Tampa Bay Buccaneers willing to pay to have fewer home games

In the world of professional football, more and more people are willing to stay at home to watch a football game rather than actually go their favorite team’s stadium nowadays.

One NFL team’s ticket sales have been rapidly decreasing because of that fact and they are trying to do something about it.

According to Business Insider, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made a monumental proposal that would actually have the team play less home games throughout the NFL season.

The reason is because the Bucs are currently generating more television revenue than ticket sales.

The Bucs are in negotiations with the Tampa Sports Authority for a $100 million renovation of Raymond James Stadium that is 17 years old. The team is willing to contribute $75 million of that deal if they are given the right to play as many as two regular season games and one preseason game elsewhere.

This does not mean that the Bucs would be adding two games at another team’s stadium to their schedule. They are hoping that they could make games in London or Mexico City staples in their schedule.

From Business Insider:

According to the report, in exchange for allowing the Bucs two regular season games elsewhere — the current agreement allows for one game each season to be played outside of Tampa — TSA wants assurances that Tampa will either host another Super Bowl before 2028 or a Manchester United soccer match. The Glazer family, who owns the Bucs, also own the Premier League club.

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