No Fans At First Two Buccaneers Home Games

September 2nd, 2020

Bad news.

Some Buccaneers fans and team marketing partners received a letter today from Atul Khosla, the Buccaneers’ chief corporate development and brand officer.

Here’s an excerpt:

Based on our conversations, we have determined that it is not yet the right time to welcome fans back to Raymond James Stadium. As a result, the first two regular season Tampa Bay Buccaneers home games will be played without fans.  I realize this is a change from previous conversations, but as trends continue to improve, we plan to welcome back fans when we host the Green Bay Packers on October 18th.

So there it is in writing. No fans for the first two home games.

On the upside, you can watch opening day with Joe and Ira Kaufman and enjoy a great experience.

40 Responses to “No Fans At First Two Buccaneers Home Games”

  1. TheBradyBunch Says:

    And this surprises who?

  2. stpetebucsfan Says:

    I just returned from a 1700 mile drive through the heart of our nation to the UP of Michigan. Stops coming and going in Alabama, Indiana, Michigan.

    In round numbers we have 4.5% of the world’s population and over 20% of the deaths!!! Why?

    MASKS!!!! We are the ONLY advanced nation to fight masks. Wonder why?

    I’m thankful that we at least have football games on TV. After watching behavior of people in hotels and restaurants(only went to the bar of ONE to pick up a carry out…If I get the Covid I’ll have a good idea where I got it) I’m not surprised we still struggle with this.

    We’re getting a bit of an ebb. If we haven’t learned from the Spring..this Fall will be hell.

  3. Darin Says:

    Surprises alot of us pantybunch.

  4. BA4President Says:

    Womp womp

  5. bucsfaninOregon Says:

    Oh no! We need to saddle up and show this virus who’s boss.

  6. AlteredEgo Say: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    I wonder if there are eligible tax write offs for the franchises .. they think like that, there’s always a bit more than meets the eye


    Yeah, pantybunch, take your negativity elsewhere.

  8. bucsfan951 Says:

    land of the free, st pete, land of the free!

    i wonder if other countries hospitals get paid extra money if the patients die from covid.

    things that make you go hmm

  9. zzbuc Says:

    Can anybody tell me if we can watch or how can we watch the games that are not on open TV? Thx in advance

  10. Pat Says:

    St Pete Bucs Fan- did you know that if everybody was told they had to drive 5 miles an hour or less there would literally be no deaths ever from traffic accidents? Think about it… Maybe we should implement the 5 mile an hour rule just to make sure nobody ever gets hurt or dies in a car accident again. That will work don’t you think? You are an idiot. Masks do not even work to begin with. Do some research dude.

  11. D-Rome Says:

    What makes anyone think that next month is going to be any different than the previous seven months? The second home game is on the 4th against the Chargers. That game will not have any fans but there’s a chance that two weeks later there will be fans at the Den of Depression because something will be different? Just keep fans out for all of October as well.

    Perhaps the week 9 game on 11/8 will have fans because….you know….it’ll be after a certain national event. :/

  12. Spaceman Spiff Says:

    stpete…then keep your scared old arse home, don’t go to the Buc’s game and don’t drive across country. Don’t wage your finger at the rest of us and for the love of Bruce stop watching CNN (remember the lies about hydroxychloroquine? that actually killed people and you believed every lie)…read the latest CDC report. I’ll take the 0.001% chance of dying from COVID. Time to thin the herd.

  13. BucBrady Says:

    Unfortunately, this is just common sense.

    And I get that some of you are disappointed (aren’t all football fans?), and I get that some of you are just misguided on what is actually happening (there are really people still using the car wreck nonsense? Masks don’t work?? Good lord–car wrecks don’t spread, and you know who says masks work–doctors and epidemiologists), but the truth is–while I get that not everyone wants to hear it:

    this is just common sense. Stay healthy, be safe, WEAR A MASK, and we’ll be back in those stands before we know it!

    Go Bucs!!

  14. rriddler Says:

    Hey season ticket holders, have any of you received your season kickoff package yet?

