Prospective season ticketholders can take in the view from a variety of open seats during the Pick A Seat event on Sunday
Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans flocked to Raymond James Stadium on Saturday, May 16, drawn by an opportunity to size up exactly what the game day experience would look like from a wide variety of seat locations.
This was Day One of the Buccaneers' unprecedented "Pick A Seat" experience, a two-day event that allows prospective season ticketholders to sit in the exact seats – available in a wide variety of sections all around the stadium – they may wish to purchase.
Yes, the two-day event.
In other words, if you missed it on Saturday, there's no need to worry. The stadium will once again be open on Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET. There is no charge for admission, concession stands will be open and approximately 60 Buccaneer ticket-office employees will be on hand to provide any information visiting fans may need.
Fans who visited on Saturday enjoyed a beautiful day and an elegantly simple system for finding available seats. All around the stadium, open seats were marked with easy-to-spot white tags. Want to see what it would be like to sit in Section 120 near the pirate ship? Or how good the view is in Section 311, in the upper deck along the 50-yard line? Or how easy it is to access the Club Lounges from such Club Seat sections as 236 on the east side or 211 on the west? Simply take a seat, lounge back and find out for yourself.
On Saturday morning, the open parking lots (Lots B and C right next to the stadium on the east side, entrance off Himes Avenue) was three-quarters full before the event began. The most ambitious prospective buyers were waiting by Gate C before 10:00 a.m., ready to track down their perfect seats. Others strolled in later with a more relaxed approach, finding plenty of options still available. Either approach will work on Sunday; many fans found the right spots and became Buccaneer season ticketholders on Saturday, but spots remain open in sections all around the stadium for those who still wish to come by the stadium.
With such marquee teams as the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, New York Jets and Green Bay Packers set to invade Raymond James Stadium this fall, new season ticketholders are set for one of the most exciting home schedules in franchise history. The Pick A Seat event also worked for existing season ticketholders who were considering upgrades.
In fact, some fans who had purchased season tickets in recent weeks came down to the stadium simply to see what the view would be like from their new seats. Sound like a good idea? The stadium gate opens at 10:00 a.m.
Fans considering a season ticket purchase will find several additional options providing a brand new level of flexibility. For instance, there are upper level seats available that do not require a deposit. Tickets may be purchased with no long-term contracts and the Buccaneers will provide several easy payment options. There is even youth ticket pricing available for the first time.
It's Pick A Seat…on Sunday, too!