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Ticket Prices For Thursday’s NFL Opener Soar

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The city of Tampa has seen its share of success the last few years. The Tampa Bay Lightning have won the Stanley Cup and the Rays made the World Series.

Then in February, the Buccaneers pulled off the upset against the favored Kansas City Chiefs to win the Super Bowl, adding more hardware for the city.

Now, the Bucs will open the season at home at Raymond James Stadium on Thursday evening, and let’s just say if you’re looking for a pair of tickets, you may have to reach deep in your pockets to make it happen.

The cost for one ticket to get in the game on Thursday, according to ESPN and Vivid Seats, is $582.

The pricing rates are right up there with Tampa’s game in New England when Brady makes his return to Foxboro on Sunday, October 3rd.

Back in May when the schedule was released, Charles Robinson with Yahoo Sports reported that the asking price for the Sunday night game is anywhere between $1,440 to $1,500, an amazing amount for a regular season game.

The $582 to attend Thursday’s game is the highest price of admission for a Bucs game in the past 10 years.

Furthermore, it is the sixth-most expensive ticket for any sporting event in Tampa Bay sports history, per Vivid Seats. The other, more expensive events include Tampa Bay’s two Super Bowls (LV and XLII), the 2017 College Football National Championship Game and Game 5 of the 2021 Stanley Cup Finals.

 

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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