(Via Tampa Bay Buccaneers Communications) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced that, starting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17, individual game tickets for the team’s remaining nine home games will go on sale to the public. Tickets for Tampa Bay’s September 15 regular-season home opener are already available for purchase.
Buccaneers Pewter Partners and sponsors, as well as Season Pass Members, will be offered a special presale opportunity, beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 15.
“We look forward to welcoming our loyal fans back to Raymond James Stadium for what promises to be one of the most exciting home game lineups in recent memory,” said Buccaneers Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford. “This year’s home schedule offers something for everyone, including games against both of last season’s Super Bowl participants and a pair of nationally-televised contests that will shine the primetime spotlight on our players and community.”
Tampa Bay’s 2013 home slate kicks off with a preseason matchup versus the Super Bowl XLVII Champion Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, August 8, followed by a visit from the Washington Redskins to close preseason action on Thursday, August 29.
September 15 marks the team’s regular-season home opener, a division contest against the New Orleans Saints that features a 4:05 p.m. kickoff.
The Buccaneers trade in their red and pewter for the iconic “Bucco Bruce” on September 29, celebrating the annual Throwback Game against the visiting Arizona Cardinals.
The alternative colors continue when the Philadelphia Eagles come to town on October 13, as Tampa Bay dons pink accents to show support for breast cancer awareness during the NFL’s “A Crucial Catch” campaign. Included in the activities to raise funds for the cause will be a new Buccaneers tradition: a breast cancer awareness 5k run/walk held in the shadows of Raymond James Stadium on the morning of the game. Additional details for this special event will follow in the coming weeks.
Tampa Bay’s next two home games will be in primetime. The NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football descends upon Raymond James Stadium on October 24, when the Buccaneers take on NFC South rival the Carolina Panthers. Fans are encouraged to attend wearing their best pirate garb for this Halloween-themed clash.
The Miami Dolphins visit on November 11 for ESPN’s Monday Night Football. During this game – held on Veteran’s Day – the Buccaneers will pay special tribute to the nation’s Armed Forces of past and present as part of the league’s “Salute to Service” movement. Former Buccaneer and first-ballot Hall of Fame inductee Warren Sapp will also be honored at halftime as Tampa Bay’s 2013 Ring of Honor selection in addition to the official retirement of his No. 99.
The Buccaneers next welcome the division-rival Atlanta Falcons on November 17 before hitting the road for consecutive weeks.
The team then returns home for two consecutive home games, first against the Buffalo Bills on December 8, and then battling the defending NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers on December 15 to close out the home schedule. The home finale will also feature a postgame concert as part of the team’s second annual Faith and Football festivities.
Tickets are available for purchase on www.Buccaneers.com starting as low as $30.
2013 Home Game Schedule and Themes
DATE OPPONENT GAME THEME
Aug. 8 Baltimore Ravens Thank You Fans
Aug. 29 Washington Redskins Heads Up Football
Sept. 15 New Orleans Saints Back to Football/Kick-Off
Sept. 29 Arizona Cardinals Throwback Game
Oct. 13 Philadelphia Eagles A Crucial Catch (Breast Cancer Awareness)
Oct. 24 Carolina Panthers Pirates/Halloween
Nov. 11 Miami Dolphins Salute to Service/Ring of Honor
Nov. 17 Atlanta Falcons Give Thanks
Dec. 8 Buffalo Bills Play 60
Dec. 15 San Francisco 49ers Faith and Football