When Tom Brady signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in March of 2020 it was speculated Raymond James Stadium would be more full than it had been since the early 2000’s. Turns out it was the most empty it had ever been.
Of course, this wasn’t because of Brady or the Bucs’ play on the field. It was because of COVID-19’s impact on the entire recreational activity world.
Now though, fans are starting to return. Inside and outside fans of sports are getting let back into arenas and stadiums to see their favorite athletes in action. For fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or of NFL legends, or even the New England Patriots; this means an opportunity renewed to see Tom Brady in action.
Not just Brady, Bucs fans finally get to see their Super Bowl winning team in person. It’s a return to normal, so to speak.
They say every dark cloud has a silver lining and if this is true then every ray of sunshine has the ability to burn you. Floridians know a little bit about that.
This is no different. With stadiums getting set to reopen to the public and the NFL boldly aiming at having full capacity for the 2021 NFL Season, it’s going to cost you to see Brady and his championship squad.
As someone who got to see Kobe Bryant play in person one time I expected to see a higher tag on that ticket. Same went with Lebron James.
But how high is too high? This isn’t a question for me to answer of course, as the number will range depending on who you’re talking to.
For Brady’s return to Foxboro in Week 4 to face the New England Patriots though, a cool $1,400 per ticket fits well as the minimum cost. Or does it? Again, your decision, not mine.
Personally, I’m not paying that cost even to see Brady face the Patriots in New England. But I won’t judge those of you who do, and congratulate you on being able to afford it in the first place.
The Ravens-Raiders game ranks as the second-most, in-demand game in 2021, based on average ticket price:— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) May 13, 2021
Buccaneers at Patriots: $1,370
Ravens at Raiders: $938
Chiefs at Raiders: $852
Bears at Raiders: $665
Eagles at Raiders: $607
Source: Vivid Seats
Ok, so maybe Foxboro isn’t in your future. What about a home game? See the Bucs in their stadium - and the site of their Super Bowl LV win. Can’t beat that!
For Week 1 against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday Night Football to open the season, you’re going to expect a higher price, but not Brady in New England prices. Instead, you can find a ticket (at the time of this writing) for as low as $360 per ticket. Now you’re more in my range.
Super Bowl champs, first game of the year for the whole league, primetime...yep. I’ll take it.
If this is still too rich for your blood, you can get tickets to Tampa Bay’s September 19th home game against the Atlanta Falcons for less than $80 each, and catch the team’s first divisional game.
Honestly, if you just want to see Tom Brady throw the ball, Devin White chase down a quarterback, and witness your Buccaneers in person for 2021, then you can do so for less than $15 per ticket. Just make sure you don’t leave your seat for the first couple of possessions during the Bucs’ preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals if you go that route. Plus, you get to see Joe Burrow - maybe.
So, the return of fans and football has a few more hurdles for those looking to witness Brady and the Buccaneers in the flesh. Good news is, there are plenty other ways to watch football these days so even if you don’t shell out a month’s worth of rent for some people to see it in person, you’ll still have plenty of action to see this coming season.