Plenty Of Lowest Priced Seats Available For Opening Day

September 4th, 2023

Joe’s beloved Buccaneers home opener is 13 days away!

And you can still get the lowest-priced ticket.

That’s not a great sign for attendance this season, especially considering the Bucs are hosting the Bears and many thousands of Bears fans already have bought their seats.

The official Tampa Bay ticket website,, sells official game tickets never owned by anyone else. Per the website this morning, about 1,500 seats remain unsold for the Bucs-Bears game on Sunday, Sept. 17. They’re mostly throughout the upper decks. However, keep in mind TicketMaster doesn’t always show every available seat.

The cheap seats are $144.00 plus fees. (It’s good to be Team Glazer.)

Joe has gotten a chuckle from the irony of digital ads Ticketmaster and/or the Bucs have been running to try and fill the stadium.

Most of them feature Mike Evans.

If you’d rather not dent your credit card bill with a trip to the stadium, join feisty Bucs fans and Sage of Tampa Bay Sports Ira Kaufman at Big Storm Brewing Co. in Clearwater for opening day. Ira rolls in about 11:45 a.m. and Florida’s best craft beer and a fantastic menu will be flowing.

Join Ira Kaufman and Bucs fans on opening day at the Big Storm Brewing Co. taproom in Clearwater, on 49th St. just south of Ulmerton Road. 

Beautiful covered patio with strong sightlines and audio. Indoors, too! Cocktails, Florida’s best craft beer and more.


Huge covered and comfortable outdoor patio at Big Storm Brewing Co. in Clearwater.

Click on through to check out their website.

Fun time ahead.

Indoors too! Joe highly recommends the Nashville Hot Chicken sandwich and fries.

55 Responses to “Plenty Of Lowest Priced Seats Available For Opening Day”

  1. TampaBayBucsFanSince1976 Says:

    Tampa fans are fair weather, just win and they will show.

  2. A Bucs Fan Says:

    Has anyone noticed that Chris Godwin and Mike Evans are scheduled to count over 55 million against the cap AFTER their current contracts expire
    with the use of void years? Does this impact negotiations since it’s already money paid out? Meaning if Mike got 25 million guaranteed next year his cap hit would be 37. The same would be true for CG with a similar deal. In 2025 his cap his would be over 50 million since he’s guaranteed to count 27 million regardless if he signs back or not… could this be the primary reason they are looking to potentially trade one? Am I missing something?

  3. kaimaru69 Says:

    Joe’s beloved Buccaneers home opener is 13 days away!

    Uh 6 days away

  4. William Walls Says:

    I love me some moxie!

    Bombs away, Baker!

  5. Beej Says:

    In the Steve Deberg era you could get cheap seats for $10 (or mebbe a pack of cigs)

  6. SufferingSince76 Says:

    ^^^^^ first game is in Minnesota

  7. Statguy Says:

    Nose bleeds are 144? They were 35 in 2017 and my tickets in the lower bowl were less than that

  8. ModHairKen Says:

    It’s funny how the tables have turned.

  9. William Walls Says:

    I remember paying $18 back in the Errict Rhett Era for end zone seats. I could park for free in the small parking lot next to the 7-Eleven on Himes and MLK, start walking toward the Big Sombrero, and by the time I got to the stadium, some sidewalk pitch-man would have sold me the ticket I needed ar the price I wanted, and have money enough left over for a hot dog and a cold drink (or two) during the game. Good times…

  10. Oneilbuc Says:

    This is why you don’t put a NFL team in a college town because they care more about the on back of the jersey than the name on the front of the jersey!! I wish I lived in Tampa because I would be at the games after church let out !!

  11. Marine Buc Says:

    @ A Bucs Fan

    According to Over the Cap – Godwin will be owed $18.8M in dead cap in 2025.

    Mike Evans will be owed $12.2M after this season.

    I believe the Bucs brass understands the only way to get out of the salary cap mess is to stop kicking the cap can down the road….

    Not to mention Jeson’s and Shaq Barrett’s contracts are also filled with guaranteed money and void years.

