Bucs won't raise ticket prices
TAMPA — A year after the largest increase in team history, the Bucs announced Thursday they will not raise ticket prices for 2009. Club-seat pricing also will remain the same. This breaks a streak of six straight seasons of increases. A year ago, some seat prices increased as much as 33 percent; most lower-bowl seats were increased to $99, a $23 price raise. "During these tough economic times, we understand the difficult situation many of our fans are facing and feel it was the right thing to do to keep our prices the same for 2009 as they were for 2008," said Jason Layton, director of ticketing and sales. General season-ticket prices per game for 2009: $99, $89, $85, $75, $65, $55, $50 and $42. Season-ticket packages reflect nine home games (seven regular-season, two preseason). A home game vs. the Patriots on Oct. 25 is in London.
Rick Stroud, Times staff writer