  15. I seem to remember Says:

    Yeah and this is just the start! There will be NOfans at all for the entire season. TheGlazers pulled a fast one by saying… “if you want your money back ok….. BUT you won’t be able to buy tickets this year. KNOWING FULL F …ING WELL THEY WOULD HAVE NO FANS! Now they will have control over our money for two years and make interest on our money!!! F THE GLAZERS!!

  16. D-Rome Says:

    Epidemiologists around the world: “Wash your hands, wear a mask, keep your distance, clean and disinfect, and monitor your health.”

    JBF posters: “Oh that’s BULL CRAP, FAKE NEWS! Where’s my dinner, woman? Get me another High Life will ya!”

  17. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    St. Pete

    I find it interesting that I can CHOOSE to spend 3-4 hours in a plane (inside sitting right next to persons)….to travel to Tampa to watch a game on TV because I can’t CHOOSE to sit outside, distanced at the stadium.

  18. Rayjay1122 Says:

    D-Rome….. What do you expect from fans living in a red state like Florida. Geniuses. But of course, being responsible and wearing masks makes us idiots right Pat? Usually people who call people who they do not know an idiot show their own intellectual shortcomings.

    Dropping the Mic

  19. Pat Says:

    Buc Brady-The driving at 5 miles an hour analogy is not about traffic accidents. It is about the death rate being at zero. If you approach life looking for a 0% injury or death rate that make you insane. That’s the point of the analogy. I’m sorry I assumed you were smart enough to see the obvious truth in that. I Can’t believe people are still pushing that kind of stupidity about misunderstanding that analogy. There are some really misguided people when it comes to logic in this world.

  20. redneck sam Says:

    Here is the problem, these MAGA freedom fighters will go to the stadium without their masks, get COVID, then they will want to sue the NFL, Bucs and Glazers because they were negligent in allowing the fans to come to the game.

  21. bucsfaninOregon Says:

    Here we go again. Pat says, “You are an idiot. Masks do not even work to begin with. Do some research dude.”

    Spiff says, “stop watching CNN (remember the lies about hydroxychloroquine? ” ( I believe CNN says HCN doesn’t work.)

    And so it goes on the Tampa Bucs blog. This is why we will never get out of this mess until a vaccine is developed. Then the same heroes who ridicule masks will say the vaccine is full of Bill Gates’ mind control chips and not get vaccinated. Unfortunately, there are many Americans who believe like Pat and so it goes on and on. The Dear Leader will point the way!

  22. DBS Says:

    Right. Think like Pat. He needs to be Thinned Guarantee he texts while driving. Drives 90 in a 70 and does not slow down in school zones. We see how you are Pat. That analogy had nothing to do with anything than to prove you care only about yourself.

  23. Elita Vita Says:

    Too much liability for the owners if fans sue after a family member (lord forbid) dies from Covid and they can somehow link it to attending the game by proving that the Buccaneers didn’t provide every single protocol required. Also, fans could get into physical altercations with pro mask vs anti masks factions. I believe the Bucs will only tell the public 2 games at a time that no fans are allowed live in the stadium to “ease” the fan’s pain….Best team in nearly 2 decades and we won’t be able to attend due to the sickness. “It’s the luck of the Bucs”, I guess!

  24. BA4President Says:

    I agree with stpetebucsfan on this one.

    And I’ll add… if we had taken the mask and social distancing thing seriously back in March, we’d be going to Bucs games in two weeks.

    But we didn’t take it seriously, so now we can’t go.

    For those who still think this whole covid thing is a joke, your choice to not believe real science (not youtube bull…) is what will be the difference between fans going to the packers game or an empty stadium

  25. SlyPirate541 Says:

    Let’s play the long game and do all we can to ensure a complete NFL season.

  26. BucBrady Says:


    Bless your heart. I understood the point of your analogy. It was reductive, simple, and misguided. However, not nearly misguided as your “masks don’t work” propaganda, but excuse me if I don’t chase you down your COVID-hole.

    Just know this, anyone who is telling you masks don’t work is not looking out for your health or the health of those around you.

    Be well!

  27. Jerry Says:

    Wearing a bra cup on your face is not going to stop a virus.

  28. NashvilleBuc Says:

    True story.

