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Bucs reward club seat holders' loyalty



TAMPA — The Bucs are rewarding fans for their loyalty the past decade: Club seat holders will not have to pay an additional seat deposit to renew their contracts.

The team plans to use the remaining money in those accounts as a new deposit beginning in 2008. They even promise "discounted" prices on tickets for those who stay aboard.

But there could be some bad news: the Bucs apparently are out of the refund business. New club seat holders are expected to be charged what amounts to a seat license to purchase tickets. Although no details of the new plan have been disclosed, the cost of the license will most likely be the same as the price of each ticket purchased on the account.

In addition, club seat owners will have the option to enter new agreements for terms of six or 10 yes.

Those owning Club 1 or Club 2 seats, and have at least four tickets on their account, will have an opportunity to purchase tickets to Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa in Feb. 2009. 

The Bucs haven’t revealed whether a similar policy will be enacted for general season ticket holders.

Team officials began informing club seat owners of the new plan in letters mailed last week. The deadline to renew club seats is Sept. 7.

Click here to read more from Wednesday's St. Petersburg Times.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:46pm]


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