    I do think these toxic contracts will all need to be settled before we see the Bucs making another run like they did in 2019-2022.

  12. Marine Buc Says:


    That is why I predict the Bucs will let Evans, White and Winfield all test the free agent market next year.

    Wirfs will be the only one to get a big multi-year deal.

    Godwin will test the free agent market in 2025 as well for the same reason.

  13. Conte Piscatelli Says:

    So I just read the Giants restructured Daniel Jones to create $6mil in cap room, that’s a team without a #1 WR. They are up to something, just don’t know what

  14. Marine Buc Says:

    @ Conte

    I saw that as well. The Giants now have $9M under the cap. Still not enough to pay for Evans’ base salary of $13M. They could sign him to a new deal and make it work though.

  15. TampaBayBucsFanSince1976 Says:

    In the “olden days” you could park at Tampa Bay Center Mall and leave two Bucs tickets under your windshield wiper , go shopping for a couple of hours , and when you returned to your vehicle there would not be two Bucs tickets…….there would be four.

  16. DoooshLaRue Says:

    GFY Glazers.

  17. Marine Buc Says:

    @ Tampa Fan 1976

    I remember those days… Unless it was a game against the Bears or Packers the Big Sombrero would be only a third full.

    Bucs fans were usually outnumbered by the visiting team’s fans on most occasions.

    So embarrassing.

  18. OilfieldTrash Says:

    $144 for a football game is ridiculous in my opinion..

  19. NJbucs23 Says:

    I’ll be flying down from NJ for my usual opening day roast 🔥. I always wait till day of game to buy tickets !

    Go Bucs !

  20. Rod Munch Says:

    I’m shocked people aren’t hyped about Bowles and Mayfield, you’d think that’d bring in the crowds.

  21. Rod Munch Says:

    OilfieldTrash Says:
    September 4th, 2023 at 12:00 pm
    $144 for a football game is ridiculous in my opinion..


    A Big Mac meal cost $12 now.

    It’s not 2020 anymore.

  22. Buc1987 Says:

    kaimaru69 ..uh 13 days away.

  23. TampaBayBucsFanSince1976 Says:

    Cmon Rod-Big Mac Meal is 5.99-I just looked it up.

  24. Mike C Says:

    That’s just for a big Mac, not the meal

  25. A Bucs Fan Says:

    @Marine Buc – I flipped CG’s 24 vs 25 cap hit. The aftermath of the TB era is messy financially and what you’re implying means 2026-27 would be the earliest they could start to contend again.

  26. Mike C Says:

    But I will be at the stadium, same as the past 28 years.

  27. It's Corn Says:

    $144 is about 10x what I’d pay for the enjoyment I get from attending a game. What a racket.

  28. OilfieldTrash Says:

    I’m actually glad there’s people willing to pay that outrageous price. I definitely don’t want the team to pick up and move because of attendance issues.

  29. Marine Buc Says:

    @ A Bucs Fan

    “The aftermath of the TB era is messy financially and what you’re implying means 2026-27 would be the earliest they could start to contend again.”


    The Bucs will continue going with the youth movement and correcting the cap until at least 2026…

    If our GM continues to draft well and the Bucs are able to shed these toxic contracts we will make another run in 2-3 years.

  30. Rod Munch Says:

    TampaBayBucsFanSince1976 – literally $11.99 for the meal the other day, not that I’d buy a Big Mac when you can get a much superior Quarter Pounder. I have noticed prices do vary by a dollar or so depending on where you are, but it was $6.99 at the same place in 2020.

    Sort of like how a 12-pack of soda has gone from $4.99 to $8.79 in that same time period.

    In any case, I won’t buy peasant seating anymore, I’d just wait until near gameday and checkout the club seating options if I really wanted to go to something. There will be plenty available at huge discounts if you wait. At least normally – who knows, maybe they won’t even release them to try to force people into the cheap seats so it looks better on TV.

