Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tickets
About Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers play their home games at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL, competing in the NFC South division. Fans who purchase Tampa Bay Buccaneers tickets are surely excited to see a team on the rise with a steady offensive line and a much-improved quarterback.
History of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay was awarded the first expansion franchise following the 1970 merger of the AFL and NFL. The team first competed in the AFC West in 1976, but the Bucs were moved the following year to the NFC Central Division before eventually joining the NFC South during league realignment.
Tony Dungy became the Bucs head coach in 1997, and the team immediately made the playoffs for the first time in 15 years, increasing sales of Tampa Buccaneers tickets. Some of Dungy's success was attributed to the development of the Tampa 2 defense that is loosely based on defensive alignments he developed while coaching for the Pittsburgh Steelers. In 2002, when coach Jon Gruden led the team to a victory in Super Bowl XXXLII, he became the youngest coach ever to chalk up a Super Bowl victory. His slogan that season was "Pound the Rock," a reference to never giving up. Gruden also led the team to divisional titles in 2005 and 2007.
Vinny Testaverde is the Bucs all-time passing leader. He threw for 77 touchdowns and 14,820 yards during his career. James Wilder is the team's all-time rushing leader, and Mark Carrier amassed more receiving yards than any other Buccaneer in team history.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers stadium
In 1998, Raymond James Stadium replaced Tampa Stadium as the home of the Buccaneers. The facility is considered one of the best stadiums in the NFL. In their first game there, the Tampa Bay Bucs scored 27 unanswered points to defeat the Chicago Bears. The stadium hosts a wide variety of events, including NCAA football games, equestrian show jumping and monster truck shows. Although the stadium seats 65,890 fans for Tampa Bay Bucs games, more than 72,000 fans attended a U2 concert at the stadium in 2009.
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Did you know these facts about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?
- The name Buccaneers was inspired by pirates that sailed off the Florida coast in the 1600s.
- The Bucs only tie game happened against the Packers in 1980.
- The Buccaneers' 2002 Super Bowl victory contrasted the 1970s team that lost its first 26 games.
The biggest Tampa Bay Buccaneers rivalries
Many fans see the Buccaneers' division opponents as primary rivals, which is a deciding factor when it comes time for them to purchase Tampa Bucs tickets.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers
Although the Panthers have won more games, fans love getting Buccaneers tickets to watch these teams compete. In 2012, Tampa Bay won a memorable overtime game against the Panthers.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints
The Bucs and Saints have been division rivals in the NFC South since 2002. Fans check the Tampa Bucs schedule each year to see when the Saints are coming to town.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Team Schedule