    My parents live in Tampa. Both flew to Colorado a several months ago before the sh** hit the fan in Florida. Masks on, hands washed, no problems. They came back from Colorado a month later, masks on, hands washed, no problem until…

    At the Tampa airport they got in a car with with a driver they assumed was being safe. They knew him. He’s a friend. Of course he’s being careful right? They took off their masks.

    A week later, the driver is in the ICU on a vent, and on the freakin’ news in Tampa a few weeks later cause he’s still on a vent. Maybe some of you locals saw the report. Turns out he’s anti-mask as is his wife. They are still anti-mask.

    Unfortunately, that one careless exposure got both my parents sick. After 3 weeks both are recovered, but my father can’t remember the 3 days where my mother and his doctor were debating sending him to the hospital because he was delusional and unable to get out of bed. That was the longest and most dreadful 3 weeks of my life.

    MASKS WORK. There’s no need to be afraid. Put the mask on, be around other people with masks on, and we can stop the spread and get the eff back to our business.

  29. hammerhead Says:

    Jerry Says:
    September 2nd, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    Wearing a bra cup on your face is not going to stop a virus.

    SO, your opinion stands alone as truth in the face of medical science and lots of experience in other countries using masks to inhibit the spread of infectious disease! Wow, maybe you should run for president, win, and then appoint yourself head Surgeon General, head of CDC and NIH, and save the world. I’m sure the country and the world could benefit from your ample expertise. 🧐


  30. Wesley Says:

    Not surprised one bit, my prediction is sometime in November fans will be back.

  31. CPN Says:

    At this rate, it’ll be 2021 before fans are allowed back into stadiums if ever.

  32. Tvan101 Says:

    Wear a mask to be courteous to others but don’t try so hard to shame or scare everyone into your line of thinking. I can go to home depot or publix and interact with countless people at work. But I can’t sit socially distanced with my family at a stadium. The virus was deadly in the beginning without a doubt. Now that our treatments, knowledge of care and the fact that the virus and our immune systems are getting used to each other makes it far more manageable. If we can go to disney we can go watch a game in the insane florida sun.

  33. Rod Munch Says:

    I’m scared.

  34. Rod Munch Says:

    “hammerhead Says:SO, your opinion stands alone as truth in the face of medical science and lots of experience in other countries using masks to inhibit the spread of infectious disease!”

    You mean the same people that told everyone that masks don’t work?

    Anywho, at the time those ‘experts’ were saying masks don’t work, people with any common sense said they’re morons, and if you’re in very crowded densely packed areas, you should wear a mask despite what the idiots at the WHO and Fauci said.

    Now you dopes are saying you need to wear a mask to take your garbage to the end of your drive way because the same ‘experts’ that told you masks don’t work changed their mind. Despite the evidence showing that masks work in very limited situations, the ‘experts’ now are just doing the CYA/’better to be safe than sorry’ routine and people like yourself repeat it as parrots like the first part of the story never happened. Meanwhile you go around telling everyone else they’re an idiot. LOL!

  35. hammerhead Says:

    yup, you’re an idiot… LOL.

  36. Howard Cosell Says:

    LOL this guy is kind of a …..hammerhead….

  37. hammerhead Says:

    Well, I don’t put my faith in conspiracy theorists and intolerant right-wing empty headed horseshyte regurgitators… If that makes me a hammerhead, so be it… Meanwhile, keep sipping that koolaid. It has that refreshing taste of fascism!

  38. Howard Cosell Says:

    Good Lord man!
    The only intolerant person I see on this site is you.
    Honestly, you need to take a walk or something

  39. Rod Munch Says:

    hammerhead – yeah, everyone else is an idiot except for you, because you have the memory span of a goldfish. LOL!

    Anywho stupid, if you read what I wrote, masks DO work – in limited situations. One would be a stadium. It’s why you CAN put fans in the seats because masks DO work. If you think masks work, then why are you scared about people in masks being there? Also if you’re the one who is scared to death and wetting your panties, then just wear your mask – afterall, it works.

    Im Hong Kong, where it’s insanely densely populated and everyone uses public transportation, they have had no issues with the spread of the thing – why, because they were masks. It’s what I was saying back in March when dopes like you were saying listen to the experts, masks don’t work.

  40. orlbucfan Says:

    Hey Joes: why is this “bad news”? It’s smart plus the weather will be the pits.