With new Head Coach Bruce Arians taking over the reins for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, optimism is on the rise in 2019. Ticket prices are not.
Season passes are now on sale for the Buccaneers' upcoming home campaign at Raymond James Stadium, which will include visits from three 2018 playoff teams and attractive matchups against such opponents as the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers. And, for the second year in a row, ticket prices will not be raised.
Click here for more information on purchasing 2019 season passes or call the Buccaneers' ticket office at 866-582-2827. Individual game tickets will go on sale after the NFL's 2019 schedule is released in April.
"We recognize and appreciate the passion and loyalty of our season pass members who have supported the Buccaneers throughout the years," said Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford. "For the second year in a row, there will be no price increase for our season pass members ensuring that we remain one of the most affordably priced tickets in the NFL. We look forward continuing to provide the best in class customer service and overall game experience that our season pass members have come to expect."
Season pass members will pay for only nine games instead of the usual 10. Tampa Bay will face the Carolina Panthers in London as part of the NFL's International Series and that game is considered part of the Buccaneers' home schedule. There will be five International Series games during the 2019 season and the Buccaneers' inclusion on the list of host teams for those games is a byproduct of Super Bowl LV being awarded to the Tampa Bay area. The Bucs will play their other two NFC South rivals, the Atlanta Falcons and the New York Saints, at Raymond James Stadium.
In addition to those two foes and the aforementioned Giants and 49ers, the team will also welcome the Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts to Raymond James Stadium next fall. The Saints, Texans and Colts all made the playoffs in 2018 and the Saints advanced to the NFC Championship Game. Tampa Bay's home opponents for the 2019 preseason have not yet been announced.
Season ticket prices for 2019 will begin at $30 per game, plus fees and taxes. The average per-game cost for Buccaneers season pass members will be $76.28, which would rank as the ninth-lowest figure in the NFL based on 2018 ticket prices.
Arians was named the Buccaneers' new head coach on January 8 after one season spent in the broadcast booth. Prior to that, he spent five seasons as the Arizona Cardinals' head coach, leading a very quick turnaround that saw the team improve from five wins in 2012 to 10 in his first season at the helm, 2013, and then qualify for the playoffs in each of the next two seasons. Arians left the Cardinals as the winningest head coach in the franchise's 99-year history. The Buccaneers are hoping for a similarly rapid turnaround, and for the return of packed houses at Raymond James Stadium. Season passes are now on sale for Buccaneers fans who want to be a part of that revival.