Buccaneers Night Practice Gets Dumped

June 23rd, 2015

night practice

What about the night practice? What about the night practice?

Joe’s inbox is full of fans wondering what’s missing from the 2015 training camp dates and times pumped out today from One Buc Palace.

There is no night practice at the stadium on Dale Mabry Highway. It’s been scrapped. That’s the word from Buccaneers.com multimedia master Scott Smith, via Twitter.

Smith says the team is focusing on enhancing the experience at One Buc Palace.

Of course, training camp is much more intimate and realistic at Bucs headquarters, and it always seems like the team gets better work in there. The annual stadium practice, with fireworks and all kinds of fan-friendly action on the stadium field, was good for roping in 20,000 or so Bucs fans and getting them all amped up for the season.

Joe could speculate all day long why the Bucs ditched the night practice. It doesn’t really matter, expect to the legions fans who loved the comfortable experience in late evening temperatures.

13 Responses to “Buccaneers Night Practice Gets Dumped”

  1. BucBos76 Says:

    This was an annual tradition for me, my son, and my nephews. Too bad.It was a great time.

  2. whocares92 Says:

    I dont give a damn about a night practice. Winning would be the biggest reward this team could give the fans

  3. kaymbee Says:

    Lack of a sponsor is probably the more likely reason. BrightHouse is being sold.

  4. JMN Says:

    That is disappointing. My family and I go every year as a tradition. It was always a fun, great experience and definitely gets everyone pumped up for the season.

  5. BlogTalkFootball Says:

    The beer was especially tasty during night practice…

  6. Jimbo Says:

    Training camp is better at One Buc anyway. You are a lot closer to the action

  7. what? Says:

    Wish they’d schedule a night practice or 2 at One Buc.

    How many of those 2-5pm practices are going to be interrupted or shortened by lightning? They let these guys practice so little these days, if we miss out on the time we do have because of daily thunderstorms, we’ve got nobody to blame but ourselves.

  8. I'm tired and 87 is right Says:

    It’s probably for the better the last two seasons I went to the night practices and met Sciano and Lovie wishing them both a great season and that didn’t turn out so well. So maybe this is a sign of change to come? Lol

  9. Bucs ax night practice » The Bay Cave Says:

    […] Scott Smith, senior writer for Buccaneers.com, informed a fan of the team’s decision. (h/t JoeBucsFan.com) […]

  10. Kevin Says:

    I am pretty sure night practices will be back next year. They are doing work to the stadium and probably will come down the the wire before pre season gets here. They want to unveil the changes at a game not a night practice…

  11. Brian Says:

    The night practice was good for the kids but thats about it..

  12. Pick6 Says:

    I have a feeling they will spring it on us as a surprise announcement later. Maybe they’ll make it look like Jameis demanded it for the fans

  13. Tomcin Says:

    Just another reason the Bucs as an organization sucks. Forget all the wins that will make up for no night practice. Forget about it.