Bucs Raise Ticket Prices, Still Rank Among NFL’s Least Expensive Ticket

February 3rd, 2016

cheerleadersweatyBreathe easy, season ticket holders. You’re not getting screwed.

Yes, the Buccaneers issued a price increase across the board to their “Season Pass” holders today. The significant raise only applies to regular tickets, not club seats or suites, but Tampa Bay hasn’t jacked up prices since 2008. And only one other NFL team could have made that claim before today.

That’s pretty impressive.

Not all NFL teams have released 2016 pricing, but at current Bucs pricing, Tampa Bay would rank among the least expensive tickets in the league compared to last year’s rates.

Since 2008, the average price of an NFL ticket has increased about 20 percent; Bucs tickets during that span are actually down about 25 percent.

Those hit hardest will be owners of the formerly $300 season ticket in the nosebleed section. That price jumps up to $400 and, of course, those fans can’t relocate to a less expensive seat.

The Bucs note that season pass member benefits, such has half-price youth tickets and concession discounts, will continue, and more benefits are planned.

38 Responses to “Bucs Raise Ticket Prices, Still Rank Among NFL’s Least Expensive Ticket”

  1. Lord Says:

    It’s good and bad. Good for fans that want to go to games but bad because it means our local fan base is apathetic compared to others.

    Here in Denver it’s like $100 plus per ticket for the cheapest regular season games in the worst seats. Like $200-300 plus for any decent seat many times. I’m on the wait list for season tickets and it’ll probably be like 7 or more years before getting the opportunity to buy them. This town loves it’s Broncos. Nothing but blue and orange in every grocery store / shop / etc on Sundays

  2. Jim Palm Harbor Says:

    Only fitting the prices are ‘least expensive’ It matches their performance on the field.

  3. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    Certainly accept your point but I suspect if the Bucs had the same record as the Broncos over the past ten years we’d be in the same situation.

    How are the “Humans” doing?

  4. Name Required Says:

    Just got the renewal notice. Our seats just went up $200 apiece.

    I think I’m buying a nice, new 4K TV instead…

    …I suspect I’ll be able to buy individual tickets anyway. If they can’t sell out over 8 seasons of no increase, what makes them think the fans will shell out the shekels this year? Hope?

  5. The Buc Realist Says:

    If they had kept lovie for one more year, they were going to decrease ticket prices!!!

  6. softastissuemcCoy93 Says:

    Wow I can’t believe this ish. I am a young season ticket holder and this just sucks.

  7. Gaba Says:

    I’m wondering if this will affect me. I already renewed for the 12 month plan back in August?

  8. softastissuemcCoy93 Says:

    Oh I forgot I renewed my plan back in August and it locked the price in for 2016 season.

  9. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Why don’t they try this. Losing record? tickets decrease next year. 8-8? tix stay the same. Winning record? Tix increase next year. seems fair to me.

  10. OneLove Says:

    Tickets going up because we have something SPECIAL brewing boys/girls!!


  11. Lord Says:

    St Pete – Asked locals and they said it’s always been this way dating back to the beginning basically. Granted they were much better most of those years than the Bucs but they have had some bad stretches in between and there has always been at least a 5-7 year type wait list through all of it for season tix and I think they have the record for longest period of sell outs (if not then they are one of the top franchises)

    In regard to the band we just filled our lineup out with a bassist and will hopefully be gigging a lot starting in like march or later this month. Launching our pledge music album pre order campaign by months end as well and another single hopefully

  12. BucTrooper Says:

    3 home wins in 2 years.

    That’s all I have to say.

  13. mac Says:

    The Bucs have been as bad as Cleveland for over a decade… A total circus… Now because they have Winston and their 5th head coach since 2009 its time to raise prices? Eat me Glazer boys I’m not buying…

  14. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Waaahh i cant afford my $400 season tickets. Boo hoo.

    I’d hate see how tampa fans feel about baseball season tickets. 82 games at $30 a pop. Now that is some serious dough.

  15. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    I wonder where do we rank – in annual concession revenue

  16. Jacko101 Says:

    As a club season ticket holder I have no problem with paying an extra few hundred dollars to experience all the new renovations. Very very exciting. The fans complaining and crying about it aren’t REAL fans anyways. #CannonsFired

  17. tmaxcon Says:


    hope you have been well sir…

    Parking, Concessions and Merchandise all produce more revenue than ticket sales I would venture to guess even with the splits

    The question that I would like answered is what percentage of tickets are sold in opposing team markets giving the fact about half the games each season seem to have more out of town fans than home team fans…

  18. csidedave Says:

    My lower level seats of 31 years went up exactly 25%.

    Not very likely to fly here in Del Boca Vista.

    Additional dagger was they asked if I wanted to renew and I did. Then two weeks later got an email saying there might be a price increase. They did however say I could cancel and get my money back if that happened.

  19. Mike Johnson Says:

    One things for am skippy…If our Bucs do not put a decent winning product on the field pretty soon…Tickets could be 5 bucks and nobody is coming.

