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Bucs change playoff ticket purchase policy



The Bucs announced a change in their playoff ticket policies today that should work in favor of fans.

In the past, the team required season-ticket holders to pay for two potential home playoff games in advance, long before knowing whether the Bucs would win and advance to the next round. If the team did not advance, the money paid for the next game would be credited to the following season's tickets. No refunds were issued.

Now, season-ticket holders will no longer be charged in advance if the purchase is made using a credit card. If and when the team advances, the charge for the second game will then be applied to the credit card on file.

This is clearly a reaction to the slow economy.

"We have the best fans in the NFL and we knew this was the right thing to do after consideration of current economic conditions," director of ticketing and sales Jason Layton said.

On a related note, the Bucs said postseason ticket prices will be lower than last season. For the Wildcard round, the team says prices will be, on average, 10 percent lower than last season.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:18pm]


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