Tampa Sports Authority Hiring Stadium Workers

August 6th, 2020

Grab a mask and get a job.

Joe often is asked whether there will be Buccaneers home games this season. Joe’s first response is always, ‘The Bucs will cling to the Den of Depression luxury suite revenue until a higher authority demands they hand it over.”

After that, Joe points toward the local politicians and Roger Goodell.

As of now, fans are scheduled to be in the stands, though it’s unclear how many paying customers will be allowed. But a clue emerged yesterday. The Tampa Sports Authority, which operates the stadium, announced a job fair to recruit stadium workers.

It will be held Saturday, Aug. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the East Club of Raymond James Stadium. See the Tweet below.

Hiring temporary hourly workers doesn’t mean fans are guaranteed to be in the stadium, but hopefully it’s a strong sign they will be — even if that represents full luxury boxes, a healthy number of club seat holders and a sprinkling of peasants.

12 Responses to “Tampa Sports Authority Hiring Stadium Workers”

  1. Sport Says:

    That’s odd. Why are they hiring? According to a handful of backwater bloggers there isn’t going to be a season. Hhmmm.

    In BA I Trust!

  2. Buc1987 Says:

    Limit the seating and it will look like it always has for the past 10 years.


  3. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they a Plexiglas divider at every seat.

  4. mark2001 Says:

    I’d guess about 25% of normal fan capacity, and if you don’t wear a mask, your season ticket seating is lost. The Packers are hoping about 25%, last I heard, and I can’t see why it would be any better in Tampa.

  5. yeah Says:

    There will be no fans in the stands… Believe whatever you want. the NFL is all about uniformity. If some home teams are allowed fans and others are not, it is clearly a competitive advantage. The NFL will not surround their teams with 15,000 possibly sick people. SIMPLE AS THAT!

  6. Uhhuh Says:

    Hilarious to see people speculating on how many fans they hope will be in the stadium. I’m more worried about the NFL just completing a 16 game season with full playoffs. People are so greedy, common sense says there shouldn’t be any fans in the stands.

  7. Cough Says:

    The smartest thing the NFL could do is have no fans present. Anything is about money.

  8. Joe Says:

    Anything is about money.

    That is generally what businesses do. The season would likely already have been shelved if not for the money.

  9. Sport Says:

    Joe Says:
    August 6th, 2020 at 12:59 pm
    Anything is about money.

    That is generally what businesses do. The season would likely already have been shelved if not for the money.

    It could be argued that the NFL is an ‘Essential Service’. It certainly provides a social service to millions of viewers.

    In BA I Trust!

  10. Mike Says:

    1987……. that is low hanging fruit

  11. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    What do fans hundreds of feet away from players affect? Nothing. Of course there will be fans in the stadium. Im sure some find it hard to believe but a large part of the population doesn’t give a rat’s ass about the sickness. Wear a mask and try and avoid the hands to your face, and carry on… no need to try and stop the world for a tiny minority of at risk people.

  12. stpetebucsfan Says:

    “What do fans hundreds of feet away from players affect?”

    Depends on whether their infected…or how many. Infection usually occurs when a certain amount of the virus gets taken in over a period of time.

    The more people screaming and projecting the greater the danger.

    The NFL can make this work if it’s just players and staff. The NFL has $$$ and juice. IE At a time when we are literally decreasing our testing and still using antiquated tests with people waiting hours in line for a test that doesn’t come back for 8-10 days.

    The NFL has the ability to use the quick result tests on every person coming into the facility. Media have to be tested anybody who comes in. Players probably are in more danger when they leave OBP.

    I don’t see this at scale for the fans..no matter how quick the turnaround.

    Perhaps if the number of the crowd is controlled and fans agree to the delay in entrance they could squeeze twenty thousand through the gates safely. Of course the fans would get stuck for the test bill because we’d be talking a LOT of tests.