  31. Rod Munch Says:

    Marine Buc Says:
    September 4th, 2023 at 11:17 am
    @ A Bucs Fan

    According to Over the Cap – Godwin will be owed $18.8M in dead cap in 2025.

    Mike Evans will be owed $12.2M after this season.

    I believe the Bucs brass understands the only way to get out of the salary cap mess is to stop kicking the cap can down the road….


    I don’t disagree with this – and it’s possible the team wants to see if they can get off to a hot start or not, and if they can’t, they could trade away everyone, meaning Evans, perhaps Godwin and Shaq, just go into full tank mode to try to get that franchise QB.

    Personally, I would have done that anyways – or at least just handed the team to Trask with the idea that you’re going to get the #1 pick, or have your QB of the future, either way is a good outcome.

    As for Evans, I’d keep him over Godwin. I like Godwin a lot – but he’s not a top 5 WR in the NFL, he’s a very very good professional, but just a half step below the Evans tier. Godwin is going to be extremely expensive to keep and he constantly gets injured. Again, not dissing Godwin, I hope the team can get a long-term deal one, but if I could keep only one, I’ll take another 3-4 years of Evans since I think Godwin will be easier to replace (not easy to replace, just easier than replacing Evans).

    If you got a new rookie QB next year, the idea that you can just throw the ball to Evans no matter the coverage, that’s a big helper for a young guy.

    Again, I’m not dissing Godwin, and I hope the Bucs can figure out how to keep both. But if it’s one or another, I’ll take a few more years of Evans.

  32. A Bucs Fan Says:

    @Marine Buc I can get behind that reasoning and understanding…. With that position it makes Mike Evans agent and his camp look selfish. It’d be more team friendly to collect his check this year and test the market next season and then allow the Bucs to try to come up with something comparable… Mike’s already made over 110 million far why’s he pushing now?

    Makes it seem there is something else besides money going on.

  33. HC Grover Says:

    In the bad old days u could get the best deal in the parking lot.

  34. Marine Buc Says:

    @ A Bucs Fan

    “Makes it seem there is something else besides money going on.”

    Perhaps Mike Evans wants to play for a team with a more productive outlook…

    I know this – it’s a bad idea to go after the Glazers. Look what they did to John Gruden… Evans’ agent directly pointed the finger at them and called them out while praising GM Jason Licht.

    It seems to me that was done to provoke change… Why would you go after the dudes with all the money unless you really wanted a change of scenery?

    This might get interesting soon – but it could also all be a big nothing burger.

    Time will tell.

  35. Marine Buc Says:

    @ Rod

    “If you got a new rookie QB next year, the idea that you can just throw the ball to Evans no matter the coverage, that’s a big helper for a young guy.”

    Even if Mayfield has a solid season in 2023 it wouldn’t surprise me if Kyle Trask was the Bucs starting QB in 2024.

    If the Bucs primary goal is to stay competitive while fixing it’s salary cap mess you go with a guy that will only cost $1.7M over a guy who will cost $30-$35M…

  36. EternalSon Says:


    That’s crazy. Air condition the stadium and guarantee a good game, and maybe I’ll go. Lol

    It is cool to be in that energy tho.

    Go Bucs!!!

  37. captivajim Says:

    there will be a lot of seats available this season ………

  38. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    I hope I don’t upset anyone. But I have my seat reserved for the season already, on my sofa. The moderate added expense will be, cold-beer and sammiches.

  39. Jack Clark Says:

    Fans can spend their hard earned cash to watch Baker Mayfield sorry as embarrass us in Raymond James Stadium

  40. crazyhorse54 Says:

    Ticket prices have gone through the roof. Sorry, priced out of my range. TV is cheaper and I can turn it off. Have plans for most Sundays anyway. Projecting 3-14 so not very interested. Contract controversies, way too many rookies ( a sure sign a team hasn’t the dogs to get it done), coach on the hot seat, new OC who has never done it before, nah not for me this season, maybe in 4 or 5 but not this season.

  41. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    What a bargain. A family of 4 can go to a game for under $1,000

    If they don’t eat or drink too much.

