 Responses to “Will The Postgame Concert Become A New Trend?”

  1. McBuc Says:

    Christian rock and football makes no sense to me at all! If they want to drive attendance they need a secular band.

  2. MadMax Says:

    HAHA, that ZZ top/Mike Williams comment is epic. Hey those old guys can still rock out a show though. I saw them live last year.

  3. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Are there any Judaic rock bands?

    I would think it would be a detriment to attendance to go to a game on “Christian Rock Day.”

    Kind of like going to Disneyworld only to learn that it’s “Gay Day!”

    I went to a Rowdies games when Chuck Berry played in the Big Sombrero, I believe it may have been on the 4th of July. They actually let us walk on the grass without a body cavity search.

    It was great!

  4. McBuc Says:

    Miguel…The Rowdies are….A KICK IN THE GRASS!!

    I have been meaning to catch one of the new Rowdie games, but have not been able to make it out there. For anyone who does not think they would like a soccer match, you can watch the beautiful woman they attract in the crowd.

  5. Tbuc Says:

    Anytime the game has been on tv there has been no announcement at the number of tickets needed to lift the blackout, just like this week. So we will see.

  6. BigMacAttack Says:

    I just hope we don’t get blown out again. I don’t care so much about wins anymore. I’d rather have a higher pick in the Draft.

    They’ll still stop selling beer in the 3’rd quarter.

    I’ll only stay for a really good band or a big name. I like Metal or maybe some old southern rock. Texas Hippie Coalition would be nice or Metallica would be great. Otherwise I’m outta there when the clock strikes zero. If I can’t drink or smoke a fatty, what’s the point.

    I could also go for a gun show after the game or even a good High School game. I didn’t RSVP for the concert, really more concerned about the team and how lousy they have been lately.

  7. BigMacAttack Says:

    MMA fights after the game woul be great. We have some very good local fighters that woul put on a great show. That would be cool, inexpensive and roll the cage right out on the field in about 5 minutes.

  8. George Says:

    “Christian rock” doesn’t count as music.

  9. Patrick Says:

    I choose The Kinks for the post game concert.


  10. guns4roses Says:

    Joe, tell the marketing staff to drop me line, I’ll rock the new sombrero with some GnR.

    Guns 4 Roses – Live at Edmonton Eskimos Half-time

    Please feel free to delete if this is not kosher use of the comments section.

  11. iamabuc Says:

    Hasn’t anyone notice that every time there’s a festivity going on in Bucs Games, or anything of that sort, this guys does not play at all? Take notice, this has been going on since they went to London last year (they were in vacation mood = a game lost) and it hasn’t stop since. I believe the Administration should stop all kind of festivities for this rookies until they realize they are in the NFL. It’s not party time, it should be game winning times and yes, you can celebrate all you want after you start winning and get some respect in this league

  12. Mr Lucky Says:

    Some of the ignorant comments about the Christian rock bands is only surpassed by the stupidity of said posters.

  13. RichinNC Says:

    When is Stryper going to play? Anyone else remember Stryper, anyone?

    Seriously the NFL is losing to comfy couches and big tv’s. They need to do something extra at games to attract people. I liked the Rays concert series, got to go to a game and to surprise the wife with a Pat Benatar concert.

    Not seriously, Perhaps this is the warm up for America’s favorite christian, Tim Tebow!

  14. JJ Jones Says:

    I am not going to go to a Bucs game to see The Newsboys in concert. Now if it was Carmen or Jars of Clay…that’d be a different story.