Ticket Sales Improved “Dramatically”

August 3rd, 2015

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Joe often gets this question. A lot. And Joe doesn’t have an answer. How are ticket sales? Good guess.

First, Ticketmaster is in business solely to sell tickets. It is neither their job nor their obligation — nor in their interest — to release accurate ticket sales information. The data on their website is often grossly inaccurate, yet fans mistakenly consider it fact.

Don’t be misled.

The Bucs, per team policy, rarely release ticket sales details. However, Bucs co-chairman Bryan Glazer offered a glimpse yesterday. Without specifics, Glazer provided a little more than what Joe learned last month: the Bucs have halted single-game ticket sales for a few games.

“Obviously, with the excitement we have here, ticket sales have improved dramatically,” Glazer said. “We still have a ways to go but we are doing very, very well and with winning, we hope we can go the rest of the way.”

And you want to know what’s causing that excitement? It isn’t finishing 2-14. It isn’t the triumphant return of Da’Quan Bowers. It isn’t the prospect of Kwon Alexander. No sir.

The excitement is the same reason fans packed One Buc Palace yesterday in the quagmire that is the soggy, muddy state of the training camp set up. It is the arrival of “America’s Quarterback,” Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston.

The franchise savior has resulted in the fanbase being energized like it hasn’t been since Derrick Brooks and Chucky struck fear into opponent’s hearts.

29 Responses to “Ticket Sales Improved “Dramatically””

  1. Mike10 Says:

    What are the odds he’s just saying this to spike interest?

    Don’t really think the Stu Sternberg method has worked.

  2. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    I think Fameis should get some additional credit for the way he has handled himself since his selection.

    Again I am a late arrival to the Fameis bandwagon but he clearly has learned from his “life experiences” and appears to be embracing this opportunity with both fists firmly clenched around this chance!

    The team lost six last year by a score or less all the while we were carrying dead weight like Josh McCown and the Ghost and a couple of invisible OL as well.

    We’ve had an exciting draft and yes people want to see what it’s like to have a genuine NFL QB instead of a choking never been.

  3. Buc1987 Says:

    Gee I told those idiots in here months ago that JW would have this effect on ticket sales. Of course they put up some nonsense as to why I was wrong.

    I wouldn’t call them idiots, I’d call them out by name if I remembered any of their names. They’re easily forgettable, so that’s probably why.

    My case was that the Glazers wanted Winston really bad, because he’s an in state Heisman winning QB with a lot of hype.

    Some of them would say: if that’s the case they would just bring Tebow to sell tickets.

    NONSENSE…you have to be able to actually play at QB first. Something Tebow can’t do.

  4. ChanEpic Says:

    BIG Winston supporter here and surely he is a big part of why ticket sales have increased but I would also like to point out…. Who am I kidding?

    Jameis to Evans for TD!!!! Fire those cannons!!!!!

  5. LakelandBuc Says:

    If we can win some games the home game sellouts will come, we need that 12th man for home field advantage.

  6. Tom Edrington Says:

    All the more reason the hair-brained, bumbling center should at least call the starting quarterback by his first name…….

  7. Joe Says:

    All the more reason the hair-brained, bumbling center should at least call the starting quarterback by his first name…….

    If Vincent Jackson and Logan Mankins and Gerald McCoy can refer to Jameis by name — and sometimes, by “Jaboo” — don’t get what Smith’s hair up his arse is all about. If Smith is going to stick around (big if after this year), it will be because of Jameis leading the offense to a bunch of wins.

    If the offense is a trainwreck, Smith may be packing his bags. Dude can’t see the forest for the trees.

  8. Tampa Tony Says:

    Been going to camp steadily since it was at UT. Been a long time since I’ve seen that large of a crowd, as I did yesterday. Good to feel the excitement in the air for a change. Now we just need some wins

  9. JayBucsBoi Says:

    Military kat here, and I wish I could attend our home games. Even before Jameis, as I’m no bandwagon fan (born & raised in Tampa), but especially now that we are in the first year of our dynasty era. I try to make a game a year, but I ask #BucsNation to step up & let’s get back to when Ray Jay gave our boyz the advantage. Realize where we are ppl and let’s show the nation/national media how much the fans of Tampa represent!

  10. Joe Says:


    Thank you for your service. Stay safe.

  11. JayBucsBoi Says:

    I’d be at Training Camp if I could too. Felt good to see the crowd out there on the Network.

  12. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Any quarterback taken with the first pick would increase training camp and game attendence.

    Also, he’s stayed out of trouble 2 whole months? Really? How does that prove anything? Talk to me after a year or so…like after next off season. You know, when things settle down for him.

    Jameis isn’t “the saviour”. There’s only one and Winston is nowhere close. Is he a franchise quarterback? Yes. Because he was drafted to be.

    But he hasn’t proved a thing yet. Not really. He’s got to earn his Pro Props.

  13. Joe Says:


    Security was turning people away it was so packed. Standing room only. Bucs told Joe that meant over 3,500 people showed up, or just below your average Rays game attendance.

  14. Buc1987 Says:

    “or just below your average Rays game attendance.”

    LOL Joe.

  15. JayBucsBoi Says:

    It’s what we do Joe. Thank you for always being a reliable source for all things Bucs.

  16. Tampa Tony Says:

    Joe with the Rays zinger of the day! Ha ha

  17. jb Says:

    I jeu received my season Tickets Saturday. IU’m set for this season. 40 years and counting!

  18. Buc1987 Says:

    Bonzai…actually he’s stayed out trouble since Sept 16th 2014. That’s about 321 days to be exact.

    You were saying?

  19. Idontwannahearitanymore Says:

    Bonzai: Just read the definition of your name in the Urban Dictionary – that’s a riot! It also sheds a lot of light on your entries in this forum. In any case, they “choke me up.”

  20. BucTrooper Says:

    Where are all the pre-draft people that said Winston wouldn’t help ticket sales?


  21. Wausa Says:

    I ordered the five game package for me and my family to the Bucs this year and plan on doing the same in the future because they drafted Jameis.

    Despite being a diehard Bucs fan I have not been to a game the past three years because I have not been a believer in the direction of the Bucs.

    I am now convinced the Bucs are going in the right direction as a result of their selection of Jameis.

  22. Brent Says:

    Ticket sales great. Winston has to be a franchise qb to not be a huge bust. Also he has to be better than Mariotta too. Time will tell..

  23. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    It’s called “The WINSton affect”. Its simple.

  24. BlogTalkFootball Says:

    Now we need to train the new people how to be loud on 3rd down when the defense is on the field!

  25. Buc1987 Says:

    BlogTalkFootball…that’s easy just tell them to put down their I-diot phones and stop texting.

  26. Joe Says:

    I jeu received my season Tickets Saturday. IU’m set for this season. 40 years and counting!

    Loyal fan!

  27. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    You forget the lawsuit. Conveniently. Which is a result of his actions.

    But regardless, I was obviously speaking to his time in the NFL.

  28. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Idontwannahearitanymore, actually, it’s a play off Buccaroo Bansai, a fictional character. Anyone who makes use of the urban dictionary is an idiot.

  29. bucsbedabest Says:

    Time for a Siege! What I hate is when I go to other websites like NFL.com and ESPN. It is unbelievable the hate towards Jameis. I have never seen so much negativity directed towards a sports figure in my life. People still refer to the damn crap legs. Unreal and Jameis has handled everything with poise and dignity.