  20. Patrickbucs Says:

    Aren’t we missing 2 home pre-season games the next 2 years? Well they just made that up for season ticket holders.

    Denver season ticket holder, Bucs were at $100 a piece for season ticket holders years ago as well when they were good.

  21. ndog Says:

    As a season ticket holder I thought it was funny when it was being “reported” that the Glazers were putting up money for the new video boards etc.. Anyone that knows them knew this was coming as they are not paying for crap, we are! I told my wife the day the upgrades were announced that the tickets prices would increase and as usual when it comes to the Glazers and money this was predictable.

  22. Patrickbucs Says:


    C’mon half the games have more opposing fans then Bucs fans? Been a season ticket holder since the new stadium in respectfully disagree.

  23. DoNUTS Says:

    Glazers….worst NFL owners….

    Breaking news….in 7 years they will be asking for a new stadium….Joe archive this post.

    And who will pay for this new stadium??? You guessed it…YOU!

  24. Patrickbucs Says:

    Donut: worse then ST Louis? Maybe some perspective? Think of whom they purchased the team from. Not the best for sure, however not the worst.

  25. tmaxcon Says:


    Half might be a little over exaggerated I’ll give you that but I have only missed 2 games since 83 and have attended home games at other stadiums and have never seen the ratio of opposing fans at other stadiums that we see at bucs games. Yes, Florida is unique with all the transplants but you would never see the amount of opposing fans at any other stadium even in down years. It’s not being negative it’s factual unless bucs are winning big time the support is not the same as other nfl cities.

  26. Patrickbucs Says:

    Tmax: I travel a lot for work: my suggestion is to watch NFL ticket when an opposing big name team plays in that market:

    SD, Miami, Jax, Atl, NO, Dallas, Tenn, Hou, Pho, Det, etc. my point is it happens in a lot if cities and could list many more. Just disagreeing a bit with you:) there is about 6-8 towns that don’t.

  27. tmaxcon Says:


    i guess I have less tolerance when it’s my favorite team thus the exaggerated opinion.

  28. DoNUTS Says:

    I am wondering about the quality of the math research done on this article JBF…. You don’t have to like the price increase, but there is no reason to question the facts Joe presented. It’s all accurate.–Joe

    TBO is reporting 21% increase over 2015.

    How can you say that were not getting screwed….please note that the majority of ticket increases were not for the people who can afford it (suite owners) but rather once again the regular Joe gets the short straw…

    Glazers are worst NFL owners ever!

  29. DoNUTS Says:

    I guess JBF decided to put lipstick on the pig again….it still isnt pretty.

  30. BigMacAttack Says:

    They should be better this year but I think they should have proved it before they raise prices…. as if they aren’t already making a killing as all NFL teams do. I’m going to probably tell my rep to suck it and buy Lightning Season Passes.

  31. BigMacAttack Says:

    I spoke too soon. I just looked at the invoice which I usually ignore until March and the price is the same as last year. I must be special. Probably just a misprint. I’m holding them to it lol.

  32. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    I wonder how much revenue the Glazers pocket from USF football?

    The Bulls of course get the ticket revenue but the Glazers operate the stadium and get the parking and concessions unless the TSA has changed policy.

  33. SeattleBuc Says:

    You can not get a seat in Quest Field for less than 100$ I hope I can fly home and see the Bucs win in Ray Jay this year.

  34. blind melon Says:

    Second worst value in the league for 2012-2014.

    Cost an average of $595 per home win over the last 3 seasons…

  35. pick6 Says:

    i am just amazed that in 2016 it is still possible to get into an NFL stadium for $30 (now $40). people will complain but as mentioned in the post, but all they have to do is look around the country for perspective. if you want to complain about the cost of NFL tickets in general, that’s another matter. stadium club’s time will come, i’m predicting the first time we sniff playoffs they’ll be mulling a 30% hike for us.

  36. DoNUTS Says:

    Sorry Joe but I could not disagree more with you on this tix topic. You cant say “Breathe easy, season ticket holders. You’re not getting screwed.” and then not even acknowledge the percentage increase anywhere in the article. I did note the 300 to 400 comparison but that is just once section and not a full perspective. I would say in general that is not an accurate or a true and complete picture.

    From my fan perspective, you sounded like the Sales manager from 1 Buc. Dont defend the billionaires…defend the fans…we are what makes JBF and the BUCS great not some family of greed, who built their empire via Pharma on the backs of the people. Go look at the history of this ownership group, everytime there is an expense (CITS, scoreboard/RJ upgrades) its cost is passed down to the least who can afford it

    Regardless, thank you for bring the best Bucs coverage. D

  37. Wesley Says:

    Put up a canopy and I’ll go, its just too damn hot.

  38. softastussieMcCoy93 Says:

    Yeah Just got off the phone with my Bucs ticket rep. This woman just lied to me.
    Per her advice, I renewed my tickets back in August to guarantee that the ticket prices would stay the same in 2016. I checked my invoice yesterday and my seats went up. It wasn’t much, but it was still an increase. If I would have waited after week 1, I am sure that I would have not renewed my tickets.