  42. Lefty Says:

    Crazyhorse54… that’s a true fan right there

  43. Why Not Says:

    I have season tickets, but had to put my tickets for the Eagles game up for sale. I live in Orlando and the drive there for a Monday night game just isn’t worth the aggravation. I’ll watch the game from my sofa. I will, however, be at the Bears game.

  44. HC Grover Says:

    144 for a ‘cheap’ seat. That is a 500 dollar date. Way beyond my pay grade.

  45. Ken Says:

    I went to about 12 games during the Raheem/Shiano years and only paid $30 for the cheap seats while paying nothing for parking because I parked at Publix a mile south of the stadium. You could then move around in the upper deck and get a great view. Those were good days… except for some of the play on the field.

  46. Mike C Says:

    Rod, have fun in the box with all the stick in the @$$ people, I will be actually having a great and rowdy time in the “peasant ” seats. If you want to sit on your hands and sip champagne, just stay the f home.

  47. Mike C Says:

    Yeah, crazyhorse54 you can sit your lame, non energetic, lazy @$$ at home, you sure you going to be alive in 5 or 6 years? Might want to go to some games while you still can……

  48. William Walls Says:

    I appreciate Mike Evans and what he’s done for this franchise as much as the next fan, but I tend to side with the Walsh approach here. Evans will likely never have as much market value as he does right now, and that’s great for him. At his age, he’ll likely only play up to his market valie for another year or two, but he’s certainlt earned a longer contract than that. So he’s more than earned a fat payday, but the team that signs him to that contract is only likely to get good value for the first year or two, after which whatever team that signs him will be overpaying. The Bucs don’t have to be that team.

  49. Oneilbuc Says:

    It’s crazy how much a lot of y’all on this site claim how much you guys love the bucs and y’all love calling people fake bucs fans just because they may have different view than you have. But you guys actually live in Tampa and can actually go and support the team and y’all won’t even go to the games! And I’m talking about the people that know they can afford to go and won’t go and these same people are on here every day saying how much you ain’t a real bucs fan but they the main ones can go and root for the team and won’t go. Why not just give your ticket to a real bucs fan who can’t afford to go I’m sure they would love to go and support the team. I will be at the bucs and Texans game this year rooting for my bucs to win week 9 God willing!!

  50. Mike Johnson Says:

    There was no need to turn the tables like Licht did. There were several good QB’s available for us. Tank or not, Fans are not going to be pleased with this nightmare season. My hopes are not high so anything above 6 wins will be a miracle for me. We won’t beat Arizona though; they will be the worst team in the league.

  51. T. McGee Says:

    144 for upper deck is stupid, especially for owners that got a free stadium from tax payers.

  52. Mostly Peaceful Trask Fan Says:

    $144 in Tampa is ambitious.

    I used to go to Ray Jay and buy a nosebleed seat then spend the entire game on the bar deck under the ship.

    Way better than sitting way high up feeling like you’re going to fall down from the steep incline.

  53. garro Says:

    Lets see…
    $144.00 for the honor of sweating my ass off and paying a kings ransom for a beverage only to find out that half the taxpayer owned stadium is unavailable to the unwashed low class people like myself. Umm…No thanks. BTW I am a former season ticket holder.

    The Glazers need to revamp their thinking on seating and ticket prices. It has been an embarrassment for years when the camera pans the stands and accidentally shows more visiting team jerseys or near empty stands.

    Go Bucs!

  54. Mostly Peaceful Trask Fan Says:

    ONeill I’ve been to plenty of games. Had a blast.

    Tailgating all of it. Great fun.

    I’m super flush making great money but $1000 to take my wife and kid to a game – while getting not so great seats turns it off for me.

    A family bringing in $400k a year in household income gets too stung by the cost of going to a game – I don’t see how it’s sustainable. There’s going to be a ton of empty seats this year and not just in Tampa.

  55. Oneilbuc Says:

    Most peace. I didn’t know those tickets were that high!! They said cheap seats still available that’s why I said what I said. But if it’s that much then I don’t blame you or anyone else for not going!!!