The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are doing everything in their power to get the fans excited about the team again, and that now includes giving away free tickets. The team has already made a promise to Tampa Bay residents that no matter what, every game will be shown on local TV this year.
How can a team that never sells out anywhere close to all available seats you may ask? Well one option is to give away free tickets to loyal season holders. The Bucs have promised season ticket holders since 2007 that they will receive two extra tickets to this weekend’s opener against the Carolina Panthers.
The team will also be buying up tickets to reach the 85% threshold, which is required for local TV broadcasting. They’re also hoping that this will help boost the fan base that has lost enthusiasm. The Bucs are in rebuilding mode, so hopefully fans will appreciate the efforts made and start supporting the team again.
[h/t NBC Sports]