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BUCS MAY INTRODUCE PSL ALTERNATIVE -- SEAT DEPOSIT
Published August 25, 1995
Because Bucs fans opposed permanent seat licenses to help fund a new stadium, the team may substitute a "ticket deposit" plan. Ken Koehn reports in the TAMPA TRIBUNE that the ticket deposits would be an up-front contribution by fans that would be repaid through lower ticket prices over several years. The team has hired Max Muhleman of Muhleman Sports Marketing to help develop the plan. The cost for the deposits is projected to be less than PSLs -- at around $500/seat or lower. Hillsborough County Commission Chair Jim Norman supports the idea (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 8/25). Meanwhile, in Orlando, Bucs Exec VPs Joel and Bryan Glazer told the Orlando Buccaneers Booster Club that their first priority is to build a new stadium in Tampa. Tim Turner writes that the Glazers' appearance and statement "seemingly ends" speculation involving a move by the Bucs to Orlando's Citrus Bowl (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 8/25).